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All Races

Race #
Name
Purse
Distance
Sex
# Horses
Surface
Time
 
1
Claiming 8.0K
$24000
6F
Gelding & Colt
8
Dirt
00:50
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2
Maiden 10K
$17000
6F
Filly & Mare
9
Dirt
13:15
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3
Claiming 7.5K
$21000
6F
Gelding
12
Dirt
13:43
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4
Maiden
$45000
1M
Colt & Gelding
10
Turf
14:09
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5
Stake
$75000
1M
Filly & Mare
9
Dirt
14:35
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6
Maiden
$59375
6F
Gelding & Filly & Colt
11
Dirt
15:01
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7
Stake
$75000
11/16M
Gelding & Colt & Horse
8
Turf
15:27
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8
Claiming 16K
$50000
6F
Filly & Mare
10
Dirt
15:53
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9
Maiden 20K
$19000
11/16M
Filly & Mare
7
Turf
16:20
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10
Claiming 16K
$50000
1M
Colt & Gelding
11
Dirt
16:46
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11
Stake
$75000
5F
Filly & Mare
8
Turf
17:12
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About Monmouth Park

Dubbed “The Shore’s Greatest Backstretch,” Monmouth Park is now the only thoroughbred track that runs regularly in the state of New Jersey.  The track has a storied and steep history with the $1M Haskell Invitational being the track’s centerpiece race. Monmouth hosted a Breeder’s Cup in 2007.  Given its close proximity not only to tracks on the NYRA circuit but also to Parx and Delaware Park, the Monmouth Park stable gate is a busy place with horses shipping in and out.

Monmouth Park’s main track is 8 furlongs or 1 mile.  Its turf course is 7 furlongs but has a turf chute for races over 1 mile.

Monmouth Park Track History

Monmouth Park has been a Shore tradition since 1870. Three buildings have carried the name Monmouth Park in the last 139 years. Monmouth Park’s long and storied history dates back to July 30, 1870, when the track opened, just three miles from Long Branch.

Due to the high caliber of its racing, Monmouth Park achieved distinction as the “Newmarket of America”– a reference to the famed racecourse in England. Three years after the first Monmouth Park was opened, financial difficulties forced the track to close.

Racing returned to Monmouth Park under a syndicate of George L. Lorillard, D.D. Withers, G.P. Wetmore, and James Gordon Bennett. They spent four years restoring the grounds and rebuilding the grandstand and in 1882, the rebuilt Monmouth Park opened its gates. In 1891, the Monmouth Park meet was moved to Jerome Park and Morris Park while state legislation tried to suppress pari-mutuel wagering. The state was ultimately successful, and on March 21, 1894, banned wagering on horses. The track was closed and the land sold. Racing would not return for over 50 years.

On June 19, 1946, for the third time and after a 53-year hiatus, Monmouth Park reopened its doors. Under the new leadership, the Monmouth Park Jockey Club was born.

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority purchased Monmouth Park in 1986 and many of the historic, century-old stakes races were reinstated, with the Monmouth Cup, inaugurated in 1884, renamed the Philip H. Iselin Handicap.  Currently, the track is owned and operated by Darby Road LLC, a conglomerate of New Jersey horsemen.

Monmouth Park Configuration and Track Bias

Monmouth Park is known as being a speed-favoring track on the dirt.  Horses that rely on gate speed and bolting to the lead in the early stages of the race, whether it be sprint or route, often times come home first.  Monmouth Park’s turf course can play the opposite with closers having an advantage.  Monmouth Park is usually quick to move races from the turf so bettors will seldom see a turf course rating below good.

Winning Post Positions

Early on in the Monmouth Park meet, winners have been coming more from the outside stalls.  While this is a relatively small sample size, the trend has been prevalent at Monmouth Park for years.  The rail is anything but golden in sprint races.

Monmouth Park Racing Season

In recent years, due to slot machines in Delaware and Pennsylvania, Monmouth Park’s graded stakes calendar has taken a hit.  Now that sports betting is legal in the Garden State, look for it to make a comeback.  For the current season, there are 11 graded stakes and 2 Grade I events: the United Nations for older horses on the turf and the Haskell Invitational for three year olds on the dirt.

Monmouth Park Track Contact Information

175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, NJ
732-222-5100
Website: www.monmouthpark.com

Monmouth Park Best Jockeys and Trainers


Top Jockeys
Jockey Races Win Rate Place Rate Show Rate
Lopez Paco 189 30.16% 46.56% 59.79%
Bravo Joe 144 27.08% 42.36% 53.47%
Ferrer Jose C 257 22.18% 34.24% 41.63%
Juarez Nik 183 15.85% 27.32% 43.17%
Peterson Ferrin 310 13.23% 22.90% 33.23%
Garcia Wilmer A 250 12.40% 14.40% 20.00%
Diaz Jr Hector Rafael 335 12.24% 20.30% 30.75%
Gallardo Antonio A 228 11.84% 18.86% 29.82%
Vargas Jr Jorge A 168 8.33% 30.95% 41.07%
Torres Jomar 180 7.78% 12.22% 18.89%
Top Trainers
Trainer Races Win Rate Place Rate Show Rate
Cibelli Jane 37 56.76% 56.76% 75.68%
Wilson Tony 28 50.00% 50.00% 50.00%
Brown Chad C 31 45.16% 45.16% 77.42%
Breen Kelly J 137 39.42% 39.42% 54.74%
Dini Michael 30 26.67% 26.67% 46.67%
Milne Joan 35 25.71% 25.71% 48.57%
Margotta Anthony R 30 23.33% 23.33% 40.00%
Ryan Derek S 31 22.58% 22.58% 22.58%
Ortega Leopoldo M 73 21.92% 28.77% 28.77%
Sacco Gregory D 111 20.72% 20.72% 43.24%

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