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The loss of New Jersey stallions to slots-enriched programs in other states is now a reality. Perretti Farms in Cream Ridge, NJ has announced that it has moved two of the harness racing industry's premier stallions to Pennsylvania for the 2013 breeding season.

Four of the 10 finalists in the C$1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday at Mohawk Raceway are sons of New Jersey-based harness racing stallion Rocknroll Hanover.

Pet Rock won the $306,204 Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers and Time To Roll captured the $150,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes Final at the Meadowlands, both on Saturday night, June 2, 2012, adding two more stakes credits to New Jersey-based harness racing stallion Rocknroll Hanover.

New Jersey's own Rocknroll Hanover is the leading money winning sire for pacers, thus far in 2012, remarkable considering his oldest foals are only five years old.

The harness racing reports that Perretti Farms is going out of business, to paraphrase Mark Twain, are greatly exaggerated.

Pacing star Roll With Joe and breeder White Birch Farm were among the harness racing honorees at the 55th Annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Charley's Other Brother in Eastampton, NJ.

Perretti Farms of Cream Ridge, NJ will keep its harness racing premier stallions, the trotter Muscles Yankee and the pacer Rocknroll Hanover, in New Jersey in 2012 and reduce their stud fees, it was announced today.

For the second consecutive year all the sessions of this year's harness racing Harrisburg sale will be webcast live.

Rocklamation with harness racing driver Brian Sears steering, took advantage of a hot pace and closed from far back to fly by co-favorite Krispy Apple and win the second Breeders Crown elim for soph-filly pacers at Woodbine Racetrack on Oct. 22.

The Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that a 310-acre farm, one of several horse breeding operations owned by Perretti Farms, New Jersey's largest breeder of harness racing Standardbreds, did not sell at auction on Wednesday (Oct. 12) because the highest bid - $1.5 million - was not as much as the owners had anticipated.

Five years ago, Perretti Farms -- New Jersey's largest and most prestigious standardbred breeder and harness racing stable -- bought a 310-acre property in North Hanover for $2.5 million. The idea was to expand operations and use the land as a winter home for broodmares, and to give pastures at the main farm a rest.

The 2011 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website theblackbook.com.

A one-of-a-kind Burlington County farm owned by New Jersey's largest commercial harness racing breeder is to be put on the auction block next month.

Amidst the closing of Perretti Farms, New Jersey's largest standardbred horse farm, and serious concerns about the 13,000-job, $1 billion horse racing industry in the state, New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) announced in a Thursday (August 19) press release that he will re-introduce his intrastate online gaming legislation on Aug. 25.

"We're unable to compete even with the Meadowlands Racetrack staying open," said Anthony Perretti, the general manager of Perretti farms, which this week announced it will close down its New Jersey based harness racing breeding operation within the next two years.

The complete dispersal of the Perretti Farms harness racing equine inventory will occur over a two year period starting in November of 2011 at Harrisburg, it was announced by farm owner William J. Perretti.

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