The major of Oceanport, N.J., where Monmouth Park is located, told Gov. Chris Christie the borough could serve as a vehicle to keep the facility operating until the state signs a deal with a lessee.
A deal brokered earlier this year that would have privatized the horse racing industry in New Jersey has hit a stumbling block just as all parties were set to sign off on it.
Less than two days past the deadline to finalize a lease agreement for Monmouth Park, negotiations have ended because of a dispute between horsemen and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.
Business at Monmouth Park this year expectedly dropped after what appears to be a one-time "Elite Meet" last year, but average daily figures were still much higher than those recorded for the comparable 2009 meet.
Monmouth Park will be open for an additional six days of live racing from Nov. 11-20 under the "Meadowlands at Monmouth" meet banner.
Trainer Kelly Breen confirmed Oct. 12 that the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) will be the next start for Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Ruler On Ice.
Prospective Monmouth Park lessee Morris Bailey and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority continue negotiating a deal that apparently has hit a snag.
Jockey Carlos H. Marquez Jr. was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center after being injured when his horse Break the Glass went down during the running of the third race Sept. 5 at Monmouth Park.
She Digs Me, a son of Henny Hughes, blows the doors off his rivals in the six-furlong Sapling Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth, winning by 6 1/4 lengths.
Right One, winner of the Jaipur Stakes (gr. IIIT) in July, returns as the one to beat in the $100,000 Cliff Hanger (gr. IIIT) Sept. 4 at Monmouth Park.
Quiet Giant, off a strong victory at Monmouth Park a month ago, looms a tough customer in the Sept. 3 Hill 'n' Dale Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II), but the race lured a solid field of nine.
Monmouth Park dodged serious damage during the worst of Hurricane Irene, which hit New Jersey and caused evacuations, road closures, and flooding.
Several racetracks in the Mid-Atlantic region already have canceled racing and full-card simulcasts for Aug. 27-28 as Hurricane Irene heads up the East Coast from Florida and the Carolinas.
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey has filed an appeal in connection with Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a decision by the New Jersey Racing Commission to award $15 million in purse supplements.
Frank Calabrese's Where's Sterling wore down Southern Ridge in mid-stretch and went on to record his first stakes win Aug. 20 in the $252,500 Philip H. Iselin (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.
Alma d'Oro, a stakes winner in his last start, will make his first trip to Monmouth Park Aug. 20 for the $250,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III).
WinStar Farm's Savvy Supreme made her two-turn debut a winning one in the $159,000 Monmouth Oaks (gr. III), as she dug in late to hold off favored Miss Valentine Aug. 13 at Monmouth Park.
Trainer Bob Baffert said Aug. 1 that Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Coil emerged from the race without any problems and is being considered for the Aug. 27 Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.
Yummy With Butter, winning his first race in nearly two years, ran away from Sayif late to take the Oceanport Stakes on the Monmouth Park lawn july 31.
On July 31 at Monmouth Park, Shackleford will try to stamp himself as the division leader when he leads a field of eight in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I).
Locally-based Get Serious has been off form this season but will try to get back to his winning ways when he goes for his third straight victory in the $200,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 31 at Monmouth Park.
Nine-year-old New Jersey-bred Who's the Cowboy, a seven-time stakes winner, passed the $1 million mark in earnings when he won an allowance optional claiming event at Monmouth Park July 25.
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Monmouth Park was among several northeastern tracks to cancel live race cards for Saturday, July 23 due to the extreme heat that continues to plague the region.
Apprentice jockey Alice Cartwright fractured her right hand July 16 when she was unseated by her mount Angels Way just prior to the fourth race at Monmouth Park.
Delores Wagner's Caffe D'Oro set a new course record of :54.57 for five furlongs on turf at Monmouth Park on July 15.
Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City will sponsor this year's running of the $1 million Resorts Haskell Invitational scheduled for July 31, officials said.
Monmouth Park officials said July 14 they're expecting a field of at least eight for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) set for July 31 at the New Jersey racetrack.
Winless since August, 2009 and dismissed at 15-1 against an accomplished field, Kensei sprung a big upset in the $200,000 Salvator Mile (gr. III) when he came from off the pace under Edgar Prado to win July 2 at Monmouth Park
Chuck C. Lopez, a fixture at Monmouth Park since he started riding 32 years ago, scored the 4,000th winner of his career in the first race Saturday, July 2 when he piloted Duffy's Tavern to a gate-to-wire victory.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a move by the state Racing Commission to provide $15 million in state subsidies for Thoroughbred and harness racing purses.
The New Jersey Racing Commission, in what could end up being nothing more than a symbolic gesture, has divvied up $15 million in casino money that would be used for purses in 2012 should Gov. Chris Christie approve.
Morning Line, winner of the seven-furlong Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct in his last start, heads a field of seven in the Salvator Mile Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.
Prospective Monmouth Park lessee Morris Bailey has reached an agreement with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, moving the process closer to fruition, the Newark Star Ledger reported June 22.
A Senate committee in New Jersey moved legislation June 20 that would allow the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to jointly operate Monmouth Park and Meadowlands pending licensing of lessees.
A Senate committee in New Jersey is scheduled to address legislation June 20 that would allow the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to jointly operate Monmouth Park and Meadowlands pending licensing of lessees.
Negotiations regarding the lease of two New Jersey racetracks by private operators continued June 1, the date state officials had set to wrap up the transfers.
Mrs. Alec Head's Denomination, a grade III winner earlier this season, takes on six filly and mare rivals in the $150,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Memorial Day at Monmouth Park.
Jockey Carlos H. Marquez Jr. was taken to Monmouth Medical Center after being injured in the starting gate prior to the fifth race May 22 at Monmouth Park.
Atlantic City Race Course would receive close to $1 million for capital improvements in 2012 under a proposal released May 19 by state lawmakers from a legislative gaming committee.
Monmouth Park announced that the current meet that began May 14 will run for 71 days, concluding Sun., Nov. 6.
Expectations always were great for the handsome colt with the fancy pedigree.
New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials said they were pleased with the numbers for opening weekend -- when compared with 2009 statistics and not those recorded last year for the "$50 million elite meet."
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed off on lease agreements for Monmouth Park and Meadowlands effective June 1, but pressing issues remain.
Meadowlands in New Jersey will remain open through May as negotiations continue on a long-term lease of the facility.
A group of mutuel tellers has agreed to meet April 20 with the would-be lessee of Meadowlands, offering some hope the New Jersey racetrack will remain open for live racing and full-card simulcasts.
A racetrack whose obituary was written more than 10 years ago finds itself in the odd situation of being the most stable track in New Jersey -- for now at least -- as it prepares to open its 65th season April 28.
Barring a reversal by mutuel clerks that refused to vote on a proposal for wage concessions, it appears Meadowlands in New Jersey will not reopen for harness racing in May and the track's simulcast operation will shut down.
The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority confirmed April 11 it is negotiating with developer and casino owner Morris Bailey for the lease of Monmouth Park.
As expected, purses won't be nearly as high as they were last year when Monmouth Park begins its 2011 meet May 14.
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