2024 Haskell Contenders at Monmouth Park

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Monmouth Park Press Release
Updated: June 26, 2024

The biggest event at Monmouth Park - the $1 million Haskell Stakes, is set to celebrate its 57th renewal on Saturday, July 20.

The Haskell is a part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" series, with the race winner receiving an automatic spot with fees paid for the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday, November 2.

2024 Haskell Stakes Entries & Odds

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer

** Odds to be posted after draw **

2024 Haskell Stakes Pre-Draw News

Mindframe and Fierceness probable for Grade 1 Haskell

June 22 - Fierceness, the reigning Champion 2-Year-Old Colt, worked a half-mile in 51 seconds flat Friday over the Oklahoma dirt training track at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for a start in the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell traveling nine furlongs on July 20, at Monmouth Park.

Trained by Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, the City of Light bay worked in company with graded stakes-winning turf mare Surprisingly. Also notable on the Oklahoma dirt training track work tab Friday was Repole Stable and St. Elias Stables recent Grade 2 Suburban-winner Crupi, who covered a half-mile in 52.85 in company with multiple graded stakes-placed turfer Talk of the Nation.

"Both works were probably better than the times suggest - finished up well and galloped out strongly," Pletcher said.

Greyhound Betting

Pletcher said that both Fierceness and Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by runner-up Mindframe are likely to start in the Haskell.

"I'll talk to Mike [Repole] but right now we're pointing Fierceness and Mindframe towards the Haskell," Pletcher said.

Fierceness was a 6 1/4-length winner of the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile in November at Santa Anita Park to cap his Championship campaign. He returned to action with a pair of starts at Gulfstream Park, finishing a troubled third in the Grade 3 Holy Bull in February before romping to a 13 1/2-length score in the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 30.

The talented bay went to post as the mutuel favorite in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby on May 4 at Churchill Downs where he finished 15th. Fierceness trained towards the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by on June 8 at Saratoga Race Course, but Pletcher ultimately decided the colt needed more time.

Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's Mindframe was an impressive winner of his first two starts, graduating by 13 3/4-lengths on debut in March at Gulfstream Park and following with a 7 1/2-length romp on the Kentucky Derby undercard at Churchill Downs.

The Constitution colt made the lead at the stretch call of the 10-furlong Belmont Stakes at Saratoga but was green in the lane and missed by a half-length to a resurgent and more experienced Dornoch.

Pletcher said Mindframe has exited the Belmont Stakes in good order.

"He's been galloping well this week. He looks good and his overall condition is excellent coming out of the race. We'll look for a breeze next weekend," Pletcher said.

Pletcher won Monmouth's local prep for the Haskell last weekend with Spendthrift Farm's Tuscan Sky, who captured the 1 1/16-mile Pegasus by 6 3/4-lengths over Domestic Product. The top-two Pegasus finishers received free entry and start fees for the Haskell.

2024 Haskell Probables

  • Catching Freedom
  • Domestic Product
  • Dornoch
  • Fierceness
  • Hades
  • Mindframe
  • Muth
  • Parenting
  • Stronghold
  • Tuscan Sky
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