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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 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 www.sboanj.com. Any questions please call the office at 732.462.2357. 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  

Pompano Beach, FL...February 7, 2020...Pompano Park, in the midst of a successful 2019-2020 racing season, has announced that an agreement has been reached by The Isle Pompano Park and The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association to conduct a 126 night racing season for the 2020-2021 season. The calendar for the season will be released at a future date. From Pompano Park/FSBOA

MANALAPAN, NJ -- January 16, 2020 -- Both the Senate and Assembly passed legislation (A1045 / S2856), sponsored by Assembly members Ron Dancer, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey and Senators Vin Gopal and Steve Oroho, to exempt horse boarding, maintenance and related services from the state sales tax. Horse boarding, maintenance and servicing businesses are required to register as a seller with the Division of Taxation in the Department of Treasury. Under current law, they are being taxed as "space for storage." The bill relieves these businesses and services from sales tax obligations. The bill is now with Governor Phil Murphy for consideration. The more NJ residents that contact the Governor and ask him to sign the bill the better. Please click on the link below, the form contains a "message" box where you can tell Governor Murphy how important this tax exemption is to our industry and ask for him to sign it. Please contact the governor before Monday, January 20th or the bill will be put into pocket veto and the process will have to start over. https://nj.gov/governor/contact/ by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

MANALAPAN, NJ -- December 16, 2019 --The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) will once again this year be continuing their Caretaker Care Program, at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The program offers clean, gently used, clothing to caretakers and horsemen at no charge. The donated clothing will be located on a rack between the doors of the drivers' lounge and medical office in the paddock. Recipients are asked to neatly look through the clothing on the rack, leave hangers, and keep the area clean. Anyone wishing to donate clothing for the Caretaker Care program can drop off clean, gently used, items at the SBOANJ office at the Meadowlands Racetrack or at the SBOANJ office on Route 33 in Manalapan. (SBOANJ) by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

MANALAPAN, NJ - December 12, 2019 - The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey announce effective immediately in order to qualify and receive harness racing awards for all SBOANJ sponsored programs you must be a member and have a current W-9 form on file. The SBOANJ programs include the New Jersey sired bonus awards and the New Jersey breeder's awards. No money will be released until all information is verified. Membership forms and W-9 forms can be found at www.sboanj.com, if you have any questions please contact the office at 732-462-2357. by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - December 7, 2019 - The $65,000 SBOANJ New Jersey Sired Trot Final for 3-year-olds at the Meadowlands on Friday night (Dec 6.) ended in exciting harness racing fashion. The favorite Evident Beauty and second favorite Princess Deo could not be split at the wire, stopping the clock as co-winners in 1:52.2. The two fillies sat back allowing the colt Lucius Vorenus to make the front uncontested to a first-quarter time of 28.1. Just past the quarter Andrew McCarthy moved is filly Princess Deo to the front to take the lead from Lucius Vorenus, while Evident Beauty and David Miller waited to make their move after the half-mile marker. David Miller and Evident Beauty eased their way around the last turn, and the two fillies hooked up in the lane battling to the dead heat for the win. The NJSS horse of the year Evident Beauty is trained by Richard (Nifty) Norman and owned by Melvin Hartman, Little E LLC, and R A W Equine Inc. The Trixton filly has notched win number 13 and $805,301 in lifetime earnings. Bred by White Birch Farms in Allentown, NJ, Evident Beauty has put together a noteworthy 3-year-old campaign. The other winner in this dead heat Princess Deo is trained by Noel Daley for owners Deo Volente Farms LLC, Thomas Pontone and John Fodera. Princess Deo was also sired by Trixton, but she was bred by Deo Volente Farms LLC. Princess Deo captured her fifth win and boosted her lifetime earnings to $405,974. This was the first year for the SBOANJ 3-year-old sired trot race, it is planned to return next year for 3 and 4-year-olds. by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

MANALAPAN, NJ - October 24, 2019 - The series for 3-year-old New Jersey Sired Trotters sponsored by the SBOANJ will be held at Freehold Raceway and the Meadowlands beginning in November without starting fees. Freehold will have two legs for $15,000 and a $50,000 final. The first leg will be held on November 1st with the second leg on November 8th and the final on November 15th. The Meadowlands series will have one leg for $15,000 and final for $65,000. The first leg will be on Friday, November 29th with the final on Friday, December 6th. Racing of this event with regard to separation by gender will be determined by the host track. If you have any questions please contact the SBOANJ office at 732-462-2357. by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

