117 Entered for Monmouth Opening Card May 12
Monmouth Park opens this Saturday, May 12, with a 12-race program attracting a total of 117 entries.
Topping Saturday’s card is the $75,000 Decathlon Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward, which attracted nine entrants — all previous stakes winners.
The six-furlong Decathlon is the first of Monmouth’s stakes events, which includes 17 graded races. Centerpiece of Monmouth’s summer as always will be the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I), which has its 45th running on July 29.
First post is set for 12:50 p.m. every day except Haskell Day, when first post will be at noon. There will also be twilight racing on the last four Thursdays in August, when first post will be 4 p.m.