SO FAR THIS YEAR...
Anyone that is familiar with Monmouth AndyScoggin or anyone else care to weigh in. From a logistics angle,it is my favorite track in America. It is big enough to be a major track,yet small enough and convenient enough to get around without having to walk a mile ,like at CD or Belmont Park. Unfortunately the NY crowds are getting less and less as well as the Pennsylvania crowds.
If you think this is bad,can you imagine if they ran all week as other venues. But i do understand. I love Monmouth Park.
In order to put on many of their stakes races previously, they borrowed from the NJ Sports Authority a sizable amount of money. This Saturday Monmouth will provide guests with a free Miller Lite Grandstand Pass for the month of July with paid admission to the park.
Along with a full card of live racing, patrons can enjoy the VIP Hangout section, where beer specials, games, music, and giveaways will be on tap. Gates open at Admission for all men was free and over 1 million dollars was wagered. I've come to develop 2 theories based on yesterday's attendance numbers.
Track attendance would be higher accross the board if there was free admission everyday. Track attendance would be higher accross the board if Dad got to make the family plans every weekend! Father's Day at Monmouth: In addition, all fathers and those paying admission will receive an entry blank to win tickets to local sporting events, including baseball, football, basketball and more. Gates open on Sunday at The festivities will begin at 11 a.
There will be live music throughout the day as musicians compete in the Irish band and dance competitions, as well as the bagpipe and drum competition. The festival will also feature a special beer garden, as authentic Irish beers Guinness, Harp, and Smithwicks will be on tap. Gates open early at 10 a. All the simulcast action from Belmont Park will be beamed into Monmouth, with the first race from Elmont, N. Reservations now available for Belmont watch party in Monmouth's Turf Club: Guests will also be able to enjoy a full card of live racing at Monmouth Park.
Seating is limited and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis — no walk-ups. To make reservations guests can call for more information. Family Fun Day at Monmouth on Sunday: Gates open Sunday at Players may sign up at the Clubhouse or Grandstand entrance until 2: For more information, visit www. In addition, the pass will provide special access to the Miller Lite V.
Gates open this Sunday at Show All 28 Comments Mary Z. Maybe best if all parties are into the same card? Congrats on whatever scores. Andy and Brian,i think that you guys posted that you know the current Announcer at Monmouth Park. I like him alot,he has a crisp voice and picks up the horses in a very fast and accurate manner. The last race was pretty strange- she broke well but her jockey took her back only to come running at the end making up a few lengths on the leader.
That should set her up well for another finish underneath. This race looks to be pretty top-heavy. Heading Home has been facing some good competition. The winner of the allowance race two back followed that up with another win next out, and Owesaycanyousee, the third place finisher, took an optional claimer at Delaware last weekend at In the last race, Heading Home nearly stole it on the front end, though to be fair the turf course was extremely speed favoring that day, and winner Valedictorian looked best on paper.
She also gets welcome class relief, but the loss to the top choice lands her second here. This is a pretty competitive field of 5k beaten claimers. With one exception, other entrants in the field have had many starts and chances this year while this horse is still getting rolling.
It feels like a good spot to get a win. The solid workout on July 13 th backs up his case, as well as the switch to Paco Lopez. That race produced a final time of 1: Salsamatic also has been running closer to faster final times than others in here.
Keep an eye on the weather forecast after the 7 th race. Heavy rain and wind is forecast after 4: My selections in those races will be for turf only. And she wired the field on a track playing to closers according to the DRF. Her workouts have been sizzling at Keeneland preparing for this race. She spots weight to the other top contenders in the field. Wesley Ward has also yet to finish out of the exacta this meet.
Lots of positives to consider. A cutback to 5 furlongs should help her. Paco will look to gun her for the lead, but she will need to avoid getting into a suicidal speed duel with Pocket Book. Both are equally quick. Should a speed duel develop up front, 1 Billscrystalball could be the biggest beneficiary. This hard-knocking 8yo mare steps down a condition from n2x to n1x while returning to a ground-saving inside post. The speed figures fit as well.
The condition of this race is for horses which have started for a claiming price of 8k or less dating back to last year.
Be a Hero was running for 6, at Gulfstream in March, but has since rattled off two wins at the A solid bullet work on July 16 th adds to the appeal.
He consistently runs good efforts and fits well in this spot. Albin Jiminez should be able to secure a good stalking position behind the speed and could get first run on the leaders should Be a Hero be pressured on the front end. Rarely does this horse produce two poor efforts back to back. He should rebound off the five-length loss last time, as that was also his worst speed figure in five starts.
Two back she ran second to Miz Mayhem in the Cedar Key Stakes, who has since rattled off two more stakes wins in turf sprints.
She has also yet to finish out of the money in five lifetime starts. I really like her chances. She ran a winning race three back at Keeneland only to get run down by a very impressive Sirenusa, who has since taken two stakes and placed in another.
Elizabeth Darcy backed up that effort with an allowance win against older at Churchill before faltering in an OC40k N2X. She returns to 3yos today in a relatively soft stakes race save for Auldwood Lane. These two should put on a show as the clear top choices.
That race also came against allowance competition at Laurel, where the turf racing is deceptively competitive. In a race where turf sprint specialists are not abundant, at least she has competed in one and ran well against winners. His speed figures are also on par with the other top contenders in the field.
Cruz was able to feel him out last time.