OCEANPORT, N.J.— Sixty-one horses entered Tuesday for the opening six-race card of the Monmouth-at-Meadowlands all-turf meet that gets underway on Friday, Sept. 23.
The nine-day meet will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 23 through Oct. 22 with the exception of Saturday, Oct. 15, when Far Hills will feature its 101st steeplechase meet.
Post time for the Monmouth-at-Meadowlands cards is 7 p.m. Six races will be conducted nightly.
The opening night feature is a $45,000 allowance at a mile and a sixteenth. A field of nine has entered.
Five of the six races on opening night will be at 1 1/16th miles. The first race is a five-furlong dash.
The highlights of the abbreviated meet are the $75,000 Honey Bee Stakes on Friday, Oct. 7, and the $75,000 Born to Run Stakes on Friday, Oct. 14.
Monmouth Park concluded its 60-day meet on Sunday, Sept. 18, with Paco Lopez winning his ninth riding title at the track and Claudio Gonzalez finishing atop the trainer standings.
Monmouth Park Press Release