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MANALAPAN, NJ - April 3, 2020 - Takter harness racing farm is in need of experienced general maintenance help: Mechanically inclined, operate tractors and other farm equipment, grass mowing, upkeep of different types of farm machinery and overall farm facilities. Salary depending on skills and experience. Contact Christina Takter by phone 609-636-3747 or by email Courtney Stafford

MANALAPAN, NJ -- April 3, 2020 -- First and foremost the SBOANJ hope's this communication finds you and your family safe and healthy. These are very scary and confusing times that we are currently living in but we want you to know that we are trying to supply you with up-to-date information as soon as it becomes available. There are currently two SBA programs that we feel are important to our members and you should consider applying for within the next few days. The first one is The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - for an explanation and overview Small business and sole proprietorship - Accepting applications as of Friday, April 3, 2020. Click here for the application Independent contractors and self-employed individuals - Accepting applications as of Friday, April 10, 2020 * Up to $10 million * Up to 8 weeks of payroll (2.5x monthly) * Employee Benefits * State and Local taxes on compensation * No Personal Guarantees * Loan maybe forgiven * PPP Fact Sheet - The second one is the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) - * Applications Link - * Directly through the SBA * Up to $2 million * CARES Act also includes up to $10,000 immediate grant * Use for Working capital * Requires personal Guarantee In addition, the Federal Assistance programs individual state programs have been established. These additional stimulus programs fall under State Economic Development Grants. The scope of businesses covered by these programs is limited so they will not apply to all businesses. Our recommendation: Call your banker about PPP today and see if they process SBA loans. If so complete the application and submit it immediately. Some banks are not registered to handle SBA loans but contact us and we can help direct you to one that does. Apply for EIDL today - It is easy takes 10 minutes. You can decide whether you want the funding based upon terms and amounts. Stay safe and healthy, SBOANJ ........................................................... The SBOANJ would like to remind our members that our staff is continuing to work diligently during these difficult times. Recent state and federal assistance programs that have become available are currently listed on our website. We will continue to locate and post the latest information regarding these programs as it becomes available. The SBOANJ office remains open for regular hours during the week but is closed to visitors. Our staff has been working to make sure all businesses, including insurance claims, continue to be handled in a timely manner. Please continue to mail or deposit any payments or paperwork in the drop box located at the office front door. At this time we are all aware of the statewide stay-at-home order given by the governor, the order states that he will evaluate the Coronavirus outbreak mid-April. This means that racing will not resume until he lifts the stay-at-home order. That being said the SBOANJ, the NJ Racing Commission, other state officials, and the racetracks are working on a proposal to return to racing. With the implementation of screening programs at the training centers and racetracks and practicing safe distancing guidelines, we hope to persuade the governor to allow us to get back to racing as soon as possible. This plan would require coordinated efforts at multiple levels, especially the horsemen, but the final decision will rest with the governor. We will continue to update our members with the most important information we have. We urge you to continue to visit our website,, for pertinent information when it becomes available. Courtney Stafford PR Consultant SBOANJ

MANALAPAN, NJ - March 23, 2020 - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EID Loan) available for qualifying businesses that have suffered economic injury as a result of the epidemic. Funds from an EID loan may be used by small businesses to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can't be paid because of the disaster's impact. The terms of an EID loan are determined by the SBA on a case-by-case basis. Generally, the maximum amount of an EID loan for the Coronavirus disaster is $2 million with an interest rate of 3.75% for small businesses. The maximum repayment term of an EID loan is 30 years. There are no pre-payment penalties imposed by the SBA on an EID loan. The SBOANJ will continue to monitor the situation and will continue to keep our members up to date with all aid available at this time. Click here for an online application Courtney Stafford

MANALAPAN, NJ -- March 19, 2020 -- The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey offer our deepest condolences to the Fusco family. The devastation to one family is unfathomable and particularly personal as the Fusco's are a large part of our local racing community. We would like to remind our members that the SBOANJ is available to help if needed. Courtney Stafford

MANALAPAN, NJ - March 19, 2020 - The New Jersey Racing Commission held a meeting at Monmouth Park yesterday (March 18) where Governor Murphy's Executive Order #104 relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak was addressed. Effective March 16, 2020, all three New Jersey racetracks, Freehold Raceway, Meadowlands, and Monmouth Park are closed until the Governor either revokes or modifies his order. The minimum days closed could be 30 but due to the current conditions, the number would seem to be much greater. The SBOA will evaluate the Coronavirus outbreak mid-April to determine the next course of action. It is very important at this time we all work together, the SBOANJ will be scheduling meetings with both harness tracks and NJRC to establish priorities and possible economic relief for the horseman. Click the link to view the full Executive Order #104 Courtney Stafford

