Resorts Casino Hotel to Sponsor 44th Running of the $1 Million Haskell Invitational

Friday, July 15, 2011

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The all new Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City announced today it will sponsor this year’s running of the $1 million Resorts Haskell Invitational. 

The 44th running of the Grade 1 Haskell, which has been won by champions Lookin at Lucky, Rachel Alexandra and Big Brown the past three years, is the centerpiece of Monmouth’s biggest day of the year on Sunday, July 31. 

“The Haskell is one of horse racing’s most prestigious events, and we are excited to have the new Resorts as the host sponsor,” said Resorts Owner, President & C.E.O. Dennis C. Gomes. “It’s a natural fit to have two of New Jersey’s premier gaming and entertainment destinations combine for what is sure to be one of the most exciting races of the year.” 

Gomes and New York real estate developer Morris Bailey purchased Resorts last year with plans to revitalize the property. Bailey recently concluded negotiations to lease Monmouth Park from the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority. 

“Monmouth is honored to attach the Resorts name to our greatest race,” said Bob Kulina, vice president and general manager of Monmouth Park. “With five champions having run in the last four editions, the Haskell has become a key stepping stone on the path to year-end Eclipse honors.” 



About Resorts Casino Hotel 

Resorts Casino Hotel is now under the ownership of DGMB Casino LLC, a New Jersey Corporation and has themed the property to embrace its rich history with a 1920’s feel.  From the flappers on the floor to the art deco design, Resorts is proud to re-emerge as one of the premier properties in Atlantic City.  Located on the beach and Boardwalk, Resorts features action-packed gaming with the latest slots and hottest tables, nearly 1,000 rooms, seven restaurants, two nightclubs, two lounges, a full-service salon and spa, health club and pool, the brand new Asian gaming room featuring a noodle bar, dim sum, Chinese barbeque, Chinese bakery and specialty tea room, East Wind Casino and more! Resorts recently announced the debut of the new Event Pavilion which will be home to three circuses throughout the summer and additional headline entertainment.  For more information visit  


About Monmouth Park 

Just one mile from the Atlantic Ocean in scenic Oceanport, N.J., Monmouth Park is one of the nation’s premier Thoroughbred racetracks.  Opened in 1946, Monmouth Park has been a fixture for pari-mutuel wagering in the Garden State and more recently a family-friendly destination for locals and Shore-goers alike.  With sprawling, picturesque grounds and a stabling area that houses 1,600 horses, Monmouth Park is home to the $1 million Resorts Haskell Invitational, the richest invitational horse race in North America.  For more information visit