drew a record crowd of 27,532 spectators Sunday, beating last year's turnout by about 500.
“Monmouth Park has certainly stamped itself the place to be on Father’s Day,” said Bob Kulina, president of Darby Development LLC, operators of the racetrack. “We are thankful for the great crowd that came out to the races and enjoyed a terrific afternoon of family fun and racing. We can only hope to continue to build on this great success for years to come.”
The previous Father’s Day record of 27,039 was set in 2011. Prior to 2011, Monmouth Park’s most recent Father’s Day crowds were: 24,262 (2010), 18,802 (2009), 23,058 (2008) and 23,975 (2007).
Highlights from Sunday's 12-race program included Le Bernardin capturing the Grade 3 $100,000 Pegasus Stakes and Inspired posting a front-running score in the $60,000 Fort Monmouth Stakes.