Robert J. Kulina, vice president-Thoroughbred racing for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and general manager of Monmouth Park, will be the next guest on bloodhorse.com’s Talkin’ Horses podcast.
A product of a racing family, Kulina is the son of the late Joseph Kulina, a trainer on the New Jersey circuit.
Monmouth Park's racing secretary for 15 years, Kulina was named vice president-Thoroughbred racing in 1995, after serving as general manager-Thoroughbred racing since 1991. As director of racing, Kulina was instrumental in putting together top fields for Monmouth's Amory L. Haskell Invitational and the Philip H. Iselin Handicap. He also developed the popular overnight stakes program which has become a standard in the industry.
Under Kulina’s direction, Monmouth Park this year embarked on a bold experiment by slashing racing dates, enabling the track to offer purses averaging about $1 million per day during the 50-day meet. With the expectation that fewer dates would result in larger crowds and increased handle for those dates that are being run, the meet has met and in some cases exceeded expectations.
The podcast will take place Wednesday, July 14, and will be posted
online later that day. Cutoff for questions is 5 p.m. July 13.
Thank you for your questions, the podcast will be posted later today.