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Anticipated Monmouth meet opens

Updated: May 22, 2010, 12:50 AM ET
By Mike Farrell | Daily Racing Form

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Willie Sutton famously quipped that he robbed banks because "that's where the money is."

In a strictly legal sense, money will be the driving factor at Monmouth Park's 65th season, which begins Saturday with a 13-race card starting at 12:50 p.m.

Monmouth will offer $50 million in purses over 50 days. That averages out to a cool $1 million a day for the core meet, which runs through Labor Day, shooting Monmouth to the top of the industry in purse money over Saratoga ...

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