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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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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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Racing at Monmouth Park
Monmouth, Meadowlands Reach Purse Subsidy Deal On Eve Of Casino Expansion Vote

In an effort to urge New Jersey residents to vote ‘yes’ on a ballot proposal that would allow two new casino licenses to be issued for the northern New Jersey area, Jeff Gural, who operates the Meadowlands, has agreed to offer a $15 million purse subsidy to both Thoroughbred and standardbred racetracks. According to North Jersey.com, should Gural be awarded one […]

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New Jersey Lawmaker Sees VLTs As Possible Solution In Expanded Gambling Debate

Facing the strong possibility that voters in New Jersey will reject a proposal for expanding casinos into the northern part of the state, Assemblyman Ralph Caputo believes that Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) might be the solution to the problem. According to a report by CBS Philly 3, current polls show that voters will likely defeat the proposal that will […]

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Trainer Ramon Preciado
Monmouth Suspends Chloe Bradley, Former Employee Of Preciado, 45 Days

Chloe Bradley has served as an employee of trainer Ramon Preciado in the past, and last winter she took over training his horses in Florida while Preciado was serving a suspension. Monday, the board of stewards at Monmouth Park suspended Bradley 45 days for entering Lucy N Ethel in the Blue Sparkler Stakes on Aug. […]

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Paco Lopez
Paco Lopez, Jorge Navarro Take Monmouth Park Titles

The curtain came down on the 2016 Monmouth Park season on Sunday as Paco Lopez captured his fifth riding title, Jorge Navarro his fourth trainer’s award and Quiet Winter Farm their first owner’s trophy. Monmouth Park saw a decrease in number of races run in 2016 with an average of 9.87 per day over the […]

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Victor Lebron, seen here piloting eventual champion Hansen to victory at Turfway Park
Victor Lebron Shifts Tack To Southern California

Multiple graded stakes-winning jockey Victor Lebron has shifted his tack to Southern California in anticipation of the upcoming meet at Santa Anita. The 32-year-old rider will be working with agent Dudley Osborne, whom he met through his old agent and friend Nelson Arroyo. “I had been considering coming to the West Coast since last year […]

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