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Race #
Name
Purse
Distance
Sex
# Horses
Surface
Time
 
1
Maiden
$68750
11/16M
Gelding
8
Turf
00:15
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2
Claiming 25K
$31000
1M
Filly
6
Dirt
00:45
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3
Maiden
$55000
5F
Mare & Filly
7
Turf
13:15
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4
Claiming 7.5K
$20000
1M
Gelding & Colt & Mare
6
Dirt
13:45
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5
Allowance
$25000
11/16M
Gelding & Horse & Colt
8
Turf
14:15
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6
Maiden 25K
$25000
5F
Colt & Gelding & Filly
7
Dirt
14:45
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7
Claiming 30K
$30000
5F
Gelding & Colt
9
Turf
15:15
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8
Claiming 7.5K
$22000
1M
Gelding & Colt
8
Dirt
15:45
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9
Claiming 16K
$28000
11/16M
Gelding
8
Turf
16:15
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10
Maiden
$57500
11/16M
Gelding & Colt
7
Dirt
16:45
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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 313 26.52% 38.02% 51.44%
Ferrer Jose C 311 23.15% 34.08% 42.12%
Gallardo Antonio A 144 18.75% 25.00% 34.03%
Juarez Nik 237 16.46% 34.60% 47.68%
Peterson Ferrin 383 14.10% 21.93% 39.16%
Diaz Jr Hector Rafael 394 12.44% 22.08% 36.04%
Garcia Wilmer A 203 11.33% 13.79% 20.69%
Torres Jomar 248 10.48% 13.71% 21.77%
Vargas Jr Jorge A 150 9.33% 22.67% 34.00%
Mejia Tomas B 308 8.44% 14.29% 26.62%
Top Trainers
Trainer Races Win Rate Place Rate Show Rate
Carvajal Luis 52 42.31% 42.31% 71.15%
Brown Chad C 75 32.00% 53.33% 66.67%
Asmussen Steven M 42 30.95% 47.62% 61.90%
Breen Kelly J 210 29.05% 40.48% 61.43%
Russo Frank J 31 29.03% 41.94% 41.94%
Rodriguez Darien 32 28.12% 28.12% 28.12%
Wilson Tony 50 28.00% 28.00% 42.00%
Duarte Jr Jorge 56 26.79% 37.50% 37.50%
Milne Joan 35 25.71% 25.71% 48.57%
O'Connell Kathleen 52 25.00% 25.00% 63.46%

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