Authentic (inside) just held off Ny Traffic to win the 2020 Haskell. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

Led by the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Stakes, Monmouth Park is set to offer $6,150,000 in stakes races when the track kicks off its 76th season on Friday, May 28.

This year’s race meet, which runs through Sept. 26, will feature 46 total stakes, 10 graded events, and 10 stakes restricted to New Jersey-bred horses.

Last year’s Haskell Day saw Horse of the Year Authentic capture New Jersey’s most prestigious race en route to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic, earning the $1 million BetMakers bonanza by capturing all three events. This year’s Haskell Day will once again feature six stakes races, including Monmouth Park’s other Grade 1 event, the United Nations Stakes, which will have a purse boost from $300,000 to $500,000.

The 19th annual New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival, with three stakes events, will be renewed on Aug. 29, with the $125,000 Charles Hesse III Handicap headlining that card.

Stall applications, which are due by March 31, are now available online at or in hard copy format in the Monmouth Park racing office.

The stakes schedule:

Run DateStakes NamePurseDivisionDistance
28-May-21Jersey Derby $100,0003 YO1 mile (Turf)
29-May-21Mr. Prospector StakesListed$100,0003 and up6 furlongs
30-May-21Politely Stakes $75,000F & M 3 and up5 furlongs (Turf)
31-May-21Spruce Fir HandicapNJ Breds$75,000F & M 3 and up6 furlongs
5-Jun-21Monmouth StakesG3$150,0003 and up1 1/8 miles (Turf)
6-Jun-21Lady’s Secret StakesListed$100,000F & M 3 and up1 1/16 miles
12-Jun-21Salvator MileG3$150,0003 and up1 mile Pegasus StakesListed$150,0003 YO1 1/16 miles
19-Jun-21Get Serious Stakes $75,0003 and up5 furlongs (Turf)
20-Jun-21Eatontown StakesG3$150,000F & M 3 and up1 1/16 miles (Turf)
26-Jun-21Boiling Springs Stakes $75,0003 YO Fillies1 1/16 miles (Turf)
27-Jun-21Smart N Classy HandicapNJ Breds$75,000F & M 3 and up1 Mile
3-Jul-21Regret Stakes $75,000F & M 3 and up6 furlongs
4-Jul-21John J. Reilly HandicapNJ Breds$75,0003 and up6 furlongs
10-Jul-21Blue Sparkler Stakes $75,0003 YO Fillies5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
11-Jul-21My Frenchman Stakes $75,0003 YO5 1/2 furlongs (Turf) Haskell StakesG1$1,000,0003 YO1 1/8 miles
17-Jul-21United Nations StakesG1$500,0003 and up1 3/8 miles (Turf)
17-Jul-21Monmouth CupG3$300,0003 and up1 1/8 miles
17-Jul-21Molly Pitcher StakesG3$250,000F & M 3 and up1 1/16 miles
17-Jul-21WinStar Matchmaker StakesG3$150,000F & M 3 and up1 1/8 miles (Turf)
17-Jul-21Wolf Hill Stakes $75,0003 and up5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
18-Jul-21Jersey Girl HandicapNJ Breds$75,000F & M 3 and up1 mile (Turf)
24-Jul-21Irish War Cry HandicapNJ Breds$75,0003 and up1 mile (Turf)
25-Jul-21Tale of the Cat Stakes $75,0003 YO1 1/16 miles (Turf)
31-Jul-21Monmouth OaksG3$200,0003 YO Fillies1 1/16 miles
1-Aug-21Colleen Stakes $75,0002 YO Fillies5 furlongs (Turf)
7-Aug-21Tyro Stakes $75,0002 YO5 furlongs (Turf)
8-Aug-21Oceanport StakesListed$100,0003 and up1 1/16 miles (Turf)
14-Aug-21Incredible Revenge Stakes $75,000F & M 3 and up5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
15-Aug-21Jersey Shore Stakes $75,0003 YO6 furlongs
21-Aug-21Philip H. Iselin StakesG3$200,0003 and up1 1/16 miles
22-Aug-21Rainbow Heir Stakes $75,0003 and up5 1/2 furlongs (Turf)
28-Aug-21Miss Liberty StakesListed$100,000F & M 3 and up1 1/16 miles (Turf)
29-Aug-21Charles Hesse III HandicapNJ Breds$125,0003 and up1 1/16 miles
29-Aug-21NJ Breeders HandicapNJ Breds$100,0003 and up6 furlongs
29-Aug-21Eleven North HandicapNJ Breds$100,000F & M 3 and up6 furlongs
4-Sep-21Red Bank StakesListed$100,0003 and up1 mile (Turf)
5-Sep-21Sapling Stakes $100,0002 YO1 mile
6-Sep-21Sorority Stakes$100,0002 YO Fillies1 mile
11-Sep-21Rumson Stakes $75,0003 and up5 furlongs
12-Sep-21Presious Passion Stakes $75,0003 and up1 1/2 miles (Turf)
18-Sep-21Pinot Grigio StakesNJ Breds$75,000F & M 3 and up5 furlongs (Turf)
19-Sep-21Joey P. HandicapNJ Breds$75,0003 and up5 furlongs (Turf)
25-Sep-21Violet StakesListed$100,000F & M 3 and up1 1/16 miles (Turf)
26-Sep-21Smoke Glacken Stakes $75,0002 YO6 furlongs