Monmouth Park hosts the $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational Handicap, the richest invitational thoroughbred horse race in North America run in early August between the Triple Crown series and the Breeders’ Cup.
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Amory L. Haskell was born in New York City in 1893. Following his graduation from Princeton University in 1916, he began a business career with the New Jersey Zinc Company. He served the Navy during WWI then joined General Motors upon his return. He left General Motors to form Triplex Safety Glass Company and was president and chairman of the board when he sold it.
In 1968, the Monmouth Park Directors honored his memory with the Amory L. Haskell Handicap, a race for older horses. In 1981, the Haskell name was transferred to a mile and an eighth invitational for the nation’s top three-year-olds.