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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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Monmouth, Meadowlands Reach Purse Subsidy Deal On Eve Of Casino Expansion Vote

In an effort to urge New Jersey residents to vote ‘yes’ on a ballot proposal that would allow two new casino licenses to be issued for the northern New Jersey area, Jeff Gural, who operates the Meadowlands, has agreed to offer a $15 million purse subsidy to both Thoroughbred and standardbred racetracks. According to North, should Gural be awarded one […]

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Paco Lopez, Jorge Navarro Take Monmouth Park Titles

The curtain came down on the 2016 Monmouth Park season on Sunday as Paco Lopez captured his fifth riding title, Jorge Navarro his fourth trainer’s award and Quiet Winter Farm their first owner’s trophy. Monmouth Park saw a decrease in number of races run in 2016 with an average of 9.87 per day over the […]

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67 Entered For Six-Race Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Card Wednesday

The Meadowlands kicks off the first of 14 all-turf race cards on Wednesday, Sept. 28, with 67 horses entered across the six-race program.  The Big M will feature a 15% across the board takeout throughout the meet, which runs through Oct. 19. “It’s an exciting experiment that has produced quite a bit of positive feedback,” […]

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Drazin: Monmouth Park Will Continue Fight To Bring Sports Betting To NJ

Monmouth Park Racetrack, which has been at the forefront of the fight to bring sports betting to New Jersey, will continue its quest to see the will of the people adhered to despite yesterday’s ruling from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals once again denying the advent of sports gaming in the Garden State. “While […]

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Rainy Weather Puts Damper On Haskell Attendance, Handle

The 2016 edition of the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational drew a small but quality field of six 3-year-olds, featuring a match-up between Nyquist, winner of the Kentucky Derby, Exaggerator, winner of the Preakness (and Derby runner-up), and Gun Runner, the Louisiana Derby winner and Kentucky Derby third-place finisher. In addition to the G1 Haskell, Sunday’s Monmouth […]

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