August 2014
SMT WT FS
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
Reminders:
MEADOWLANDS
Simulcasting Only

FREEHOLD
Simulcasting Only
Next Meet:Aug. 28 - Dec. 13




   

GURAL & MEADOWLANDS DONATE $250,000 TO AMERICAN RED CROSS

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- November 9, 2012 – New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC Chairman Jeff Gural has pledged $250,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New Jersey.

Gural and his wife, Paula, will make a personal donation of $200,000, while another $50,000 will be donated by the Meadowlands Racetrack, the world’s premier harness track operated by Gural in East Rutherford, NJ.

Parking Lot M at the Meadowlands Racetrack has become a staging area for North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief units to prepare and package 10,000 meals a day for the Red Cross to distribute to the communities hardest hit by Sandy.

The Meadowlands has converted its Pegasus Restaurant into a shelter, providing meals and a staging area for first responders and disaster relief volunteers.

“We are grateful for the efforts of the American Red Cross and the North Carolina Baptist Men to aid New Jersey residents in the wake of Hurricane Sandy,” Gural said. “The devastation to the communities that surround the Meadowlands and throughout the state is heartbreaking and we wanted to assist in any way we could.”

“Superstorm Sandy affected millions of people and a second storm has brought even more destruction to communities in its path,” said Neal Litvack, Chief Development Officer of the American Red Cross. “We are so appreciative of Jeff Gural and Meadowlands Racetrack in support of our work to help these families and communities get back on their feet.”

Gural, who also operates the luxury off-track wagering facility Winners Bayonne, has donated $10,000 to the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation to replenish its quickly diminishing supplies as well. Nearly half of the community of Bayonne has been without power since the October 29 storm.

Winners Bayonne and McLoone’s Bayonne Grille began offering complimentary breakfast and $5 lunch and dinner buffets to Bayonne, Staten Island, Jersey City and Hoboken residents in need earlier this week.

--Courtesy of the Meadowlands

Send this story to a friend  Share on Facebook

FREEHOLD RETURNS TO CONDITION RACING & INTRODUCES AUTOMATED MORNING LINE

When Freehold Raceway re-opens for its 2014 Summer/Fall Meet on Thursday, August 28, there will be a return to condition racing and the introduction of automated morning lines ...

SPHO-NJ TO HOST NATIONAL SHOW SEPTEMBER 6-7

The Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Jersey will host the 20th Annual National Standardbred Horse Show on September 6-7, 2014 at the Horse Park of New Jersey on Route 524 in Allentown, NJ ...

FREEHOLD RACEWAY TO USE TRACKMASTER AUTOMATED MORNING LINE SYSTEM

Penn National Gaming, Inc., (PNGI) the largest operator of standardbred racetracks in North America, will institute the new Trackmaster automated morning line system at all of its harness racing facilities, including Freehold Raceway, effective immediately ...


NJSS OPENS 2014 GREEN ACRES RACING SEASON ON AUGUST 28 WHILE LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

The New Jersey Sire Stakes will open its 2014 Green Acres racing season at Freehold Raceway on Thursday, August 28 with the opening round of competition for two-year-old colt trotters ...

KARYN MALINOWSKI TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL OF OPEN SPACE PACE PARADE

Dr. Karyn Malinowski, director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center, will be the grand marshal of the Open Space Pace & Festival Parade on September 20, 2014 ...

THE END OF AN ERA: PERRETTI FARMS FOR SALE

It's the end of an era with Perretti Farms on the market ...



SERVICES FOR JODI LEDERMAN ON THURSDAY

The wife of racetrack announcer Larry Lederman, Jodi Lederman, age 58, passed away on August 4, 2014 ...

GRAVESIDE SERVICES THURSDAY FOR DONALD BYRNE

Donald C. Byrne, age 66, of Kennett Square, PA, died Friday August 1, 2014 at the Hackensack University Medical Center ...

HAMBLETONIAN DAY HANDLE TOPS $8.5 MILLION

The 15-race program at the Meadowlands on August 2, 2014, Hambletonian Day, yielded a total handle of $8,523,804 ...




News Archives

RSS (what's this?)