Monmouth Cup

Five Stakes Wins Net Luis Saez Jockey Of The Week Title

With five stakes wins, including a redeeming victory aboard Maximum Security in the Haskell, Luis Saez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 15-21, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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War Story Gritty To The Wire In Monmouth Cup

Imaginary Stable and Glen Ellis’ War Story hadn’t won a race since March of 2018, but the gutsy chestnut didn’t let that stop him from prevailing in Saturday’s G3 Monmouth Cup. Despite being passed at the head of the lane, the 7-year-old son of Northern Afleet dug in gamely to defeat Bal Harbour by a […]

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Name Changer Holds Off Favored Zanotti In Monmouth Cup

Colts Neck Stables’ homebred Name Changer fought hard for his first graded stakes win on Sunday, turning back 8-5 favorite Zanotti to win the Grade 3 Monmouth Cup by a half-length on the wire. Sent off at odds of 4-1, the 5-year-old son of Uncle Mo completed nine furlongs over Monmouth’s fast main track in […]

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Remembering Rita Readies For Monmouth Cup; Unchained Melody Heads Molly Pitcher

Trainer Doug Anderson said he was simply looking for a young horse with some potential when he claimed Remembering Rita for owner Jeral Keith Adams for $50,000 in November of 2016 at Churchill Downs. One graded stakes win and $254,946 in earnings later, he has one of those horses that allows everyone in the sport […]

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MATCH Series Races Show Significant Handle Increases At Delaware Park

The MATCH Series was part of the two biggest days on the Delaware Park racing calendar, and the two series stakes generated strong pari-mutuel handle compared with the same races in 2017. Overall wagering on both days was strong when comparisons are made to previous years. MATCH was relaunched this year after 16 years on […]

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‘Heartwarming To See Him Happy’: Millionaire Valid Retired By Jockey Nik Juarez

On Tuesday, jockey Nik Juarez officially announced the retirement of multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Valid. The 24-year-old Maryland native spent his own money to track down the 7-year-old gelded son of Medaglia d’Oro, and had him shipped back to a farm in Maryland to live out the rest of his days eating grass and occasionally […]

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Sharp Azteca Eclipses Track Record In Easy Monmouth Stakes Victory

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca cruised to a record-setting victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Monmouth Cup, crossing the wire all alone 7 1/2 lengths in front of his competition. The 4-year-old son of Freud, ridden by Paco Lopez and trained by Jorge Navarro, covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.19 to set a new track record on the […]

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Bradester Geared Down Late In Easy Monmouth Cup Win

Joseph W. Sutton’s Bradester marked his third win in a row on Sunday, taking the G2 Monmouth Cup in convincing fashion over a sloppy track at the Jersey Shore. The 6-year-old son of Lion Heart covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.21 while geared down late, crossing the wire as Joe Bravo pleased with a 2 […]

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Bradester Wires Field In Monmouth Cup

Front-running Bradester proved uncatchable Sunday at Monmouth Park, leading gate to wire to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Monmouth Cup. Bradester reversed the results of a year ago, where he found himself second behind Valid. This year, Valid was second-best, followed by Freestyler and Grasshoppin. Protonico was favored just minutes to post, but was a […]

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Valid Edges Bradester in Monmouth Cup

In the 40th edition of the $200,000 Monmouth Cup on Sunday, speed was everything, as the first three horses out of the gate finished one-two-three after a mile and a sixteenth. Crossed Sabres Farm’s Valid, trained by Marcus Vitali and ridden by Orlando Bocachica, sat off a smart pace set by Bradester, battled with that […]

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