Keyword: John Forbes

  • Racing at Monmouth Park

    Monmouth Gets Donation, Alters Shipper Policy

    Monmouth Park said it has received an anonymous contribution of $60,000 for its racehorse aftercare program, and thus will end a policy of charging $1,000 per horse that leaves the grounds to race at Suffolk Downs and then returns.

  • Get Serious is the 5-2 choice on the morning line for the Cliff Hanger Stakes.

    Get Serious Faces Nemesis in Cliff Hanger

    Get Serious is a fan favorite at Monmouth Park, where he has won eight stakes (five of them grade III affairs). But the 8-year-old gelding faces multiple challenges going into the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes Sept. 1.

  • Get Serious won the Oceanport in both 2009 and 2010 (shown).

    Get Serious Aims for Third Oceanport Win

    Eight-year-old gelding Get Serious looks to turn back the clock once again when he goes for his third victory in the $150,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) over his favored Monmouth Park turf course July 29.

  • Monmouth Park

    NJ Horsemen Hopeful on Breeders' Cup Bid

    New Jersey horsemen are working with Monmouth Park on a bid for the track to secure the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships and would not make an issue out of the Breeders' Cup medication policy.

  • Monmouth Seeks Approval for 75 Racing Dates

    Monmouth Park, expected to be under lease to the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, proposes to begin its live meet May 12 and offer 75 days of racing, 10 of them all-turf programs at Meadowlands.

  • Horse break from the gate in the first race on opening day at Monmouth Park, May 14, 2011.

    Monmouth on Verge of Five-Year Deal

    Published reports and unofficial word from track management say that a five-year lease deal for a 71-day live meet with an average daily purse level of $400,000 has been struck.

  • Monmouth Park Meet Called 'Controlled Chaos'

    New Jersey's racing schedule currently consists of six dates at Atlantic City Race Course, but the president of the state's horsemen's group called any discussion of Monmouth Park not running a meet this year premature.

  • Monmouth Park

    NJ Officials Slam Report, Threaten Litigation

    Organizations representing owners and breeders in New Jersey blasted the latest recommendations from a commission created by Republican Gov. Chris Christie, saying the plans would destroy racing and breeding in the state.

  • Get Serious in the Red Bank Stakes.

    Get Serious Takes It to Red Bank Foes Again

    An ultra-game Get Serious was at it again at Monmouth Park Sept. 5, holding off the charging Nownownow by a neck for a repeat win the $197,500 Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf before a crowd of 16,017.

  • Monmouth Park

    NJ Breeders Simply Hoping Monmouth Plan Works

    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.

  • Get Serious All Business in Oceanport

    Heavy rain at Monmouth Park Aug. 2 took the $200,000 Oceanport Stakes off the turf and left only three starters to contest the 1 1/16-mile event on the slop. When it was over, 5-year-old gelding Get Serious earned his first graded stakes victory by holding off Kiss the Kid by a neck.

  • Mary's Follies Rises Up in Boiling Springs

    Mary's Follies made her turf debut a successful one, taking over in upper stretch and then holding off a late charge from Kiawah Cat to win the $150,000 Boiling Springs (gr. IIIT) by a length June 27 at Monmouth Park.

  • The paddock at Atlantic City Race Course during the short 2007 meet.

    Jersey Racing at Crossroads--Again

    With more dates in 2008 and, at this point, no purse subsidy from the state, New Jersey racing is at the crossroads again.

  • Stablemates Get Serious, Cable Boy Vie for $1M Pot

    Trainer John Forbes, who will saddle lightly raced 3-year-old colts Get Serious and Cable Boy for the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack Sept. 3, discussed their chances Aug. 28 during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association media teleconference.

  • Cable Boy Issues Warning With Sizzling Haskell Work

    If anyone is planning on being anywhere near the lead in the $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 5, they better think twice before taking on Cable Boy, the undefeated local hero who tore up the Monmouth track Friday, working five furlongs between races in :57 1/5.

  • Four Monmouth Horses Test Positive for Virus

    Four Monmouth Park-based horses with fevers who had blood tested were determined to be positive for the respiratory version of Equine Herpes Virus, it was learned late Wednesday afternoon.

  • Monmouth Park Honors Trainer John Forbes

    John Forbes, a trainer at Monmouth Park for more than three decades, has been named the 2006 recipient of the Virgil (Buddy) Raines Distinguished Achievement Award.