– New Jersey native and Monmouth
Park fixture Kelly Breen, who saddled
Ruler On Ice to win the 2011 Belmont Stakes, will throw out the ceremonial
first pitch on Monday, April 30 as the Lakewood BlueClaws host their Kentucky
Derby celebration presented by Monmouth
43-year-old Breen has saddled three runners in the Run for the Roses – West
Side Bernie and Atomic Rain in 2009 and Pants on Fire in 2011. All three Derby
runners, as well as Belmont champ Ruler On Ice,
were owned by fellow Jersey residents George
and Lori Hall.
to Breen’s ceremonial first pitch, the festivities for Monday’s 6:35 pm game
against the Greenville Drive include a “preview” of the Kentucky Derby called
by Monmouth Park track announcer and voice of the Triple Crown, Larry Collmus,
as well as a raffle for a Monmouth Park prize package.
Park table will be set up directly behind home plate for Monday’s game
distributing daily passes and more.
Monday’s game are available by logging on to Lakewood BlueClaws website.