New Jersey Business
With a Supreme Court ruling and new law in place, New Jersey’s Monmouth Park will accept its first sports wagers on Thursday, the track announced.
Horsemen hailed the Supreme Court’s decision on sports betting as one that could be a game-changer for Monmouth Park, returning the track to its glory days.
Trainer Greg Sacco, a New Jersey resident, was first on the grounds at Monmouth Park as the backside opened Friday for the 2018 meeting.
Monmouth Park’s 2018 handicapping contest schedule features the possibility of a $5 million bonus.
Multiple graded stakes winner Irish War Cry has been named the New Jersey-bred Horse of the Year by the state’s breeders’ group.
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.
Bob Kulina, a New Jersey racing fixture for decades, will retire effective the end of 2017, the track announced.
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.
Monmouth Park suffered significant betting and attendance losses in 2016. With its 2017 meet opening Saturday, management is hoping better days are at hand.
Monmouth Park has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Monmouth Park horsemen and area breeders have fingers crossed, but with fewer days likely in ’17, optimism is in short supply.
With its season to open May 13, Monmouth Park’s 2017 stakes schedule will again be anchored by the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational.
Supporters have withdrawn legislation to give Maryland an equine medical director. Why? Blame BRFA.
New Jersey’s breeders’ TBANJ group will auction stallion seasons starting January 20.