Haskell Invitational Stakes

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Haskell Invitational Stakes
Grade I race
LocationMonmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, New Jersey, U.S.
Inaugurated1968
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.monmouthpark.com/haskell/
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds – invitation only
Weight122 lbs. Non-winners of a triple crown race allowed 2 lbs; Non-winners of a Grade I at a mile or over in the same calendar year allowed 4 lbs
Purse$1,010,000[1]
BonusesThe owner and trainer of any Triple Crown race victor which starts in the Haskell receives a $25,000 bonus per Triple Crown race victory. A $10,000 trainer's bonus is awarded for each horse starting in the Haskell that is a Grade 1 winner and has not won a leg of the Triple Crown.

The Haskell Invitational is an American Grade I race for thoroughbred horses. From 1968 through 2005, with the exception of 1988, the race was a Handicap. In 1988 and since 2006, it has been a Stakes.

In 1968, the board of directors of Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey, honored its former president and chairman Amory L. Haskell (1893–1966) with the Amory L. Haskell Handicap, a race for older horses. In 1981, the race was made an invitation-only stakes for 3-year-olds at ​1 18 miles. It has been run under allowance weight conditions beginning with the 2006 running.

A major race for three-year-olds in between the U.S. Triple Crown series and the Breeders' Cup, it currently offers a purse of US$1,000,000 and awards one of the most prestigious trophies in U.S. thoroughbred racing in the Haskell Invitational Trophy.

History[edit]

In 1968, Monmouth Park inaugurated the Amory L. Haskell Handicap to honor its former president, Amory L. Haskell. In 1981, the race became an invitational handicap for three-year-olds. In 2006, the race was changed from a handicap to allowance weight conditions.[2]

In 1997, the purse for the race was increased to $1,000,000 and has since remained at that level with two exceptions.[1] In 2002, the purse was increased to $1,500,000 due to the presence of War Emblem, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. In 2015, the purse was increased to $1,750,000 as it featured American Pharoah in his first race since winning the Triple Crown.[3] The 2015 running attracted a record New Jersey crowd of 60,983.[2]

Ten winners of the Haskell Invitational have gone on to win championship honors at the Eclipse Awards as best three-year-old colt or filly. Four have also been named horse of the year in the year they won the Haskell. They are:[2]

  • Champion three-year-old colts: Wajima (1975), Holy Bull (1994), Skip Away (1996), Point Given (2001), War Emblem (2002), Big Brown (2008), Lookin at Lucky (2010), American Pharoah (2015)
  • Champion three-year-old fillies: Serena's Song (1995), Rachel Alexandra (2009)
  • Horses of the Year: Holy Bull (1994), Point Given (2001), Rachel Alexandra (2009), American Pharoah (2015)

Race name transition[edit]

1968−1980 Monmouth Invitational Handicap
1981−1987 Haskell Invitational Handicap
1988     Haskell Invitational Stakes
1989−1995 Haskell Invitational Handicap
1996−1998 Buick Haskell Invitational Handicap
1999−2005 Haskell Invitational Handicap
2006−2009 Haskell Invitational Stakes
2010     Izod Haskell Invitational Stakes
2011・2012 Haskell Invitational Stakes
2013−2015 William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes
2016−2018 betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes [1]

Records[edit]

Stakes record

Largest winning margin

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 9 – Bob Baffert (2001, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2020)

