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Fixed Odds In New Jersey? Monmouth Strikes 10-Year Deal With The BetMakers

New Jersey moved first. Again. Continuing a trend that has seen the Garden State lead the way forward on sports betting and evolving the nation’s wagering landscape, Tuesday’s announcement was a potential positive volley in that evolution as Monmouth Park and their operator, Darby Development LLC, entered a 10-year exclusive agreement with The BetMakers to […]

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Commentary – Horse Racing: We Gonna Have A Sport Or Not?

Sport is characterized by a challenging dichotomy that threatens its very existence as a viable enterprise worthy of both participation and widespread appreciation. Athletes are drawn to sport in the main by those with a passion for contests and games of skill. It is this ardor shown on the courts, courses and battlefields that in […]

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‘Time For Talk Is Done’: Congress Hears Debate Over Horseracing Integrity Act

The future of horse racing will be in jeopardy if Congress doesn’t pass the Horseracing Integrity Act. The future of horse racing will be in jeopardy if Congress does pass the Horseracing Integrity Act. Those were the mixed messages heard by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on […]

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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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Haskell: Monmouth Abbreviates Saturday Card, Pushes Back Post Times

A blazing weather forecast for Saturday has pushed a number of tracks to cancel Saturday racing, but Monmouth Park has opted to remain open and carry out its signature race card of the season, topped by the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 96 degrees, with heat indexes approaching […]

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Monmouth Boosts Purses Five Percent Starting July 20

Monmouth Park will increase purses by five percent for all races starting on TVG.Com Haskell Invitational day on Saturday, July 20, the track announced today. The increase will be added to purses already averaging nearly $500,000 per day as well as an expanded stakes schedule offering $7.1 million overall. “Our numbers have been strong despite […]

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Sunny Ridge Rides The Rail To Salvator Mile Win

Sent to post as the 8-5 favorite, Dennis Drazin’s homebred Sunny Ridge got the job done in Saturday’s Grade 3 Salvator Mile. The 6-year-old son of Holy Bull defeated second choice Diamond King by about three-quarters of a length at the wire, earning his first graded win since 2016. Jose Lezcano piloted the Jason Servis […]

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Maximum Security Arrives At Monmouth, ‘Pointing Toward’ Haskell

Disqualified Kentucky Derby first-place finisher Maximum Security shipped from Churchill Downs to Monmouth Park this week, arriving in New Jersey on Tuesday morning. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day will not start in next Saturday’s Preakness, according to owner/breeder Gary West, but Horse Racing Nation reports that the colt could be aiming for the […]

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Monmouth’s Dennis Drazin To Be Inducted Into Sports Betting Hall Of Fame

Dennis Drazin of Monmouth Park, who spearheaded the effort to make sports betting legal in New Jersey and ultimately throughout the United States, will be inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 25, in a ceremony that will be held in New York City, the organization announced. Drazin, chairman and CEO […]

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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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