April 12, 2012 |
The once-famed Steel Pier on the long-faded Atlantic City Boardwalk will invest more than $100 million on new amusement rides and entertainment venues after scrapping plans to revive its centerpiece diving horse act amid an outcry by animal rights activists. PHOTOS: New rides at Steel Pier in Atlantic City Located across from Donald Trump's Taj Mahal casino on the New Jersey shore, the 1,000-foot-long amusement pier will add 11 rides, an arcade, nightclub, museum and ballroom during a four-year expansion project.
July 6, 1990 |
Drivers Ron Pierce and Ben Webster escaped serious injury Thursday in an accident in the fifth race at the Meadowlands. Pierce's horse, Land Of Dreams, fell suddenly at the head of the stretch, throwing the driver onto the track. Webster's horse, Everybody Wins, fell over Land of Dreams and tossed Webster to the ground. Both drivers were treated for minor injuries at the Meadowlands' first aid room and released. Pierce continued to drive and Webster took off the rest of the day.
June 28, 1986
Roberto Guerrero, seeking his first career pole position, set a course record by qualifying his March-Cosworth Indy car at 99.412 m.p.h. on the 11-turn, 1.68-mile course at the Meadowlands.
February 27, 1990 |
No Sex Please made it five wins in a row Monday night by trotting to a 1-length victory in a $30,000 Invitational at the Meadowlands. The 5-year-old gelding, a $15,000 purchase as a yearling, now has lifetime earnings of $775,000 for owner-trainer Ron Waples Jr. No Sex Please, with Bill O'Donnell at the lines, returned $2.60, $2.20 and $2.10.
August 6, 1995 |
Racing alongside Giants Stadium, where his namesake frequently hangs out, Tagliabue took the lead on the backstretch at the Meadowlands and pulled away to win the 70th Hambletonian by 2 1/4 lengths over Abundance. The winning time was 1:54 4/5. Tagliabue, a late-blooming 3-year-old who didn't race at age 2, is named for NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and was bred by John Skoglund, chairman of the board of the Minnesota Vikings.
April 22, 1986 |
Ready or not, harness racing will make its debut in Pomona tonight when the Los Angeles County Fair and Exposition Complex opens its inaugural trotting and pacing season at Fairplex Park. Judging by the amount of activity at the track Monday morning, it will be touch and go whether all will be ready. Workmen of all kinds were scrambling to complete the renovations that track spokesmen said would be finished by tonight's 7 p.m. opening ceremonies.