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Monmouth-At-Meadowlands All-Turf Meet Resumes Friday

With a barn consisting predominantly of turf runners and an uncooperative Mother Nature for most of the Monmouth Parkmeet, trainer Jane Cibelli admits it has been an exasperating past few months. She hopes to start making up for a little of that on Friday night as the Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet resumes with another all-turf six-race card. It’s the second program […]

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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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Monmouth Sunday Card: $370,000 Jersey Shore Pick 6 Carryover, Mandatory Payout

Closing day at Monmouth Park on Sunday will feature a mandatory payout of a $370,287 Jersey Shore Pick 6 carryover, with the potential for the pool to reach $1 million by the time handicappers finish taking aim at the jackpot on the 13-race card. The Pick 6 will cover races eight through 13 on the final card of […]

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Seeking 2,000 Wins: ‘Perseverance Pays’ For Trainer Kathleen O’Connell

Trainer Kathleen O’Connell is on the verge of saddling the 2000th winner of an enduring career marked by consummate horsemanship, unwavering perseverance, a steadfast work ethic and, most of all, a staunch dedication to her horses. “There’s an old saying: ‘There’s something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of a man.’  It’s very, […]

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Record Jersey Shore Pick 6 Carryover Saturday; Mandatory Payout Sunday

A record Jersey Shore Pick 6 carryover of $358,203 awaits handicappers for the final weekend of Monmouth Park’s 2018 meeting, starting with Saturday’s 12-race card. If the 20-cent base wager again fails to produce the single winning ticket required to collect the entire jackpot on Saturday there will be a mandatory payout on closing day on Sunday, when Monmouth will offer a […]

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Leading Monmouth Jockey Ferrer Celebrates Four-Win Card On Labor Day

Jockey Jose Ferrer put on exclamation point on what will soon be his first Monmouth Park riding title, guiding heavily-favored Terry’s Charm to an easy 5½-length victory in Monday’s $40,000 featured allowance optional claimer – one of four winners on the card for the 54-year-old journeyman. Ferrer, who began riding at Monmouth Park in 1982, […]

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Jockey Vargas Transported To Hospital After Being Stepped On At Monmouth

Jockey Jorge Vargas was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch for precautionary X-rays after being stepped on by a horse following Sunday’s sixth race at Monmouth Park. Dr. Angelo Chinnici, the track’s medical director, said Vargas suffered a contusion and was “uncomfortable walking.” The incident occurred after as the horses were returning following the […]

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Bravo Starts Stakes Triple With Elysea’s World In Violet

Joe Bravo doesn’t ride at Monmouth Park nearly as often as he used to but when he does he generally serves up a reminder of how he became a 13-time riding champion at the track. Bravo won three of the four stakes races on Saturday’s card, including the Grade 3 Violet Stakes with Elysea’s World […]

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Synchrony Off Slow But Finishes On Top In Red Bank Stakes

Favored at odds of 3-5, Pin Oak Stable homebred Synchrony gave some backers a scare when he was off a bit slowly at the start of Saturday’s Grade 3 Red Bank Stakes. Rounding the far turn on the inside rail, the 5-year-old son of Tapit surged for the lead, putting away 12-1 shot Abiding Star […]

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