MANALAPAN, NJ - March 16, 2020 - The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey would like to announce to their harness racing members that there is no need to come into the office to make insurance payments. Please just mail them or put them in the SBOANJ's drop box near the front door. We appreciate everyone's cooperation at this time. We are doing our best to keep in compliance with social distancing ourselves from others. If you have any questions please call the office at 732-462-2357. Courtney Stafford

MANALAPAN, NJ - March 15, 2020 - The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has announced purse increases for the following 2020 races. The purse for the New Jersey Garden State Trot #2 for both 3-year-old colt and fillies at Freehold Raceway has been increased to $80,000. The purse for the New Jersey Garden State Trot #3 for both 2-year-old colt and fillies at the Meadowlands increased to $90,000. All other SBOANJ sponsored races remain as advertised in the USTA stake guide. If you have any questions please call the office at 732-462-2357. by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

MANALAPAN, NJ - March 9, 2020 - In lieu of the recent indictments in New York, The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey would like to make the following statement. As New Jersey's horsemen's representatives, the SBOANJ, would like to remind everyone that our number one concern is that of the integrity of racing and the proper care of all animals competing in our sport. In no way do we condone any of the illegal activity alleged in the release of the indictments Monday morning. We are confident that the justice system will act accordingly and in the best interest of our sport and the welfare of our horses. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and take appropriate action if and when necessary. by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

Manalapan, NJ - March 7, 2020 - Supplemental nominations and sustaining payments for SBOANJ sponsored races are due March 16, 2020 (postmarked). The sustaining payments are as follows: Garden State Trot #3 2-year-old payment $250 Garden State Trot #2 3-year-old payment $400 New Jersey Futurity #54 3-year-old payment $300 New Jersey Trotting Futurity #55 2-year-old 1st payment $200 Home Grown Pace #3 2-year-old 1st payment $200 Home Grown Pace #2 3-year-old payment $300   If you did not previously nominate to the garden State Trot, the Trotting futurity or the Home Grown Pace as a yearling, you may do so as a 2-year-old. The fee is $300 and must be paid along with the sustaining payment. For payment forms and conditions please visit Any questions please call the office at 732.462.2357. by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

MANALAPAN, NJ -- February 24, 2020 --On Saturday February 22, 2020 the North American Harness Horse Alliance held their first official meeting at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando Florida. The NAHHA sees an opportunity to unite the Harness Racing Community. • Cooperatively work together to achieve results to benefit the Harness Racing Industry. • Provide a wealth of experience in contracts, contract negotiations, Health Insurance and Horsemen’s Benefits • Share best practices throughout the industry. • Respond and provide solutions to current issues and future issues that are the facing the Harness Racing Industry • We have identified a number of issues that we will be working on to provide guidance for the Harness Racing Industry • NAHHA wants to sustain and grow the Harness Racing Industry in North America and make sure that Harness Horse Racing Members have a strong voice with race tracks, regulators and Governments at all levels. • Timely communications to the Harness Horse Racing Industry • No Membership Fees • Each organization to be involved in the resolution of issues • Meetings will be held by conference call and in person in conjunction with other industry events, (USHWA Annual Meeting, USTA Annual Meetings, etc.), when required • Each Organization to work towards promoting Harness Racing and working together to advertise and promote Harness Racing and our equine athletes. • Each Organization will have one vote on resolutions or implementations • Membership is open to all Harness Racing Organizations Current Membership Consist of: • OHHA of Canada • SBOA of New Jersey • SOA of New York • OHHA of Ohio To become a member please contact: Alfred Ochsner Executive Administrator of the SBOA NJ at 732-462-0411. Email: or NAHHA at   Courtney Stafford PR Consultant SBOANJ

HIGHTSTOWN, NJ -- February 16, 2020 -- Service arrangements for Amanda Harris will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the Peppler Funeral Home in Allentown, NJ. Visiting hours will be held from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Funeral Services will begin at 6 pm. The Peppler Funeral Home 114 South Main Street, Allentown, New Jersey 08501. The Pepper Funeral Home website:  by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

MANALAPAN, NJ -- February 14, 2020 -- Commencing this year, the New Jersey Sire Stakes is conducting races for four-year-olds with both open and mare harness racing divisions on the pace and the trot. To be eligible for these races, horses must have made the yearling nomination payment for the Premier Division and/or the Standardbred Development Fund. A nomination fee to remain eligible of $200 has been extended to February 20th. The first leg of the 4-year-old horse/gelding pace and the four-year-old mare pace will be held at The Meadowlands on March 20th with a final scheduled for March 27th. The trot races for four-year-old horse/gelding and the 4-year-old mare will be conducted on April 17th with a final slated for April 24th. A list of eligible horses can be found at Send payments to NJSS, PO Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625 by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

