Haskell Invitational Stakes

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Haskell Invitational Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Monmouth Park Racetrack, Oceanport, NJ
  • Inaugural Race: 1968
  • Distance: 1 & 1/8 miles (9 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds, Invitation only
  • 2021 Purse: $1,005,000
  • 2021 Race Date: Saturday, July 17th

2021 Haskell Invitational Stakes Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE / SHOW
3MandalounKazushi Kimura / Mark E. Casse$6.80 / $3.30 / $3.00
1Following SeaLuis Contreras / Gail Cox$5.00 / $4.00
2AntigravityPatrick Husbands / Mark E. Casse$4.10
5Pickin' TimeJustin Stein / William I. Mott
7BassoEmma-Jayne Wilson / Timothy E. Hamm
6Midnight BourbonRafael Manuel Hernandez / Chad C. Brown
4Hot Rod CharlieDaisuke Fukumoto / Michael P. De Paulo

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (3-1) Paid: $17.50
  • $0.50 Trifecta (3-1-2) Paid: $133.85
  • $0.10 Superfecta (3-1-2-5) Paid: $198.96

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Haskell Invitational Stakes Race History

The Haskell Invitational Stakes is a Grade I race run each summer at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. The race was named for the former president and chairman of the Monmouth Park Racetrack Amory L. Haskell. Offering a purse of $1,000,000, it is an important race for three-year olds between the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup. In fact, the race is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, with the winner gaining automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Past winners of the race include a whopping 12 Eclipse Award winners for Champion Three-Year Olds. Five of those winners also captured Horse of the Year honors: Hall of Famer Holy Bull (1994), Point Given (2001), and Rachel Alexandra (2009), Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (2015), and 2020 Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Authentic (2020).

Two horses share the record for the fastest time turned in at 1:47.00: Bet Twice (1987) & (1976). Jockeys Craig Perret, Martin Garcia and Mike E. Smith share a record 3 wins each, while legendary trainer Bob Baffert has racked up a eye-popping (and record) 9 wins, including a 3-peat between 2010 and 2012.

