Nine-day Meadowlands at Monmouth meet added to schedule

OCEANPORT – A nine-day Meadowlands at Monmouth Park meet will be added to the thoroughbred racing calendar starting on Preakness Day, Oct. 3, pending regulatory approval.

The announcement was made on Aug. 26, according to a press release.

Live racing will be held on Oct. 3-4 at Monmouth Park, and then every Wednesday and Saturday for the remainder of the month. There will be a special Columbus Day holiday program on Oct. 12.

The Meadowlands at Monmouth meet will feature a stakes schedule totaling $900,000, highlighted by the Grade 3 Monmouth Stakes at a mile-and-an-eighth on the turf on Oct. 10.

First race post time throughout October will be 12:50 p.m. Parking and admission are free.

Monmouth Park was originally scheduled for a 56-day meet starting May 2, but had that reduced to 37 days starting July 3 because of COVID-19. An additional live racing program was lost due to inclement weather, according to the press release.

The 2020 Monmouth Park meeting will end on Sept. 27.