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Question and Answers

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What is The New Jersey Racing Commission?

The New Jersey Racing Commission is responsible for regulating both the safety and integrity of the horse racing industry through the conduct of investigations, prosecutions and via regular monitoring. The Division of the New Jersey Racing Commission has jurisdiction over New Jersey's thoroughbred and standardbred permit holders and the authority to regulate racing at the state's four racetracks. For more information on the NJRC visit 'About NJRC'.

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How would I obtain a copy of the New Jersey Racing Commission rule book?

Send a check or money order payable to the "New Jersey Racing Commission". There is a $15 charge for rules for only one breed (either harness or thoroughbred) and there is a $30 fee for both breeds. Please specify if you would like a Harness or Thoroughbred Rule Book to:

NJRC
PO Box 088
Trenton NJ 08625-0088

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Does the New Jersey Racing Commission accept credit cards for payment?

New Jersey Racing Commission does not accept credit cards at this time.

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Who do I make a check or money order payable?

Payable to "New Jersey Racing Commission."

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How would I go about claiming a horse?

Reference rule and regulations.

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What steps need to be taken to become a Jockey?

Contact the Thoroughbred State Steward in writing or call the Trenton Office. The Thoroughbred Racing State Steward is Steven Pagano. He can be contacted by phone at one of the following tracks:

732-571-5620 c/o Monmouth Park Racetrack
201-460-4137 c/o Meadowlands Racetrack

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What steps and requirements are needed to become a Harness Driver?

Contact the Harness State Steward in writing care of the Trenton Office. The Standardbred Racing State Steward is Richard O'Donnell. He can be contacted by phone at one of the following tracks:

732-462-9495 c/o Freehold Raceway
201-460-4137 c/o Meadowlands Racetrack

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Where are you located?

The NJRC main office is located in Trenton at:

140 East Front Street
4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0088

For Driving Directions and other ways to contact the Commission visit the Contact Us section on this Web site.

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At what age can you place a bet at a pari-mutuel racetrack?

You must be 18 years old.

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When does a mutuel ticket expire?

A mutuel ticket expires 6 months and 1 day from the day the ticket was purchased.

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