New Jersey racing

‘He’s Going To Run’: Maximum Security To Face Five Rivals In Pegasus Stakes At Monmouth

Maximum Security, first across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby on May 4, will make his return to racing in Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park, trainer Jason Servis announced today. The $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and a sixteenth, is the last local prep race for the $1 million […]

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Fillies Saturday, Colts Sunday: Monmouth Park Kicks Off 2-Year-Old Racing Season

Monmouth Park’s first “baby” races of the year take place this weekend, with 2-year-old fillies heading to the track on Saturday and then 2-year-old colts and geldings going on Sunday, and for trainer Anthony Margotta it’s one of his favorite times on the racing calendar. “It’s what we look forward to – at least I […]

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Monmouth Trainer Jose Delgado ‘Emotional’ Over Becoming U.S. Citizen

As a former jockey who turned to training on his own in 2017, Jose Delgado has had his share of memorable moments. But none compared to what happened on Tuesday, when the Panama native officially became a U.S. Citizen during a ceremony at the lighthouse in Sandy Hook National Park. “It was very emotional for […]

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8-Year-Old Just Call Kenny To Kick Off Another Summer Campaign In Salvator Mile

When trainer Pat McBurney entered Just Call Kenny in a stakes race on Jan. 19 at Laurel Park he was looking for a sign to determine whether the graded stakes-winning 8-year-old still had the enthusiasm – and ability – to compete. The answer came back a resounding yes on both fronts. Limited to three starts […]

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Monmouth Park, Belmont Park Combine For Saturday Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, May 25, featuring racing action from beautiful Belmont Park and Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey. The first three legs of the sequence kick off at Monmouth Park, starting with the Grade 3, $150,000 Salvator Mile [Race 9, […]

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‘Lot Of Positive Things Happening’: Horses Begin Arriving For 61-Day Monmouth Park Meet

Tony Wilson said he wasn’t necessarily trying to be the first one on line with a trio of horses he shipped up from Florida when the Monmouth Park stable gate opened for the season at 6 a.m. on Friday. But the veteran trainer sees it as a good sign for the 61-day meet that gets […]

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Jason Beem To Fill In As Monmouth Park Announcer Until Mirahmadi’s Return

Jason Beem, a veteran race caller with more than a decade of experience, will handle Monmouth Park’s announcing duties until the return of Frank Mirahmadi following the conclusion of the Santa Anita meet on June 23, general manager Bill Anderson announced. Beem, a Washington state native who called races at Portland Meadows for 10 years […]

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New Jersey Governor Signs Law For $100 Million In Racing Industry Subsidies

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Thursday a bill that sets aside $100 million over five years for the state’s racetracks. However, according to NJ.com, the only money that’s guaranteed is in the next budget, which begins in July. The $20 million per year over the following four years could be taken away […]

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More Than $7 Million In Stakes Purses To Fuel ‘Game-Changer’ Meet At Monmouth Park

Led by the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park is set to offer $7.1 million in stakes races when the track kicks off its 74th year of racing on Saturday, May 4. In addition to anchoring a card featuring six-stakes races, the Haskell will also see a new day when it’s renewed for the 52nd time […]

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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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