Monmouth Park Race Track

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Monmouth Park Track Facts

  • Address: 175 Oceanport Ave Oceanport, NJ 07757
  • Phone: (732) 222-5100
  • Main track (dirt): 1 mile, oval
  • Width of track: 100 feet
  • Composition: 12 inches of aggregate sand drainage and 12 inches of crushed traprock screenings. The cushion is five inches of Racetrack B Mix, composed of 83-percent sand and 17-percent loam.
  • Turf course: 7 furlongs with two chutes – one for five and a half-furlong races, and the other for 1 1/16-mile and 1 1/8-mile races
  • Length of stretch from last turn to finish line: 990 feet
  • Width of horse racing track: 90 feet wide its entire circumference, with the chutes each 100 feet wide
  • Banking: 2 percent on the straightaways and 5 percent on the turns
  • Composition: Mixture of four kinds of bluegrass and Manhattan 2 rye grass

2021 Monmouth Park Stakes Schedule

The racing season for Monmouth Park typically runs from mid-May through to the beginning of September. Purses for the top stakes races range from $60,000 to $1,000,000. The marquee races at Monmouth are the Haskell Invitational and the United Nations Stakes.

DatePurse & Race NameRestrictionsDistance / Surface
05/28/2021 $100,000 Jersey Derby3YOOne Mile / Turf
05/29/2021 $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes3+Six Furlongs / Dirt
05/30/2021 $75,000 Politely StakeF&M 3+Five Furlongs / Turf
05/31/2021 $75,000 Spruce Fir Handicap (NJB)F&M 3+Six Furlongs / Dirt
06/05/2021 $150,000 G3 Monmouth Stakes3+One Mile and One Eigth / Turf
06/06/2021 $100,000 Lady's Secret StakesF&M 3+One Mile and One Sixteenth / Dirt
06/12/2021 $150,000 G3 Salvator Mile3+One Mile / Dirt
06/13/2021 $150,000 Pegasus Stakes3YOOne Mile and One Sixteenth / Dirt
06/19/2021 $75,000 Get Serious Stakes3+Five Furlongs / Turf
06/20/2021 $150,000 G3 Eatontown StakesF&M 3+One Mile and One Sixteenth / Turf
06/26/2021 $75,000 Boiling Springs Stakes3YO FilliesOne Mile and One Sixteenth / Turf
06/27/2021 $75,000 Smart N Classy Handicap (NJB)F&M 3+One Mile / Dirt
07/03/2021 $75,000 Regret StakesF&M 3+Six Furlongs / Dirt
07/04/2021 $75,000 John J. Reilly Handicap (NJB)3+Six Furlongs / Dirt
07/10/2021 $75,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes3YO FilliesFive and a Half Furlongs / Turf
07/11/2021 $75,000 My Frenchman Stakes3YOHalf and a Half Furlongs / Turf
07/17/2021 $1,000,000 G1 Haskell Stakes3YOOne Mile and One Eighth / Dirt
07/17/2021 $500,000 G1 United Nations Stakes3+One Mile and Three Eighths / Turf
07/17/2021 $300,000 G3 Monmouth Cup3+One Mile and One Eighth / Dirt
07/17/2021 $250,000 G3 Molly Pitcher StakesF&M 3+One Mile and One Sixteenth / Dirt
07/17/2021 $150,000 G3 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes3+/F&MOne Mile and One Eighth / Turf
07/17/2021 $75,000 Wolf Hill Stakes3+Five and One Half Furlongs / Turf
07/18/2021 $75,000 Jersey Girl Handicap (NJB)F&M 3+One Mile / Turf
07/24/2021 $75,000 Irish War Cry Handicap (NJB)3+One Mile / Turf
07/25/2021 $75,000 Tale of the Cat Stakes3YOOne Mile and One Sixteenth / Turf
07/31/2021 $200,000 G3 Monmouth Oaks3YO FilliesOne Mile and One Sixteenth / Dirt
08/01/2021 $75,000 Colleen Stakes2YO FilliesFive Furlongs / Turf
08/07/2021 $75,000 Tyro Stakes2YOFive Furlongs / Turf
08/08/2021 $100,000 Oceanport Centennial Stakes3+One Mile and One Sixteenth / Turf
08/14/2021 $75,000 Incredible Revenge StakesF&M 3+Five and One Half Furlongs / Turf
08/15/2021 $75,000 Jersey Shore Stakes3YOSix Furlongs / Dirt
08/21/2021 $200,000 G3 Philip H. Iselin Stakes3+One Mile and One Sixteenth / Dirt
08/22/2021 $75,000 Rainbow Heir Stakes3+Five and One Half Furlongs / Turf
08/28/2021 $100,000 Miss Liberty StakesF&M 3+One Mile and One Sixteenth / Turf
08/29/2021 $100,000 Charless Hesse III Handicap (NJB)3+One Mile and One Sixteenth / Dirt
08/29/2021 $100,000 New Jersey Breeders' Handicap (NJB)3+Six Furlongs / Dirt
08/29/2021 $100,000 Eleven North Handicap (NJB)F&M 3+Six Furlongs / Dirt
09/04/2021 $100,000 Red Bank Stakes3+One Mile / Turf
09/05/2021 $100,000 Sapling Stakes2YOOne Mile / Dirt
09/06/2021 $100,000 Sorority Stakes2YO FilliesOne Mile / Dirt
09/11/2021 $75,000 Rumson Stakes3+Five Furlongs / Dirt
09/12/2021 $75,000 Precious Passion Stakes3+One Mile and One Half / Turf
09/18/2021 $75,000 Pinot Grigio Handicap (NJB)F&M 3+Five Furlongs / Turf
09/19/2021 $75,000 Joey P. Handicap (NJB)3+Five Furlongs / Turf
09/25/2021 $100,000 Violet StakesF&M 3+One Mile and One Sixteenth / Turf
09/26/2021 $75,000 Smoke Glacken Stakes2YOSix Furlongs / Dirt

