StandardBRED breeders & owners association of New Jersey

Representing the drivers, trainers, caretakers, breeders and owners of New Jersey

64 Business Route 33

Manalapan, NJ 07726

Phone: 732-462-2357

Fax: 732-409-0741




March 19 - August 6

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 7:15 pm


August 7 - Hambletonian Day

First Post 12 Noon


September 3 - September 25

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 7:15 pm


October 22 - December 31

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 7:15 pm


No Racing December 24 & 25



February 5 - May 29

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 12:30 pm


August 27 - December 18

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 12:30 pm

-- Ken Weingartner, Media Relations Manager

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- November 20, 2021 -- Forbidden Trade rallied from mid-pack on the final turn to take the lead from battling Amigo Volo and Ready For Moni in the stretch and capture Saturday’s $350,000 TVG Series Open Trot championship by a head over Chin Chin Hall in 1:52 at The Meadowlands. Back Of The Neck finished third.

Forbidden Trade was fifth for the first three-quarters of the mile as Amigo Volo led the field to fractions of :27.1, :56, and 1:24.1. When Ready For Moni made a first-over bid for the front, Forbidden Trade followed that cover into the lane and then held off late-closing Chin Chin Hall and Back Of The Neck for the victory.

The three were separated by a neck at the wire.

“He raced super,” winning driver Daniel Dube said about Forbidden Trade. “We got a good trip, second over, and it worked out good.

“He’s always kicking late. From behind like that, he never quits.”

Dube drove Forbidden Trade for trainer Luc Blais and owner Determination stable. The 5-year-old stallion has won five of 14 races this season and earned $601,002. For his career, he has won 21 of 44 starts and $1.91 million. The son of Kadabra out of Pure Ivory was bred by Steve Stewart.

Forbidden Trade was Canada’s Horse of the Year in 2019, when he counted the Hambletonian among his wins for the season. He was limited to five starts last year because of injury.

Sent off at odds of 9-2, Forbidden Trade paid $11.00 to win.

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