Tag: Monmouth Park

5,000 Fans Flock To Track Friday

OCEANPORT – Excitement for Sunday’s William Hill Haskell Invitational horse race and the appearance of Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah is heightening as crowds converged on Monmouth Park on Friday...

July 31, 2015 | comments

Pharoah Selected for Fourth Position

By John Burton OCEANPORT – The 48th running of the William Hill Haskell Invitational marks a number of firsts for Monmouth Park and thoroughbred racing in New Jersey. This year’s race,...

July 30, 2015 | comments

American Pharoah To Race Before Record Crowd

OCEANPORT – The waiting is over and New Jersey and the world will get to see reigning Triple Crown champion American Pharoah Sunday in the 48th renewal of the Grade 1...

July 30, 2015 | comments

Meet The Clerk of Scales, Steve Sousonis

At time former Monmouth Park jockey Steve Sousonis feels like a hotel concierge or club manager, at others a fitness trainer and advisor/mentor and even, occasionally, like the fix-it guy. After...

July 24, 2015 | comments

American Pharoah To Run In the Haskell, Aug. 2

SUPER HORSE AMERICAN Pharoah – who re-introduced the American public to the excitement of thoroughbred racing – has accepted Monmouth Park’s invitation to be the headliner in the August 2,...

July 9, 2015 | comments

At Monmouth Park – It All Starts Here

  AT MONMOUTH PARK, it starts here. For some 700 races this season, the horses won’t leave the gate until John Daniels (known at the track as JD) says so....

June 27, 2015 | comments

Monmouth Park’s annual Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival will be held May 2...

Monmouth Park’s annual Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival will be held May 23-25. This photo is from last year’s event. COURTESY MONMOUTH PARK

June 25, 2015 | comments

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah Expected to Run in Monmouth Park’s Haskel...

American Pharoah, the three-year-old thoroughbred star who has captured the hearts of racing and non-racing fans alike may spend part of his summer at the Jersey Shore. It’s expected, but not...

June 19, 2015 | comments

Paco Lopez – A Young Rider Who Only Gets Better

  Not yet 30 – but riding since age 12 – with a face that could pass as a teenager and a 9 to 5 smile, five foot, 113 pound...

May 31, 2015 | comments

Bugler Brothers Announce Call to Post

OCEANPORT – John and Joe Luckenbill share a bugler’s dream. They play the large post horn at Monmouth Park, dressed in a fitted red jacket and white pants. It’s a...

May 22, 2015 | comments

Monmouth Park Announcer’s Long Route to Oceanport

Frank Mirahmadi, Monmouth Park’s new PA announcer, doesn’t take no for an answer. A thoroughbred fan, Mirahmadi could imitate the calls of many legendary racing announcers as he sought to...

May 15, 2015 | comments

Lucky To Have Horse Racing Here

  I have mentioned previously that I’m Irish; my maiden name is Shaughnessy and I come from a very long line of horse breeders and sailors in Galway County, Ireland....

April 30, 2015 | comments

Retirement Planners for Thoroughbreds

The Monmouth Park racing season starts May 9th. Owners, trainers, handicappers and fans are watching closely to see who will be the new two-year-old stars and what veteran horses will...

April 30, 2015 | comments

Thrills – and Chills – at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT – Appren­tice jockey Jonathan Zayas captured his first career win by taking Monmouth Park’s fourth race on Saturday, Aug. 24, atop Saint Goldie Locs. “It’s thrilling,” said Zayas following...

August 30, 2013 | comments

Hotshot Horses Gallop into Haskell

By Brian Deakyne OCEANPORT – Super­latives like “biggest” and “richest” are in order for Sunday when the 46th running of the William Hill Haskell Invitational takes place at Monmouth Park....

July 26, 2013 | comments

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