Thursday, April 05 2012
HASKELL INVITATIONAL LEADS $6 MILLION STAKES SCHEDULE FOR 2012 RACING SEASON
Oceanport, N.J. – Led by the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 29, Monmouth Park has announced a total stakes schedule of $6 million, including 17 graded events for the 2012 racing season.
Among the notable changes to the calendar are the return of the Eatontown Stakes (G3) on June 30, the Red Bank Stakes (G3) on July 4 and the Monmouth Cup (G2) on July 7. Another significant change is the placement of the Molly Pitcher Stakes (G2), which will now be run on Haskell Day.
Thursday, March 08 2012
LIVE RACING RETURNS TO MONMOUTH PARK ON MAY 12;
Oceanport, N.J. – Live racing will return to Monmouth Park on Saturday, May 12, it was announced today by the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA). With a lease from the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (NJSEA) to the NJTHA expected in early May, the latter will take the operational helm at the historic racetrack for this year’s 67th season of racing.
The 2012 calendar will feature 65 days at Monmouth Park and 10 all-turf days at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford. The Monmouth calendar closely mirrors the 2010 and 2011 schedules, with one notable change: four twilight cards on Thursdays in August, with a first post of 4:00 pm.
Monday, November 21 2011
WARDELLE CAPTURES CLOSING DAY FEATURE AT MONMOUTH PARK
OCEANPORT, N.J. – Five After Five Stable’s Wardelle launched a four-wide rally around the far turn and pulled clear of Taylors Irish and Catreign in the stretch en route to a two-length score in the closing day feature Sunday at Monmouth Park.
Ridden by Victor Santiago and trained by Henry Carroll, Wardelle covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:11 and paid $3.20, $2.60 and $2.10 as the odds-on favorite in the field of six fillies and mares. Taylors Irish battled gamely to hold on for second – completing an $11.20 exacta and returning $3.40 and $2.20. Catreign finished a nose behind in third and returned $3 to show.
Sunday, November 20 2011
MS GLORY BE RALLIES TO TAKE SATURDAY FEATURE AT MONMOUTH
OCEANPORT, N.J. – Raymar Stables LLC’s Ms Glory Be launched a three-wide run around the far turn and collared pacesetter My Sweet Emily inside the eighth pole en route to capturing the Saturday feature by two lengths at Monmouth Park.
Ridden by Chris DeCarlo for trainer Gregg Sacco, Ms Glory Be covered the one mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 1/5 and paid $4.40, $3 and $2.20 as the 6-5 favorite in the field of six fillies and mares. My Sweet Emily completed the $12.80 exacta and returned $3.60 and $2.40. It was another 3 ¼ lengths back to Dixie Dear who returned $3.80 to show.
Wednesday, November 16 2011
JUAN SEREY HOLDS HOT HAND FOR FINAL WEEK OF RACING
Seven horse stable, seven trips to the winner’s circle - not a typical outcome in horse racing. But if you’re Juan Serey, that’s exactly how he got his Meadowlands at Monmouth meet started last weekend.
“I ran the whole barn,” said Serey, a 62-year-old native of Santiago, Chile. “They’re all fit and ready to go. We were lucky last weekend and I’m going to try and do it again by running them all back this weekend.”
Monday, November 14 2011
PRIVATE WISH, $47, UPSETS RIVALS IN MONMOUTH’S SUNDAY FEATURE
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Penny G. Pearce’s Private Wish rallied four-wide before posting a neck victory over Arlo in the $45,000 starter allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
Trained by Robert P. Helmetag and ridden by Jermaine Burke, Private Wish covered the six furlongs over a fast main track 1:11 and returned $47, $13.20 and $11.20 as the longest shot in the field of five New Jersey-bred geldings. Arlo completed the $188.60 exacta and paid $5.80 and $4.60. It was another 4 ¼ lengths back to Macho Mo Mon, who returned $5 to show. Taylors Tough, the odds-on favorite in the race, showed the way early, but faded to fourth in the stretch.
Sunday, November 13 2011
JOONBI CAPTURES SATURDAY FEATURE AT MONMOUTH PARK
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Edgewood Farm’s Joonbi gained command shortly after turning for home and held off the late charge of Myprincessallyson to capture the $45,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Saturday by a half length.
Trained by Seth Benzel and ridden by Chris DeCarlo, Joonbi stepped the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:11 3/5 and returned $4.80, $2.80 and $2.60 as the favorite in the field of six fillies and mares. Myprincessallyson completed the $23.20 exacta and paid $4 and $3. It was a length and a half back to My Place Anytime, who paid $3.20 to show.
Saturday, November 12 2011
HOP SKIP AND AWAY FIRST IN FRIDAY FEATURE
OCEANPORT, N.J. – Hop Skip and Away came with a four wide rally before posting a head victory in the $46,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Friday.
Trained by Joe Pierce Jr. and ridden by Pedro Cotto Jr., Hop Skip and Away covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:10 4/5. The winner returned $3.60, $2.80 and $2.10 as the odds-on choice in the field of five runners. Galaxy Kat completed the $22.40 exacta and paid $5.80 and $2.80. It was another length and a quarter back to Raging Six, who paid $2.20 to show.
Thursday, November 10 2011
OVER $330 MILLION WAGERED ON MONMOUTH PARK RACES IN 2011
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Monmouth Park sported an impressive $333,375,086 in total wagers on its live races this season, with $34,860,928 of that number wagered on-track in Oceanport.
“Those are impressive figures that show the continued strength of Monmouth Park in the racing industry,” said Dennis Robinson, President and CEO of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority. “With last year’s Elite Meet an anomaly, it’s only fair to compare these numbers to the 2009 season. When doing so, Monmouth showed significant gains across the board.”
Wednesday, November 09 2011
MEADOWLANDS AT MONMOUTH MEET NOVEMBER 11*20
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Monmouth Park Racetrack will be open for an additional two weeks of live racing, playing host to the newly-created Meadowlands at Monmouth meet, which runs through Nov. 20.
Meadowlands at Monmouth will race live on Friday, Nov. 11, Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13. Live racing will continue on those three days the following weekend, with closing day of the new meet set for Sunday, Nov. 20.
Sunday, November 06 2011
IMA JERSEY GIRL STRUTS HER STUFF IN SATURDAY FEATURE
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Red Oak Stable’s Ima Jersey Girl took control up the backstretch and held her four rivals safe at bay to capture the $46,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Saturday by a length and a half.
Trained by Gregg Sacco and ridden by Chris DeCarlo, Ima Jersey Girl covered the mile and 70 yards over a fast main track in 1:42 4/5 and paid $7.60, $3.60 and $2.20. Emily Allstar, the post-time favorite, rallied to complete the $24 exacta and returned $3 and $2.10. It was another 4 ¼ lengths back to Our Year, who paid $2.40 to show.
Thursday, November 03 2011
Monmouth Park Barn Notes for Thursday, November 3, 2011
BREEDERS’ CUP SATURDAY ADVANCED WAGERING BEGINS 12 PM FRIDAY
In addition to a full card of live racing on Friday, Monmouth Park will beam-in the Breeders’ Cup simulcast from Churchill Downs.
Also on the Friday betting menu will be advanced wagering on Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup action as well as the Ladies Classic/Breeders’ Cup Classic daily double.