BIG M-AT-MONMOUTH MEET ADDED TO NJ SKED
A nine-day Meadowlands-at-Monmouth Park meet will be added to the Thoroughbred racing calendar starting on Preakness Day, Saturday, Oct. 3, pending regulatory approval, it was announced today.
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Live racing will be held Oct. 3 and 4 at Monmouth Park and then every Wednesday and Saturday for the remainder of the month. There will also be a special Columbus Day holiday program on Monday, Oct. 12.
The Meadowlands-at-Monmouth meet will feature a stakes schedule totaling $900,000, highlighted by the Grade 3 Monmouth Stakes at a mile and an eighth on the turf on Oct. 10.
First race post time throughout October will be 12:50 p.m. Parking and admission are free.
Monmouth Park was originally scheduled for a 56-day meet starting May 2, but had that reduced to 37 days starting July 3 because of COVID-19. An additional live racing program was lost due to inclement weather.
The Monmouth Park meeting ends on Sunday, Sept. 27.
In addition to the Monmouth Stakes, the stakes schedule for the Meadowlands-at-Monmouth meet includes the $150,000 Nownownow Stakes for two-year-olds on the turf October 4, the listed Lady’s Secret Stakes October 7, and three races for New Jersey-breds October 17, 21, and 24.