Raceway & Race Tracks

Monmouth Race Track Freehold Raceway
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Monmouth Race Track is one of the prestigious race tracks in northeast and one of the oldest in the country. The Monmouth Race Track and its history date back to July 30, 1870. The Monmouth Park Race Track was a lucrative business investment between partners such as New York Businessman John F. Chamberlain, New Jersey Senate President Amos Robbins, and Adams Express Company President John Hoey. The three joined together, after

seeing an opportunity to bring the fine sport of horse racing to the New Jersey Shore and the tourists that flock to the beautiful NJ Beaches. Since Monmouth Park Race Track began it has been widely noted, and during the early period it was famously called the “Newmarket of America”, a phrase that likened the Monmouth Race Track to the famous racecourse in England.

monmouth racetrack njToday Monmouth Park Race Track hosts the $1 million dollar Haskell Invitational Handicap; the richest invitational thoroughbred horse race in North America. This renowned race takes place in early August in between the Triple Crown series events and the Breeder’s Cup. After drawing much attention regionally, the Monmouth Race Track was chosen to host the famous horse event, the Breeder’s Cup, in 2007 for the first time ever! This year Monmouth Park Race Track will host 94 days of live racing during the May through September racing season; gates open at 11:30am and the first race begins at noon. Monmouth Park Race Track has two tracks – a one mile oval and a turf course with seven furlongs; open Wednesday through Sunday.

Freehold Raceway in Freehold NJ is a half mile racetrack, and it has the distinction of being the oldest half mile racetrack in the United States. Established in 1853, Freehold Raceway became the home of the Cane Pace, a harness horse race that has been held annually since 1955. A year after starting Cane Pace, Freehold Raceway joined with two other tracks that host harness racing, one in Delaware and one in New York, and became the leg of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for pacers hosting the Cane Pace leg. The other races, the Little Brown Jug and the Messenger Stakes are also infamous harness racing events. Today, Freehold Raceway features live standard bred harness races for trotters and pacers from August through early June.

Visit Freehold Raceway and Monmouth Park Race Track while enjoying New Jersey Shore Vacations at the best Sea Girt Inn, The Beacon House. This gorgeous New Jersey Bed and Breakfast is located right near Sea Girt Beach and is just a stone’s throw from Spring Lake New Jersey. Enjoy the finest Spring Lake NJ Lodging at this B & B Spring Lake NJ, and plan fantastic New Jersey Shore Vacations; The Beacon House Jersey Shore Hotel is the only Bed and Breakfast in Sea Girt with a pool! Browse the rooms inside our B & B In Spring Lake NJ and learn more about the Beaches in NJ nearby. Fun vacation activities like Shopping Sea Girt at the Jersey Shore Outlet Stores, dancing the night away at The Parker House, enjoying the sights and sounds of the sea aboard a NJ Party Boat, entertaining a friendly bowling competition at Sea Girt Lanes, dining at the best Restaurant Sea Girt NJ and partying at all the hottest Jersey Shore Nightlife spots are all possible when you stay at The Beacon House New Jersey Shore Bed and Breakfast.