$1 Million Haskell Invitational Tops 2020 Stakes Schedule At Monmouth Park

by | 02.11.2020 | 1:39pm

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 Date Stakes Name Purse Division Distance
2-May-20 Cliff Hanger Stakes Listed $100,000 3 and up 1 mile (Turf)
9-May-20 Serena's Song Stakes $75,000 F & M 3 and up 1 mile 70 yards
10-May-20 Long Branch Stakes $75,000 3 YO 1 mile 70 yards
16-May-20 Politely Stakes $75,000 F & M 3 and up 5 furlongs (Turf)
17-May-20 Get Serious Stakes $75,000 3 and up 5 furlongs (Turf)
23-May-20 Monmouth Stakes G3 $150,000 3 and up 1 1/8 miles (Turf)
23-May-20 Salvator Mile G3 $150,000 3 and up 1 mile
23-May-20 Boiling Springs Stakes   $75,000 3 YO Fillies 1 1/16 miles (Turf)
23-May-20 John J. Reilly Handicap NJ Breds $75,000 3 and up 6 furlongs
24-May-20 Miss Liberty Stakes Listed $100,000 F & M 3 and up 1 1/16 miles (Turf)
25-May-20 Hystericalady Stakes $75,000 3 YO Fillies 6 furlongs
30-May-20 Tale of the Cat Stakes $75,000 3 YO 1 1/16 miles (Turf)
31-May-20 Lookin At Lucky Stakes $75,000 3 YO 6 furlongs
6-Jun-20 Unbridled Elaine Stakes $75,000 F & M 3 and up 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
7-Jun-20 Smart N Classy Handicap NJ Breds $75,000 F & M 3 and up 1 mile
13-Jun-20 TVG.com Pegasus Stakes Listed $150,000 3 YO 1 1/16 miles
14-Jun-20 Oceanport Centennial Stakes $75,000 3 YO Fillies 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
20-Jun-20 United Nations Stakes G1 $300,000 3 and up 1 3/8 miles (Turf)
20-Jun-20 Philip H. Iselin Stakes G3 $200,000 3 and up 1 1/16 miles
20-Jun-20 Eatontown Stakes G3 $150,000 F & M 3 and up 1 1/16 miles (Turf)
20-Jun-20 Lady's Secret Stakes Listed $100,000 F & M 3 and up 1 1/16 miles
21-Jun-20 Dan Horn Handicap NJ Breds $75,000 3 and up 1 1/16 miles (Turf)
27-Jun-20 Friendly Lover Handicap NJ Breds $75,000 3 and up 6 furlongs
28-Jun-20 Open Mind Stakes $75,000 3 YO Fillies 1 1/16 miles (Turf)
3-Jul-20 Rumson Stakes $75,000 3 and up 5 furlongs
4-Jul-20 Blue Sparkler Stakes $75,000 3 YO Fillies 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
5-Jul-20 My Frenchman Stakes $75,000 3 YO 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
11-Jul-20 Jersey Girl Handicap NJ Breds $75,000 F & M 3 and up 1 mile (Turf)
12-Jul-20 Irish War Cry Handicap NJ Breds $75,000 3 and up 1 mile (Turf)
18-Jul-20 TVG.com Haskell Invitational G1 $1,000,000 3 YO 1 1/8 miles
18-Jul-20 Monmouth Cup G3 $300,000 3 and up 1 1/8 miles
18-Jul-20 Molly Pitcher Stakes G3 $250,000 F & M 3 and up 1 1/16 miles
18-Jul-20 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes G3 $150,000 F & M 3 and up 1 1/8 miles (Turf)
18-Jul-20 Red Bank Stakes G3 $150,000 3 and up 1 mile (Turf)
18-Jul-20 Wolf Hill Stakes   $75,000 3 and up 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
19-Jul-20 Spruce Fir Handicap NJ Breds $75,000 F & M 3 and up 6 furlongs
25-Jul-20 Just Jenda Stakes $75,000 3 YO Fillies 1 mile (Turf)
26-Jul-20 Frisk Me Now Stakes $75,000 3 YO 1 mile (Turf)
1-Aug-20 Colleen Stakes $75,000 2 YO Fillies 5 furlongs (Turf)
2-Aug-20 Tyro Stakes $75,000 2 YO 5 furlongs (Turf)
8-Aug-20 Incredible Revenge Stakes $75,000 F & M 3 and up 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
9-Aug-20 Decathlon Stakes $75,000 3 YO 5 1/2 furlongs
15-Aug-20 Monmouth Oaks G3 $150,000 3 YO Fillies 1 1/16 miles
16-Aug-20 Jersey Derby $100,000 3 YO 1 1/16 miles (Turf)
22-Aug-20 Unbridled Essence Stakes $75,000 F & M 3 and up 1 1/2 miles (Turf)
23-Aug-20 Bodacious Tatas Stakes $75,000 F & M 3 and up 1 mile 70 yards
29-Aug-20 Presious Passion Stakes $75,000 3 and up 1 1/2 miles (Turf)
30-Aug-20 Charles Hesse III Handicap NJ Breds $100,000 3 and up 1 1/16 miles
30-Aug-20 NJ Breeders Handicap NJ Breds $75,000 3 and up 6 furlongs
30-Aug-20 Eleven North Handicap NJ Breds $75,000 F & M 3 and up 6 furlongs
5-Sep-20 Oceanport Stakes Listed $150,000 3 and up 1 1/16 miles (Turf)
6-Sep-20 Sapling Stakes $100,000 2 YO 1 mile
7-Sep-20 Sorority Stakes $100,000 2 YO Fillies 1 mile (Turf)
12-Sep-20 Violet Stakes Listed $100,000 F & M 3 and up 1 1/16 miles (Turf)
12-Sep-20 Rainbow Heir Stakes   $100,000 3 and up 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
12-Sep-20 Mr. Prospector Stakes Listed $100,000 3 and up 6 furlongs
12-Sep-20 Regret Stakes   $100,000 F & M 3 and up 6 furlongs
12-Sep-20 Jersey Shore Stakes   $100,000 3 YO 6 furlongs
13-Sep-20 Miss Woodford Stakes $75,000 3 YO Fillies 5 1/2 furlongs
19-Sep-20 Joey P. Handicap NJ Breds $75,000 3 and up 5 furlongs (Turf)
20-Sep-20 Good Magic Mile Stakes $75,000 3 and up 1 mile
26-Sep-20 Safely Kept Stakes $75,000 F & M 3 and up 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
27-Sep-20 Smoke Glacken Stakes $75,000 2 YO 6 furlongs

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