Monmouth

Edelson: ‘People Want Better Racing, Not Simply More Of The Same’

With a $10 million purse subsidy expected to pass the governor’s desk, Monmouth Park is approaching “the most important summer along Oceanport Avenue since they opened the place in 1946,” wrote columnist Stephen Edelson for the Asbury Park Press. The legislation includes an amendment stating that the subsidy money must be shown to have a positive […]

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‘I’ve Never Met Anyone Like Her’: Gulfstream Remembers ‘Mickie’ Poleo

The South Florida racing community held a moment of silence Friday in memory of Mildred “Mickie” Poleo, one of the most loved and colorful members of the Gulfstream staff who passed away last week. Mickie worked the concession stands at Gulfstream since 1963 and also worked concession stands at Monmouth, Atlantic City and Gulfstream Park […]

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Long-Time Monmouth Trainer Willard Thompson Passes Away At Age 83

Trainer J. Willard Thompson, a Monmouth Park mainstay for more than 50 years, passed away Saturday night after a lengthy illness. He was 83. Born in Atlanta, Ga. in 1935 Thompson got his start in racing as a steeplechase rider before switching to training in the early 1960s. He dominated the New Jersey racing scene […]

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Juvenile: Mind Control’s Final Work ‘Couldn’t Have Gone Any Better’

Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes winner Mind Control put in his final breeze for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile under exercise rider Benny Sanchez on Friday morning at Monmouth Park, according to the Asbury Park Press. The juvenile son of Stay Thirsty will be the first Breeders’ Cup starter for trainer Greg Sacco. “The last three weeks you […]

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‘Very Smart’ Mind Control On Target For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Mind Control came out of his second consecutive breeze in good order and remains on target for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on November 2 at Churchill, trainer Greg Sacco said by phone Sunday morning. The Stay Thirsty colt made a splash in his stakes debut, winning the seven-furlong Grade 1 Hopeful by three-quarters of a […]

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Monmouth’s Sports Wagering App Now Online, On Mobile

Monmouth Park Racetrack’s sports wagering App is now available on line and on mobile devices, with first-time customers receiving $50 in their account after the first $50 is bet when they use the special promotion code MP50. For mobile users, the App is available on Android and on iPhones on Apple devices in the App […]

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Leading Monmouth Jockey Ferrer Celebrates Four-Win Card On Labor Day

Jockey Jose Ferrer put on exclamation point on what will soon be his first Monmouth Park riding title, guiding heavily-favored Terry’s Charm to an easy 5½-length victory in Monday’s $40,000 featured allowance optional claimer – one of four winners on the card for the 54-year-old journeyman. Ferrer, who began riding at Monmouth Park in 1982, […]

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Jockey Vargas Transported To Hospital After Being Stepped On At Monmouth

Jockey Jorge Vargas was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch for precautionary X-rays after being stepped on by a horse following Sunday’s sixth race at Monmouth Park. Dr. Angelo Chinnici, the track’s medical director, said Vargas suffered a contusion and was “uncomfortable walking.” The incident occurred after as the horses were returning following the […]

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Bravo Starts Stakes Triple With Elysea’s World In Violet

Joe Bravo doesn’t ride at Monmouth Park nearly as often as he used to but when he does he generally serves up a reminder of how he became a 13-time riding champion at the track. Bravo won three of the four stakes races on Saturday’s card, including the Grade 3 Violet Stakes with Elysea’s World […]

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Synchrony Off Slow But Finishes On Top In Red Bank Stakes

Favored at odds of 3-5, Pin Oak Stable homebred Synchrony gave some backers a scare when he was off a bit slowly at the start of Saturday’s Grade 3 Red Bank Stakes. Rounding the far turn on the inside rail, the 5-year-old son of Tapit surged for the lead, putting away 12-1 shot Abiding Star […]

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