Monmouth bids for Breeders’ Cup
An official at Monmouth Park said Friday that the New Jersey track will submit a bid to be the host site for the 2013 Breeders’ Cup and to request consideration for the 2014 event and in the years to come, reports the Daily Racing Form. Monmouth hosted the Breeders’ Cup in 2007 when the event first expanded to two days. Attendance at the event was the second lowest in Breeders’ Cup history and handle for the Breeders’ Cup races was significantly lower than it had been the previous year at Churchill Downs. Officials insist the problems were due to weather at the time because it rained heavily both days.
If Monmouth is to be considered, they will have to get legislation passed that will secure a tax holiday for the event. Officials of the track did not believe this would be a problem, saying that the prestige of the event would keep Gov. Chris Christie’s administration from rejecting the proposal.