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Sharp Azteca training in Dubai
Navarro Takes Pride In Sharp Azteca’s ‘Amazing’ Recovery From Freak Hoof Injury

Ask Jorge Navarro about the left-front foot injury Sharp Azteca (USA) sustained and you will probably be treated to a series of gruesome cell-phone images. There is no recognisable horse anatomy, just an abstract mass of hair and blood. The trainer does not show off these images for shock value; to him you need to […]

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Frank Mirahmadi
Colorful Race Caller Mirahmadi Grateful For His ‘Bonus Time’

Frank Mirahmadi first drew national media attention when he got the job calling races at Oaklawn Park in 2012. The enigmatic man with a penchant for frighteningly accurate impersonations was a big hit with the locals, an enthusiastic bunch of racing fans. When Mirahmadi turned away from them in 2015 to try for his “dream […]

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Orlando Bocachica kisses Valid after 2014 Monmouth Cup victory
‘He Taught Me Everything’: Jockey Bocachica Will Honor Father’s Memory On The Track

The first person Orlando Bocachica thanked after learning of his selection as the Hampton Inn & Suites Jockey of the Month at Tampa Bay Downs was his father, who died at home in the Miami area Wednesday morning of a heart attack. Orlando Bocachica Lugo, who was employed as an assistant to Gulfstream Park trainer […]

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Monmouth Park
Impending Snowstorm KO’s Simulcasting At Monmouth Park For Tuesday

With the forecast of significant snowfall beginning this evening across the Garden State, Monmouth Park Racetrack as well as the Woodbridge and Hillsborough OTWs will be closed for simulcasting on Tuesday, March 14. A blizzard warning has been issued for most of New Jersey, including the locations of the racetrack and off-track wagering facilities. All […]

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Monmouth Park
G1 Haskell Invitational Headlines Monmouth Stakes Schedule

With the $1 million, Grade 1 betfair.com Haskell Invitational leading the way, Monmouth Park will offer a $3,725,000 stakes schedule for the 2017 racing season, which kicks off on Saturday, May 13. Set for its 50th renewal on Sunday, July 30, this year’s golden anniversary Haskell will once again be sponsored by Betfair, the world’s […]

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Monmouth Park
Report: Monmouth Park Eyes Cutting Back On Number Of Racing Dates

In an effort to increase field sizes and maintain purse levels, Monmouth Park officials are planning to reduce the number of live racing days for 2017. According to the Asbury Park Press, Monmouth plans to run 50 days this year, with an additional six days of turf races planned for this fall at the Meadowlands. If the reduction in […]

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Laurent Beaucamp will begin rehabilitation in France this week.
‘He’s Such A Fighter’: Injured Jockey Beaucamp Flies Home To France To Begin Rehabilitation

Jockey Laurent Beaucamp was severely injured in a fall at Monmouth Park on Sept. 5, 2016. The 41-year-old French native made a move up the inside rail on the turf course aboard Irresistible Me, but the horse appeared to bounce off of the temporary rail, then to attempt to jump it. The move unseated Beaucamp, […]

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Harness racing at the Meadowlands
Meadowlands To Offer Thoroughbred Turf Races On Kentucky Oaks, Derby Days

The New Jersey Racing Commission has awarded Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands 71 dates for Thoroughbred racing in 2017, a number which the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association says is comparable with recent years. Monmouth Park will have 56 days from May 13 through Sept. 13. In May, Monmouth will race two days a week on Saturday […]

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Monmouth Park
Vukcevich To Head Monmouth’s Dept. Of Regulatory Affairs

Monmouth Park is pleased to announce that Mike Vukcevich will join the company to complement its status as a regional and national industry leader. Vukcevich will assume the position of Director of Regulatory Affairs effective November 28, 2016. “Mike’s experience and demonstrated commitment to racing makes him a great addition to the Monmouth Park team,” […]

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Miami Valley Gaming
New Jersey, Massachusetts Voters Reject Casino Expansion

Voters in New Jersey and Massachusetts on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected ballot measures that would have expanded casino gambling. In New Jersey, a ballot question permitting two new casinos in northern New Jersey was rejected by a 78-22 per cent margin. Though the referendum did not specify where the casinos would be located, the measure was […]

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