The $1,000,000 TVG.com Haskell

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Plain and simple, the Grade 1, $1,000,000 TVG.com Haskell Invitational is Summer’s Biggest Race and Summer’s Biggest Party!

The country’s top 3-year-olds converge on Monmouth Park for the 1 1/8-mile Haskell – the race “Where Champions Prove Their Greatness.”

Racing fans from all over dress to impress and come to witness history.  Just be sure to get here early to receive your free Haskell hat, with paid admission while supply lasts.

Sign up for our FREE handicapping contest. Players pick one horse in each race on Haskell Day and are given a mythical $2 across the board wager.  The player with the highest total at the end of the day wins a trip for two to this year’s Breeders’ Cup.  The second place winner receives $500, and third place receives $200.

Take advantage of advance wagering by placing your bet for the TVG.com Haskell starting at noon on Friday, July 19.

Bet our $400,000 guaranteed late 50-cent Pick 4 ending in the TVG.com Haskell.  The late 50-cent Pick 5 is guaranteed at $100,000.

Horses to Watch

King for a Day

horse

Post Position: #1

Breeder

Red Oak Stable

Owner

Red Oak Stable

Trainer

Todd Pletcher

Career Record

5-3-0-1

Improving son of Uncle Mo captured the Sir Barton at Pimlico on the Preakness undercard two back prior to besting Maximum Security last out in the TVG.com Pegasus.  Will be looking for his first graded stakes win come Haskell Day.

Jockey

John Velazquez

Joevia

horse

Post Position: #2

Breeder

Ikhana Farm

Owner

Michael Fazio and Jeff Fazio

Trainer

Gregg Sacco

Career Record

6-2-2-1

The Long Branch winner two back at Monmouth Park stepped up to finish a good third in the G1 Belmont Stakes after setting the pace.  Is undefeated (2-for-2) over the local surface.

Jockey

Jose Lezcano

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Spun to Run

horse

Post Position: #3

Breeder

Sabana Farm

Owner

Robert P. Donaldson

Trainer

Juan Carlos Guerrero

Career Record

6-2-1-2

Son of 2007 Haskell runner-up Hard Spun has won his last two in impressive fashion.  Would be entering the TVG.com Haskell off a nearly four-month layoff and stepping up to face stakes company for the first time.

Jockey

Paco Lopez

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Bethlehem Road

horse

Post Position: #4

Breeder

Gryphon Investments, LLC, Don Ameche III & Randy Reed

Owner

Don Ameche III, Griffin Investments and Randall B. Reed

Trainer

Dee Curry

Career Record

4-3-0-0

Started his career a perfect 3-for-3 before finished fourth last out in the G3 Ohio Derby.  Another in the TVG.com Haskell field that might look to be close to the early pace.  Steps up to Grade 1 company for the first time.

Jockey

Luis Rodriguex Castro

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Mucho Gusto

horse

Post Position: #5

Breeder

Teneri Farm, Inc. & Bernardo Alvarez Calderon

Owner

Michael Lund Petersen

Trainer

Bob Baffert

Career Record

7-5-1-1

Has never finished off the board in seven career starts and exits his fourth G3 score in the Affirmed.  Has shown speed and the ability to rally from off the pace.  Heads East for a trainer who has won more Haskells than anyone.

Jockey

Joe Talamo

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Everfast

horse

Post Position: #6

Breeder

Extern Developments

Owner

Calumet Farm

Trainer

Dale Romans

Career Record

12-1-2-1

Has just a maiden score in his career win column, but has run competitively against of the toughest in his generation.  Was second over the winter in the G2 Holy Bull.  Rallied from way back to be second in the G1 Preakness.  Was beaten just 3 1/4 lengths last out in the G1 Belmont.  The more pace in front of him, the better.

Jockey

Julien Leparoux

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Maximum Security

horse

Post Position: #7

Breeder

Gary and Mary West Stables, Inc.

Owner

Gary and Mary West

Trainer

Jason Servis

Career Record

6-4-1-0

Was untouchable in his first three starts against lesser competition, but proved he was the real deal when winning the G1 Florida Derby by 3 1/2 lengths.  Crossed the wire first in the G1 Kentucky Derby before being placed 17th via disqualification.  Was beaten by King For A Day last out, and will seek to turn the tables come Haskell Day.

Jockey

Luis Saez

silks

The 2019 Haskell Hat

Buy Your Reserved Seats Now!

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of summer’s biggest party centering around summer’s biggest race.  Reserved seats for the TVG.com Haskell are on sale now.

NEW VIP Trackside Terrace

Get a front-row seat for summer’s biggest race at our new VIP Trackside Terrace, located just feet from the finish line outside the Clubhouse.  With tables starting at $1,000 for 8-14 guests, these packages include Clubhouse admission, race program, a Boar’s Head box lunch, domestic beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.  To reserve a table in the VIP Trackside Terrace, contact our Group Sales office at 732-571-5544.

