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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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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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Meadowlands, Monmouth At Odds Over All-Turf Card Cancellation

The cancellation of an all-turf Thoroughbred card at Meadowlands Racetrack sparked a feud between the racetrack and its fellow New Jersey track Monmouth Park. On Tuesday, Monmouth Park announced that due to heavy rains and a wet weather forecast, the Meadowlands would skip Friday’s all-turf racing slate. The following day, Meadowlands operator Jeff Gural sent […]

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Attendance, Handle Down Slightly During Wet Monmouth Park Meet

After a summer of battling rainy conditions, Monmouth Park held its own during the 52-day meet that came to a close on Sunday, with slight dips in handle and attendance. During the 52 live race days, which saw Monmouth lose more than one-third (80 of 231) of its scheduled turf races due to rain, average […]

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