Heavy Favorite Hawkish Captures $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes By A Head Before An Opening Day Crowd Of 21,462 At Monmouth Park

Odds-on favorite Hawkish rallied from mid-pack to split horses in deep stretch and then held off the late-running Projected to capture the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes on Saturday as a crowd of 21,462 welcomed back thoroughbred racing to Monmouth Park. Full Story
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Trainer John Ortiz Hoping All Right Is Primed For A Big Effort in $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes As Monmouth Park Kicks Off 61-Day Meet On Saturday

The moment Monmouth Park released its 2019 stakes schedule with the $100,000 Cliff Hanger as the opening day feature trainer John Ortiz had the race circled for his accomplished turf runner All Right. Full Story
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Hawkish Sets Sights On $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes That Headlines Monmouth Park's Season Opening Card On Saturday

Even after 56 years as a trainer, James J. “Jimmy” Toner says he still is never quite sure how a horse will return following a lengthy layoff. That’s why Toner was “thrilled” to see Hawkish turn in such a sharp effort in the Grade 2 Appleton Stakes at Gulfstream Park on March 29 following nine months on the sidelines – a race that sets up the 4-year-old gelding nicely for the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes that headlines Monmouth Park’s opening day card on Saturday, May 4. Full Story
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Grade 2 Winners Hawkish, Projected Head Field For $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes On Monmouth Park's Saturday Opening Card

Grade 2 winners Hawkish and Projected head a field of eight turf runners for the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes that highlights Monmouth Park’s season opener on Saturday, May 4 – an eight-race card that coincides with simulcasting of the 145th Kentucky Derby. Full Story
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Force The Pass, Hawkish Among 23 Nominated For $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes On Monmouth Park's May 4 Opening Card

Defending race winner Force the Pass, who has a Grade 1 victory to his credit, and Grade 2 winner Hawkish were among 23 nominations for the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes, the feature on Monmouth Park’s opening day card on Saturday, May 4. Full Story
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Zhou Blows Doors Off Simulcast Series Challenge #4

Tony Zhou of Jersey City, NJ won big in the fourth qualifier of the 2019 Simo Series Challenge. Full Story
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Trainer Tony Wilson's Trio Of Horses First To Arrive As Monmouth Park Stable Area Opens

Tony Wilson said he wasn’t necessarily trying to be the first one on line with a trio of horses he shipped up from Florida when the Monmouth Park stable gate opened for the season at 6 a.m. on Friday. But the veteran trainer sees it as a good sign for the 61-day meet that gets underway on Saturday, May 4 – Kentucky Derby Day. Full Story
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Monmouth Park Taps Jason Beem As Fill-In Announcer Until Frank Mirahmadi Returns In Late June

Jason Beem, a veteran race caller with more than a decade of experience, will handle Monmouth Park’s announcing duties until the return of Frank Mirahmadi following the conclusion of the Santa Anita meet on June 23, general manager Bill Anderson announced. Full Story
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Dennis Drazin To Be Inducted Into Sports Betting Hall Of Fame

Dennis Drazin of Monmouth Park, who spearheaded the effort to make sports betting legal in New Jersey and ultimately throughout the United States, will be inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 25, in a ceremony that will be held in New York City, the organization announced. Full Story
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2019 Monmouth Park Meet to See 61 Days, $7.1 Million Stakes Schedule

Led by the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park is set to offer $7.1 million in stakes races when the track kicks off its 74th year of racing on Saturday, May 4. Full Story
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