Monmouth Park, Oceanport, is putting 500 general admission tickets on sale for the July 18 TVG.com Haskell Stakes starting at noon July 11, on the track’s web site at www.monmouthpark.com
Tickets cost $100 apiece and include admission, a Haskell hat, a program and parking. Ticket holders will also have access to limited seating, according to a press release.
At the present time, these will be the only tickets available to the general public for the $1 million, Grade 1 Haskell, the centerpiece of the Monmouth Park meet.
Attendance at the thoroughbred horse racing track is limited by a state mandate in the ongoing effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, according to the press release.
“In meeting our commitment and obligations to our sponsors, horsemen and season box holders, we are limited to offering 500 tickets to the general public at this time,” said Dennis Drazin, chairman and CEO of Darby Development, LLC, which operates the track.
“We are grateful for Gov. Phil Murphy’s leadership during these difficult times and appreciate his willingness to work with us in allowing fans on site. It’s imperative we do our part, in what has become the new normal, to help slow the spread of the virus,” Drazin said.
General admission tickets will only be available online. There will be no ticket sales on Haskell Day.
Presently, there are no plans for additional tickets to be made available to the general public. Should the Governor issue any revised executive orders which allow Monmouth Park to increase attendance capacity for Haskell Day, those tickets will then be put on sale, according to the press release.
Those purchasing general admission tickets will be able to enter the track through the Main Grandstand entrance. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. on Haskell Day, with a first race post time of noon.