Monmouth Park Racetrack/Monmouth Park Charity Fund Close the NASDAQ Stock Exchange

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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OCEANPORT, N.J. – Monmouth Park Racetrack and the Monmouth Park Charity Fund were on-hand in New York City to close the NASDAQ Stock Exchange on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

            “It was a great honor to participate in the close of the NASDAQ,” said John Forbes, president of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.  “It was a terrific opportunity to showcase Monmouth Park and the Monmouth Park Charity Fund and all the work they do to help those in need in Monmouth County.”

Along with Forbes, pressing the closing bell were Nona Balaban, a trustee with the Monmouth Park Charity Fund, and Larry Collmus, track announcer at Monmouth Park and the voice of the Triple Crown.  They were joined by John F. Heims, Monmouth Park’s Media Relations Director, Mike Dempsey, Monmouth’s Director of Racing and jockeys and former jockeys Chris DeCarlo, Pedro Cotto Jr., Marland Suckie, Steve Sousonis and Walter Cicero.

Since its inception in 1947, the Monmouth Park Charity Fund, working in conjunction with Monmouth Park Racetrack, has raised and distributed nearly $10 million to Monmouth County non-profit organizations.

Wednesday’s NASDAQ exchange closed at 2,850.12 up 11.04 points.