Middlesex County Sports

Jockey and Jeans fundraiser scheduled for Sept. 11 at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT – Seventeen Hall of Fame jockeys – a list that includes former Monmouth Park leading riders Don Brumfield, Julie Krone and Craig Perret – will be on hand when the seventh annual Jockeys...

Sweezey: Training success is a team effort in thoroughbred racing

OCEANPORT - As he continues to balance divisions at Monmouth Park and Gulfstream, doing so well enough to be in the top 10 of the trainer standings at both tracks, J. Kent Sweezey is...

Groovy Surprise notches second straight stakes victory by winning Jersey Girl Handicap

OCEANPORT – Groovy Surprise apparently enjoyed her first stakes victory so much in her last start that she wanted to experience the feeling again. The 4-year-old filly broke alertly, set moderate early fractions and then...

DQ elevates Mandaloun to victory in TVG.com Haskell Stakes

OCEANPORT – Juddmonte Farms’ Mandaloun came from off the pace to earn his first Grade 1 victory in the 54th running of the $1 million TVG.com Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 17...

Monmouth Park announces return of several promotions

OCEANPORT – Several of Monmouth Park’s most popular events – including the Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival and the Classic Car Show and Oldies Day – are back on the calendar this summer following...
SCOTT FRIEDMAN

Metuchen resident receives award for coverage of Haskell Stakes

Matt Shifman, senior writer and assistant editor at Horse Racing Nation, has been named the winner of the 2021 Bill Handleman Award for outstanding coverage of last year’s TVG.Com Haskell Stakes. First presented in 2012,...

Chasing Artie surges to neck victory in My Frenchman Stakes

OCEANPORT – Chances are Chasing Artie won’t be available in a $15,000 claimer again any time soon. The Wesley Ward-trained gelding, dropped into a $15,000 maiden claimer to start the year, improved to 3-for-3 in...

Cilla wins $75,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT - Trainer Brett Brinkman’s initial reaction when the July 10 Blue Sparkler Stakes at Monmouth Park came off the grass? “I was happy,” he said. His second reaction? The realization that he still didn’t have an...

Krause wins Summer Thunder 100-lap race at Wall Stadium

WALL TOWNSHIP - Defending driving champion and current points leader Andrew Krause of Holmdel raced to victory in the Summer Thunder 100-lap Modified stock car race on July 10 at Wall Stadium Speedway. The hard...
PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREW HOPMAN

Old Bridge boys volleyball squad brings home third state championship in 2021 campaign

OLD BRIDGE - Embodying "mental toughness" would be the best way, in the words of Coach Andrew Hopman, to describe the frame of mind his Old Bridge High School boys volleyball team had this...

Brinkman has more experienced Cilla back for $75,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes

OCEANPORT - As much as trainer Brett Brinkman would like a definitive answer about whether his 3-year-old filly Cilla can turf or not, he won’t be disappointed if the featured $75,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes...

100-lap Modified ‘Summer Thunder’ race set for Wall Stadium on July 10

WALL TOWNSHIP - A 100-lap championship race paying $5,000 to the winner for the Modified stock cars will be presented on July 10 at Wall Stadium Speedway, Route 34, Wall Township. In addition to the...

Monmouth Park to increase purses; will add three live racing dates in September

OCEANPORT - Monmouth Park will increase purses across the board starting July 17 and is adding three live racing days on Fridays in September, racing secretary and director of racing John Heims announced. The purse...
PHOTO COURTESY OF MIDDLESEX COLLEGE

Middlesex College creates new men’s volleyball team 

  Middlesex College has received a $10,000 grant from the NJCAA Foundation and First Point Volleyball Foundation to start a new men’s volleyball program beginning in Spring 2022. The college was among 15 two-year institutions chosen...

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