MANALAPAN, NJ - October 12, 2019 - The SBOANJ has announced that there will be a significant purse increase to both the Garden State Trot #1 and the Garden State Trot #2 based on the addition of the state sired appropriation funding. The Garden State Trot #1 for 3-year-old New Jersey Sired trotters scheduled to race at Freehold Raceway, fillies Friday October 25 and colts Saturday 26 , was previously advertised with an estimated purse of $50,000. The new minimum purse has been increased to $80,000 for both fillies and colts. The Meadowlands will host the Garden State Trot #2 for 2-year-old New Jersey Sired trotters, which was advertised as a $60,000 purse will be increased to a minimum purse of $90,000 for both fillies and colts to be raced on November 9th. by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ  

East Rutherford, NJ - With the major yearling sales coming up, we felt it necessary to have those with an interest in harness racing be made aware of a few recent developments involving The Meadowlands for 2020 listed below. On Wednesday, September 18 at a meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission, a request by The Meadowlands to eliminate Lasix for 2-year-old Standardbreds racing in New Jersey for 2020 and 2021 and for the 2021 Meadowlands Pace was rejected. This request was opposed unanimously by the Board of Directors of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey and by some practicing veterinarians. It is our intention to re-submit this request within the next six to eight months once we have a better understanding of how the public is going to react to the negative press that the thoroughbred industry has recently received. In addition, we have been officially notified by the Monmouth Park Thoroughbreds that they intend to exercise their option to convert the surface of the racetrack and race on the Meadowlands main track from October 2 through December 5 next fall. While it is still possible that they will reconsider based on the costs, we must assume that there will be no live harness meet next fall at the Meadowlands. Should that occur, The Meadowlands would extend the 2020 live meet beyond Hambletonian Day, racing until mid-September. Regarding a few of the important stakes that have historically been raced during the fall meet, our intention would be to race the Kindergarten Classic Finals and TVG Finals right after the Little Brown Jug and prior to the beginning of the Lexington meet. It is as of now unclear what will be done with the Fall Freshman Final Four stakes which have annually taken place at the end of November. In any case, we thought it important that everyone be aware of these developments so you may plan accordingly. From the Meadowlands Media Department

MANALAPAN, NJ - September 12, 2019 - Any member interested in running for a seat on the SBOANJ board may do so in one of the following three harness racing categories; breeder, owner, or trainer/driver. All candidates must notify the SBOANJ office in writing by September 27, 2019, of their intent to run and in which category they are running. Visit the By-Laws page at sboanj.com for the detailed qualifications. All members will receive voting instructions, ballots and candidate biographies via mail in October. The following incumbents have chosen to run for re-election: Mike Klau and Mark Mullen in the breeder category, Anthony Perretti and Anthony Romano in the owner category, and Yannick Gingras in the trainer/driver category. Election results will be announced at the annual board meeting which will be held on November 15, 2019, at Freehold Raceway. The meeting is currently scheduled to begin after the last race of the day. by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ

MANALAPAN, NJ - August 30, 2019 - The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey will administer the distribution of New Jersey Sired bonus money which will be paid out on a monthly basis retroactive from April 1, 2019. These awards, the result of a $10 million state appropriation, have also funded a breeder's awards program and increased purses for SBOANJ sponsored races. The payouts for the New Jersey Sired awards will be distributed to 6-year-old and under sired horses who finish first through fifth. Payout is based on the average purse at each racetrack and distributed according to race placement. Only overnight races will receive bonus awards; series and stake races will be excluded. The bonus will be paid to the first owner of record and a W-9 form is required for distribution. Along with the breeders awards and New Jersey sired bonus money, the SBOANJ will contribute over $200,000 to SBOANJ sponsored races in order to further enhance the purses. Updated information on the final purses will be announced shortly. In an effort to provide more racing opportunities as well as enhanced purses for owners of New Jersey sired horses, the SBOANJ is sponsoring a late closing series at both Freehold and The Meadowlands for 3-year-old New Jersey bred trotters. There will be 2 legs with a purse of $15,000 each and a $50,000 final. A 4-year-old series will be offered next year. The New Jersey sired pacers will be represented by a SBOANJ sponsored open pace on Open Space Pace Day at Freehold Raceway on September 21st for a purse of $20,000. Freehold Raceway resumes racing today Friday, August 30, 2019, with a post time of 12:30. by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ

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