Park opens this Saturday,
May 11, with a 12-race program attracting a total of 117 entries.
day’s card is the $75,000 Decathlon Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward, which
features a field of eight, including E. Paul Robsham Stables’ Travelin Man.
dash, the Decathlon is the first of this year’s stakes events, which includes
16 graded stakes. As always, the
centerpiece of Monmouth’s summer will be the $1 million William Hill Haskell
Invitational, which has its 46th running on Sunday, July 28. Monmouth’s Grade 1 turf race, the $500,000
United Nations Stakes, will be the highlight of the Fourth of July weekend when
it’s renewed on Saturday, July 6.
open at 11:30 a.m. and first post is set for 12:50 p.m. every day except
Haskell Day, when gates will open at 10:00 a.m. and first post will be 12 noon.
Man, a 5-year-old by Trippi from the Gone West mare West Side Dancer, captured
his last outing, the Sir Shackleton Stakes at Gulfstream on March 30. The Todd Pletcher trainee has won 5 of his 13
outings. Thirteen-time Monmouth riding
champion Joe Bravo has the call.