American Pharoah at Monmouth Park for last year’s Haskell.

From a Monmouth Park release

Fresh off the heels of a record setting event last year, once again the $1 million Haskell Invitational leads this year’s $4.65 million stakes schedule for the 2016 racing season at Monmouth Park Racetrack.

Last year’s Haskell featured American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner to race at the Jersey Shore, and his geared down victory en route to Horse of the Year honors. This year’s Grade 1 Haskell will be renewed on Sunday, July 31.


The 2016 stakes schedule hosts 16 graded events, worth $2.9 million. In addition to the Haskell, other highlights include the Grade 1 United Nations on July 3, captured last year by champion turf horse Big Blue Kitten; Grade 2 Monmouth Cup and Grade 3 Molly Pitcher on Haskell Day; Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes on June 19; Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks on Aug. 20; and, Grade 3 Iselin Stakes on Aug. 27.

The 2016 race meet gets underway on Saturday, May 14.


  • G3 Red Bank (June 5)
  • G3 Pegasus (June 19)
  • G3 Eatontown (June 25)
  • G3 Salvator Mile (July 2)
  • G1 United Nations (July 3)
  • G3 Jersey Shore (July 23)
  • G3 Boiling Springs (July 24)
  • G1 Haskell Invitational (July 31)
  • G2 Monmouth Cup (July 31)
  • G3 Matchmaker (July 31)
  • G3 Oceanoport (July 31)
  • G3 Molly Pitcher
  • G3 Monmouth Oaks (August 20)
  • G3 Cliffhanger (August 21)
  • G3 Philip H. Iselin (August 27)
  • G3 Violet (September 3)