MANALAPAN, NJ -- February 14, 2020 -- A payment of $300 for both two and three-year-olds for the Premier Division of the NJSS is due *February 15th. A payment of $100 for both two and three-year-olds for the Standardbred Development Fund is also due *February 15th. *Because the 15th falls on a Saturday, the deadline is extended to Tuesday, February 18th. Send payments to NJSS, PO Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625 by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

MANALAPAN, NJ -- February 12, 2020 -- The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey will again offer a resident mare rebate as well as a pacing stallion incentive program in 2020. SBOANJ membership is required to qualify for all programs. The resident mare rebate will pay up to $500 to owners of mares bred in 2020. A mare does not have to be bred to a New Jersey stallion but must reside in New Jersey for 150 days up to and including foaling. Proof of foaling in New Jersey via U.S. Trotting Association registration is required. The mare rebate program will be capped at $100,000. The pacing stallion incentive program will rebate 15 percent of the advertised stud fee, up to $1,500, to the breeder of record as per the breeding contract. Stallions must breed at least 5 mares to be eligible for the rebate. Private treaties will receive a $250 rebate. The pacing stallion rebate program will be capped at $150,000. Forms will be available on the SBOANJ website. Please call the SBOANJ office at 732-462-2357with any questions. by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

MANALAPAN, NJ -- January 29, 2019 -- On Sunday (Jan 26), the New Jersey Department of Agriculture held its 63rd Annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon at Hilton Gardens Inn in Hamilton. SBOANJ directors in attendance were Mark Mullen, Anthony Romano, Mike Klau and Executive Administrator Al Ochsner. Taylor Palmer also attended the function. Evident Beauty was awarded the New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the year and the Standardbred of the Year honors by a joint presentation from the SBOANJ and the NJSS committee for owners Melvin Hartman, Little E LLC, and R A W Equine. Richard "Nifty" Norman accepted the award as trainer of the Trixton filly. Evident Beauty was bred by White Birch Farm of Allentown, N.J. A winner of $532,734 in 2019, the 3-year-old filly trotter won nine of her 17 starts this year. With a record of 1:52.3 which she took in winning the Premier Division final at The Meadowlands, she was also victorious in open company with wins in a $124,000 Del Miller division at The Meadowlands, the $282,000 Elegantimage at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and the $135,000 Moni Maker at Hoosier Park. Mike Klau from the Breeders Committee of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey awarded Stefan Balazsi's Order By Stable as the 2019 New Jersey Standardbred Breeder of the Year. Stefan Balazsi started his breeding career in Sweden with just a handful of broodmares, he has since expanded his operation to Concord Stud Farm in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. He currently has 30 broodmares at Concord Stud Farm. Order By Stable bred three of the top four sellers on the opening day of the Standardbred Horse sale this year. The sale topper was his Muscle Hill trotting filly Gangsta Rat out of Order By Wish sold for $550,000. Julie Meirs of Concord Stud Farm accepted the award on behalf of Stefan Balazsi. The Secretary of Agriculture, Douglas H. Fisher, and Dr. Karyn Malinowski, with Rutgers, both presented Jacqueline Ingrassia with the Governor's Trophy as Horseperson of the year, for all of her wonderful accomplishments as a horsewoman both on and off the racetrack. Ingrassia is a well-known driver, trainer, and owners in the New Jersey standardbred industry, but she also rides and shows for pleasure. The SBOANJ congratulates all of the award winners for their accomplishments in 2019.   by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ

MANALAPAN, NJ - January 24, 2020 - The SBOANJ is in the process of collecting data to complete the state required status report on the harness racing industry. The state has requested an end of the year report be submitted to determine whether or not the state appropriation funding has helped the horse industry as a whole. The state will review the report and determine the status of future funding. We need cooperation, from all trainers stabled at New Jersey training centers, to gather information which is vital for the future of our industry. It is very important to the final report that we receive the two forms back by February 1, 2020. Click on links below for the two forms: a historical data form and a quarterly data form which is for 2019. Please fill them out to the best of your ability. If you are unable to complete the historical data questionnaire information, fill in as "NA". Please return the forms to the SBOANJ by one of the following means Email:  Fax: 732-409-0741  Mail: 64 Rt. 33 Manalapan, NJ 07726. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office at 732-462-2357. Historical Data Form - Current Data Form - Courtney Stafford  

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