• Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 4 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 4 days ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 5 days ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 5 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 5 days ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 5 days ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 8 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 10 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 11 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 11 days ago

Monmouth Park Barn Notes - Sept. 12

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Trainer Gregg Sacco will send out Glass Art and Keep the Canoli in Saturday’s $40,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth with the former a proven turf runner over the Monmouth grass and the latter looking for his first turf score.

“I have so much respect for Glass Art,” said Sacco, who conditions the duo for the meet’s current leading owner, Red Oak Stable.  “He tries hard every time.  He’s had some minor issues in the past, but when he’s right, he’s real good.  He’s right right now and should put in a good showing on Saturday.”

A 5-year-old gelding by Hennessy from the Lasting Approval mare Yard Art, Glass Art enters Saturday’s mile and a sixteenth turf test off a third-place finish here on August 4.  Prior to that, he was a winner on July 7.

“He’s a horse for the course, that’s for sure,” Sacco said.  “He’s won four of nine on Monmouth turf and just loves it here.”

Glass Art’s younger stablemate Keep the Canoli will be making just his third career start on turf as the 3-year-old by Imperialism looks for the third win of his career.

“We gelded him just before his last race,” said Sacco.  “That was sprinting and we’re now going back to two turns.  He’s run in some very tough races this year and should fit well with this group.”

Keep the Canoli was stakes placed as a 2-year-old last year and has faced some of his division’s top runners, including Overanalyze in the Remsen (G2) last fall and Micromanage in the Long Branch this year.

Gabriel Saez has the call aboard Glass Art, who’s drawn the fence, while Jose Ferrer will be aboard Keep the Canoli from post seven.

The Saturday feature goes as race nine on a 10-race program.




With no lone ticket selecting all winners of Sunday’s last six races, the Jersey Shore Six carryover is now at $11,507.43 for Saturday’s race card.

The Jersey Shore Six, which made its debut at Monmouth this year, is a 10-cent base wager.  To win the jackpot, a ticket must have the winner of the last six races on the card and be the only one to have done so.  If more than one person has a winning ticket, they split 60% of the net pool with 40% going to the carryover. The Jersey Shore Six comprises the last six races of every card at Monmouth Park.




Sharp horse players will have the chance to test their skills on Sunday, Sept. 15, and there are two berths in the 2014 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas at stake.

There will be walk-up registration only for the $200 Monmouth Park/Woodbine Racetrack Handicapping contest, with $100 as the non-refundable entry fee and $100 as the tournament bankroll. There will be challenge wagering on the full cards from Monmouth and Woodbine only, with a maximum of two entries per person allowed.

Registration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at designated tables located inside the Clubhouse and Grandstand entrances on the day of the contest. For more information, contact Brian Skirka at bskirka@monmouthpark.com.






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