(Edited press release)
Monmouth Park Racetrack canceled live racing following the running of the fifth race July 27 due to inclement weather that included heavy rains and lightning.
“The safety of our riders and our horses is our paramount concern,” said Dennis Dowd, senior vice president of racing for the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority. “With the weather conditions we experienced, and no break in sight, we were left with no other option than to cancel the remainder of the card.”
The 5,393 racing fans in attendance can bring their programs back for any live racing date, excluding Haskell Day Aug. 3, for free admission.
Monmouth Park will continue live racing July 30 as the track kicks off Haskell week, culminating with the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I).