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Monmouth Park

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General Information
Robert J. Kulina
175 Oceanport Ave
Oceanport, NJ 07757
Main Phone: 
(732) 222-5100
Racing Office: 
(732) 571-5530
(732) 571-5226
Owner Hospitality: 
Marybeth DiAngelo
(732) 571-5538
About Us: 

Monmouth Park’s long and storied history dates back to July 30, 1870 when the track opened, just three miles from Long Branch. The track was a result of the innovative ideas of New York businessman John F. Chamberlain, New Jersey Senate President Amos Robbins and Adams Express Company President John Hoey in an effort to increase summer trade for once bustling shore communities.   Their ploy worked, and Monmouth Park opened its inaugural five-day meet amid much national fanfare.  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. Due to its overwhelming popularity, a new racecourse was built adjacent to the existing track, and in 1890 the second Monmouth Park opened. Monmouth Park’s gates were not open for long. 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. 

Race Dates: 
2024 Live Racing Dates
May 11 2024 to Sep 15 2024
2024 Monmouth at the Meadowlands Meet
Sep 20 2024 to Oct 18 2024
Number of Race Days: 
Track Details: 
Track Surface: 
Conventional Dirt
Track Size: 
1 Mile
Track Surface: 
Turf Course
Track Size: 
7/8 Mile
Monmouth Park has passed the NTRA's certification for Safety and Integrity.
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