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Haskell Invitational Handicap

Grade I race
Haskell Invitational Handicap
Image with inadequate rationale removed: File:MonmouthParkLogo.jpg
Location Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, New Jersey, USA
Inaugurated 1968
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.monmouthpark.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds - invitation only
Weight Handicap
Purse $1,250,000

The Haskell Invitational Handicap is an American Grade I race for thoroughbred horses. In 1968, the Board of Directors of Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey honored its former President and Chairman Amory L. Haskell (1893-1966) with the Amory L. Haskell Handicap, a race for older horses. In 1981, the race was made an invitation-only stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles.

A major race for three year olds in between the U.S. Triple Crown series and the Breeders' Cup, it currently offers a purse of $1,250,000 USD and awards one of the most prestigious trophies in U.S. thoroughbred racing in the Haskell Invitational Trophy. Officials on July 23, 2009, announced the $250,000 increase that raised the purse to its current level, making the winner's share $700,000.


Time record

Largest winning margin

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Haskell Invitational Handicap






2009 Rachel Alexandra Calvin Borel Steve Asmussen Stonestreet Stables/McComick, etc 1:47.21
2008 Big Brown Kent Desormeaux Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. IEAH Stables / Paul Pompa Jr., et al. 1:48.31
2007 Any Given Saturday Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm / Padua Stables 1:48.35
2006 Bluegrass Cat John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm 1:48.85
2005 Roman Ruler Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Fog City Stable 1:49.88
2004 Lion Heart Joe Bravo Patrick L. Biancone D. Smith & M. Tabor 1:48.80
2003 Peace Rules Edgar Prado Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:49.20
2002 War Emblem Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:48.20
2001 Point Given Gary L. Stevens Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1.49.60
2000 Dixie Union Alex Solis Richard Mandella Diamond A Racing 1:50.00
1999 Menifee Pat Day W. Elliott Walden A.B. Hancock III & James Stone 1:48.00
1998 Coronado's Quest Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III S. Janney III & Stonerside Stable 1:48.60
1997 Touch Gold Chris McCarron David Hofmans Frank Stronach 1.47.60
1996 Skip Away Jose A. Santos Sonny Hine Carolyn Hine 1:47.60
1995 Serena's Song Gary L. Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:48.80
1994 Holy Bull Mike E. Smith Warren A. Croll, Jr. Warren A. Croll, Jr. 1:48.20
1993 Kissin Kris Jose A. Santos David R. Bell John A. Franks 1:49.40
1992 Technology Jerry Bailey Sonny Hine S. Savin & Classic Partners 1:48.60
1991 Lost Mountain Craig Perret Thomas Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1:48.00
1990 Restless Con Timothy T. Doocy Duane Offield Chambers & Rago 1:49.20
1989 King Glorious Chris McCarron Jerry Hollendorfer Four M Stable & Halo Farms 1:49.80
1988 Forty Niner Laffit Pincay, Jr. Woody Stephens Claiborne Farm 1:47.60
1987 Bet Twice Craig Perret Warren A. Croll, Jr. Cisley Stable & Blanche Levy 1:47.00
1986 Wise Times Chris DeCarlo Philip A. Gleaves R. L. Reineman Stables 1:48.60
1985 Skip Trial Jean-Luc Samyn Sonny Hine Mrs. Ben Cohen 1:48.60
1984 Big Pistol Garth Patterson Lynn S. Whiting W. Cal Partee 1:47.80
1983 Deputed Testamony Herb McCauley J. William Boniface Bonita Farm 1:49.20
1982 Wavering Monarch Randy Romero George R. Arnold Glencrest Farm 1:47.80
1981 Five Star Flight Craig Perret Ben W. Perkins Mr. & Mrs. A. A. Wilcox 1:48.40
1980 Thanks To Tony Carlos Lopez Reynoldo H. Nobles Sui Generis Stables 1:49.40
1979 Coastal Ruben Hernandez David A. Whiteley William Haggin Perry 1:48.80
1978 Delta Flag Dan Nied Lawrence W. Jennings Dogwood Stable 1:53.20
1977 Affiliate Miguel A. Rivera Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1:50.60
1976 Majestic Light Sandy Hawley John W. Russell Ogden Phipps 1:47.00
1975 Wajima Braulio Baeza Stephen A. DiMauro East-West Stable 1:49.60
1974 Holding Pattern Mike Miceli James J. Sarner, Jr. Gerbas & Schleicher 1:49.80
1973 Our Native Miguel A. Rivera William J. Resseguet Elizabeth Pritchard 1:48.60
1972 Freetex Michael Hole William T. Raymond Middletown Stable 1:50.00
1971 West Coast Scout Larry Adams Mervin Marks Oxford Stable 1:48.00
1970 Twice Worthy John Ruane James P. Conway Saddle Rock Farm 1:48.40
1969 Al Hattab Ray Broussard Warren A. Croll, Jr. Pelican Stable 1:50.20
1968 Balustrade Eric Walsh Morris H. Dixon Thaddeus R. Trout 1:50.00

A designates a filly.


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