While state leaders talk about helping New York’s ailing racing
industry, New Jersey’s bold new $1 million-per-day program is at the
starting gate, with horsemen chomping at the bit to join in.
Park’s 50-day, weekends-only meet begins Saturday with 13 races. Seven
of those have full 12-horse fields and the Jersey Shore track has had
to turn some horses away.
Meanwhile, the Saratoga Race Course
season remains in limbo as New York Racing Association awaits a state
loan it needs to keep from closing.