Showplace Farms in New Jersey, one of the preeminent training facilities has announced it is throwing in the towel and closing, effective October 1. Showplace was the first major training facility in New Jersey just down the road from Freehold Raceway. With the close of Showplace, it is clear New Jersey harness racing is still in decline.
So the next time someone tells you harness racing is fixed, make sure you mention this case to them. The truth is sadly regardless of the type of racing it is, on occasion someone may decide to cheat in order to cash a ticket.