October 27, 2007 |
OCEANPORT, N.J. -- It rained on the first three races of the Breeders' Cup parade Friday and, with more wet weather expected today, trying to pick winners on the eight-race card may be more difficult than patrons at Monmouth Park trying to stay dry. No umbrellas are allowed because the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which operates Monmouth Park, believes umbrellas tend to obstruct other spectators' views.
January 9, 2007 |
Those who think eight Breeders' Cup races run on a single day are not enough can look forward to more. The Breeders' Cup announced Monday that it would expand from eight to 11 races in the fall, spread out over two days. The event, which is being held in New Jersey for the first time this year, will be run Oct. 26-27 at Monmouth Park in Oceanport.
July 11, 2003 |
Not many trainers win $750,000 races on successive weekends, but that's what is on the table for Todd Pletcher when he runs Harlan's Holiday on Sunday in the Hollywood Gold Cup. Harlan's Holiday is a mere 2-1 on Hollywood Park's morning line, the second choice behind Congaree at 8-5. When the Belmont Park-based Pletcher shipped Balto Star to Monmouth Park in New Jersey to win Saturday's United Nations Handicap, the 5-year-old gelding paid $76.
August 5, 2001 |
Although Hollywood Park would have preferred his return had come in last month's Swaps Stakes, Point Given will make his first start since his devastating win in the Belmont in the $1.5-million Haskell Invitational Handicap today at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. Owned by Prince Ahmed Salman's Thoroughbred Corporation and trained by Bob Baffert, Point Given should have little trouble winning for the eighth time in 12 starts and his third in a row.
August 6, 1992 |
Strike The Gold, who can clinch the $750,000 American Championship Racing Series bonus with a victory, was among 11 horses entered Wednesday morning for the $500,000 Philip H. Iselin Handicap at Monmouth Park. The 1 1/8-mile Iselin, the penultimate race in the ACRS, will be simulcast at Del Mar on Saturday afternoon. Post time is 1:40 p.m. PDT, and the first live race at Del Mar is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.
September 2, 1991 |
Black Tie Affair, who hadn't run in any of the American Championship Racing Series events this year, won his first Sunday, beating Southland-based Farma Way to the wire by a neck in the $500,000 Phillip H. Iselin Handicap at Monmouth Park.