New Jersey Racing
Jane Cibelli began the Monmouth Park meet last weekend on a high note.
Returning from an eight-month layoff, Laki took advantage of a speed duel to rally to victory in Monmouth Park’s opening day feature.
Laki, Midtowncharlybrown, and Dr. Feelgood are among the familiar names in Monmouth Park’s season-opening Oceanport Centennial Stakes this evening.
Jockey Victor Carrasco, a fixture in Maryland, has decamped to Monmouth Park for the summer in search of new challenges and opportunities.
Defending Monmouth Park riding champ Paco Lopez, a six-time meet winner there, returns with a seventh title in mind.
Kelly Breen is one of several trainers who could contend for the Monmouth Park title, with last year’s top two both under indictment.
Monmouth Park’s meet feature, the Grade 1 Haskell, drew 33 nominations, the track announced Friday, including three from eight-time winner Bob Baffert.
Monmouth mainstay John Mazza passed away in May, and those closest to him remember him as a great dad, a generous guy, and a willing mentor.
Trainer John Stephens was the first to arrive at Monmouth Park this morning, a backside that figures to be more crowded than usual this summer.
Nine-year-old Oak Bluffs proved best for trainer Mary Eppler in the Joey P Handicap for NJ-breds at Monmouth Park.
John Mazza, who trains Monmouth Oaks winner Horologist, is 82. Owner, Cameron Beatty is 27. It’s a racing odd couple that’s a “perfect marriage.”
Upset! New Jersey-bred Horologist was up in a timely manner to win the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks over favored Jaywalk Saturday.
Jaywalk, looking to be back in form after trainer John Servis modified her training regimen, highlights Saturday’s G3 Monmouth Oaks.
They got most of Saturday’s races in (finally), but Monmouth Park will pass on racing Sunday.
Maximum Security crossed the wire first and then survived a lightning-fast inquiry to win the G1 Haskell Invitational.
Gregg and Rick Sacco, New Jersey-born and -bred, find themselves in a strange place — on opposing sides in Saturday’s Grade 1 Haskell.
Maximum Security is the solid morning line choice in Saturday’s Haskell, in which he’ll attempt to be the first sophomore to win two Grade 1s this year.
It’s been a long and winding road to the Haskell for Bethlehem Road and trainer Dee Curry.
Maximum Security galloped a mile this morning at Monmouth Park and is on track for a date next Saturday in the Haskell Invitational.