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All-Time Great Simulated Race Highlights 50th Haskell Promotions

July 14, 2017

Haskell hat

With the anticipation growing for the 50th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday, July 30 at Monmouth Park, a brand-new promotion gives patrons a chance to jump start their 2018 Haskell plans and punch their ticket to next year’s top event.

The All-Time Haskell Great Simulated Race matches the 12 greatest Haskell champions all in one starting gate.  To build up to the simulation, fans can take a shot at historic handicapping. 

Until July 23, fans can visit to view the post parade and submit their “simulation superfecta” selections.  One lucky fan who correctly picks the winning superfecta will receive a VIP trip for two, including flight and hotel accommodations, to the 2018 Haskell. The final simulation will be shown the day of the 50th Haskell.

The field for the simulated race, in post position order with year they won the Haskell, is: Skip Away (1996), Holy Bull (1994), Big Brown (2008), Forty Niner (1988), Serena’s Song (1995), Point Given (2001), Bet Twice (1987), Wajima (1975), American Pharoah (2015), War Emblem (2002), Rachel Alexandra (2009), and Majestic Light (1976).

The Haskell Invitational will air live on NBC from 5 to 6 p.m.  Admission that day is $8 Grandstand ($4 seniors) and $10 Clubhouse ($5 seniors).  Select reserved seats remain and can be purchased by contacting 732-571-5563.  All paid admissions will receive the commemorative Haskell hat, while supplies last.

            The Haskell Invitational is a Breeders’ Cup Win & You’re In event with the victor earning an automatic berth to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar on Nov. 4.