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Monmouth Park, Woodbridge OTB Open for Simulcasting

Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Oceanport, N.J. – Several days after Hurricane Sandy blew through the Jersey Shore, Monmouth Park and Woodbridge OTB have reopened for simulcasting; however, the live Thoroughbred meet at the Meadowlands is canceled for the remainder of the season, which was to run through Saturday, Nov. 3.

            “As of now, we are unsure of the extent of the damage at Monmouth Park,” said Bob Kulina, president of Darby Development LLC, operator of the racetrack.  “We were extremely lucky that no people or horses were injured during the storm, or its aftermath.  Property damage, however, is yet to be ascertained.

            “The racing surface itself needs to be evaluated and therefore we have canceled all training for the year.  The stable area will close as quickly as possible to facilitate a complete diagnosis of any damage to the barns.”

            Monmouth Park, located just one mile west of the Atlantic Ocean, did see downed trees and a power outage, the latter of which was restored on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

            The racetrack anticipates being able to offer full-card simulcasting of this year’s Breeders’ Cup on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3.

            For more information, visit www.monmouthpark.com or call 732-222-5100.

           


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