Monmouth Park's post-Labor Day meet will offer higher average daily purses than originally projected, officials at the New Jersey racetrack said Aug. 24.
Participants in The Jockey Club Round Table Aug. 22 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., sought to convey optimism and opportunity in the face of declines in many facets of the Thoroughbred industry.
With a powerful move around the far turn, 16-1 Duke of Mischief swept to the lead and rolled to a 2 1/4-length win in the $300,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park Aug. 21
I Want Revenge, the colt who was scratched as the favorite following an injury on the morning of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tops a six-horse field entered in Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III).
- By Tom LaMarra
It may take some time, but at some point the industry will get it right. Read Blog
Saratoga shows us there is a real hunger and passion for good Thoroughbred racing. Read Blog
Meadowlands, which went from cash cow to undesirable according to a recent report, got a boost Aug. 7 when its Hambletonian Day program produced the third-highest total handle in harness racing history.
Two-time grade II winner Strike a Deal will carry top weight of 123 pounds when leading a field of eight in the $200,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 1 at Monmouth Park.
Led by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Super Saver and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky, one of the deepest fields in the 43-year history of the IZOD Haskell Invitational (gr. I) was drawn July 29 at Monmouth.
About 150 members of the harness racing community met at Meadowlands July 29 to discuss their options in the wake of a recent report that suggests racing at the New Jersey track is no longer viable under state ownership.
- By Tom LaMarra
A report on gaming and racing in New Jersey may only be the starting point of a long, drawn-out process during which its deficiencies will be exposed. Read Blog
Why support an industry that cannot sustain itself? Because wherever this debate occurs, it's important to see that the racetrack is only part of the equation. Read Blog
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky, preparing for the IZOD Haskell Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 1 at Monmouth Park, drilled a quick five furlongs July 26 at Del Mar.
Trappe Shot and Uptowncharlybrown worked in New York the morning of July 26 in preparation for the $1 million IZOD Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park Aug. 1.
Rachel Alexandra did what the fans at Monmouth Park came to see her do -- win the $412,000 Lady's Secret. But it was not a walkover for the reigning Horse of the Year, as she was made to work by pacesetter Queen Martha.
It's not the race most people would have anticipated for her, but reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra will continue her 2010 campaign in the Lady's Secret Stakes July 24 at Monmouth Park.
Monmouth Park, which is conducting an experimental race meet with average daily purses of about $1 million, would be sold under a recommendation from an advisory committee appointed by New Jersey's governor.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's website, NTRA.com, will offer free, live video streaming of the July 24 Lady's Secret Stakes from Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J.
With nearly half of Monmouth Park's $50 million unique summer meet over, the Oceanport, N.J. track reports attendance, wagering and field size all continue to show double-digit or better gains over last year.
Listen to Bob Kulina answer questions about Monmouth Park, the future of racing in New Jersey, and more. Listen Now!
Jockey Eibar Coa notched career win number 4,000 when Maddy's Crowd won the ninth race at Monmouth Park on July 9.
Discreetly Mine, whose bid to capture a classic earlier this year was unsuccessful, returned to the winner's circle for the first time since February when he scored in the Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III).
Rachel Alexandra, who won the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park last season en route to being named Horse of the Year, will return to the New Jersey racetrack July 24 for the Lady's Secret Stakes.
A transition team analyzing racing, gaming, and entertainment in New Jersey has been granted a one-month extension in making its recommendations.
Four grade I winners and a pair of intriguing international contenders were among the nine entered for a suddenly wide-open editon of the $750,000 BetFair/TVG United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 3 at Monmouth Park.
Auction company will set up hospitality areas at Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park, and Monmouth Park.
Monmouth Park officials announced June 24 that the $750,000 United Nations Stakes (gr. IT), to be run on Saturday, July 3, will be sponsored by Betfair/TVG. The race will be named the Betfair/TVG United Nations.
Triple Crown competitors Jackson Bend and Schoolyard Dreams are among a field of six that will contest the $200,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III), the June 19 feature at Monmouth Park.
A world record for a one-mile turf race was established at Monmouth Park June 6 when Colvin Green's Mandurah won a starter handicap in 1:31.23 on a firm course at the New Jersey racetrack.
There is much ado about the meet at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, where the track operator, the NJSEA, the local Thoroughbred horsemen, and their breeder counterparts agreed after a lengthy debate to slash race dates in half. Read Blog
Maram, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner from 2008, makes her season debut off a layoff when facing six fillies and mares in the $150,000 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) in Monmouth Park's Memorial Day feature.
Tom LaMarra, At Large: Two days doesn't a meet make, but opening weekend can only help New Jersey horse racing long term. Read Blog
Monmouth Park followed its record-breaking opening day with another strong showing May 23. A total of $7,046,389 was wagered on the 11-race program, an increase of 126% over the corresponding day last year.
Jockeys Garrett Gomez and Carlos H. Marquez Jr. were taken to a nearby hospital after separate incidents at Monmouth Park. Gomez was taken after the seventh race; Marquez after the eighth.
The first day of the Monmouth Park experiment can be considered a success as far as the entry box goes, as 148 horses were entered in 13 races with purses totaling $812,000.
There is a buzz around Monmouth Park, which opens May 22 for an experimental meet during which purses will average about $1 million a day.
Atlantic City Race Course is again making a pitch to expand its racing days but says it needs several million dollars a year in additional purse money.
The New Jersey Assembly Regulatory, Oversight, and Gaming Committee passed legislation May 6 authorizing a reduction in Thoroughbred racing dates in 2010.
Atlantic City Race Course ended its six-day meet April 24 with encouraging gains in a critical year for Thoroughbred racing in New Jersey.
New Jersey-based trainer Alan Seewald, 62, dies at his home in Middletown, N.J.; trainer of Teddy Drone, Uptowncharlybrown
Monmouth's stable gates opened April 5, officially kicking off training for their 2010 "Million Dollar Meet." Among the first to arrive are New Jersey stalwarts Kelly Breen, Gregg Sacco, and Joe Pierce.
Monmouth Park's first 2010 condition book includes $75,000 maiden special weight races and $80,000 entry-level allowance events.
The radically altered new format for New Jersey racing will kick off May 22 with the 50-day race meet at Monmouth Park, it was announced March 15.
Thoroughbred breeders and owners in New Jersey hope a new summer format at Monmouth Park is successful, but they also are concerned about whether it will have a long-term positive effect.
New Jersey racing officials Bob Kulina and John Forbes defended Monmouth schedule changes March 9.
State officials and New Jersey horse racing industry leaders said March 8 they have reached an agreement to reduce the number of racing dates at Monmouth Park this summer but boost purses to $1 million a day.
Good news and bad news from New Jersey, where the state wants to drastically overhaul horse racing. The good news is any proposed drastic overhaul. The bad news is that it's not all-inclusive and lacks long-term vision. Read Blog
Monmouth Park's purse structure would triple but Thoroughbred racing would cease at Meadowlands under a plan reported by the Newark Star-Ledger.
Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used his veto power to scrap budgets for the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey and Standardbred Breeders and Owners Aassociation of New Jersey.
A transition committee has submitted a report that recommends statewide consolidation of the New Jersey horse racing industry, shorter Thoroughbred meets at Monmouth Park, and the opening of more off-track betting parlors.
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