Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monmouth Park Barn Notes for Tuesday, June 24, 2008
$64K CARRYOVER INTO SATURDAY’S SIXTY MINUTE 6
The Sixty Minute 6, a new wager combining races from Monmouth, Belmont, Philadelphia Park and Delaware, debuted last Saturday and instantly produced added excitement for its second installment this Saturday, June 28. No one correctly selected all six winners in the initial Sixty Minute 6, thereby producing a carryover of $64,477.55 into this Saturday’s wager.
“It was a great debut for this new wager,” said Dennis Dowd, senior vice president of racing for the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority. “The handle certainly reflected that there’s a great interest around the Sixty Minute 6, and it should provide added excitement to the upcoming Saturday cards.”
Created by the joint effort of Monmouth, Philadelphia Park, Delaware and the New York Racing Association, the Sixty Minute 6 combines a pair of races from two of the tracks with one each from the other two. The races are chosen so that all six run within a one-hour span.
The Sixty Minute 6 will be offered every Saturday, through Aug. 30.
LEZCANO, LEVINE AND BROOME ATOP MONMOUTH STANDINGS
Following his six wins on Sunday’s card, Jose Lezcano is once again atop the jockey standings at Monmouth Park. With 42 wins, Lezcano is two ahead of Eddie Castro and 13-time leading rider Joe Bravo. Stewart Elliott and C. H. Marquez Jr., each with 21 victories, are tied in fourth.
Bruce Levine tops the trainer’s race having saddled 27 winners. Eddie Broome is second with 13 victories, four more the Kelly John Breen. John Tammaro III and Gregg Sacco are tied in fourth, each sending eight winners.
The owner’s race has Eddie Broome showing the way with nine wins, one more the Repole Stable. George and Lori Hall are third with seven wins, a pair more than the trio of Jayeff B Stable,
Golden Dome Stable and Robert V. LaPenta.
The 2008 Monmouth Park season runs through Sept. 28.
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