Monmouth extends 44 Haskell invitations

by | Jul 13, 2018 | Breaking, New Jersey, NJ Racing, Racing

Three-way thriller in the 2017 Haskell went to Girvin. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.

From a Monmouth Park release

Forty-four 3-year-olds were extended invitations Friday to the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday, July 29, at Monmouth Park, with juvenile champion Good Magic heading the list of potential starters in the Grade 1 race.

Trained by Chad Brown, Good Magic was the runner-up in the Kentucky Derby. Last year he burst onto the national scene when he captured the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile breaking his maiden in that Grade 1 event en route to his Eclipse Award.

Brown will be seeking his first victory in the Haskell Invitational, the track’s showcase event that is contested at a mile and an eighth.

The list of horses that were extended invitations today by Director of Racing/Racing Secretary John F. Heims, in alphabetical order, is:

· American Lincoln

· Ax Man

· Blended Citizen

· Bolt d’Oro

· Bravazo

· Catholic Boy

· Combatant

· Core Beliefs

· Diamond King

· Draft Pick

· Enticed

· Firenze Fire

· Flameaway

· Fort Peck

· Free Drop Billy

· Good Magic

· Gronkowski

· High North

· Hofburg

· Instilled Regard

· Kanthaka

· King Zachary

· Lionite

· Lone Sailor

· Mendelssohn

· Mr. Freeze

· Monomy Girl

· My Boy Jack

· Navy Commander

· Prince Lucky

· Promises Fulfilled

· Quip

· Red Ruby

· Roaming Union

· Rugbyman

· Seven Trumpets

· Sporting Chance

· Still Having Fun

· Supreme Aura

· Telekinesis

· Tenfold

· Vino Rosso

· Wonder Gadot

· World of Trouble