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  • Trainer Bob Baffert will send out no runners in this year's Haskell.

    No Baffert Runner in 2006 Haskell

    Trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the Haskell (gr. I) three times, including last year with Roman Ruler, will not have a runner in the Aug. 6 Monmouth Park race this year.

  • Sign at Monmouth Park informs patrons that the track is closed for live and simulcast racing.

    Jersey Standoff Threatens Major Racing Day

    New Jersey racetracks were closed for live racing and simulcasting Thursday due to a continuing budget standoff in the state capital of Trenton. It was the first live card lost at Monmouth Park and the third at Meadowlands, which offers nighttime harness racing.

  • Flower Alley to Make Seasonal Debut in Salvator Mile

    Flower Alley headlines Saturday's $150,000 Salvator Mile (gr. III), the first graded stakes of Monmouth Park's 2006 season. It is the seasonal debut for the 4-year-old colt who won the 2005 Travers Stakes (gr. I) and finished second to 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Monmouth Kicks Off 2006 Season Saturday

    Monmouth kicks off its 61st season of Thoroughbred racing Saturday with 102 horses entered in 11 races, topped by the $60,000 Red Cross Stakes for fillies and mares.

  • Slew's Final Offspring Wins

    Maggie Slew, the final offspring of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, registered a 6 1/4-length maiden victory in Thursday's first race at Monmouth Park.

  • Ohio Derby Winner Palladio Joins Haskell Cast

    Canadian-based Palladio, winner of the Ohio Derby (gr. II), is scheduled to arrive at Monmouth Park Thursday evening for Sunday's $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I), which could draw as many as nine starters.

  • Belmont Stakes champ Afleet Alex faces seventeen as highweight in next month's Haskell Invitational.

    Afleet Alex Assigned 123 for Haskell

    Cash Is King's Afleet Alex, winner of two jewels of the Triple Crown this year, has been assigned highweight of 123 pounds for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. 1) Aug. 7.

  • Frankel String Stabled at Monmouth

    Trainer Bobby Frankel, second only to Todd Pletcher in 2005 earnings through last weekend with more than $7.5 million, has sent a division of his stable to Monmouth Park for the first time.

  • Monmouth Status as BC Host Site Threatened

    A complaint filed by the New Jersey Racing Commission against the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association could lead Breeders' Cup to nullify an agreement it has with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to host the 2007 World Thoroughbred Championships at Monmouth Park.

  • Monmouth Status as BC Host Site Threatened

    A complaint filed by the New Jersey Racing Commission against the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association could lead Breeders' Cup to nullify an agreement it has with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to host the 2007 World Thoroughbred Championships at Monmouth Park.

  • NATC Races to be Run at Monmouth

    The National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors announced that the 2005 NATC Futurities will be run Sept. 24 at Monmouth Park.

  • Monmouth Boosts Stakes Purses for 2005

    The 2005 Monmouth Park stakes schedule features $4.45 million in purses, highlighted by the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 7.

  • Monmouth Reports Substantial 2004 Gains

    Spurred by the largest single-day mutuel handle in the track's history, Monmouth Park showed across-the-board gains in betting and attendance for the 87-day 2004 meeting that came to a close Sunday.

  • Sapling Stakes winner Evil Minister faces Sapling place and show runners again in Sunday's Belmont Futurity.

    Sapling Trio Back in Belmont Futurity

    The one-two-three finishers in Monmouth's Sapling Stakes (gr. III) will line up against each other again Sunday in the Belmont Futurity (gr. II).

  • Janet Laszlo Receives Monmouth Award

    Janet Laszlo, a successful owner and breeder at Monmouth Park for the past decade, has been named the 2004 recipient of the Virgil "Buddy" Raines Distinguished Achievement Award.

  • Park Avenue Ball Vs. Pletcher Trio in Sapling

    Park Avenue Ball, winner of the local Tyro Stakes on July 31, tries graded stakes company for the first time in Saturday's $100,000 Sapling Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at Monmouth Park. Lining up with him in the gate will be a three-prong attack from trainer Todd Pletcher and Flash Stakes (gr. III) winner Primal Storm.

