Haskell Invitational Handicap

The Resorts Casino & Hotel Haskell Invitational (formerly known as the Haskell Invitational Handicap) is an American Grade I race for thoroughbred horses. 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 1/8 miles. It has been run under stakes conditions beginning with the 2006 running. In 2011, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey became an official sponsor of the race, as part of a five-year partnership between the casino and the racetrack.

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 $1,000,000 USD and awards one of the most prestigious trophies in U.S. thoroughbred racing in the Haskell Invitational Trophy. The last three winners of the Haskell Invitational have gone on to win their division championship honors. Lookin at Lucky, Rachel Alexandra and Big Brown have all won the Eclipse Award for American Champion Three Year-Old for their respective gender in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Monmouth Park Graded Stakes Races

Stakes Race Grade Purse
Violet Stakes III $150,000
Monmouth Stakes III $250,000
Pegasus Stakes III $200,000
Boiling Springs Stakes III $155,000
Salvator Mile Stakes III $200,000
United Nations Stakes I $765,000
Jersey Shore Stakes III $150,000
Matchmaker Stakes III $200,000
Oceanport Stakes III $200,000
Haskell Invitational Handicap I $1,000,000
Monmouth Oaks III $150,000
Philip H. Iselin Stakes III $250,000
Molly Pitcher Stakes II $250,000
Sapling Stakes III $150,000
Cliff Hanger Stakes III $150,000
Eatontown Stakes III $150,000
Monmouth Cup Stakes II $300,000
Red Bank Stakes III $200,000