Haskell Invitational 2024

Saturday, Jul 20, 2024 Monmouth Park

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Geaux Rocket Ride, after Haskell victory, probable for Pacific Classic

Steve Andersen Jul 23,2023
DEL MAR, Calif. - Geaux Rocket Ride is likely to start against older horses for the first time in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Sept. 2 after winning his Grade 1 debut in Saturday’s $1,0

Geaux Rocket Ride ($27.40) cruises to Haskell Stakes victory

Marcus Hersh Jul 22,2023
OCEANPORT, New Jersey – At the Fasig-Tipton summer yearling sale of 2021, Jim Bernhard bought his wife, Dana Bernhard, a $350,000 birthday present, a bay colt by Candy Ride out of Beyond Grace,

Arabian Knight fit for Haskell, but faces tall task off layoff

Marcus Hersh Jul 20,2023
Back when Bob Baffert was permitted to race at Churchill Downs, you’d have said, as the calendar turned over to February, that Arabian Knight was his best Derby hope. Baffert has won the Derby six t

Extra Anejo moves to big stage in Haskell

Marcus Hersh Jul 19,2023
Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen came into the second half of summer 2022 feeling like the best 3-year-old in North America, Epicenter, resided in his barn. Asmussen enters the same period in 2023

Mage will run in Haskell

Mike Welsch Jul 18,2023
After numerous discussions between trainer Gustavo Delgado and the ownership group, the decision was finally made late Tuesday afternoon to run Kentucky Derby winner Mage in Saturday’s $1 million Ha

Haskell, Jim Dandy decision coming for Derby winner Mage

Mike Welsch Jul 14,2023
The major work seems about done, but the final decision has not been made quite yet regarding plans for Kentucky Derby winner Mage’s next start, which will come either in the $1 million Haskell this

Forte will skip Haskell, point to Jim Dandy

David Grening Jul 13,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Forte, runner-up in the Belmont Stakes last month, will bypass the $1 million Haskell Stakes on July 22 at Monmouth Park and instead make his next start in the Grade 2, $500

Asmussen will run Disarm in Jim Dandy, Extra Anejo in Haskell

David Grening Jul 10,2023
Victories in the Jim Dandy and Travers Stakes in Saratoga last summer propelled the Steve Asmussen-trained Epicenter to an Eclipse Award as 3-year-old champion male. In Disarm and Extra Anejo, Asmu

Mage works in Kentucky, leaning toward Haskell as Travers prep

Mike Welsch Jul 07,2023
Kentucky Derby winner Mage moved a step closer to his next start after working six furlongs in 1:13.75 Friday at the Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington, Ky., according to assistant trainer Gust

Smith picks up mount on Geaux Rocket Ride for Haskell

Steve Andersen Jul 03,2023
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has been booked to ride recent Santa Anita stakes winner Geaux Rocket Ride in the Grade 1 Haskell Stakes on July 22 at Monmouth Park. On Monday at Santa Anita, Smith

Geaux Rocket Ride works for Haskell, could be big day for Mandella

Steve Andersen Jun 26,2023
Geaux Rocket Ride, the winner of the Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita on June 2, is on schedule for his Grade 1 debut in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 22 after working fiv
About the Haskell Invitational

The Haskell Stakes is a Grade 1, $1 million race for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses run every summer at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey. It is contested at a distance of 1 1/8 miles or nine furlongs. It was first run in 1968 and has become one of the top races of the year. 

11 horses who went on to be Champion of that year won the Haskell, including Holy Bull, Point Given, Big Brown, and Authentic. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah made headlines when he returned to the races in the Haskell, winning in 2015. Champion fillies have done well in the race: Serena’s Song won in 1995 and Rachel Alexandra in 2009.  

Trainer Bob Baffert has done better than any other trainer in the race by far, winning it nine times. Since 1994, both jockeys Mike Smith and Martin Garcia have won the race three times each. 

An unusual result in the Haskell happened in 2021 when Hot Rod Charlie won the race by a nose but was disqualified for interference in the stretch, elevating Mandaloun to the winner’s position.  

The Haskell undercard includes races like the Grade 1 United Nations, Grade 3 Monmouth Cup, Grade 3 Matchmaker, and Grade 3 Molly Pitcher. 

Previous Haskell Winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
Richard Mandella
Geaux Rocket Ride Richard Mandella
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