Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Charleston and Lexington coming to Lakewood.
A road trip that started with two wins at Greenville took a turn for the worst for the Lakewood BlueClaws as the Asheville Tourists and mother nature made for a messy swing through the southern half of the South Atlantic League. After Greenville won the last game of a three game set 12-1 Asheville won the first game of their series in a 14-10 thriller. A rain storm then rolled through the area canceling not only Saturday's game but a double dip on Sunday. The teams played a doubleheader on Monday with Asheville winning both games before the team returns home for seven games against Charleston and Lexington. First pitch on Wednesday is scheduled for 6:35 against the RiverDogs. It will also be a Kentucky Derby Preview Night and a chance to…
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Oceanport racetrack will kick off its 68th season on May 11.
Monday, February 4
As Monmouth Park gears up for its 68th racing season, it has introduced a new logo to commemorate its first calendar year under new management. The logo — a silhouette of a horse charging across the Oceanport racetrack — is modeled after 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and her winning run in that year’s Haskell Invitational. “It’s an exciting logo that marries Monmouth Park of the 19th century with that of the 21st,” said Bill Knauf, vice president of business operations. “While continuing to use the traditional green that has long been associated with Monmouth Park, the new logo adds an ocean blue creating the Monmouth Park summer atmosphere.” Monmouth Park opens for its 2013 season on May 11 and will feature 61 days of racing …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Donations still accepted at Thompson Park in Lincroft
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Monmouth County government's two remaining supply distribution sites will close at 5 p.m. today. Holy Family Church in Hazlet and Monmouth Park in Oceanport will discontinue operations while the county's third distribution site, Circle Factory Outlets in Wall, was shut down Friday. "The distribution sites have served our residents well over the past 11 days,” Sheriff Shaun Golden said. “We thank our partners and the volunteers who helped our residents through some difficult days.” However, donations are still being accepted at Thompson Park (805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and will be distributed directly to municipalities and nonprofit organizations. Towels and blankets are among the most frequently …
Friday, August 10, 2012
A Monmouth Park official calls professional sports leagues "hypocrites."
The four major professional American sports leagues and the NCAA have filed a lawsuit to block sports wagering in New Jersey. AOL/Sporting News.com's Fanhouse site reports that Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and the National Hockey League joined the NCAA, the governing body of collegiate sports, in filing a complaint in federal court in Trenton Tuesday to block proposed legislation that would legalize sports betting in the Garden State. According to a release put out by the NBA: The leagues and the NCAA assert that the state’s recently announced decision to offer sports betting violates long-standing federal law. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) became …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Federal law must be overturned before any legal wagers on sporting events are made.
Gov. Chris Christie is expected to sign off on three bills passed by the state Senate and Assembly Monday which amend the state constitution to allow for sports betting at New Jersey casinos and horse tracks and off-track wagering at bars and restaurants, according to a report by The Trentonian. However, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the federal law prohibiting sports wagering in all but four states, would have to be overturned before any bets could be placed on professional or collegiate games. Voters approved a nonbinding referendum to legalize sports betting by a nearly 2 to 1 margin in November. "These votes, by both houses of the legislature and the voters of New Jersey, mark the beginning of the end of …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Top area vendors and home improvement experts will take over the first floor of the grandstand to discuss projects with homeowners.
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- Greg Kulaga
Friday, October 14, 2011
Monmouth Park is hosting this fall's Jersey Home Expo on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16, featuring dozens of vendors and home improvement experts on the first floor of the grandstand. Some of the area's most knowledgeable and experienced providers will be on hand to discuss home improvement projects with homeowners in a casual atmosphere. Homeowners can chat with experts on "everything from solar, home energy savings, outdoor lighting, kitchens, flooring, plumbing, building, pools and spas, siding, windows, paint and décor,” according to Mike Wicklund, the event's promoter. Jersey 101.5 FM's Lou Russo is set to broadcast live from the expo from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, and Big Joe Henry will be there from 5 to 7 p.m. with the …