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William Hill Haskel Invitational Leads $5.8 Million Stakes Schedule for 2014 Racing Season

Monday, February 10, 2014

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Led by the Grade 1, $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational on July 27, Monmouth Park has announced a total stakes schedule of $5.8 million, including 17 graded events worth $3.55 million for the 2014 racing season.

            Topping the list of notable changes to the stakes calendar is a new date for the United Nations (G1) which, for the first time since 2001, will be run on a Sunday.  Monmouth’s premier turf event – along with the Salvator Mile (G3) – will be broadcast live July 6 on Fox Sports 1 as part of The Jockey Club Series.

            Also being repositioned for the 2014 meet is the Jersey Shore Stakes (G3) – run on July 4 in past years – but moved to Aug. 16 for this season.

            Returning to the Monmouth Park graded stakes calendar after a year hiatus is the $100,000 Violet (G3) and $100,000 Boiling Springs (G3).

            As it did in 2013, the Red Bank Stakes (G3) will kick off this season’s graded stakes schedule when contested on May 17.  Haskell Day will yet again play host to six stakes events including five graded contests.

            Opening Day for Monmouth’s 57-day meet is Saturday, May 10.

            The major racing events announced today are:

 

RUN DATE  

RACE NAME 

AGE 

PURSE 

DISTANCE 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 17

RED BANK STAKES G III

3 YO’S & UP

$100,000

1 MILE (T)

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 8

MONMOUTH STAKES G II

3 YO’S & UP

$200,000

1 & 1/8  (T)

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

PEGASUS STAKES G III

3 YO’S

$150,000

1 & 1/16

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

EATONTOWN STAKES G III

F/M 3 YO’S & UP

$100,000

1 & 1/16  (T)

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 5

LONG BRANCH STAKES (L)

3 YO’S

$100,000

1 & 1/16

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 6

SALVATOR MILE G III

3 YO’S & UP

$150,000

1 MILE

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 6

UNITED NATIONS STAKES G I

3 YO’S & UP

$500,000

1 & 3/8  (T)

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 27

WILLIAM HILL HASKELL INVITATIONAL G I

3 YO'S

$1,000,000

1 & 1/8

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 27

MOLLY PITCHER STAKES G II

F/M 3 YO’S & UP

$200,000

1 & 1/16

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 27

MONMOUTH CUP STAKES G II

3 YO’S & UP

$200,000

1 & 1/16

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 27

MATCHMAKER STAKES G III

F/M 3 YO’S & UP

$150,000

1 & 1/8  (T)

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 27

OCEANPORT STAKES G III

3 YO’S & UP

$150,000

1 & 1/16 (T)

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 27

TEDDY DRONE STAKES (L)

3 YO’S & UP

$100,000

6 FURLONGS

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

MONMOUTH OAKS G III

F 3YO’S

$100,000

1 & 1/16

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

JERSEY SHORE STAKES G III

3 YO’S

$100,000

6 FURLONGS

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

PHILIP H. ISELIN STAKES  G III

3 YO’S & UP

$150,000

1 & 1/8

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

VIOLET STAKES G III

F/M 3 YO’S & UP

$100,000

1 & 1/8 (T)

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

CLIFFHANGER STAKES G III

3 YO’S & UP

$100,000

1 & 1/8 (T)

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

BOILING SPRINGS STAKES G III

F 3 YO’S

$100,000

1 & 1/8 (T)

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

SAPLING STAKES (L)

2 YO’S

$100,000

1 MILE


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