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MATCH Series Expanded, Bonus Money Increased For 2020

The popular Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) has been renewed for 2020, with an expanded schedule and an increase in owner, trainer and breeder bonus money thanks to new partner racetracks, horsemen’s groups and breeder associations, the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association announced Tuesday. The Series, which returned in 2018 after a 16-year hiatus and works toward […]

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Paco Lopez Finishes Strong To Win Monmouth Riding Title

Paco Lopez admits he was as surprised as anyone on Sunday when he collected his sixth riding title during the closing day of Monmouth Park’s 2019 meet given how much ground he had to make up. But the 34-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico, does know a thing or two about closing. With two winners on […]

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‘You Can’t Keep Pushing Yourself Non-Stop’: Navarro Plans To Scale Back From 140-Horse Stable

Jorge Navarro says he is too caught up in the present to fully appreciate the significance of extending his record to seven straight training titles at Monmouth Park, which the 44-year-old native of Panama will officially put the finish touches on during Sunday’s closing day of the 61-day meet. But if it looks on paper […]

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New Jersey Racing Wraps Up With All-Turf Monmouth At Meadowlands, Jersey Shore Pick 6 Mandatory Payout

The final weekend of the 2019 New Jersey Thoroughbred season kicks off Friday with 78 horses entered for the six all-turf races at the Meadowlands Racetrack before wrapping up with a mandatory Jersey Shore Pick 6 payout during Monmouth Park’s closing day card on Sunday. The Meadowlands will also hold six all-turf races on Saturday […]

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Monmouth At Meadowlands All-Turf Racing Returns

After finally breaking through with Bramble Bay in her last start with an impressive 7½-length romp, trainer Mike Dini is eager to keep going with his promising 3-year-old turf filly. But with grass racing nearing its end in the Northeast, he has to take what he can get. Friday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, during the […]

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‘Fairytale Ending’: Bronx Beauty Brings Home MATCH Series Championship

In a thrilling finish to the 2019 MATCH Series, 2W Racing’s Bronx Beauty fought off Ms Locust Point after a long duel in the $100,000 Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park Sept. 28 and won not only her division but the overall championship, which required a tie-breaker. Bronx Beauty, trained by Anthony Margotta Jr., and Jim […]

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Inspired By Seabiscuit, Autumn Lavertu Looks Ahead To A Career In The Saddle

Opening day of the 2020 Thoroughbred racing season at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., is still some eight months in the future, but the date is already marked on the calendar of an aspiring young jockey by the name of Autumn Lavertu. The 22-year-old native of Ashland, Maine, has been at Monmouth Park for several […]

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Nik Juarez, Paco Lopez Taking Monmouth Riding Title Down To The Wire

The tightest jockey race in 21 years at Monmouth Park remains a too-close-to call affair between current leader Nik Juarez and Paco Lopez with four racing days left in the 61-day meet. But neither Juarez nor Lopez say they are focused on the title. “No matter how it turns out it’s been a great summer,” […]

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Bronx Beauty Clinches MATCH Series Championship With Regret Win At Monmouth

Bronx Beauty earned both a stakes victory and a MATCH series championship with one gritty performance. The 4-year-old filly survived a taxing early speed duel with chief rival Ms Locust Point, holding on for a one-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park to win both her division and the overall MATCH championship. […]

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