Monmouth Graded Stakes Schedule Totals $3.5M
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 2/6/2014 2:55:41 PM
Last Updated: 2/7/2014 9:05:15 AM

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Led by the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 27, Monmouth Park has announced a total stakes schedule of $5.8 million, including 17 graded events worth $3.55 million for the 2014 racing season.

As it did in 2013, the Red Bank Stakes (gr. III) will kick off this season’s graded stakes schedule May 17.  Haskell Day will again play host to six stakes events including five graded contests.
       
Opening day for Monmouth’s 57-day meet is May 10.
       
Topping the list of notable changes to the stakes calendar is a new date for the $500,000 United Nations (gr. IT), which for the first time since 2001, will be run on a Sunday.  Monmouth’s premier turf event, along with the Salvator Mile (gr. III), will be broadcast live July 6 on Fox Sports 1 as part of The Jockey Club Series.
       
Also being repositioned for the 2014 meet is the Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III), moving from July 4 to Aug. 16 for this season.
       
Returning to the Monmouth Park graded stakes calendar after a year hiatus is the $100,000 Violet (gr. III) Aug. 23 and $100,000 Boiling Springs (gr. III) Aug. 30.

The following is a list of major stakes event at Monmouth Park for 2014:
       
SATURDAY, MAY 17: RED BANK STAKES (gr. IIIT), 3 & UP, $100,000, 1 MILE (T)
                              
SUNDAY, JUNE 8: MONMOUTH STAKES (gr. IIT), 3 & UP, $200,000, 1 1/8 MILES (T)
                              
SUNDAY, JUNE 15: PEGASUS STAKES (gr. III), 3 & UP, $150,000, 1 1/16 MILES
                              
SATURDAY, JUNE 21: EATONTOWN STAKES (gr. IIIT), F/M 3 & UP, $100,000, 1 1/16 MILES (T)
                              
SATURDAY, JULY 5: LONG BRANCH STAKES (L), 3YOs, $100,000, 1 1/16 MILES
                              
SUNDAY, JULY 6:  SALVATOR MILE (gr. III), 3 & UP, $150,000, 1 MILE
                              
SUNDAY, JULY 6: UNITED NATIONS STAKES (gr. IT), 3 & UP, $500,000, 1 3/8 MILES (T)
                              
SUNDAY, JULY 27: WILLIAM HILL HASKELL INVITATIONAL (gr. I), 3YOs, $1,000,000, 1 1/8 MILES
                              
SUNDAY, JULY 27: MOLLY PITCHER STAKES (gr. II), F/M 3 & UP, $200,000, 1 1/16 MILES
                              
SUNDAY, JULY 27: MONMOUTH CUP STAKES (gr. II), 3 & UP, $200,000, 1 1/16 MILES
                              
SUNDAY, JULY 27: MATCHMAKER STAKES (gr. IIIT), F/M 3 & UP, $150,000, 1 1/8 MILES (T)
                              
SUNDAY, JULY 27: OCEANPORT STAKES (gr. IIIT), 3 & UP, $150,000, 1 1/16 MILES (T)
                              
SUNDAY, JULY 27: TEDDY DRONE STAKES (L), 3 & UP, $100,000, 6 FURLONGS
                              
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9: MONMOUTH OAKS (gr. III), 3YO F, $100,000, 1 1/16 MILES
                              
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16: JERSEY SHORE STAKES (gr. III), 3YOs, $100,000, 6 FURLONGS
                              
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17: PHILIP H. ISELIN STAKES (gr. III), 3 & UP, $150,000, 1 1/8 MILES
                              
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23: VIOLET STAKES (gr. IIIT), F/M 3 & UP, $100,000, 1 1/8 MILES (T)
                              
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24: CLIFFHANGER STAKES (gr. IIIT), 3 & UP, $100,000, 1 1/8 MILES (T)
                              
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30: BOILING SPRINGS STAKES (gr. IIIT), 3YO F, $100,000, 1 1/8 MILES (T)
                              
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31: SAPLING STAKES (L), 2YOs, $100,000, 1 MILE



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