Monmouth releases 2013 stakes schedule
Led by the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 28, Monmouth Park has announced a total stakes schedule of $6 million, including 16 graded events worth $3.45 million for the 2013 racing season.
Among the notable changes to the calendar are the return of the Grade 3 Salvator Mile on July 6 and a shift of the Grade 2 Monmouth Cup, which will now be contested on Haskell Day. The Grade 2 Molly Pitcher, which was contested on Haskell Day for the first time in 2012 will once again be renewed on that day, which now features five graded stakes events.
The Grade 3 Red Bank Stakes, which was contested on July 4 last year, will lead off this seasonís graded stakes schedule when renewed on May 18. Excluded from the 2013 schedule are two Grade 3 turf events, the Violet for fillies and mares and the Boiling Springs for three-year-old fillies.
Opening day for the 2013 racing season is set for May 11.
Not including overnight stakes, the major racing events announced Friday are:
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