August 02, 2015
The Haskell Invitational Stakes is a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds at Monmouth Park Racetrack. The race was created in 1968 to honor former Monmouth Park President and Chairman Amory L. Haskell and was originally open to older horses. In 1981 it was changed to an Invitational for 3-year-olds. The race often serves as a prep for the Travers at Saratoga Racecourse and can also play an important part in 3-year-old Eclipse honors. This year Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is scheduled to make his first start since the Belmont Stakes in the Haskell.