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Haskell Invitational Tops $4.2 Million in Graded Stakes Purses for 2011 Monmouth Park Summer Season

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Oceanport, N.J. – With the $1 million Haskell Invitational once again leading the way, Monmouth Park has announced its 2011 major summer stakes schedule, featuring 15 graded races worth $4.2 million in purses.


Set for July 31, the Grade 1 Haskell will headline New Jersey’s biggest day of racing when eight stakes events will be contested, including the Grade 3 Oceanport Stakes and the Grade 3 Taylor Made Matchmaker Stakes.


Other highlights on the stakes calendar include the $750,000 Grade 1 United Nations Stakes on July 2, the $250,000 Grade 2 Molly Pitcher Stakes on Aug. 28 and the $250,000 Grade 3 Iselin Stakes on Aug. 20.  In total, the announced stakes schedule includes 22 races worth nearly $5 million.


Monmouth Park’s opening day is set for Saturday, May 14.
 

Stall applications for the 2011 season are due in the Monmouth Park Racing Secretary’s office by Wednesday, March 16.
 

The following is the 2011 major stakes schedule:

RUN DATE   RACE NAME   AGE  PURSE  DISTANCE
    
MONDAY, MAY 30  THE VIOLET STAKES G III F/M 3YO'S & UP  $150,000  1 & 1/16  (T)
    
SUNDAY, JUNE 12  THE MONMOUTH STAKES G III 3YO'S & UP $250,000  1 & 1/8  (T)
    
SATURDAY, JUNE 18 THE PEGASUS STAKES G III 3YO'S  $200,000  1 & 1/16
    
SATURDAY, JUNE  25 THE BOILING SPRINGS STAKES G IIIF 3YO'S  $150,000  1 & 1/16  (T)
    
SATURDAY, JULY  2 THE UNITED NATIONS STAKES  G  I 3YO'S & UP $750,000  1 & 3/8  (T)
    
SATURDAY, JULY  2 THE SALVATOR MILE  G  III 3YO'S & UP $200,000  1 MILE
    
SUNDAY, JULY 3  THE JERSEY SHORE STAKES G  III  3YO'S  $150,000  6 FURLONGS
    
SATURDAY, JULY  9 THE LONG BRANCH STAKES   3YO'S  $150,000  1 & 1/16
    
SUNDAY, JULY 31  THE HASKELL INVITATIONAL  G   I 3YO'S  $1,000,000  1 & 1/8
    
SUNDAY, JULY 31  THE OCEANPORT STAKES  G  III 3YO'S & UP $200,000  1 & 1/16  (T)
    
SUNDAY, JULY 31  THE MATCHMAKER STAKES  G  III F/M 3YO'S & UP $200,000  1 & 1/8  (T)
    
SUNDAY, JULY 31  THE LADY'S SECRET STAKES F/M 3YO'S & UP $100,000  1 & 1/16
    
SUNDAY, JULY 31  THE REGRET STAKES  F/M 3YO'S & UP $100,000  6 FURLONGS
    
SUNDAY, JULY 31  THE TEDDY DRONE STAKES  3YO'S & UP $100,000  6 FURLONGS
    
SUNDAY, JULY 31  THE MAJESTIC LIGHT STAKES 3YO'S & UP $100,000  1 & 1/16
    
SUNDAY, JULY 31  THE JERSEY DERBY STAKES  3YO'S  $100,000  1 & 1/16  (T)
    
SATURDAY, AUGUST  13 THE MONMOUTH OAKS STAKES G  III F 3YO'S  $150,000  1 & 1/16
    
SATURDAY, AUGUST  20 THE PHILIP H. ISELIN STAKES  G  III 3YO'S & UP $250,000  1 & 1/8
    
SUNDAY, AUGUST  28 THE MOLLY PITCHER STAKES  G  II  F/M 3YO'S & UP $250,000  1 & 1/16
    
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3 THE SAPLING STAKES  G  III 2 YO'S  $150,000  6 FURLONGS
    
SUNDAY, SEPT.  4 THE CLIFF HANGER STAKES G III 3 YO'S & UP $150,000  1 MILE  (T)
    
MONDAY, SEPT.  5 THE SORORITY STAKES  F 2YO'S  $100,000  6 FURLONGS