New Jersey Business
Monmouth Park kicks off its 2019 season today – with, for the first time in a while, a sens of optimism.
Millionaire Sunny Ridge earned honors as NJ-bred Horse of the Year for 2018, while G3 winner Golden Brown was named top turf horse.
With new state subsidies, Monmouth Park is adding days in 2019 and bolstering purses, which are expected to hit about $500,000 daily.
Legalized in mid-year, sports betting was by the end of 2018 having significant impacts on the gambling landscape throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
The agreement between theScore and Monmouth Park will lead to a mobile sportsbook being launched in 2019, pending regulatory approval.
J. Willard Thompson, a trainer who plied his craft at Monmouth and around the Mid-Atlantic for over five decades, has died.
The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has announced it will donate $5,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
The Meadowlands will not run its Friday evening all-turf Thoroughbred card, leaving the track with just five dates on the flat this year, starting with Saturday, Sept. 15.
Monmouth Park’s rainy 2018 meet, with attendance and handle numbers not far off 2017, though it lost over one-third of its scheduled turf races to weather.
Monmouth Park reaches the end of its 2018 meet this afternoon with a hefty $370k carryover in – and mandatory payout of – its Pick 6.
The Garden State racing industry welcomed the opening of the new FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Saturday — but said more must be done to put racing on firm footing.
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.
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.