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Labor Day Salute: Clocker Celebrates 50 Years Of Timing Workouts At Monmouth Park

For all of the considerable changes at Monmouth Park during the past 50 years, there remains one constant over that time: Gatha ‘Gate’ Artis is still in the clocker’s stand at 5:10 a.m. every day during the live meet keeping a watchful eye on horses working. This summer is his 50th year as a clocker at […]

Recent Claim Feast Steps Up And Wins Rumson In Stakes Debut

Five weeks after being claimed for $25,000, Feast became a stakes winner in his first try against loftier company. The speedy 5-year-old ridgling out-broke the field in Sunday’s $100,000 Rumson Stakes, was passed by 7-10 favorite Hollis at the one-eighth pole, and then dug in along the rail, surging back for a half-length victory in […]

‘She’s A Little Machine’: Vigilantes Way Rumbles Up Rail For Violet Stakes Win At Monmouth

After three frustrating near-misses to start her 5-year-old campaign, Vigilantes Way was able to break through on Saturday at Monmouth Park in a performance that trainer Shug McGaughey said “was overdue for her.” Taking advantage of a rail trip in the five-horse field of fillies and mares 3 and up, Vigilantes Way closed stoutly inside […]

Monday’s Mid-Atlantic Pick 4 Returns $1,910

Comedic Timing found an opening along the rail coming out of the final turn and then prevailed in a stretch duel with Cash Now before going on to a 1½-length victory in Monday’s featured $57,500 allowance at Monmouth Park. The winner was the third on the eight-race card for jockey Angel A. Rodriguez, who only […]

‘This Weekend Will Be Very Important’: Gonzalez Looks To Extend Lead For Monmouth Training Title, To Send Out Six Runners On New Jersey Festival Day For State-Breds

With all of the training titles Claudio Gonzalez has collected from Maryland over the past decade, it would be easy for him be blasé about the prospect of yet another one. Nothing could be further from the truth. The 45-year-old Gonzalez says the possibility of being the leading trainer at Monmouth Park for the first […]

Sacco-Trained Freedom Road’s ‘Professionalism’ Should Serve Him Well In Sapling

Of the eight colts entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Sapling Stakes for 2-year-olds at Monmouth Park, seven are coming off debut wins. Of those seven, six were well backed at the betting windows, with the longest shot among them going off 7-2. Then there’s Freedom Road. The Gregg Sacco-trainee was one of the biggest surprises on […]

17-Length Maiden Winner American Blaze Will Target Monmouth’s Sapling Stakes

There was plenty for trainer Ben Colebrook to like about American Blaze’s dazzling 17-length win in his career debut on July 30 at Ellis Park, but there was also one question left unanswered by the performance. Just how good is the Kentucky-bred son of American Freedom? Colebrook hopes to have a better idea following American […]

Hall Of Fame Jockey Ramon Dominguez Enjoying ‘Next Phase’ Of Life

The last time Ramon Dominguez was at Monmouth Park he was at the height of his illustrious career as a jockey, riding First Dude to a third-place finish in the 2010 Haskell Invitational. That seems like a lifetime ago for the National Racing Museum Hall of Famer and three-time Eclipse Award winner, who was back […]