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104 Horses Entered for Saturday’s 11-Race Monmouth Opener

May 11, 2016

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OCEANPORT, N.J. – Monmouth Park opens this Saturday, May 14, with an11-race program attracting a total of 104 entries. 

          Topping the day’s card is the $75,000 Decathlon Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward, which features a solid field of eight, including millionaire Lucy’s Bob Boy along with last year’s Decathlon winner A. P. Indian.  

          A six-furlong dash, the Decathlon is the first of this year’s stakes events, which will once again be led by the centerpiece of Monmouth’s summer season, the $1 million Haskell Invitational, to be renewed for the 49th time on Sunday, July 31.  Part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series:  Win and You’re In, the Haskell will be televised live on NBC. 

Monmouth’s Grade 1 turf race, the $300,000 United Nations Stakes, will be the highlight of the Fourth of July weekend when it’s renewed on Sunday, July 3.   

          Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and first post is set for 12:50 p.m. every day except Haskell Day, when gates will open at 10:00 a.m. and first post will be 12 noon. 

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