Monmouth Park will raise all non-stakes purses on the William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) program by 20%, officials said June 26.
With 14 races expected on the July 28 program, including the addition of the Monmouth Cup (gr. II) to the card, Haskell day will once again be the richest day of Thoroughbred racing in the Garden State.
"This increase, coupled with the five graded stakes already on the card, should make Haskell day one of the most competitive and memorable in recent years," said Mike Dempsey, racing secretary at Monmouth.
In addition to the purse enhancement, Monmouth has increased its guaranteed purse payout for all runners on Haskell day. Non-stakes participants will be guaranteed $1,500, while all stakes runners will be guaranteed a minimum of $4,000 for starting.