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Haskell Stakes
Grade I race
LocationMonmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, New Jersey, U.S.
Inaugurated1968 (as Monmouth Invitational Handicap)
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
SponsorTVG.com (since 2019)
WebsiteMonmouth Park
Race information
Distance1+18 miles
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weight122 lbs. with allowances
Purse$1,000,000 (since 1997)
BonusesWinner automatic entry into Breeders' Cup Classic

The Haskell Stakes is a Grade I American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds run over a distance of 1+18 miles on the dirt held annually in July at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. The event is a signature event at Monmouth Park during their summer racing season and a major race for three-year-olds in between the U.S. Triple Crown series and the Breeders' Cup. The event 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 Trophy.

History[edit]

The inaugural running of the event was on 3 August 1968, closing day of the Monmouth Park summer meeting, as the Monmouth Invitational Handicap with a field of eleven horses. The event was won by 33-1 longshot Balustrade ridden by Canadian jockey Eric Walsh in a time of 1:50 flat with the favorite Iron Ruler finishing fourth.[1]

In 1973 when The American Graded Stakes Committee was founded by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association with the event attracting high quality entrants the Monmouth Invitational Handicap immediately was given the highest classification of Grade I.[2]

In the 1976 running of the event Majestic Light set a new track record of 1:47 flat winning by six lengths.[3] The track record was broken by Spend A Buck in 1985. In 1987 Belmont Stakes winner Bet Twice won the event and equaled the stakes mark.[2]

In 1981, the board of directors of Monmouth Park Racetrack switched the names of the Amory L. Haskell Handicap with this event giving the name Haskell Invitational Handicap. Amory L. Haskell (1893–1966) was the former president and chairman of Monmouth Park.[4]

In 1997, the purse for the race was increased to $1,000,000 and has since remained at that level with two exceptions.[5] In 2006, the event was changed from a handicap to allowance weight conditions and the name of the event was modified to the Haskell Invitational Stakes.[4] 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.[5] The 2015 running attracted a record New Jersey crowd of 60,983.[4]

In 2020 the event ceased to be an Invitational and the name was changed to simply the Haskell Stakes.[5]

The event has attracted many sponsors including Buick (1996−1998), Izod (2010), William Hill (2013−2015), betfair.com (2016−2018) and TVG.com (2019– ).[5]

Eleven winners of the Haskell have gone on to win championship honors at the Eclipse Awards as best three-year-old colt or filly. Five have also been named horse of the year in the year they won the Haskell. They are:[4]

  • 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), Authentic (2020)
  • 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), Authentic (2020)

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)

Most wins by an owner:

