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Paco Lopez Finishes Strong To Win Monmouth Riding Title

Paco Lopez admits he was as surprised as anyone on Sunday when he collected his sixth riding title during the closing day of Monmouth Park’s 2019 meet given how much ground he had to make up. But the 34-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico, does know a thing or two about closing. With two winners on […]

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‘You Can’t Keep Pushing Yourself Non-Stop’: Navarro Plans To Scale Back From 140-Horse Stable

Jorge Navarro says he is too caught up in the present to fully appreciate the significance of extending his record to seven straight training titles at Monmouth Park, which the 44-year-old native of Panama will officially put the finish touches on during Sunday’s closing day of the 61-day meet. But if it looks on paper […]

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‘Fairytale Ending’: Bronx Beauty Brings Home MATCH Series Championship

In a thrilling finish to the 2019 MATCH Series, 2W Racing’s Bronx Beauty fought off Ms Locust Point after a long duel in the $100,000 Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park Sept. 28 and won not only her division but the overall championship, which required a tie-breaker. Bronx Beauty, trained by Anthony Margotta Jr., and Jim […]

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Nik Juarez, Paco Lopez Taking Monmouth Riding Title Down To The Wire

The tightest jockey race in 21 years at Monmouth Park remains a too-close-to call affair between current leader Nik Juarez and Paco Lopez with four racing days left in the 61-day meet. But neither Juarez nor Lopez say they are focused on the title. “No matter how it turns out it’s been a great summer,” […]

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62 Horses Entered For Friday’s All-Turf Card At The Meadowlands

A total of 62 horses are entered for the six races on Friday, Oct. 4, for first of seven all-turf cards the Meadowlands Racetrack will host as the Thoroughbred racing schedule in New Jersey shifts to a two-venue format for the month of October. Monmouth Park will continue to race on Sundays only throughout October, […]

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MATCH Series Turf Sprint Division Features Three-Way Battle For Championship

The top three horses by points in this year’s MATCH Series turf sprint division are entered in the final leg Sept. 28 at Monmouth Park, and the championship clearly is up for grabs. The $100,000 Rainbow Heir Stakes (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf Division) at 5 ½ furlongs attracted a field of 12 with two on […]

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Monmouth’s Four-Stakes Saturday Card Offers Carryovers In Pick 5, Jersey Shore Pick 6

Monmouth Park’s final bundled stakes card of the year this Saturday (Sept. 28) – with all four stakes races the final legs of the MATCH series – will have the added inducement of carryovers in both the Pick 5 and the Jersey Shore Pick 6. The stakes lineup for Saturday features the $100,000 Violet Stakes […]

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A Filly For The ‘Future,’ Vast Rolls To Hollywood Wildcat Stakes Victory

Saratoga shipper Vast returned to the dirt and regained her winning form, taking advantage of an early speed duel in front her before going on to a comfortable 2¾-length victory in the $75,000 Hollywood Wildcat Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Joe Bravo, Vast sat patiently off dueling […]

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Frank Mirahmadi Returns To Santa Anita Microphone For Autumn Meet

As he nears completion of his first year as Santa Anita’s full-time announcer, the incredible Frank Mirahmadi, who also doubles as the voice of Monmouth Park in New Jersey, will be present, accountable and ready to ramble when Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet opens on Friday, Sept. 27. Growing up in Beverly Hills, Mirahmadi, who […]

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Maximum Security Ruled Out Of Pennsylvania Derby After Nephrosplenic Entrapment

Haskell Invitational and Florida Derby winner Maximum Security is out of Saturday’s Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx due to a large colon nephrosplenic entrapment that developed shortly after the colt returned from a morning work on Monday, trainer Jason Servis announced on Tuesday. Servis said that an issue developed with his star 3-year-old late […]

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