U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Sports Betting Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a decision overturning the federal ban on sports betting outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Opinion in Murphy, Governor of New Jersey, et al National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al , overturns the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 and allows states to set their own rules for sport betting. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?

TRENTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gave new hope to New Jersey’s years-long effort to legalize sports betting — and to the prospect that such wagering could soon be allowed throughout the country under incoming President Donald Trump. In an unexpected move, the nation’s highest court delayed issuing a decision on whether it will… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County, Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?

The Arnone Report: Fort Monmouth Progress, Monmouth Park needs help

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Fort MonmouthHello Monmouth County! What an incredible few weeks it has been here throughout our beautiful county. The weather has been near perfect, providing great opportunities to visit all the wonderful places and activities we have to offer.

I have some very exciting news to share about the Former Fort Monmouth property. The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders provided final approval last week to guarantee $35 million in notes and bonds through the Monmouth County Improvement Authority (MCIA). The funding will be used to revitalize the property which has been closed since 2011 and the potential impact of this redevelopment on our residents is enormous. It was the right thing to do for the region.

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Posted: August 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Fort Monmouth Progress, Monmouth Park needs help

N.J. sports betting case will go before U.S. appeals court again

Picture 012State Senator Joe Kyrillos, whose district includes Oceanport, the home of Monmouth Park, said, “This court reversal puts us back on the right course to create opportunities here, improve the quality of life, and enhance the state’s economy and job creation and retention at Monmouth Park and Atlantic City. As I’ve said for months, we will prevail, and the repeals that this legislature enacted on a bipartisan basis will ultimately stand.”

TRENTON — New Jersey’s years-long battle to legalize sports betting will get another day in court — and experts say the outlook for the state is suddenly a positive one. Nearly two months after a three-judge U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected the state’s latest bid to legalize sports wagering at casinos and racetracks,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

American Pharoah takes the Haskell, but the real winner was Monmouth Park | Politi

assetContentOCEANPORT — The first family of New Jersey thoroughbred racing was weaving through the delirious crowd behind the Winner’s Circle at Monmouth Park, one after another in a long conga line. Security tried to open a path, but the fans — still trying to get one more look at the celebrity racehorse they came here to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on American Pharoah takes the Haskell, but the real winner was Monmouth Park | Politi

What’s next for American Pharoah after convincing Haskell win?

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Could it be possible that American Pharoah is actually getting better? That was the prevailing belief after the recently stamped Triple Crown winner cruised to a 2-1/4-lengths triumph Sunday in the Haskell Invitational, winning the 1 1/8-mile race in a brisk 1:47.95 despite galloping home under wraps. “It was pretty easy,” said jockey Victor Espinoza, who… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on What’s next for American Pharoah after convincing Haskell win?

Christie booed mercilessly — twice — at the Haskell

assetContent (49)OCEANPORT — It was one long happy celebration at Monmouth Park for the great American Pharoah’s latest victory. At least, that is, until Gov. Chris Christie stepped into the Winner’s Circle to present the trophy. And then, the record crowd of 60,983 booed. Long. Loud. Sustained. Maybe he should have hung around Bill Murray. The cheering… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

NJ Transit trying to avoid Super Bowl-like mess with Haskell trains

assetContentOCEANPORT – Officials are projecting that Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah’s appearance in Sunday’s $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park could draw second largest crowd ever to see a sporting event in New Jersey behind only the Super Bowl. This has NJ Transit adding additional trains, building temporary platforms and taking other steps to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, NJ Transit | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Haskell 2015: Fan’s Guide to watch American Pharoah at Monmouth Park (parking, tickets, giveaways, NJ Transit info)

assetContent (47)The official announcement that American Pharoah was coming to Monmouth Park for the William Hill Haskell Invitation came on July 2, but Bob Kulina says his announcement came just before Thanksgiving last year. Long before American Pharoah etched his misspelled name into thoroughbred racing lore, the president of Monmouth Park’s operating company received word that an… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Haskell 2015: Fan’s Guide to watch American Pharoah at Monmouth Park (parking, tickets, giveaways, NJ Transit info)

Monmouth Park announcer on American Pharoah running in Haskell: ‘I’d be surprised if he didn’t go’ to Jersey Shore

assetContentOCEANPORT — As he walks through Monmouth Park on his way to the announcer’s booth, Frank Mirahmadi can’t help noticing the familiar light blue and yellow silks. It’s the same colors and pattern made famous by American Pharoah, the freshly minted Triple Crown winner. But this jockey statue at Monmouth Park is in recognition of Paynter,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »