Independent Sports

American Sanctuary heading east for Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT – For trainer Christopher Davis to venture east to Monmouth Park, something he has done just once before in his brief career, there...

Lopez rides seven winners at Monmouth; caps day with Miss Liberty Stakes win

OCEANPORT – It may be true that records are made to be broken, but jockey Paco Lopez keeps tying his own one at Monmouth...

Dandeo makes history at Freehold Raceway

History was made at Freehold Raceway on opening day, Aug. 27, as 86-year-old Tony Dandeo became the oldest driver to win a race in...

Krause Memorial race winner will earn $7,127 at Wall Stadium

WALL TOWNSHIP - The season's highest paying Modified stock car race offering $7,127 to the winner will be in the spotlight this Saturday night,...

Belgrano has trainer Russo thinking big in Rainbow Heir Stakes

OCEANPORT – Frank Russo still shows up early every morning for hands-on work with his four-horse stable at Monmouth Park, a routine he has...

Duarte will send 2-year-old Hooky Player out for turf test on Aug. 27

OCEANPORT – With the days dwindling to allow enough time to get a 2-year-old turf runner ready for the $500,000 Nownownow Stakes on Sept....

Freehold Raceway will begin summer/fall harness meet on Aug. 27

Freehold Raceway will begin the summer/fall harness racing meet on Aug. 27 with a 10-race card. The summer/fall meet is generally headlined by the New...
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Lions ready for football battles in Shore Conference Independence Division

Middletown North High School football coach Steve Bush does not shy away from the fact that the Lions faced tough challenges in 2020 when...

Code of Honor impresses after layoff with victory in Grade 3 Iselin Stakes

OCEANPORT - Whatever plans trainer Shug McGaughey settles on going forward with Code of Honor, he now has the perfect set-up race behind him...

Sweezey counting on home track advantage for Phat Man in Iselin Stakes

OCEANPORT – To beat a horse like multiple Grade 1 winner Code of Honor in Saturday’s Grade 3 Philip H. Iselin Stakes at Monmouth...

Modified Twin 30’s and Sportsman Twin 25’s headline Wall Stadium action Aug. 21

WALL TOWNSHIP - Twin 30-lap feature races for the headlining Modified division and two Sportsman 25-lap races will headline the card on Saturday night...

Code of Honor set to return in Iselin Stakes after seven-month layoff

OCEANPORT – It’s not so much a new and improved version of Code of Honor who will make his return to the races in...
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Raritan Rockets ready to launch 2021 football campaign

HAZLET - Training camps are in full swing on high school football fields across the Shore Conference in Monmouth and Ocean counties and the...

Gonzalez making his presence felt as veteran trainer closes in on 1,000 career victories

OCEANPORT – There was a time early in the Monmouth Park meet when Claudio Gonzalez’s name was stuck near the bottom of the trainer...

Real Talk goes gate-to-wire to win Jersey Shore Stakes at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT – A few jumps out of the starting gate, jockey Paco Lopez knew he was a winner in the $100,000 Jersey Shore Stakes...

Introduced rallies to win Incredible Revenge Stakes at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT – It took a little longer than he might have preferred, but trainer Jorge Duarte Jr. has finally figured out the key to...

Duarte looking for ‘calmer’ Introduced to come up big in Incredible Revenge Stakes

OCEANPORT – When Introduced failed to live up to expectations in her first three starts of the year, trainer Jorge Duarte Jr. went searching...

Trainer Nunn continues to overcome physical setbacks

OCEANPORT – The worst year physically of trainer Doug Nunn’s life is heading toward being his best one professionally. Whether that’s coincidence or just...

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