Haskell Invitational Stakes Past Winners

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2021MandalounKazushi Kimura / Mark E. Casse1 1/8 M / 1:47.38
2020AuthenticMike E. Smith / Bob Baffert1 1⁄8 M / 1:50.45
2019Maximum SecurityLuis Saez / Jason Servis1 1⁄8 M / 1:47.56
2018Good MagicJosé Ortiz / Chad Brown1 1⁄8 M / 1:50.01
2017GirvinRobby Albarado / Joe Sharp1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.35
2016ExaggeratorKent J. Desormeaux / J. Keith Desormeaux1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.70
2015American PharoahVictor Espinoza / Bob Baffert1 1⁄8 M / 1:47.95
2014BayernMartin Garcia / Bob Baffert1 1⁄8 M / 1:47.82
2013VerrazanoJohn Velazquez / Todd Pletcher1 1⁄8 M / 1:50.68
2012PaynterRafael Bejarano / Bob Baffert1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.67
2011CoilMartin Garcia / Bob Baffert1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.10
2010Lookin at LuckyMartin Garcia / Bob Baffert1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.40
2009Rachel AlexandraCalvin Borel / Steve Asmussen1 1⁄8 M / 1:47.21
2008Big BrownKent Desormeaux / Richard E. Dutrow Jr.1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.31
2007Any Given SaturdayGarrett Gomez / Todd Pletcher1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.35
2006Bluegrass CatJohn Velazquez / Todd Pletcher1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.85
2005Roman RulerJerry Bailey / Bob Baffert1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.88
2004Lion HeartJoe Bravo / Patrick L. Biancone1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.80
2003Peace RulesEdgar Prado / Robert J. Frankel1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.20
2002War EmblemVictor Espinoza / Bob Baffert1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.20
2001Point GivenGary Stevens / Bob Baffert1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.60
2000Dixie UnionAlex Solis / Richard Mandella1 1⁄8 M / 1:50.00
1999MenifeePat Day / W. Elliott Walden1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.00
1998Coronado's QuestMike E. Smith / C. R. McGaughey III1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.60
1997Touch GoldChris McCarron / David Hofmans1 1⁄8 M / 1:47.60
1996Skip AwayJosé Santos / Sonny Hine1 1⁄8 M / 1:47.60
1995Serena's SongGary Stevens / D. Wayne Lukas1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.80
1994Holy BullMike E. Smith / Warren A. Croll Jr.1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.20
1993Kissin KrisJosé Santos / David R. Bell1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.40
1992TechnologyJerry Bailey / Sonny Hine1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.60
1991Lost MountainCraig Perret / Thomas Bohannan1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.00
1990Restless ConTimothy T. Doocy / Duane Offield1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.20
1989King GloriousChris McCarron / Jerry Hollendorfer1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.80
1988Forty NinerLaffit Pincay Jr. / Woody Stephens1 1⁄8 M / 1:47.60
1987Bet TwiceCraig Perret / Warren A. Croll Jr.1 1⁄8 M / 1:47.00
1986Wise TimesChris DeCarlo / Philip A. Gleaves1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.60
1985Skip TrialJean-Luc Samyn / Sonny Hine1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.60
1984Big PistolGarth Patterson / Lynn S. Whiting1 1⁄8 M / 1:47.80
1983Deputed TestamonyHerb McCauley / J. William Boniface1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.20
1982Wavering MonarchRandy Romero / George R. Arnold1 1⁄8 M / 1:47.80
1981Five Star FlightCraig Perret / Ben W. Perkins Sr.1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.40
1980Thanks To TonyCarlos Lopez Sr. / Reynoldo H. Nobles1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.40
1979CoastalRuben Hernandez / David A. Whiteley1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.80
1978Delta FlagDan Nied / Lawrence W. Jennings1 1⁄8 M / 1:53.20
1977AffiliateMiguel A. Rivera / Laz Barrera1 1⁄8 M / 1:50.60
1976Majestic LightSandy Hawley / John W. Russell1 1⁄8 M / 1:47.00
1975WajimaBraulio Baeza / Stephen A. DiMauro1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.60
1974Holding PatternMike Miceli / Jerome Sarner Jr.1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.80
1973Our NativeMiguel A. Rivera / William J. Resseguet1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.60
1972FreetexMichael Hole / William T. Raymond1 1⁄8 M / 1:50.00
1971West Coast ScoutLarry Adams / Mervin Marks1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.00
1970Twice WorthyJohn Ruane / James P. Conway1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.40
1969Al HattabRay Broussard / Warren A. Croll Jr.1 1⁄8 M / 1:50.20
1968BalustradeEric Walsh / Morris H. Dixon1 1⁄8 M / 1:50.00
1967StupendousEddie Belmonte / Edward A. Neloy1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.20
1966StaunchnessErnest Cardone / Victor J. Nickerson1 1⁄8 M / 1:50.20
1965KelsoIsmael Valenzuela / Carl Hanford1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.80
1964Gun BowWalter Blum / Edward A. Neloy1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.20
1963KelsoIsmael Valenzuela / Carl Hanford1 1⁄8 M / 1:50.40
1962Carry BackJohnny Sellers / Jack A. Price1 1⁄8 M / 1:50.00
1961KelsoEddie Arcaro / Carl Hanford1 1⁄8 M / 1:48.00
1960WarheadMike Sorrentino / Kay Erik Jensen1 1⁄8 M / 1:51.00
1959PlionManuel Ycaza / Tom Jolley1 1⁄8 M / 1:53.00
1958CohoesJohn Ruane / John M. Gaver Sr.1 1⁄8 M / 1:51.60
1957KingmakerBobby Ussery / Frank I. Wright1 1⁄8 M / 1:52.80
1956DedicateWilliam Boland / G. Carey Winfrey1 1⁄8 M / 1:49.80
1955First AidHedley Woodhouse / J. Elliott Burch1 1⁄8 M / 1:51.60
1954Social OutcastEric Guerin / William C. Winfrey1 1⁄4 M / 2:04.40
1953Tom FoolTed Atkinson / John M. Gaver Sr.1 1⁄4 M / 2:05.40
1952CounterpointDave Gorman / Sylvester Veitch1 1⁄4 M / 2:05.60
1951One HitterTed Atkinson / John M. Gaver Sr.1 1⁄4 M / 2:05.00
1950PietNick Combest / R. Emmett Potts1 1⁄4 M / 2:06.60
1949Round ViewSebastian Perez / Hollie Hughes1 1⁄4 M / 2:06.60
1948GalloretteArnold Kirkland / Edward A. Christmas1 1⁄4 M / 2:05.20
1947Rico MonteRuperto Donoso / Horatio Luro1 1⁄4 M / 2:02.60
1946StymieBasil James / Hirsch Jacobs1 1⁄4 M / 2:07.40
1945TrymenowHerb Lindberg / Oscar White1 1⁄4 M / 2:02.20
1944Devil DiverEddie Arcaro / John M. Gaver Sr.1 1⁄4 M / 2:02.00
1943BolingbrokeHerb Lindberg / Walter Burrows1 1⁄4 M / 2:02.00
1942Swing and SwayDon Meade / John M. Gaver Sr.1 1⁄4 M / 2:05.40
1941FenelonJames Stout / James Fitzsimmons1 1⁄4 M / 2:06.40
1940ChalledonGeorge Woolf / Louis Schaefer1 1⁄4 M / 2:03.20
1939Eight ThirtyHarry Richards / Bert Mulholland1 1⁄4 M / 2:06.20
1938War AdmiralWayne D. Wright / George Conway1 1⁄4 M / 2:03.80
1937EsposaNick Wall / Matthew P. Brady1 1⁄4 M / 2:05.20
1936DiscoveryJohn Bejshak / Bud Stotler1 1⁄4 M / 2:06.80
1935DiscoveryJohn Bejshak / Bud Stotler1 1⁄4 M / 2:04.80
1934DiscoveryDon Meade / Bud Stotler1 1⁄4 M / 2:07.80
1933Caesar's GhostDominick Bellizzi / Jack J. Connors1 1⁄4 M / 2:10.80
1932EquipoiseRaymond Workman / Thomas J. Healey1 1⁄4 M / 2:05.60
1931St. BrideauxLinus McAtee / James G. Rowe Jr.1 1⁄4 M / 2:05.00
1930WhichoneRaymond Workman / Thomas J. Healey1 1⁄4 M / 2:04.00
1929BateauEddie Ambrose / Scott P. Harlan1 1⁄4 M / 2:09.40
1928Black MariaLaverne Fator / William H. Karrick1 1⁄4 M / 2:06.00