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Nine-Day Meadowlands-At-Monmouth Park Meet To Be Added To Racing Schedule For October

August 26, 2020

A nine-day Meadowlands-at-Monmouth Park meet will be added to the Thoroughbred racing calendar starting on Preakness Day, Saturday, Oct. 3, pending regulatory approval, it was announced today.

Live racing will be held Oct. 3 and 4 at Monmouth Park and then every Wednesday and Saturday for the remainder of the month. There will also be a special Columbus Day holiday program on Monday, Oct. 12.

The Meadowlands-at-Monmouth meet will feature a stakes schedule totaling $900,000, highlighted by the Grade 3 Monmouth Stakes at a mile and an eighth on the turf on Oct. 10.

First race post time throughout October will be 12:50 p.m. Parking and admission are free.

Monmouth Park was originally scheduled for a 56-day meet starting May 2, but had that reduced to 37 days starting July 3 because of COVID-19. An additional live racing program was lost due to inclement weather.

The Monmouth Park meeting ends on Sunday, Sept. 27.

The stakes schedule for the Meadowlands-at-Monmouth Park meet:


3-Oct-20 Virgil “Buddy” Raines Stakes   $75,000 3 and up 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
4-Oct-20 Nownownow Stakes   $150,000 2 YO 1 Mile (Turf)
7-Oct-20 Lady’s Secret Stakes Listed $100,000 F & M 3 and up 1 1/16 miles
10-Oct-20 Monmouth Stakes G3 $150,000 3 and up 1 1/8 Miles (Turf)
12-Oct-20 Born to Run Stakes   $100,000 2 YO 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
14-Oct-20 Jersey Shore Stakes   $100,000 3 YO 6 Furlongs
17-Oct-20 Dan Horn Handicap NJ Breds $75,000 3 and up 1 1/16 miles (Turf)
21-Oct-20 Smart N Classy Handicap NJ Breds $75,000 F & M 3 and up 1 Mile
24-Oct-20 Pinot Grigio Stakes NJ Breds $75,000 F & M 3 and up 5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)