Travis Stone, race caller at Monmouth Park in 2014, has been named the new track announcer at Churchill Downs and will be the voice of the world-famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
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A temporary restraining order requested by professional sports leagues has put New Jersey's plans to allow sports betting on hold. The state had planned to begin taking wagers Oct. 26.
Monmouth Park is to begin offering and accepting wagers on sporting contests and athletic events Oct. 26 at the New Jersey racetrack.
While the issue of sports wagering in New Jersey is still tied up in court, Monmouth Park is staying ahead of the curve in case it is approved by forming a group to provide oversight.
Officials at Monmouth Park broke ground the morning of Oct. 8 on a new 7,500-seat amphitheater, set to debut in 2015.
Apprentice jockey Nik Juarez was sent to the hospital Sept. 28 after being unseated by his mount Forward Momentum during eighth race at Monmouth Park.
Longtime Mid-Atlantic-based horsewoman Ramona Barney died Sept. 22 at the age of 86. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, New Jersey trainer Ed Barney.
Racing in last to the far turn, maiden winner Munirah rallied to run down pacesetter Sumba Sunset to win the $105,000 Boiling Springs (gr. IIIT) in the final stride Sept. 1 at Monmouth Park.
And the beat goes on for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. at Monmouth Park Aug. 31 as he captured the racetrack's top 2-year-old stakes events just one day after saddling Itsmyluckyday to win the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I).
Little Journey, looking to rebound from a last-place finish in the Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT), heads the field in the $100,000 Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT), the Labor Day feature event at Monmouth Park Sept. 1.
Winning Cause, getting an ideal stalking trip from jockey Eddie Castro, staved off odds-on choice Big Blue Kitten to win the Cliff Hanger Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 24 on turf at Monmouth Park, halting a 10-race losing skid.
Zanim R. Meahjohn's 13-1 chance Rusty Slipper seized the lead nearing the sixteenth pole and comfortably earned her first graded stakes win in the $109,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 23 at Monmouth Park.
Starstruck, Calumet Farm's 5-year-old Galileo mare, headlines the $100,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 20 on the Jersey Shore, but the chestnut will have her work cut out for her against a full field.
Chuck Spina, a trainer for more than four decades, is the 2014 recipient of the Virgil "Buddy" Raines Distinguished Achievement Award.
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Beginning with the August 8 card, Monmouth Park will reduce overnight purses by 10%, the Oceanport, N.J., track announced.
Kaleem Shah's Bayern ran them off their feet July 27 in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I), taking eight other sophomores gate-to-wire at Monmouth Park while Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable ran fifth.
Hard-working Guys Reward, making the 46th start of his career, wore down pacesetter Fredericksburg in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $170,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Monmouth Park turf July 27.
Crossed Sabres Farm's Valid, a major pace factor in his previous three starts in stakes, finally broke through with a victory in the $211,000 Monmouth Cup (gr. II) for 3-year-olds and up at Monmouth Park July 27.