The Haskell Stakes

The $1 million dollar, Grade 1 Haskell Stakes is Saturday at Monmouth Park. The prestigious 1 1/8-mile contest annually draws some of the best 3-year-old Thoroughbreds in the country, including alumni from the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. The race serves as a Win and You’re In qualifier to the November 5th Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. It’s worth noting that three of the … Continue reading The Haskell Stakes

Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday featuring action from historic Saratoga Race Course and Stakes competition from Woodbine Racetrack and Monmouth Park. Woodbine will kick-off the sequence with the Grade 2, $175,000 Nassau Stakes for older fillies and mares going one mile on the turf, in Race 6 at 3:45. A field of 12 is scheduled to … Continue reading Cross Country Pick 5

The Million Dollar Haskell

The 2021 running of the $1 Million dollar, Grade 1 Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park is Saturday July17th. Conspicuous by his absence from the Haskell is the old mad scientist himself- Bob Baffert. Baffert has Won the Jersey Shore’s signature race nine times. But Baffert is (for the time being) persona non grata at racetracks on this side of the country. The 1 1/8-mile Haskell, in … Continue reading The Million Dollar Haskell

Travers Talk

The Travers Stakes will be truly living up to its nickname of The Midsummer Derby this year. As part of a revamped Saratoga Race Course schedule, the 1 1/4-mile Travers has been moved up three weeks to an August 8th date while still retaining the one million dollar purse as an enticement to on-the-fence entrants. The Travers is usually held on the final Saturday in … Continue reading Travers Talk

The Haskell Stakes

  The Haskell Stakes (G1) has retained its million dollar purse and still remains a part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series that offers the Winner a place in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 7th. However, the signature race at Monmouth Park has undergone some changes (as everything else has) in 2020.  No longer an invitational race, the mile and eighth Grade 1 was … Continue reading The Haskell Stakes