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.