Haskell Purse Boosted to $1.25 Million

Winner will receive $700,000 purse.

Monmouth Park announced the purse for the 42nd running of Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 2 has been boosed by $250,000 to now total $1,250,000.


The new purse distribution for the Haskell is:

1st $700,000

2nd $250,000

3rd $125,000

4th $85,000

5th $50,000

6th - last $20,000

Among those under consideration for the 1 1/8-mile race are BlackBerry Preakness (gr. I) winner Rachel Alexandra, Belmont Stakes (gr. I) champion Summer Bird, Arkansas Derby (gr. II) winner Papa Clem, multiple graded stakes winner Munnings and Monmouth Park stakes victor Bunker Hill. Duke of Mischief, who won the Iowa Derby last out, is also considered possible for the race.

The entire Haskell card will be featured on TVG and the Haskell will be run as the 13th on a 14-race program, with an estimated post time of 6:14 p.m. Gates will open on Haskell Day at 10 a.m., with the first race set to go at noon.