Monmouth Park Race Track History

Monmouth Park Racetrack is located in Oceanport, New Jersey. First opening in 1870, Monmouth Park is currently owned by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA). The venue is known affectionately as The Shore’s Greatest Stretch and hosts concerts, music festivals, and other forms of family friendly entertainment.

When the state legislature attempted to ban pari-mutuel wagering, the races moved to Jerome Park and Morris Park and racing would disappear from the Shore for over 50 years. Reopened in 1946, Monmouth Park live racing once again became a fixture on the summer social scene with many of the nation’s best horses attracted to races like the Molly Pitcher, the Monmouth Cup, and the Lamplighter.

Today, the backstretch not only houses approximately 1,600 horses in 38 barns, but also serves as a small community for the horsemen and track employees. Located in the center of the backstretch is an area called “The Quadrangle.” Here we find the Frenchman’s Kitchen, where the motto is “Eat your betting money, but never your eating money.”

The horse racing track’s grandstand is capable of seating 13,000, while the clubhouse can seat 5,000 people. The track offers a free wagering seminar daily at noon. Monmouth also offers its “Dawn Patrol,” a popular tour that occurs on Thursday and Friday mornings from June to August. The two-hour tour includes a tram ride, horse-training session, visit with jockeys and a discussion of the track’s history.

Monmouth also offers Family Day on Sundays. With clowns, face painting, pony rides, and other activities, children can enjoy the day at the races. Monmouth offers a wide array of dining options, including: The Salvator Bar and Grill, The Dining Terrace, Lady’s Secret Café, Paddock Sports Bar, Monmouth Café, The Clubhouse, Turf Club and the Rivalry Room.

Monmouth Park Racetrack played host to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships of thoroughbred horse racing on October 26th and 27th, 2007. The 11-race event concluded with the 24th running of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, where Curlin reigned supreme.