Monmouth Park Opens

Saturday, May 11 marks the opening day of racing at Monmouth Park. This coastal New Jersey racetrack will conduct business through the summer, eventually concluding on October 6. A total of 16 graded races are slated at this venue in 2013, with the biggest day of the meeting coming on July 28 – the date of the $1 million Haskell Invitational S. (G1). This three-year-old feature often attracts some of the best horses in all of the country, and we expect the same this season.

On the Haskell undercard is a quartet of graded races -- $200,000 Molly Pitcher S. (G2), $200,000 Monmouth Cup S. (G2), $150,000 Oceanport S. (G3) and the $150,000 Matchmaker S. (G3).

July 6 is the date for the important United Nations H. (G1), the other Grade 1 race at the meeting.