05/26/2015 1:21PM

Food truck festival boosts business at Monmouth


A food truck festival at Monmouth Park played a big role in drawing more than 60,000 people to the track over the three-day weekend.

The combined Saturday, Sunday, and Monday attendance was up 37 percent over last year, according to track officials. The total handle of $15 million for the three days increased by 22 percent. The three-day ontrack handle of $2.2 million was up 15 percent.

“Should this meet’s early successes continue, we will reevaluate some projects that have been placed on hold as well as look at some infrastructure improvements to the facility,” said Dennis Drazin, the head of Darby Development, which manages Monmouth Park on behalf of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.