Monmouth Park Track Facts
Monmouth Park Main Track:
- One-mile oval with 12 inches of aggregate sand drainage and 12 inches of crushed stone screenings topped off by a 4-inch cushion of sand and topsoil.
- The topsoil is a mixture of silt, clay and loam.
- Each 1/8 of a mile, or "furlong" originally a "furrow long" or the length of a plowed field, is marked off by a green and white pole located along the inside rail. Each ¼ mile is noted by a red and white pole, while 1/16 mile is designated by a black and white pole.
Monmouth Park Turf Track:
- New chute added for 5½-furlong races.
Paddock and Walking Ring
- Consists of a 16-stall oak saddling enclosure leading to the tree-shaded English Walking Ring, where the horses are paraded for the public and the jockeys receive last minute instructions.
- Houses approximately 1,600 horses in 38 barns.
- "The Quadrangle" houses a riding apparel shop, post office, and offices for the racing secretary, racetrack chaplain, horse identifier, state vets and others. A recreation hall features movies, seminars, church services, and games.
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