Among the biggest changes to the stakes schedule at Monmouth in 2018 will be the track’s five event days, each anchored by at least two graded stakes.
Monmouth Park will sweeten the financial pot for owners and trainers this year to increase field size, as well as opening on Kentucky Derby day.
Monmouth Park folks are hopeful that sports betting will save the grand track — but some trainers say they can’t wait and are moving their operations.
Monmouth Park will race 52 days in 2018 — up from 50 this year — and an additional six all-turf cards will take place at the Meadowlands.
It was a solid meet for the Big M as the all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet showed solid wagering gains this year.
Trainer Tim Hills needs one win to reach 2000 in his career — a mark, he says with a laugh, not of skill or fortune, but of his longevity.
Bob Kulina, a New Jersey racing fixture for decades, will retire effective the end of 2017, the track announced.
The all-turf meet at the Meadowlands will, because of early success, expand to eight races per day, up from six.
Trainer Jorge Navarro and owner Randal Gindi will pay increased fines for their infamous “juice man” video following a New Jersey Racing Commission decision Wednesday.
The just-completed Monmouth Park race meet showed rises in attendance and handle, but not everyone was happy.
Monmouth Park concluded its 2017 season Sunday and announced gains in attendance and handle.
Trainer Kelly Breen will send out a pair of logical contenders in Monmouth’s two Saturday juvenile stakes, the Sorority and the Sapling.
For the second time in three years, Fuzzy Muzzle took the Charles Hesse III Handicap to highlight Monmouth’s New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival Day.
Just Call Kenny bided his time before bursting clear to a four-length win in the G3 Iselin Stakes at Monmouth Park Saturday.
Under Chris DeCarlo, Tricky Escape rallied from last to win the Grade 3 Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Teresa Z earned the first stakes score of her career, taking the G3 Monmouth Oaks Saturday.
Girvin earned the first Grade 1 of his career – and enhanced the 3-year-old division’s disarray – with a late rally to win the Haskell Sunday at Monmouth.
Miss Temple City, one of the top distaff turfers of 2016, could manage no better than third in today’s G3 Matchmaker at Monmouth Park.
Sunday’s G1 Haskell Invitational will feature hometown hero Irish War Cry — and a potential “Hollywood story,” says Monmouth’s Bob Kulina.
New Jersey-bred Irish War Cry — owned by the daughter of Amory Haskell — is favored in Sunday’s Haskell Invitational and will break from the inside post.