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$1 Million Resorts Casino Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park
From a Monmouth Park press release:
For the second year in a row, the $1 million Resorts Haskell Invitational will be broadcast nationally as Monmouth Park’s signature race is featured on ABC from 5 to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 31.
This year’s 44th renewal of the Resorts Haskell is expected to feature a showdown between Preakness winner Shackleford and Belmont Stakes victor Ruler on Ice. Others expected for the mile and one eighth contest are Pants on Fire, Astrology, Concealed Identity, J J’s Lucky Train and Coil.
“It’s only fitting that a race as good as this year’s Haskell is shaping up to be is broadcast to a national audience,” said Bill Knauf, assistant vice president and general manager of Monmouth Park.
“We’re pleased that so many people will not only see a great race, but also get a taste of historic Monmouth Park.”
The Resorts Haskell Invitational, restricted to 3-year-old horses, was inaugurated in 1968 and has seen more than two-dozen champions compete in the event. Over the past four runnings, the Haskell has produced five year-end champions: Curlin, Big Brown, Rachel Alexandra, Summer Bird and Lookin at Lucky.
'The Resorts Haskell is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” race. The Haskell winner will get an automatic berth into the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5.
Limited reserved seats are still available for Resorts Haskell Day and can be purchased by visiting or calling (732-571-5563) the reserved seats ticket booth on the second floor of the Grandstand on live races days (Friday through Sunday) or by logging on to ticketmaster.com.
More About Monmouth Park
Monmouth Park was first started in 1870 and its current facililty has been running strong since 1946. Live horse racing takes place from May to November, generally on weekends and some holidays. The park offers many options for people of all ages. Families can spend a day picnicking near the playground and adults are able to BYOB. The park also offers simulcasting seven days a week.