Big fields set for Monmouth Park opener

by | May 11, 2016 | Breaking, Maryland, MD Racing, Racing

From a Monmouth Park release

Monmouth Park opens this Saturday, May 14, with an11-race program attracting a total of 104 entries.

Topping the day’s card is the $75,000 Decathlon Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward, which features a solid field of eight, including millionaire Lucy’s Bob Boy along with last year’s Decathlon winner A. P. Indian.

A six-furlong dash, the Decathlon is the first of this year’s stakes events, which will once again be led by the centerpiece of Monmouth’s summer season, the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational, to be renewed for the 49th time on Sunday, July 31. Part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, the Haskell will be televised live on NBC.

Monmouth’s Grade 1 turf race, the $300,000 United Nations Stakes, will be the highlight of the Fourth of July weekend when it’s renewed on Sunday, July 3.

Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and first post is set for 12:50 p.m. every day except Haskell Day, when gates will open at 10:00 a.m. and first post will be 12 noon.