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"We're taking what we know worked in the past and coupling it with some new
and innovative ideas," said John Forbes, president of the NJTHA. "It will no
longer be business as usual at Monmouth Park. We will not shy from new ideas
and events that we hope prove popular with fans and horsemen alike. Our 2012
schedule is the first step in ensuring Monmouth Park's prominence within the
racing industry as we strive to enhance our simulcast appeal, develop a more
fan-friendly atmosphere and provide all patrons with world-class thoroughbred
Home of the $1 million Haskell Invitational, Monmouth will race 65 days with
an additional 10 programs at the Meadowlands for all-turf cards. There will
also be four twilight sessions on Thursdays in August, with a first post of
4 p.m. (ET).
"We're excited that the horsemen will control their own destiny and look
forward to working with them to build a long-term, sustainable racing industry
in the Garden State," stated Dennis Drazin and Bob Kulina, executives with
Monmouth Park's new management company.
Thoroughbred racing at the Meadowlands will be May 4 and 5, and Fridays and
Saturdays from Oct. 12 through Nov. 3.