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
Haskell Stakes
2021 Mandaloun Florent Geroux Brad H. Cox Juddmonte 1+18 miles 1:47.38 $1,005,000 I [6]
2020 Authentic Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Spendthrift Farm, MyRacehorse Stable, Madaket Stables & Starlight Racing 1+18 miles 1:50.45 $1,005,000 I [7]
Haskell Invitational Stakes
2019 Maximum Security Luis Saez Jason Servis Gary & Mary West 1+18 miles 1:47.56 $990,000 I [8]
2018 Good Magic Jose L. Ortiz Chad C. Brown e Five Racing & Stonestreet Stables 1+18 miles 1:50.01 $1,010,000 I [9]
2017 Girvin Robby Albarado Joe Sharp Brad Grady 1+18 miles 1:48.35 $1,010,000 I [10]
2016 Exaggerator Kent J. Desormeaux J. Keith Desormeaux Big Chief Racing, Rocker O Ranch, Head of Plains Partners & J. Keith Desormeaux 1+18 miles 1:48.70 $1,015,000 I [11]
2015 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 1+18 miles 1:47.95 $1,750,000 I [12]
2014 Bayern Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah 1+18 miles 1:47.82 $1,030,000 I [13]
2013 Verrazano John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Let's Go Stable, Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor 1+18 miles 1:50.68 $1,010,000 I [14]
2012 Paynter Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 1+18 miles 1:48.67 $1,000,000 I [15]
2011 Coil Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Michael Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul Weitman 1+18 miles 1:48.10 $1,020,000 I [16]
2010 Lookin At Lucky Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Michael Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul Weitman 1+18 miles 1:49.40 $1,010,000 I [17]
2009 ƒ Rachel Alexandra Calvin H. Borel Steven M. Asmussen Stonestreet Stables & Harold McCormick 1+18 miles 1:47.21 $1,250,000 I [18]
2008 Big Brown Kent J. Desormeaux Richard E. Dutrow Jr. IEAH Stables, Paul Pompa Jr., Gary Tolchin, Andrew Cohen & Pegasus Holdings 1+18 miles 1:48.31 $1,010,000 I [19]
2007 Any Given Saturday Garrett K. Gomez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm & Padua Stables 1+18 miles 1:48.35 $1,060,000 I [20]
2006 Bluegrass Cat John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm 1+18 miles 1:48.85 $1,030,000 I [21]
Haskell Invitational Handicap
2005 Roman Ruler Jerry D. Bailey Bob Baffert Fog City Stable 1+18 miles 1:49.88 $1,015,000 I [22]
2004 Lion Heart Joe Bravo Patrick L. Biancone Derrick Smith & Michael Tabor 1+18 miles 1:48.95 $1,000,000 I [23]
2003 Peace Rules Edgar S. Prado Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1+18 miles 1:49.32 $1,000,000 I [24]
2002 War Emblem Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corporation 1+18 miles 1:48.21 $990,000 I [25]
2001 Point Given Gary L. Stevens Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corporation 1+18 miles 1:49.77 $1,500,000 I [26]
2000 Dixie Union Alex O. Solis Richard E. Mandella Diamond A Racing & Herman Sarkowsky 1+18 miles 1:50.00 $1,000,000 I [27]
1999 Menifee Pat Day W. Elliott Walden Arthur B. Hancock III & James H. Stone 1+18 miles 1:48.06 $1,000,000 I [28]
1998 Coronado's Quest Mike E. Smith Claude R. McGaughey III Stuart S. Janney III & Stonerside Stable 1+18 miles 1:48.60 $1,000,000 I [29]
1997 Touch Gold Chris McCarron David E. Hofmans Frank Stronach & Stonerside Stable 1+18 miles 1:47.62 $1,240,000 I [30]
1996 Skip Away Jose A. Santos Sonny Hine Carolyn Hine 1+18 miles 1:47.73 $750,000 I [31]
1995 ƒ Serena's Song Gary L. Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis 1+18 miles 1:48.94 $500,000 I [32]
1994 Holy Bull Mike E. Smith Jimmy Croll Warren A. Croll Jr. 1+18 miles 1:48.36 $500,000 I [33]
1993 Kissin Kris Jose A. Santos David R. Bell John A. Franks 1+18 miles 1:49.58 $500,000 I [34]
1992 Technology Jerry D. Bailey Sonny Hine Scott C. Savin & Classic Partners 1+18 miles 1:48.78 $500,000 I [35]
1991 Lost Mountain Craig Perret Thomas K. Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1+18 miles 1:48.06 $500,000 I [36]
1990 Restless Con Timothy T. Doocy Duane Offield Jane Chambers & Barbera Rago 1+18 miles 1:49.20 $500,000 I [37]
1989 King Glorious Chris McCarron Jerry Hollendorfer Four M Stable & Halo Farms 1+18 miles 1:49.80 $500,000 I [38]
1988 Forty Niner Laffit Pincay Jr. Woodford C. Stephens Claiborne Farm 1+18 miles 1:47.60 $500,000 I [39]
1987 Bet Twice Craig Perret Jimmy Croll Cisley Stable & Blanche Levy 1+18 miles 1:47.00 $500,000 I [40]
1986 Wise Times Christopher P. DeCarlo Philip A. Gleaves Russell L. Reineman Stables 1+18 miles 1:48.60 $300,000 I [41]
1985 Skip Trial Jean-Luc Samyn Sonny Hine Mrs. Ben Cohen 1+18 miles 1:48.60 $300,000 I [42]
1984 Big Pistol Garth Patterson Lynn S. Whiting W. Cal Partee 1+18 miles 1:47.80 $204,500 I [43]
1983 Deputed Testamony Herb McCauley J. William Boniface Bonita Farm 1+18 miles 1:49.20 $200,000 I [44]
1982 Wavering Monarch Randy Romero George R. Arnold II Glencrest Farm 1+18 miles 1:47.80 $200,000 I [45]
1981 Five Star Flight Craig Perret Ben W. Perkins Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Arnold A. Wilcox 1+18 miles 1:48.40 $200,000 I [46]
Monmouth Invitational Handicap
1980 Thanks to Tony Carlos E. Lopez Sr. Reynaldo H. Nobles Sui Generis Stables 1+18 miles 1:49.40 $150,000 I [47]
1979 Coastal Ruben Hernandez David A. Whiteley William Haggin Perry 1+18 miles 1:48.80 $100,000 I [48]
1978 Delta Flag Danny Nied Lawrence W. Jennings Jr. Dogwood Stable 1+18 miles 1:53.20 $100,000 I [49]
1977 Affiliate Miguel A. Rivera Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1+18 miles 1:50.60 $100,000 I [50]
1976 Majestic Light Sandy Hawley John W. Russell Ogden Mills Phipps 1+18 miles 1:47.00 $100,000 I [3]
1975 Wajima Braulio Baeza Stephen A. DiMauro East-West Stable 1+18 miles 1:49.60 $100,000 I [51]
1974 Holding Pattern Michael Miceli Jerome Sarner Jr. John Gerbas & Bob Schleicher 1+18 miles 1:49.80 $100,000 I [52]
1973 Our Native Miguel A. Rivera William J. Resseguet Elizabeth Pritchard 1+18 miles 1:48.60 $100,000 I [53]
1972 Freetex Michael Hole William T. Raymond Middletown Stable (Joseph & William Stavola) 1+18 miles 1:50.00 $100,000 [54]
1971 West Coast Scout Larry Adams Mervin J. Marks Oxford Stable 1+18 miles 1:48.00 $100,000 [55]
1970 Twice Worthy John Ruane James P. Conway Saddle Rock Farm 1+18 miles 1:48.40 $100,000 [56]
1969 Al Hattab Ray Broussard Warren A. Croll Jr. Pelican Stable (Rachel Carpenter) 1+18 miles 1:50.20 $100,000 [57]
1968 Balustrade Eric Walsh Morris H. Dixon Thaddeus R. Trout 1+18 miles 1:50.00 $75,000 [1]

Notes:
ƒ Filly or Mare
† In the 2021 running Hot Rod Charlie was first past the winning post but was disqualified and placed seventh (last) for interfering in the stretch run clipping Midnight Bourbon who dislodged his rider Paco Lopez.[58]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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