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Governor Signs Sports Wagering Bill, Monmouth To Accept Bets As Early As Thursday

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed the state’s sports wagering bill into law on Monday, according to The New Jersey Racing Commission will be in charge of approving licenses, and is scheduled to meet on Wednesday for a review of regulations. Murphy must then ratify the decision before tracks can apply for a temporary waiver […]

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Monmouth Park Operators Sue NFL, Other Sports Leagues Over Lost Revenue During Court Battle

The saga of sports betting in the U.S. took another turn Thursday, as the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, operator of Monmouth Park, filed a lawsuit against the four major sports leagues and the NCAA. The suit contends the leagues’ legal action to stop sports gambling in New Jersey cost Monmouth Park at least $150 […]

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MATCH Series: Veteran Shaft Of Light Vs. Sunny Ridge, Chip Leader In Salvator Mile

Al and Michelle Crawford Racing’s Shaft of Light, conditioned by leading Monmouth Park trainer Jorge Navarro, hopes to parlay his romp in a $50,000 stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races into a victory in the $100,000, grade III Salvator Mile May 26 at Monmouth. The Salvator Mile is the first of five races […]

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In Wake Of Supreme Court Ruling, Monmouth Park Plans To Open Sports Book Soon

After nearly seven years of legal wrangling, Monmouth Park Racetrack has won its right to sports betting after the Supreme Court announced this morning that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional. “This is the culmination of the hard-work and dedication of a large group of individuals, all of whom contributed to […]

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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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