Headed by the $1-million GI Haskell S., Monmouth Park is set to offer $7,735,000 in stakes races when the track kicks off its 78th season Saturday, May 13. This season, which runs through Sept. 10, will feature 48 total stakes, including 10 graded events, and nine stakes restricted to New Jersey-bred horses.
A pair of stakes will see purse boosts in 2023, the GIII Molly Pitcher S., which increases from $400,000 to $500,000 and the GIII WinStar Matchmaker S., moving from $200,000 to $300,000. Both races are part of July 22 the Haskell Day card, which also features the $600,000 GI United Nations S.; $400,000 GIII Monmouth Cup; and $100,000 Wolf Hill S.
In preparation for the Haskell program, Monmouth will offer a “Haskell Preview Day” with four stakes events Saturday, June 17–Pegasus, GIII Monmouth S., GIII Salvator Mile and GIII Eatontown S., each carrying a purse of $150,000.
The 21st annual New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival, with three stakes events, will be renewed Aug. 27, with the $125,000 Charles Hesse III H. headlining that card. Click here for the complete stakes schedule.
Stall applications, which are due by Mar. 15, are now available online at www.monmouthpark.com or in hard copy format in the Monmouth Park racing office.