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CONTRACTION

In a special to ESPN.com, Jeremy Plonk points out the need for contraction in racing, a need that is already being fulfilled to some degree with a drop from 74,000 races in 1989 to 49,000 last year. Monmouth Park has contracted its dates and along with it, the Meadowlands is no longer running a Thoroughbred […]

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RACHEL TO RETURN TO MONMOUTH IN LADY’S SECRET

The following press release was sent to the Paulick Report by Jess Jackson announcing that Rachel Alexandra will be running in this year’s Lady’s Secret at Monmouth Park: Rachel Alexandra, who electrified Monmouth Park with her victory in last season’s Haskell Invitational (G1) en route to being named America’s Horse of the Year 2009, will […]

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HAYWARD: WE ARE PUZZLED AND DISAPPOINTED THAT RACHEL ALEXANDRA…IS PASSING UP THE GRADE I RUFFIAN

NYRA is not pleased with the decision of Jess Jackson to run Rachel Alexandra in the non-graded Lady’s Secret at Monmouth Park over Saratoga’s Grade I Ruffian this summer. Having allocated a stall to last year’s HOY, Hayward and company clearly feel burned. “We are puzzled and disappointed that Rachel Alexandra, who performed so […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by West Point Thoroughbreds

We would like to begin this week’s Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch by thanking West Point Thoroughbreds for taking over this sponsorship. We were honored to be associated with KBC Horse Supplies for nearly a year and look forward to a great relationship with Terry Finley and his team. Please click on the banner […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Racing’s reigning queens will each take center stage this weekend in their respective races; Rachel Alexandra will go in Churchill Downs’ Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap on Saturday and Zenyatta will surface in Sunday’s G1 Vanity at Hollywood Park. The Fleur de Lis is part of an undercard that also features a […]

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HAYWARD VS. HAYWARD

By Bradford Cummings There must be something about the last name Hayward. While it’s officially Old English for ‘guardian’, the surnamesake of BP’s CEO and NYRA’s President has melded into something a bit more devious. Guardian of the elitist lifestyle? Guardian of tone deafness? Perhaps it’s guardian from reality? In any event, these two Haywards […]

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TOTE MALFUNCTION TURNS SIXTH AT MONMOUTH INTO NO CONTEST

PRESS RELEASE Monmouth Park’s sixth race on Saturday was run as a “no contest” after it was discovered that a tote malfunction would fail to lock wagering once the race commenced. “The horses for the sixth race were on the track for nearly half an hour,” said Bob Kulina, vice president and general […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

A plethora of graded stakes are slated to take place across the country over the long holiday weekend, all occurring on either Saturday, May 29, or Monday, the 31st. Saturday’s most interesting contest appears to be the Grade 1 Gamely. The 1 1/8-mile turf fixture has drawn eight starters, including 2008 champion turf female Forever […]

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JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL COMES TO MONMOUTH PARK THIS WEEKEND

PRESS RELEASE After a long stand in Red Bank, the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival will find a new home this weekend, Monmouth Park Racetrack. Featuring dozens of musicians, including John Pizzarelli and Smokin’ Joe Kubek featuring Bnois King, the festival goes from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 and […]

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