Monmouth Park
Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport, New Jersey, 07757


Racing Dates: 2011-05-21 until 2011-11-20
Number of Racing Days: 94

RacetrackTrack Length: 1 Mile
Stretch Length:
Stretch Width: 100 feet
Infield Capacity: 50000
Clubhouse Capacity:
Grand Stand Capacity:
Parking Capacity: 14000
Price General Admission:
Price Clubhouse: $4
Price Turf Club:

Monmouth Park History

The Monmouth Park Racetrack was set in motion in 1870 on the site of Fort Monmouth parade ground. Initially, it was decided that thoroughbred flat-horseracing would be the prime importance in this racetrack. Within a short period, Monmouth earned popularity in pari-mutuel gambling. But, legislation barred pari-mutuel gambling in 1894 and the glorious days at Monmouth gradually ceased to be visible. Nearly fifty years after, the law went in favor of horse racing and the state legislature passed a bill in 1946.

The Monmouth Park started betting again from June 19, 1946. In 1986, The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority purchased Monmouth Park from its previous owners, the Monmouth Park Jockey Club. Monmouth Park\\\'s marquee event is the Haskell Invitational Handicap, named after Amory L. Haskell, who ran for the first time in 1986 as a handicap and was asked to participate into an Invitational Handicap in 1981. Monmouth Park showcased the Jersey Derby at Garden State Park until its closure in 2001. 2007 Breeder\\\'s Cup kicked off on 26th October at the historic tracks of Monmouth Park Racecourse.

More About Monmouth Park

Salvator Bar and Grill; Dining Terrace; The Lady\\\'s Secret Cafe; Picnic Area; Garden Room; Host Hotel: Holiday Inn at Tinton Falls; Photo Gallery; Virtual Tour.

Stakes GradePurse Date
United Nations Stakes1750,000July 06
Breeders Cup MileI2,000,000October 27
TVG Breeders Cup SprintI$2,000,000October 25
Haskell Invitational Handicap1$1,000,000July 31
Monmouth OaksIII$200,000August 15
Philip Iselin Stakes3250,000August 16
Molly Pitcher StakesII$300,000August 24
Red Bank StakesIII$150,000September 06
Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint$1,000,000October 24
Salvator Mile Handicap3$150,000July 05

How to get there:

If you want to come by Car you can take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 105, to Route 36 East. Follow signs to Monmouth Park. The NJ Turnpike connects with the Parkway at Woodbridge interchange, Exit 11. From the south and west, use the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 7A to I-195 east to the Garden State Parkway north, or Route 18 north to exit 13B. To come from Long Island or Brooklyn, take the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and Staten Island Expressway to the Outerbridge Crossing, to the Garden State Parkway south to Exit 105. If you come by Train, NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line provides hourly service to the Monmouth Park station featuring 10 stops every day. Boat is available only two days of a week – Saturday and Sunday, June 3 through September 3, the Seahorse Express cruises to beautiful Monmouth Park, departing the East 34th Street Pier Midtown at 10:30 am and Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan at 11:00 am.