The Sapling Stakes is an American Grade III Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early September at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. Open to 2-year-olds, it is raced on dirt over a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $150,000.
First run in 1883, the New Jersey Legislature passed a law in 1894 that banned parimutuel betting in the state and the track closed its doors. In 1946, the state legislature passed a bill providing for state regulation of horse racing and the Sapling Stakes was revived. In 1952, the race was run in two divisions.
Monmouth Park Graded Stakes Races
|Boiling Springs Stakes||III||$155,000|
|Salvator Mile Stakes||III||$200,000|
|United Nations Stakes||I||$765,000|
|Jersey Shore Stakes||III||$150,000|
|Haskell Invitational Handicap||I||$1,000,000|
|Philip H. Iselin Stakes||III||$250,000|
|Molly Pitcher Stakes||II||$250,000|
|Cliff Hanger Stakes||III||$150,000|
|Monmouth Cup Stakes||II||$300,000|
|Red Bank Stakes||III||$200,000|
|Race Tracks||Time (EST)|