  • Ghostzapper Blows Away Rivals in Iselin

    He went by them so fast they might have thought he was a ghost. Ghostzapper sat off the pace and then blew by to win the Iselin Breeders' Cup Handicap at Monmouth Saturday by 10 3/4 lengths.

  • Illness Keeps Rock Hard Ten at Monmouth

    Rock Hard Ten, who finished sixth behind Lion Heart as the 4-5 favorite in Sunday's $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I), was still at Monmouth Park Wednesday morning, and will not ship home to California until he fully recovers from a slight illness that surfaced after the race.

  • Trainer Jason Orman, left, holds Rock Hard Ten while groom Jose Mejia gives him a bath Thursday at Monmouth Park.

    Lion Heart to Roar from Post 4 in Haskell

    Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith's Lion Heart, the 121-pound starting highweight for the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I), drew post 4 on Thursday for Sunday's race. He was quickly installed the 9-5 favorite for the $1-million Haskell, Monmouth Park's signature race of the season.

  • Meteor Storm tries for four in a row in United Nations.

    Streaking Meteor Storm Targets United Nations

    The streaking Meteor Storm will try to make Monmouth Park's $750,000 United Nations (gr. IT) July 3 his fourth straight victory, trainer Wally Dollase announced Saturday.

  • Jersey's Shore Thing: Monmouth Park Opens Season

    Monmouth Park, the resort racetrack located not far from the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey, will kick off its 2004 meet May 29 with three stakes, including the featured $100,000 Red Bank Handicap (gr. IIIT), and a very healthy purse structure boosted by a casino subsidy.

  • Jersey-Bred Program Gets Boost From Subsidy

    The New Jersey breeding program will benefit from a four-year agreement reached between New Jersey's Thoroughbred and Standardbred horsemen, as well as its casino industry, officials announced May 25 at a press luncheon at Monmouth Park to celebrate the May 29 opening of the 2004 racing season.

  • NJSEA Seeking Lease Offers for Meadowlands, Monmouth

    The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Wednesday voted to authorize the issue of an offering statement that seeks proposals for a long-term lease of the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park. The investment-banking firm of Lehman Brothers will serve as the advisor to the NJSEA in the development of the statement.

  • Eight Gals Expected for Saturday's Sorority

    This has been a good year for New York-breds racing outside of New York (think Funny Cide), and trainer Terri Pompay hopes to carry on the trend Saturday with Stand on Top in the $100,000 Sorority Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.

  • Dates Cut in New Jersey Opposed by Horsemen

    At a meeting of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association at Monmouth Park Wednesday night, horsemen opposed a proposal to cut September dates at the Oceanport track to 3 days per week in order to keep purses at the current $300,000 level.

  • Summer Colony, faces small field in Molly Pitcher.

    Summer Colony Highlights Small Molly Pitcher Field

    Summer Colony carries topweight of 120 pounds in Saturday's $300,000 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap. The race will be part of the NTRA Summer Pick 3 and will be televised live on CBS.

  • Jersey Derby Grade Reinstated; Jaipur Not

    The American Graded Stakes Committee has reviewed the status of two grade III stakes that were forced off the turf May 26, reinstating one and not the other.

  • Manning Seeks Second Consecutive Red Bank Victory

    Trainer Dennis Manning plans to enter Just Le Facts in Saturday's Red Bank Handicap (gr. III) on Monmouth Park's opening day, but he's hoping for rain. Also in his barn is last year's winner of the race, Key Lory, who has returned from retirement.

  • Jersey Plan for 2003: 100 Days, All at Monmouth

    After an acrimonious two years of fighting over dates, New Jersey horsemen and the quasi-state agency that runs Monmouth Park and Meadowlands are in the process of hammering out a deal that would reduce the number of live Thoroughbred dates in 2003 in order to maintain or improve the quality of the product.

  • Spain, after winning the La Brea Stakes.

    Spain Clear Favorite in Molly Pitcher Field

    Spain, the all-time leading earning filly or mare in North America, is the overwhelming choice in a field of only five entered for Saturday's Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Monmouth.

  • Oceanport Loses Grade III for This Year

    The June 15 Oceanport Handicap at Monmouth Park has lost its grade for this year. The Graded Stakes Committee routinely reviews the grades of races taken off the turf.