The Haskell Invitational is Today at Monmouth Park

Owners of Verrazano, a William Hill Haskell Invitational favorite, attend the race press conference and post position draw held at Monmouth Park on Thursday July 25. Jim Scatourchio of Rumson, center, is flanked by his son Kevin Scatourchio, left, of Red Bank, and son-in-law Bryan Sullivan of Rumson.  Photos By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.

Owners of Verrazano, a William Hill Haskell Invitational favorite, attend the race press conference and post position draw held at Monmouth Park on Thursday July 25. Jim Scatourchio of Rumson, center, is flanked by his son Kevin Scatourchio, left, of Red Bank, and son-in-law Bryan Sullivan of Rumson. Photos By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.

OCEANPORT – Thousands are expected to come to Monmouth Park today for the 46th running the the e William Hill Haskell Invitational..

Sunday’s race, which is the premiere event each summer at Monmouth Park, will feature a host a field of impressive horses, including Preakness winner Oxbow and Golden Soul, the runner-up at this year’s Kentucky Derby. Verrazano also will be racing on Sunday along with Micromanage, who won the Long Branch Stakes earlier in July.

The name Haskell has become synonymous with high-stakes racing. The first event called the Haskell, held at Monmouth Park in 1968, was run as a handicap race for older horses. It became an invitational handicap race in 1981.

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