Lady’s Secret Cafe Haskell Buffet

Need a spot to sit and eat on Haskell Day?  Try the Lady’s Secret Cafe located adjacent to the walking ring behind the Clubhouse.  Umbrella tables are first-come, first-serve and guests will enjoy a $45 Boar’s Head buffet including salads, sandwiches and much more.

FREE ONLINE HASKELL GAME

Enter today to play the FREE online Haskell Game for real prizes.  Simply pick one horse in each race on Haskell Day and receive a mythical $2 across the board wager.  The player with the highest mythical bankroll at the end of the contest wins a trip for two for this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Haskell FAQs

What Time To Gates Open Haskell Day?

Admission gates open at 8am.  The first race Haskell Day is 12pm.

How Much is Parking & Admission?

General parking is $10 and will open at 6:30am. Reserved seats can be purchased ahead of time. $8 for Grandstand general admission. $10 for Clubhouse general admission. There will not be a cap on attendance. Anyone wishing to attend may pay for general admission on Haskell Day.

When is the TVG.COM Haskell Invitational?

The 2019 TVG.COM Haskell Invitational is Saturday, July 20.

How many races will there be on Haskell Day, and what race is the actual TVG.COM Haskell Invitational?

Haskell Day 2019 will have approximately 14 races with the Haskell itself scheduled as Race 12. Post time for the TVG.COM Haskell is currently set for approximately 5:45pm.

What is the dress code at Monmouth Park?

In the Grandstand, shirts must be worn at all times. In the Clubhouse, proper attire is required: no swim wear, sweats, tank tops or abbreviated wear. There is a Country-Club Casual dress code in the Parterres. Dress jeans are permitted. For men, jackets are requested and collared shirts are required. For ladies, appropriate dress is required. Absolutely no sportswear (i.e. sweatpants, jogging suits, etc), shorts, tank tops, abbreviated wear, sneakers or flip flops will be permitted.

However, it is Haskell Day so dress to impress for the biggest race at the shore. Flaunt your largest hat and strut with your brightest colors!

What activities are there for children?

Every Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., is Family Fun Day at Monmouth Park and Haskell Day is no exception. Starting “On the Green” and spreading all the way to the picnic area, you’ll find live music, clowns, face painters, pony rides, and more. In addition, there is a playground in the Picnic Area.

Where is the gift shop located?

Our gift shop is located on the first floor of the Grandstand. Mobile gift shop carts can also be found roaming throughout the facility.

Can I purchase photos and videotapes of races?

Videotapes may be purchased through the Media Relations Department and photos from Bill Denver of Equi-Photo. Both are located on the first floor of the Administration Building, adjacent to the paddock.

How do I get my Haskell hat?

With paid admission on Haskell Day, every fan receives a redemption coupon for one (1) FREE Haskell Hat while supply lasts. Coupons can be redeemed at any of three redemption centers throughout the track.

Can I watch The TVG.COM Haskell on TV?

The TVG.COM Haskell Invitational will be shown live on NBC.

Is there any way for me to bet on The TVG.COM Haskell from my computer at home?

NJ residents 18 and older can legally wager online at 4NJbets.com, now operated by TVG.

What are my dining options while at the Park?

Enjoy a taste of the Jersey Shore on Haskell Day. Concession stands and portable food and drinks options will be spread across the Grandstand and Clubhouse. Both outside and inside will have options ranging from Max’s Famous Hot Dogs to Strollo’s Lighthouse Italian Ice.

There is also a Haskell Day buffet in the Dining Terrace and Turf Club.  Call 732-229-2100 for more information.

Can I bring my own food and beverage?

Yes, you can. However, coolers are only permitted in the picnic area. Coolers will be checked upon arrival. Beer and wine are permitted, but hard alcohol is not allowed. No glass bottles allowed.  State law prohibits the consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21 including BYO areas.

Can I bring my own grill?

Yes, you can bring your own charcoal grill. Gas grills are not permitted.

Previous Winners

Good Magic

2018

Girvin

2017

Exaggerator

2016

American Pharoah

2015

Bayern

2014

Verrazano

2013

Paynter

2012

Coil

2011

Lookin at Lucky

2010

Rachel Alexandra

2009

Big Brown

2008

Any Given Saturday

2007

Bluegrass Cat

2006

Roman Ruler

2005

Lion Heart

2004

Peace Rules

2003

War Emblem

2002

Point Given

2001

Dixie Union

2000

Menifee

1999

Coronado's Quest

1998

Touch Gold

1997

Skip Away

1996

Serena's Song

1995

Holy Bull

1994

Kissin Kris

1993

Technology

1992

Lost Mountain

1991

Restless Con

1990

King Glorious

1989

Forty Niner

1988

Bet Twice

1987

Wise Times

1986

Skip Trial

1985

Big Pistol

1984

Deputed Testimony

1983

Wavering Monarch

1982

Five Star Flight

1981

Thanks to Tony

1980

Coastal

1979

Delta Flag

1978

Affiliate

1977

Majestic Light

1976

Wajima

1975

Holding Pattern

1974

Our Native

1973

Freetex

1972

West Coast Scout

1971

Twice Worthy

1970

Al Hattab

1969

Balustrade

1968