06/30/2012 10:09AM

Monmouth plans to race Saturday despite water emergency


OCEANPORT, N.J. - Monmouth Park officials said they plan to run on Saturday despite a water emergency in the surrounding area.

All residents of Monmouth County were advised to boil water before drinking, and all outdoor water use was banned.
The county-wide state of emergency was implemented after three water mains collapsed at a nearby treatment plant. It could be several days before normal water pressure is restored.

Monmouth responded by curtailing training on Saturday morning. The track leased a pair of 18-wheel tankers to haul in water for track maintenance and to bathe horses.

Potable water was also distributed throughout the backstretch for human and equine consumption.