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Maria Maysonett Rides Her First Career Winner Saturday At Monmouth

Drenched in water and covered in baby powder and shaving cream, all courtesy of her fellow Monmouth Park jockeys, Maria Maysonett was able to wipe away all but one thing Saturday: Her smile. The 23-year-old apprentice jockey notched her first victory in the United States when she rallied favored Malekith from far back to capture […]

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Horologist Stuns Jaywalk In Monmouth Oaks

Even after Horologist won her first start by 20¾ lengths last year, doing so against colts, octogenarian trainer John Mazza held off on declaring his filly to be something special. There’s no need to do so any longer. Jersey-bred Horologist provided Mazza with his first graded stakes victory since 1992 and stunned 2018 Juvenile filly […]

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War Treaty Will Try To Go All The Way In Jersey Derby

With a limited budget to work with at the April sale at Keeneland for horses of racing age, Louis Linder, Jr. knew he had to be selective. The veteran trainer had sights set on one horse – a 3-year-old named War Treaty – but wasn’t sure if the former $550,000 yearling would be in his […]

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Married Jockeys Share ‘Something Special’ When Riding On The Same Card

Despite having ridden in nearly 6,900 races during his 25-year career, jockey Francisco Maysonett said he was as nervous as he has ever been for a race prior to the 13th race on Monmouth Park’s Sunday card. The reason? Maysonett’s wife, Maria, made her U.S. riding debut in that race, creating a rare daily double […]

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Maximum Security ‘Not There Yet,’ But Targeting Either Travers Or Pennsylvania Derby

Gary and Mary West’s multiple graded-stakes winner Maximum Security breezed four furlongs in 54 seconds flat on August 7 at Monmouth Park as he continues preparations for his next start in either the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course or the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on […]

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Karak Scores In Tyro As First Black-Type Winner For Karakontie

Back on a firm turf course in America, heavily-favored Karak lived up to her lofty yearling price, sitting a perfect stalking trip before going on to an easy 2½-length victory on Saturday in the $75,000 Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park. The daughter of Karakontie-Down the Well by Mujadil, a $365,000 yearling purchase, rebounded from a […]

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Maximum Security The Only 3-Year-Old In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After withstanding oppressive heat and surviving an inquiry to prevail in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 20, Maximum Security gained another leg up on his sophomore male counterparts by working his way into this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Trained by Jason Servis, Maximum Security was making his second […]

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Servis: If Not For Derby DQ, Maximum Security A ‘Slam Dunk For 3-Year-Old Champion’

On the morning after Maximum Security’s triumph in the prestigious Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational, trainer Jason Servis was still processing the range of emotions he’s experienced with the Gary and Mary West homebred during a campaign in which the colt was disqualified after crossing the wire first in the controversy-filled Kentucky Derby. […]

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Haskell Day Decisions Cost Monmouth Over 35 Percent Decline In Handle

The mid-day decision made by Monmouth Park officials to abbreviate and push back Saturday’s races produced a dramatic impact on handle and attendance. Announced figures for the Haskell card were $8,556,664 in handle and 25,173 fans through the turnstiles. Compared to last year’s Haskell card, the handle decreased by 36.1 percent. The announced attendance figure, […]

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Continuing Hot Weather Pushes Monmouth Park To Cancel Sunday Card

Due to the ongoing heat, and with Sunday’s heat index projected to be even higher than it was on Saturday, Monmouth Park has cancelled its 11-race card for Sunday, July 21. The entire Sunday card, including the $75,000 Spruce Fir, will be run in its entirety as drawn on Friday, July 26. The six cancelled […]

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