Tag: New Jersey horse racing

Jockey Tomas Mejia was suspended for 10 years after a photo revealed he had a prohibited electronic device in his hand during a Sept. 3 allowance at Monmouth Park. (Image: Equi-Photo)

Jockey Tomas Mejia Suspended 10 Years for Using Electrical Device

The Monmouth Park Board of Stewards suspended jockey Tomas Mejia for 10 years after discovering the rider possessed a prohibited electrical device during his trip aboard Strongerthanuknow in a Sept. 3 race at Monmouth Park. Along with the decade-long suspension, Mejia was fined $5,000. The Board of Stewards also recommended […]

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a long-awaited bill legalizing fixed-odds wagering on his state's horse races. The bill faces regulatory issues with two state regulating agencies before being implemented. (Image: AP File Photo/Seth Wenig)

New Jersey Governor Signs Fixed-Odds Wagering Bill

After a 45-day delay, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy finally signed the Fixed Odds Wagering Act into law, opening the windows for fixed-odds wagering on horse racing in the state. Don’t make a beeline for the Jersey Shore just yet, however. Implementation requires regulatory approval from the New Jersey Racing […]

Jolie Olimpica's last victory came 14 months ago in the Grade 2 Monrovia Stakes at Santa Anita. She is one of the favorites in the opening leg of Saturday's Cross Country Pick 5: the Grade 2 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Cross Country Pick 5 Features Familiar Names, International Flavor

Familiar names such as Jolie Olimpica, Split Then Double and Merveilleux, along with promising newcomers like Chileno, Watasha and Volcanic play their parts in Saturday’s Cross Country Pick 5 wager. This week’s New York Racing Association’s Cross Country Pick 5 comes with international flavor. The wager encompasses races from Saratoga, […]

Saratoga plays integral roles in two Saturday exotic wagers: the Cross Country All Stakes Pick 6 and the Cross-breed Pick 5. (Image: NYRA)

Cross Country Wagering Goes Truly Exotic: Meet the Cross-Breed Pick 5

The New York Racing Association’s Cross Country Pick 6, you’re probably familiar with. But for this Saturday’s busy day, how about a Cross-breed Cross Country Pick 5? NYRA and Monmouth Park joined forces for Saturday’s All-Stakes Cross Country Pick 6. That weekly slate isn’t surprising given it’s Haskell Day at […]

Arklow won his last start, the Grade 3 Louisville, in stakes-record time. He tries for his second Grade 1 win and 10th career victory in Saturday's United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park. (Image: Coady Photography/Churchill Downs)

Can the Remarkable Arklow Plant His Flag at the United Nations Stakes?

Figuring out the most remarkable element of Arklow’s career takes you on a trip around America’s racetracks in search of the freakish, most bizarre factoid you can find. So, it makes perfect sense that Arklow is one of the favorites for Saturday’s Grade 1 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park. […]

The Monmouth Park toteboard is due for some changes on the win-place-show side when fixed-odds wagering takes effect. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign the bill legalizing fixed-odds horse wagering in time for the July 17 Haskell Stakes. (Image: Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

New Jersey Legislators Pass Fixed-Odds Wagering in Time for Haskell

New Jersey took another step toward fixed-odds horse racing wagering on Monday when the bill legalizing that brand of wagering unanimously passed both legislative houses. After clearing the state senate 40-0 and the state assembly, 74-0-1, it now heads to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk for his expected signature. The Thoroughbred […]

Canada's flagship track, Woodbine outside Toronto, benefited from the removal of a controversial provision in a sports betting bill. That bill is making its way through the Canadian government. (Image: Bill Selwyn)

Canadian Horseracing Benefits From Removal of Fixed-Odds Provision

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson, one of Canada’s most powerful horseracing executives, praised Canadian legislators for removing a provision in a sports betting bill that would leave racetracks out of revenue earned from fixed-odds wagering on horseracing. The element in question would have legalized fixed-odds wagering on horseracing without revenue-sharing […]

Currently, North American horseplayers bet using the pari-mutuel system, which pays out based on money wagered in a common pool. New Jersey may be the first US state allowing fixed-odds wagering on horse races. (Image: Ryan Denver/Equi-Photo)

New Jersey Moves One Step Closer to Fixed-Odds Horseracing Wagering

A bill expanding and legalizing fixed-odds wagering on New Jersey horse races emerged from committees in that state’s senate – a little more than a week after being introduced in New Jersey’s state legislature. The bill, allowing permanent fixed odds on races, enjoys bipartisan support in the state legislature. The […]