Haskell Slated for July 18


Monmouth Park | Sarah Andrew

Monmouth Park will hold the $1-million GI TVG.com Haskell Invitational July 18 during its 75th race meet, which is scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 2. A total of 63 stakes (12 graded and 11 restricted to New Jersey-breds) worth $7.3 million will be held over the Jersey Shore oval’s 56 days of live racing. The 2020 Haskell card will feature six stakes races, two of which have received $100,000 purse increases–the now $300,000 GIII Monmouth Cup and the $250,000 GIII Molly Pitcher S. The GIII Iselin S., part of a four-stakes day along with the $300,000 GI United Nations S., also received a purse bump to $200,000. The May 24 Miss Liberty S., Aug. 16 Jersey Derby and Sept. 12 Jersey Shore S. will now each be worth $100,000. The 18th annual New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival, headlined by the $100,000 Charles Hesse III H., is scheduled for Aug. 30; while Monmouth Park’s MATCH Day will be Sept. 12, and includes five stakes worth $100,000 as part of the Mid-Atlantic championships. For Monmouth’s complete 2020 stakes schedule, visit www.monmouthpark.com.

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