As Monmouth Park opens, an industry teeters on the brink

By: Steve Edelson

An overwhelming sense of pride doesn’t begin to capture the feelings Jeanne Vuyosevich and her husband, Kenny, have for Sunset Meadow Farm in Farmingdale, the place they’ve made their own over the past 30 years off the sweat of their brow, the reputation they’ve built and the relationships they’ve forged within the thoroughbred racing industry.

So while everyone from politicians, bean counters and gamblers, to lawyers, captains of industry and multinational corporations now hedging their bets on best-case scenarios for the future, it’s all a bit more personal for folks like Vuyosevich, caught in the never-ending tug-of-war about how to save Monmouth Park, the centerpiece of the industry in the state.

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