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‘Game Changer’: Sports Betting Could Give Big Boost To Monmouth Park’s Opening-Day Momentum

Already off to a rousing start with 20,736 fans pouring through the turnstiles on opening day, Monmouth Park officials are making no secret about their optimism for both the current 52-day race meeting and the long-term prospects of the picturesque Shore track in Oceanport, N.J. With sports betting imminent, and Monmouth Park positioned to take […]

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Monmouth Putting Together $5 Million Bonus Package To Draw Justify To Haskell

Dennis Drazin watched Justify win Saturday’s Kentucky Derby along with the rest of the racing world, and the Monmouth Park executive is now thinking about some really big numbers to bring the colt to his track’s premier race in July, the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational. According to the Asbury Press, Drazin is pursuing a $5 million […]

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Monmouth Park Kicks Off 2018 Season On May 5

Monmouth Park is offering a unique entertainment trifecta for its 2018 season opener on Saturday, May 5, one that combines a live racing card, simulcasting of the Kentucky Derby and a variety of on-site tavern areas to get into the spirit of Cinco de Mayo. Gates open at 10 a.m. to accommodate a Kentucky Derby card that begins […]

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Monmouth Announces Purse Bonuses, Free Workers’ Comp For 2018 Meeting

Monmouth Park will kick off its 52-day meeting on Saturday, May 5 – Kentucky Derby Day – with some added twists this season, including bonus money to owners and trainers who start horses at the meet. In non-state-bred races, all owners will be guaranteed a minimum of $500 per starter, while all trainers will receive $300 for […]

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Average Handle Up 36 Percent At Close Of Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Meeting

The all turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet came to a close on Saturday night with huge gains in on-track and simulcast handle as Victor Lebron was leading rider and Jorge Navarro and John T. Toscano Jr. tied for top trainer. Having run eight cards over the Big M lawn, on-track handle averaged $151,422, an 82% increase over last year’s […]

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Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Handle Up 50 Percent On Opening Night

The all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands Thoroughbred meet kicked off Friday night with Poochy storming down the stretch to take the $37,500 allowance feature by 8 ¼ lengths as handle on the six-program came in at $1,321,702, a 50.4% increase over last year’s opening night handle. “It was a great start to a great meet,” said Dennis Drazin, Chairman and […]

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McCarthy Takes Monmouth Stakes As 1,000th Career Victory

Even the rains couldn’t dampen the excitement in the winner’s circle following Saturday’s Opening Day Wolf Hill Stakes at Monmouth Park as jockey Trevor McCarthy made the stakes win his 1,000th career victory. “The weather didn’t cooperate, but our fans sure did,” said Dennis Drazin, advisor to Darby Development LLC, operators of the racetrack.  “We […]

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Drazin ‘Confident’ Sports Betting Is In The Future Of Monmouth Park

As the curtain rises on the 2017 Monmouth Park racing season this Saturday, track officials remain optimistic about the future of the historic venue and its prominence in the world of Thoroughbred racing. “We continue our efforts to create a fan-friendly facility coupled with top-class racing in New Jersey,” said Dennis Drazin, advisor to Darby […]

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Sunny Ridge Goes Five-Wide To Capture Second Straight Stakes In Stymie

Dennis A. Drazin’s Sunny Ridge went five-wide in deep stretch to overtake Doyouknowsomething, Dolphus and Diversify, capturing his second straight stakes in winning the 62nd running of the $125,000 Stymie for 4-year-olds and up on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Jockey Manny Franco kept Sunny Ridge well off Diversify’s fractions of 22.98 seconds for a quarter-mile, […]

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Report: Monmouth Park Eyes Cutting Back On Number Of Racing Dates

In an effort to increase field sizes and maintain purse levels, Monmouth Park officials are planning to reduce the number of live racing days for 2017. According to the Asbury Park Press, Monmouth plans to run 50 days this year, with an additional six days of turf races planned for this fall at the Meadowlands. If the reduction in […]

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