The Future of Horseracing in New Jersey

By Marie DeNoia Aronsohn
A supplemental list of recommendations, to be included in the Hanson Report on horseracing in New Jersey, calls for consolidating all live racing at one venue, selling the state’s racetracks for operation by the private sector, and outlines a plan that would end live racing at the Meadowlands except for the six-day Hambletonian harness race.  The report recommended consolidating all live racing at Monmouth Park, reducing the standardbred season to 30-days this year and 70 days every year thereafter.

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One Response to The Future of Horseracing in New Jersey

  1. Longshot says:

    The Hanson Commission: The report recommended the state get out of the horse racing business.

    http://www.nj.gov/governor/news/reports/pdf/20100721_state_document_final2.pdf

    On Nov. 23 BloodHorse reported that
    Legislation geared toward horse racing, Internet betting, and Atlantic City casinos moved closer to reality in New Jersey Nov. 22 as lawmakers voted to create big changes in the way people can gamble.

    The state Senate approved measures include expanding off-track betting and setting up exchange wagering, a type of online betting popular in Great Britain in which two or more people place directly opposing wagers on the outcome of a horse race. Also Nov. 22, a Senate committee urged the legislature to allow voters to decide whether sports betting should be allowed at the state’s casinos and racetracks.

    Read more: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/60042/legislation-moves-forward-in-new-jersey#ixzz17todPwA7

    On Dec. 10th

    The struggling casino and horse racing industries in New Jersey got a long look Dec. 9 from state lawmakers, who advanced 10 bills aimed at enhancing Atlantic City’s future and cutting the tracks loose to survive without state aid.

    The proposals closely follow recommendations of a task force named by Gov. Chris Christie. The Hanson Commission recommended that the state focus scarce resources on Atlantic City, which has been hit hard by increased competition from out-of-state casinos and by the recession.

    The report recommended the state get out of the horse racing business.

    Read more: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/60291/new-jersey-reform-bills-pass-cut-racing-aid#ixzz17tovk25o

    In Michigan we know all to well what it’s about. Politicians getting paid off by Casinos to Kill Off Horse Racing.

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