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betfair.com Haskell Tops 2017 Monmouth Park Stakes Schedule; Racing Season Kicks Off May 13

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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With the $1 million, Grade 1 betfair.com Haskell Invitational leading the way, Monmouth Park will offer a $3,725,000 stakes schedule for the 2017 racing season, which kicks off on Saturday, May 13. 

            Set for its 50th renewal on Sunday, July 30, this year’s golden anniversary Haskell will once again be sponsored by Betfair, the world’s largest Internet betting exchange, and will anchor four other graded stakes races on that day’s card:  Monmouth Stakes (G2), WinStar Matchmaker (G3), Monmouth Cup (G3) and Molly Pitcher (G3). 

            Monmouth’s other Grade 1 Thoroughbred event, the United Nations Stakes, will be renewed for the 66th time on July 1.  Other highlights of the racing season include the Salvator Mile on June 17, the betfair.com Pegasus Stakes on June 18, the Monmouth Oaks on Aug. 12 and the Philip H. Iselin Stakes on Aug. 26. 

            The New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival, with three stakes races on the card, will mark its 15th anniversary on Aug. 27, just one week before the racetrack hosts the HH Shk Zayad Bin Sultan Al Nayhan Cup Handicap, a first for Monmouth Park.  That Grade 1 Arabian stakes, to be contested on Sept. 4, is the third leg (Diamond Jewell) of the United States Arabian Triple Jewell Series.   

            The entire stakes schedule is: 

  

RUN DATE 

RACE 

PURSE 

DIVISION 

DISTANCE 

CLOSING 

5/13/2017 

Wolf Hill 

$60,000 

3&Up  

5F(T) 

5/5/2017 

5/27/2017 

Red Bank (G3)  

$100,000  

3&Up 

1M(T) 

5/13/2017 

5/28/2017 

Blue Sparkler 

$60,000 

F&M 3&Up 

5F(T) 

5/19/2017 

6/3/2017 

Eatontown (G3) 

$100,000 

F&M3&Up 

1M 1/16(T) 

5/20/2017 

6/10/2017 

Crank It Up 

$60,000 

F3 YO 

5F(T) 

6/2/2017 

6/11/2017 

Decathlon  

$60,000  

3&Up 

6 F 

6/2/2017 

6/17/2017 

Salvator Mile (G3) 

$100,000  

3&Up 

1M 

6/3/2017 

6/18/2017 

betfair.com Pegasus (G3) 

$100,000  

3 YO 

1M 1/16 

6/4/2017 

6/24/2017 

Jersey Shore 

$60,000 

3 YO 

6 F 

6/16/2017 

7/1/2017 

United Nations (G1) 

$300,000  

3&Up  

1M 3/8(T) 

6/17/2017 

7/2/2017 

Lady's Secret 

$75,000 

F&M3&Up 

1M 70 

6/17/2017 

7/8/2017 

Long Branch (L) 

$100,000 

3 YO 

1M1/16 

6/30/2017 

7/15/2017 

Boiling Springs (L) 

$75,000 

F3 YO 

1M 1/16(T) 

7/7/2017 

7/16/2017 

Regret 

$60,000 

F&M 3&Up 

6 F 

7/7/2017 

7/22/2017 

My Frenchman 

$60,000 

3&Up  

5 1/2(T) 

7/14/2017 

7/29/2017 

Lamplighter 

$60,000 

3 YO 

1M 1/16(T) 

7/21/2017 

7/30/2017 

betfair.com Haskell Inv. (G1) 

$1,000,000 

3 YO 

1M 1/8 

Invitational 

7/30/2017 

Monmouth Stakes (G2) 

$150,000 

3&Up 

1M 1/8(T) 

7/15/2017 

7/30/2017 

WinStar Matchmaker (G3) 

$100,000 

F&M 3&Up 

1M 1/8(T) 

7/15/2017 

7/30/2017 

Monmouth Cup (G3) 

$100,000 

3&Up  

1M 1/16 

7/15/2017 

7/30/2017 

Molly Pitcher (G3) 

$100,000 

F&M 3&Up 

1M 1/16 

7/15/2017 

7/30/2017 

John J. Reilly Hdp NJB  

$60,000  

3&Up  

6 F 

7/15/2017 

8/5/2017 

Colleen 

$60,000 

F 2YO  

5 1/2(T) 

7/28/2017 

8/6/2017 

Tyro 

$60,000 

2 YO  

5 1/2(T) 

7/28/2017 

8/12/2017 

Monmouth Oaks (G3) 

$100,000 

F3 YO 

1M 1/16 

7/29/2017 

8/19/2017 

Violet (G3) 

$100,000 

F&M 3&Up 

1M (T) 

8/5/2017 

8/26/2017 

Philip H. Iselin (G3) 

$100,000 

3&Up  

1M 1/8 

8/12/2017 

8/27/2017 

NJ Breeders Hdp NJB 

$60,000 

3&Up  

5 1/2(T) 

8/13/2017 

8/27/2017 

Charles Hesse III Hdp NJB 

$60,000 

3&Up  

1M 1/16 

8/13/2017 

8/27/2017 

Eleven North Hdp NJB 

$60,000 

F&M 3&Up 

6 F 

8/13/2017 

9/2/2017 

Sorority 

$60,000 

F 2YO 

6 F 

8/19/2017 

9/3/2017 

Sapling (L) 

$75,000 

2 YO 

1M 

8/19/2017 

9/4/2017 

  

HH Shk Zayad Bin Sultan Nayhan Cup Hdp (G1) 

$50,000 

  

4&Up 

  

1M 

  

Invitational