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Injured Monmouth Park jocks readying returns

Injured Monmouth Park jocks readying returns

Two jockeys injured Friday at Monmouth Park, are nearing returns, with Heriberto Figueroa scheduled to ride Friday and Tomas Mejia needing another week.

Haskell-Travers-Classic bonus returns

Haskell-Travers-Classic bonus returns

Monmouth Park and BetMakers will offer a $1 million bonus to any horse who manages to sweep the Haskell, Travers, and Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Monmouth Park to increase purses

Monmouth Park to increase purses

Monmouth Park will give purses a significant boost, the track announced, and add three days of live racing to the schedule.

NJ whip rules remain contentious

NJ whip rules remain contentious

New Jersey’s whip rules, promoting virtually whipless racing, have spurred threats, recriminations, calls for compromise – and some kudos, too.

Crop rules give Monmouth Park problems

Crop rules give Monmouth Park problems

With a New Jersey rule clamping down on the use of the riding crop, some jockeys who usually make Monmouth Park home are steering clear.

Bill Anderson wins Buddy Raines Award

Bill Anderson wins Buddy Raines Award

Monmouth Park general manager Bill Anderson has won the Virgil “Buddy” Raines Award for distinguished achievement in New Jersey racing.

Monmouth Park to have 12:15 weekend post

Monmouth Park to have 12:15 weekend post

Monmouth Park will host twilight racing on Fridays and switch to a 12:15 first post for Saturdays and Sundays in the meet which begins May 28.

Monmouth Park unveils 53-day race schedule

Monmouth Park unveils 53-day race schedule

Monmouth Park will kick off its 53-day 2021 schedule May 28, with the meet highlighted by the July 17 card featuring the Grade 1 Haskell and United Nations.

Judge deals setback to NJTHA suit

Judge deals setback to NJTHA suit

A judge has rejected a New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA) effort to collect “bad faith” damages in a sports betting case.

Jockeys’ Guild to appeal NJ crop rule

Jockeys’ Guild to appeal NJ crop rule

The Jockeys’ Guild will seek to overturn a new New Jersey rule which prohibits the use of the riding crop except for safety purposes.

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