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Haskell Invitational Tops Lucrative 2018 Monmouth Park Stakes Schedule

Led by the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on July 29, Monmouth Park is set to offer $4,340,000 in stakes races when the track kicks off its 73rd year of racing on Saturday, May 5. In addition, Monmouth is set to offer several new bundled stakes days, with the Grade 1 United Nations […]

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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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Heims To Take Over As Racing Secretary At Monmouth Park

John Heims, who currently serves as Monmouth Park’s director of media relations, will handle the duties of racing secretary in 2018, reports the Daily Racing Form. Heims will be aided by former director of racing Mike Dempsey, who’s coming out of retirement to serve in a consulting role. Heims will continue to work in his […]

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Monmouth Park Set To Run 52 Days In 2018; Meadowlands To Host Six All-Turf Cards

Monmouth Park Racetrack will conduct 52 live race days in 2018 with an additional six all-turf cards to follow at the Meadowlands. With approval from the New Jersey Racing Commission granted on Wednesday, Monmouth Park has been given the green light to commence its 2018 season on Saturday, May 5 – Kentucky Derby Day. Following […]

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Monmouth Park President Bob Kulina To Retire Jan. 1

Robert J. “Bob” Kulina, President of Darby Development LLC, operators of Monmouth Park, announced his retirement from the racetrack effective Jan. 1, 2018. “It has been my honor and privilege to be associated with Monmouth Park for nearly my entire life,” said Kulina, who started in 1972 as the claims clerk. “From the beginning, this […]

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New Jersey Racing Commission Increases Fines For Navarro, Gindi

The New Jersey Racing Commission, following the advice of Monmouth Park stewards, has levied stiff fines on trainer Jorge Navarro and owner Randal Gindi for conduct “extremely detrimental to racing.” The Daily Racing Form reports that during its regular meeting Sept. 20, the commission voted to increase the fine for Gindi – from the initial amount of […]

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Jockey Club Steward Encourages New York Gaming Commission To Reconsider Accepting Navarro Entries

On Thursday, drf.com reported that embattled trainer Jorge Navarro would be allowed to run horses at New York Racing Association racetracks, despite having been told by stewards in Indiana and by Laurel Park management in Maryland he could not presently run horses in those states. In addition, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said it would require […]

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Laurel Park No Permite Inscritos Del Entrenador Jorge Navarro Por Controversia En New Jersey

Sal Sinatra, presidente y gerente general del Jockey Club de Maryland, dijo que la oficina de actividades hípicas de Laurel Park no aceptará inscripciones de ejemplares entrenados por Jorge Navarro debido a las consecuencias de un controversial video suyo y de uno de sus propietarios, Randal Gindi, grabado desde un celular en Monmouth Park y […]

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Laurel Not Accepting Entries From Navarro Over New Jersey Controversy

Sal Sinatra, president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, said the racing office at Laurel Park would not accept the entries of horses trained by Jorge Navarro because of fallout from the controversial cellphone video of Navarro and one of his owners, Randal Gindi, taken last month at Monmouth Park and posted on […]

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Mirahmadi Feeling ‘Good,’ Pronounced Cancer-Free

Monmouth announcer Frank Mirahmadi has officially been pronounced cancer-free by Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, reports drf.com. Over the last 12 months, Mirahmadi has undergone two surgeries for colon cancer. “I feel good, and obviously relieved,” he said. “The six months of chemo was taxing, but thankfully I was able to handle the side effects and […]

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