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Gr.
2020 Authentic Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Spendthrift Farm LLC, MyRacehorse Stable, Madaket Stables LLC, Starlight Racing 1 18 1:50.45 I
2019 Maximum Security Luis Saez Jason Servis Gary & Mary West 1 18 1:47.56 I
2018 Good Magic José Ortiz Chad Brown e Five Racing & Stonestreet Stables 1 18 1:50.01 I
2017 Girvin Robby Albarado Joe Sharp Brad Grady 1 18 1:48.35 I
2016 Exaggerator Kent J. Desormeaux J. Keith Desormeaux Big Chief Racing & Rocker O Ranch et al. 1 18 1:48.70 I
2015 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables, LLC 1 18 1:47.95 I
2014 Bayern Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah, Inc. 1 18 1:47.82 I
2013 Verrazano John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Let's Go Stable, Michael Tabor, Susan Magnier 1 18 1:50.68 I
2012 Paynter Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 1 18 1:48.67 I
2011 Coil Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Michael Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul Weitman 1 18 1:48.10 I
2010 Lookin at Lucky Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Michael Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul Weitman 1 18 1:49.40 I
2009 Rachel Alexandra Calvin Borel Steve Asmussen Stonestreet Stables & Harold McCormick 1 18 1:47.21 I
2008 Big Brown Kent Desormeaux Richard E. Dutrow Jr. IEAH Stables & Paul Pompa Jr. 1 18 1:48.31 I
2007 Any Given Saturday Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm & Padua Stables 1 18 1:48.35 I
2006 Bluegrass Cat John Velazquez Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm 1 18 1:48.85 I
2005 Roman Ruler Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Fog City Stable 1 18 1:49.88 I
2004 Lion Heart Joe Bravo Patrick L. Biancone Derrick Smith & Michael Tabor 1 18 1:48.80 I
2003 Peace Rules Edgar Prado Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1 18 1:49.20 I
2002 War Emblem Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1 18 1:48.20 I
2001 Point Given Gary Stevens Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1 18 1:49.60 I
2000 Dixie Union Alex Solis Richard Mandella Diamond A Racing 1 18 1:50.00 I
1999 Menifee Pat Day W. Elliott Walden Arthur B. Hancock III & James Stone 1 18 1:48.00 I
1998 Coronado's Quest Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Stuart S. Janney III & Stonerside Stable 1 18 1:48.60 I
1997 Touch Gold Chris McCarron David Hofmans Frank Stronach 1 18 1:47.60 I
1996 Skip Away José Santos Sonny Hine Carolyn Hine 1 18 1:47.60 I
1995 Serena's Song Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis 1 18 1:48.80 I
1994 Holy Bull Mike E. Smith Warren A. Croll Jr. Warren A. Croll Jr. 1 18 1:48.20 I
1993 Kissin Kris José Santos David R. Bell John A. Franks 1 18 1:49.40 I
1992 Technology Jerry Bailey Sonny Hine Scott Savin & Classic Partners 1 18 1:48.60 I
1991 Lost Mountain Craig Perret Thomas Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1 18 1:48.00 I
1990 Restless Con Timothy T. Doocy Duane Offield Chambers & Rago 1 18 1:49.20 I
1989 King Glorious Chris McCarron Jerry Hollendorfer Four M Stable & Halo Farms 1 18 1:49.80 I
1988 Forty Niner Laffit Pincay Jr. Woody Stephens Claiborne Farm 1 18 1:47.60 I
1987 Bet Twice Craig Perret Warren A. Croll Jr. Cisley Stable & Blanche Levy 1 18 1:47.00 I
1986 Wise Times Chris DeCarlo Philip A. Gleaves Russell L. Reineman Stables 1 18 1:48.60 I
1985 Skip Trial Jean-Luc Samyn Sonny Hine Zelda Cohen 1 18 1:48.60 I
1984 Big Pistol Garth Patterson Lynn S. Whiting W. Cal Partee 1 18 1:47.80 I
1983 Deputed Testamony Herb McCauley J. William Boniface Bonita Farm 1 18 1:49.20 I
1982 Wavering Monarch Randy Romero George R. Arnold Glencrest Farm 1 18 1:47.80 I
1981 Five Star Flight Craig Perret Ben W. Perkins Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Arnold A. Wilcox 1 18 1:48.40 I
1980 Thanks To Tony Carlos Lopez Sr. Reynoldo H. Nobles Sui Generis Stables 1 18 1:49.40 I
1979 Coastal Ruben Hernandez David A. Whiteley William Haggin Perry 1 18 1:48.80 I
1978 Delta Flag Dan Nied Lawrence W. Jennings Dogwood Stable 1 18 1:53.20 I
1977 Affiliate Miguel A. Rivera Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1 18 1:50.60 I
1976 Majestic Light Sandy Hawley John W. Russell Ogden Phipps 1 18 1:47.00 I
1975 Wajima Braulio Baeza Stephen A. DiMauro East-West Stable 1 18 1:49.60 I
1974 Holding Pattern Mike Miceli Jerome Sarner Jr. John Gerbas & Bob Schleicher 1 18 1:49.80 I
1973 Our Native Miguel A. Rivera William J. Resseguet Elizabeth Pritchard 1 18 1:48.60 I
1972 Freetex Michael Hole William T. Raymond Middletown Stable (Joseph & William Stavola) 1 18 1:50.00
1971 West Coast Scout Larry Adams Mervin Marks Oxford Stable 1 18 1:48.00
1970 Twice Worthy John Ruane James P. Conway Saddle Rock Farm (Al Lippe) 1 18 1:48.40
1969 Al Hattab Ray Broussard Warren A. Croll Jr. Pelican Stable (Rachel Carpenter) 1 18 1:50.20
1968 Balustrade Eric Walsh Morris H. Dixon Thaddeus R. Trout 1 18 1:50.00

A designates a filly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Graded Stakes Profile – Haskell Invitational". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Haskell Invitational History" (PDF). www.monmouthpark.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.monmouthpark.com/News.aspx?id=9617

External links[edit]

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