By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone
NHL Star Trevor VanRiemsdyk, a CBA graduate, brought the Stanley Club to Middletown on July 30th
What an exciting few weeks for Monmouth County! We are making history and people around the region are taking notice. The weather has been incredible – which means our beaches, restaurants and attractions are packed and in turn, economic rewards for the community.
We even got a visit from the Stanley Cup. Trevor VanRiemsdyk, a defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks and Middletown native, attended a ceremony in his honor at Middletown Arts Center on July 30. Hundreds of fans from the area turned out for this exciting event, where Mayor Stephanie Murray awarded Trevor a key to the city, and myself, along with my fellow Freeholders, dedicated the day in his honor, marking Thursday, July 30, 2015, as Trevor VanRiemsdyk Day.
And let’s not forget history making at the William Haskell Invitational. With a record setting crowd at Monmouth Racetrack, nearly 61,000 people came out to see triple crown winner, American Pharaoh. Officials said that is was the largest crowd in the 145-year-old racetrack’s history, with the previous single day attendance record, 53,638, set at the Haskell in 2013. We can now say that Monmouth Park, rich in its own traditions, is part of national horse racing history as well.
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Posted: August 10th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: Aberdeen, American Pharoah, Asbury Park, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Grown in Monmouth, Haskell, Keyport, Lillian Burry, Middletown, Monmouth County Bridges, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, Ocean, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Stanley Cup, Teveor VanRiemsdyk, The Arnone Report, Thomas A. Arnone, Tom Arnone, U.S. Dept of Agriculture, William Hill Haskell Invitational | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: History made in Monmouth and $45 million in infrastructure grants
OCEANPORT — The first family of New Jersey thoroughbred racing was weaving through the delirious crowd behind the Winner’s Circle at Monmouth Park, one after another in a long conga line. Security tried to open a path, but the fans — still trying to get one more look at the celebrity racehorse they came here to… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 3rd, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth Park | Tags: American Pharoah, Haske, Haskell, Monmouth Park, Steve Politi | Comments Off on American Pharoah takes the Haskell, but the real winner was Monmouth Park | Politi
Could it be possible that American Pharoah is actually getting better? That was the prevailing belief after the recently stamped Triple Crown winner cruised to a 2-1/4-lengths triumph Sunday in the Haskell Invitational, winning the 1 1/8-mile race in a brisk 1:47.95 despite galloping home under wraps. “It was pretty easy,” said jockey Victor Espinoza, who… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 2nd, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth Park | Tags: American Pharoah, Haskell, Monmouth Park, William Hill Haskell Invitational | Comments Off on What’s next for American Pharoah after convincing Haskell win?
OCEANPORT — It was one long happy celebration at Monmouth Park for the great American Pharoah’s latest victory. At least, that is, until Gov. Chris Christie stepped into the Winner’s Circle to present the trophy. And then, the record crowd of 60,983 booed. Long. Loud. Sustained. Maybe he should have hung around Bill Murray. The cheering… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 2nd, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, American Pharoah, Chris Christie, Christie booed mericlessly, Haskell, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, William Hill Haskell Invitational | 5 Comments »
OCEANPORT – Officials are projecting that Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah’s appearance in Sunday’s $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park could draw second largest crowd ever to see a sporting event in New Jersey behind only the Super Bowl. This has NJ Transit adding additional trains, building temporary platforms and taking other steps to… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 1st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, NJ Transit | Tags: Haskell, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, NJ Transit, Oceanport, William Hill Haskell Invitational | 1 Comment »
The official announcement that American Pharoah was coming to Monmouth Park for the William Hill Haskell Invitation came on July 2, but Bob Kulina says his announcement came just before Thanksgiving last year. Long before American Pharoah etched his misspelled name into thoroughbred racing lore, the president of Monmouth Park’s operating company received word that an… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 1st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park | Tags: Haskell, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, William Hill Haskell Invitational | Comments Off on Haskell 2015: Fan’s Guide to watch American Pharoah at Monmouth Park (parking, tickets, giveaways, NJ Transit info)