Middlesex County Sports

Jockey Maria Scaldaferri to make Monmouth debut June 11

OCEANPORT – Trainer Luis Carvajal has a simple explanation for giving so many unproven – and often inexperienced – jockeys a chance with his horses. “When you do good things for people it eventually comes...
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Goldan leads Saint Joseph Metuchen to seventh Greater Middlesex Conference Championship

When Andrew Goldan woke up on June 6, the junior right-hander for the Saint Joseph High School baseball team in Metuchen was “ready” to take the rubber and lead the Falcons to a Greater...

Altaf handles jump to stakes company by winning Lady’s Secret Stakes

OCEANPORT – No matter what challenges trainer Chad Brown throws at the lightly raced Altaf, she seems to handle each one more easily than the last. Facing stakes company for the first time in her...

Holmdel’s Krause wins 2021 Garden State Classic at Wall Stadium

WALL TOWNSHIP - Defending Modified stock car driving champion Andrew Krause continued his 2021 regular season domination on June 5 by winning the 61st running of the 125-lap Garden State Classic at Wall Stadium...

Trainer Thomas hoping for firm turf for Corelli in $150,000 Monmouth Stakes

OCEANPORT - Five starts after getting Corelli, trainer Jonathan Thomas believes he has finally found the key to success for the 6-year-old gelding. At least he hopes he has. A winner in his 2021 comeback...

Breen to send out a pair of ‘babies’ as Monmouth holds first 2-year-old races

OCEANPORT – This is the part of training thoroughbreds that runs the gamut of emotions for Kelly Breen, with equal parts of anticipation, excitement and anxiety. Monmouth Park will hold its first 2-year-old races of...

Wall Stadium Modifieds ready for Garden State Classic on June 5

WALL TOWNSHIP - Many of the top drivers in asphalt Modified stock car racing are expected to compete in one of the most prestigious events in Modified stock car racing as Wall Stadium Speedway...

Breen well positioned to repeat as leading trainer at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT – With Hall of Fame trainers Todd Pletcher, Steve Asmussen and Jerry Hollendorfer – along with future Hall of Famer Chad Brown – all having a formidable presence on the Monmouth Park backstretch...

Tickets for TVG.com Haskell Stakes to go on sale June 6

OCEANPORT – Tickets for the TVG.com Haskell Stakes, the centerpiece of the Monmouth Park thoroughbred meet, will go on sale starting June 6 at 11:30 a.m. The 54th edition of the Grade 1 Haskell Stakes...

Sacco eyes fast start at Monmouth with It Can Be Done in Jersey Derby

OCEANPORT – Now in his 33rd year as a trainer, Gregg Sacco knows that success or failure on the opening weekend of a new meet generally doesn’t mean much in the long term. But...

Krause earns third straight Wall Stadium victory

WALL TOWNSHIP - Defending Modified stock car driving champion Andrew Krause earned his third straight feature race win in as many starts on May 22 at Wall Stadium Speedway. The Holmdel resident started sixth...
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Old Bridge wrestler captures second girls state wrestling title

Back when Gabby Miller was a youth wrestler in the Jamesburg Recreation Wrestling program, she remembers asking her father, Jeffrey, one evening if she could be a high school state champion someday. Even though the...
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South Brunswick athlete lauded for academic, athletic accomplishments at Penn State

Penn State Brandywine softball senior Haley Grossi received the John S. Egli Award as the top female student-athlete in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC). On May 19, the Monmouth Junction resident received the...

98Strong helps college athletes monetize their name, image and likeness

A changing landscaping is occurring in collegiate athletics as pressure continues to mount on the NCAA about student-athlete’s ability to profit off their name, image and likeness. The list of states across the country that...

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