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Monmouth Cup (1870)

Discontinued Stakes race
Monmouth Cup
Location Long Branch Racetrack
Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Inaugurated 1870
Race type ThoroughbredFlat racing
Website n/a
Race information
Distance Various
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned

The Monmouth Cup was an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in July at the Monmouth Park Association's racetrack in Long Branch, New Jersey. First run as part of the racetrack's inaugural season in 1870, the Monmouth Cup was open to horses age three and older. It was created as a long distance race that soon declined in popularity and would eventually be run at various shorter distances:

  • 2½ miles : (1870–1876)
  • 2¼ miles : (1878–1882)
  • 1¾ miles : (1887–1890, 1892)
  • 1⅝ miles : (1891) at Jerome Park Racetrack

In 1891, the races at Long Branch had to be shifted to racetracks in New York when government legislation attempted to inhibit parimutuel wagering. The races were split between the Jerome Park Racetrack in Fordham, Bronx and at the nearby Morris Park Racecourse at Westchester Village. [1] The Monmouth Park Racing Association closed and the land sold after its operating license was revoked in 1893 and government legislation was enacted that banned parimutuel wagering. [2]

The final running in 1892 was won in a walkover by Longstreet. [3]

The race should not be confused with the race of the same name, which was originally the Meadowlands Cup but moved to Monmouth Park in 2010 [4].


  • 1892 – Longstreet
  • 1881 – Monitor
  • 1880 – Report
  • 1879 – Bramble
  • 1877 – no race
  • 1875 – Aaron Pennington
  • 1874 – Tom Bowling
  • 1873 – Wanderer
  • 1870 – Helmbold



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