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Monmouth Park Set For Mother’s Day Festivities

May 12, 2018

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  A competitive 11-race program, the debut of a $425,000 filly trained by Chad Brown and an assortment of promotions for Mother’s Day highlight Monmouth Park’s live racing card for Sunday, May 13. 

The Brown-conditioned Homefieldadvantage, a 3-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, will try to live up to the lofty price she fetched at the September 2016 Keeneland Sales in the fifth race, a Maiden Special Weight event at six furlongs. Joe Bravo, 13-time riding champion at Monmouth Park, has the mount. 

Homefieldadvantage is out of the mare Proud Pearl, who was second in the 2012 Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks and is a full sister to 2008 Kentucky Oaks winner Proud Spell. 

Act Now, a 3-year-old Street Sense filly, returns after a four-month layoff for trainer Alan Goldberg, headlining a $40,000 Allowance Optional Claimer that goes as the 10th race. The six-furlong das has attracted a field of seven. 

Act Now broke her maiden impressively in her debut at 2, but faltered in her only other career start on Jan. 6 at Gulfstream Park in the $75,000 Glitter Woman Stakes. 

As a nod to Mother’s Day, all ladies will be admitted free to the track, with the first 1,000 ladies also receiving free carnations. Additionally, there will be a Mother’s Day Champagne Bar outside the Grandstand in the paddock area. 

There will also be drawings for a Monmouth Mall shopping spree, Ed Sheeran tickets, jewelry, an Ocean Place spa trip and In the Garden flower shop. 

As is the case every Sunday of live racing it will also be Family Fun Day, with free clowns, face painters, a bounce house and pony rides for children 12 and under. 

Following the races, Chuck Lambert will provide the musical entertainment at the Beer Garden at Blu Grotto. The William Hill Sports Bar will offer post-race Happy Hour Specials as well. 

Post time is 12:50 p.m., with gates opening at 11:30 a.m. 

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