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2020 MONMOUTH PARK SEASON TO SEE 56 RACING DAYS, $7.3 MILLION IN STAKES

February 11, 2020

 

 

2020 MONMOUTH PARK SEASON TO SEE 56 RACING DAYS, $7.3 MILLION IN STAKES;

$1 MILLION TVG.COM HASKELL SET FOR SATURDAY, JULY 18

Oceanport, N.J. – Led by the Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park is set to offer $7.3 million in stakes races when the track kicks off its diamond anniversary season on Saturday, May 2.

This year’s 75th race meet will feature 63 total stakes, 12 graded events, and 11 stakes restricted to New Jersey-bred horses.

Last year’s Haskell Day program saw two champions in the winner’s circle with Maximum Security winning the main event and Midnight Bisou cruising under the line in the Molly Pitcher.  That card will again feature six stakes races in 2020, two with a $100,000 purse boost, as the Grade 3 Monmouth Cup and the Grade 3 Molly Pitcher go to $300,000 and $250,000, respectively.

Other races getting a purse bump are the Grade 3 Iselin, now at $200,000, as well as the Miss Liberty, Jersey Derby and Jersey Shore, each to be contested for $100,000.

The 18th annual New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival, with three stakes events, will be renewed on Aug. 30, with the $100,000 Charles Hesse III Handicap headlining that card.

Monmouth Park’s MATCH Day will be Sept. 12 with five stakes totaling $500,000 playing their part in the Mid-Atlantic Championships.

Stall applications, which are due by March 15, are now available on-line at www.monmouthpark.com or in hard copy format in the Monmouth Park racing office.

The entire 2020 stakes schedule is:

Run DateStakes NamePurseDivisionDistance
2-May-20Cliff Hanger StakesListed$100,0003 and up1 mile (Turf)
9-May-20Serena’s Song Stakes$75,000F & M 3 and up1 mile 70 yards
10-May-20Long Branch Stakes$75,0003 YO1 mile 70 yards
16-May-20Politely Stakes$75,000F & M 3 and up5 furlongs (Turf)
17-May-20Get Serious Stakes$75,0003 and up5 furlongs (Turf)
23-May-20Monmouth StakesG3$150,000 3 and up1 1/8 miles (Turf)
23-May-20Salvator MileG3$150,000 3 and up1 mile
23-May-20Boiling Springs Stakes $75,000 3 YO Fillies1 1/16 miles (Turf)
23-May-20John J. Reilly HandicapNJ Breds$75,000 3 and up6 furlongs
24-May-20Miss Liberty StakesListed$100,000F & M 3 and up1 1/16 miles (Turf)
25-May-20Hystericalady Stakes$75,0003 YO Fillies6 furlongs
30-May-20Tale of the Cat Stakes$75,0003 YO1 1/16 miles (Turf)
31-May-20Lookin At Lucky Stakes$75,0003 YO6 furlongs
6-Jun-20Unbridled Elaine Stakes$75,000F & M 3 and up5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
7-Jun-20Smart N Classy HandicapNJ Breds$75,000F & M 3 and up1 mile
13-Jun-20TVG.com Pegasus StakesListed$150,0003 YO1 1/16 miles
14-Jun-20Oceanport Centennial Stakes$75,0003 YO Fillies5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
20-Jun-20United Nations Stakes G1$300,000 3 and up1 3/8 miles (Turf)
20-Jun-20Philip H. Iselin StakesG3$200,000 3 and up1 1/16 miles
20-Jun-20Eatontown StakesG3$150,000 F & M 3 and up1 1/16 miles (Turf)
20-Jun-20Lady’s Secret StakesListed$100,000 F & M 3 and up1 1/16 miles
21-Jun-20Dan Horn HandicapNJ Breds$75,0003 and up1 1/16 miles (Turf)
27-Jun-20Friendly Lover HandicapNJ Breds$75,0003 and up6 furlongs
28-Jun-20Open Mind Stakes$75,0003 YO Fillies1 1/16 miles (Turf)
3-Jul-20Rumson Stakes$75,0003 and up5 furlongs
4-Jul-20Blue Sparkler Stakes$75,0003 YO Fillies5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
5-Jul-20My Frenchman Stakes$75,0003 YO5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
11-Jul-20Jersey Girl HandicapNJ Breds$75,000F & M 3 and up1 mile (Turf)
12-Jul-20Irish War Cry HandicapNJ Breds$75,0003 and up1 mile (Turf)
18-Jul-20TVG.com Haskell InvitationalG1$1,000,000 3 YO1 1/8 miles
18-Jul-20Monmouth CupG3$300,000 3 and up1 1/8 miles
18-Jul-20Molly Pitcher StakesG3$250,000 F & M 3 and up1 1/16 miles
18-Jul-20WinStar Matchmaker StakesG3$150,000 F & M 3 and up1 1/8 miles (Turf)
18-Jul-20Red Bank StakesG3$150,000 3 and up1 mile (Turf)
18-Jul-20Wolf Hill Stakes $75,000 3 and up5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
19-Jul-20Spruce Fir HandicapNJ Breds$75,000F & M 3 and up6 furlongs
25-Jul-20Just Jenda Stakes$75,0003 YO Fillies1 mile (Turf)
26-Jul-20Frisk Me Now Stakes$75,0003 YO1 mile (Turf)
1-Aug-20Colleen Stakes$75,0002 YO Fillies5 furlongs (Turf)
2-Aug-20Tyro Stakes$75,0002 YO5 furlongs (Turf)
8-Aug-20Incredible Revenge Stakes$75,000F & M 3 and up5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
9-Aug-20Decathlon Stakes$75,0003 YO5 1/2 furlongs
15-Aug-20Monmouth OaksG3$150,000 3 YO Fillies1 1/16 miles
16-Aug-20Jersey Derby$100,0003 YO1 1/16 miles (Turf)
22-Aug-20Unbridled Essence Stakes$75,000F & M 3 and up1 1/2 miles (Turf)
23-Aug-20Bodacious Tatas Stakes$75,000F & M 3 and up1 mile 70 yards
29-Aug-20Presious Passion Stakes$75,0003 and up1 1/2 miles (Turf)
30-Aug-20Charles Hesse III HandicapNJ Breds$100,0003 and up1 1/16 miles
30-Aug-20NJ Breeders HandicapNJ Breds$75,0003 and up6 furlongs
30-Aug-20Eleven North HandicapNJ Breds$75,000F & M 3 and up6 furlongs
5-Sep-20Oceanport StakesListed$150,0003 and up1 1/16 miles (Turf)
6-Sep-20Sapling Stakes$100,0002 YO1 mile
7-Sep-20Sorority Stakes$100,0002 YO Fillies1 mile (Turf)
12-Sep-20Violet StakesListed$100,000 F & M 3 and up1 1/16 miles (Turf)
12-Sep-20Rainbow Heir Stakes $100,000 3 and up5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
12-Sep-20Mr. Prospector StakesListed$100,000 3 and up6 furlongs
12-Sep-20Regret Stakes $100,000 F & M 3 and up6 furlongs
12-Sep-20Jersey Shore Stakes $100,000 3 YO6 furlongs
13-Sep-20Miss Woodford Stakes$75,0003 YO Fillies5 1/2 furlongs
19-Sep-20Joey P. HandicapNJ Breds$75,0003 and up5 furlongs (Turf)
20-Sep-20Good Magic Mile Stakes$75,0003 and up1 mile
26-Sep-20Safely Kept Stakes$75,000F & M 3 and up5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
27-Sep-20Smoke Glacken Stakes$75,0002 YO6 furlongs