01/26/2005 12:00AM

Juvenile consignors move stakes


The National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors will hold its 2005 NATC Futurities at Monmouth Park this year instead of at Delaware Park.

The two races, one division for colts and geldings and another for fillies, will be held at Monmouth on Sept. 24.

The races are open to juvenile sale graduates sold by consignors who are members of the association and have paid its advertising fund fee. The association distributes purses through 10th place in the races and also offers consignors' awards, through fifth place, to members. Both races will be run over six furlongs.

An association board member, Mike Mulligan, said in announcing the change, "These races were run at Delaware Park the first three years, and it really jump-started the program. We felt moving the series to Monmouth on the Jersey Shore will add a new dimension, attracting both horsemen and racing fans."