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Long-Time Monmouth Trainer Willard Thompson Passes Away At Age 83

Trainer J. Willard Thompson, a Monmouth Park mainstay for more than 50 years, passed away Saturday night after a lengthy illness. He was 83. Born in Atlanta, Ga. in 1935 Thompson got his start in racing as a steeplechase rider before switching to training in the early 1960s. He dominated the New Jersey racing scene […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Classic And Sprint

The whole idea of the Breeders’ Cup is to decide championships on the racetrack, and that’s certainly what happened in 2007 when Monmouth Park in New Jersey played host for the first and only time – particularly in the biggest race of them all, the Grade 1 Classic. Street Sense, who six months earlier became […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Juvenile And Juvenile Turf

Some outstanding horses have won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, starting with the inaugural winner in 1984, Chief’s Crown, who while not winning a Triple Crown race the following year would score Grade 1 victories at 3 in the Flamingo, Blue Grass, Travers and Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap. There have been some unforgettable performances in the […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Dirt Mile And Defunct Races

The past decade or so has seen considerable expansion to the Breeders’ Cup card. Some of the new races have stuck around, while others have been relegated to historical footnotes. In this edition of Best of the Breeders’ Cup, we examine the top performers in some of those newer races, based on the highest winning […]

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Synchrony Looks To Continue Turf Ascent In Saturday’s Shadwell Turf Mile

Pin Oak Stable’s homebred Synchrony was last seen racing at Keeneland 2½ years ago when he finished third in the Lexington Stakes (G3) on dirt for trainer Donnie Von Hemel. A lot has changed since then. Synchrony returns to Keeneland as a major player for Saturday’s $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), a “Win and […]

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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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Carryovers Featured In Final All-Turf Monmouth Meet At Meadowlands

Carryovers in both the Pick 6 and Pick 5 await handicappers when Thoroughbred racing resumes Friday night for the final weekend of the all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet in East Rutherford. The Pick 6, a 20-cent base wager, will have a carryover of $4,358.63 for Friday night’s six-race card. The Pick 5 carryover stands at $12,038.61. If neither wager is […]

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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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