A field of 10, including a quartet of Grade or Group 1
winners, will assemble at Monmouth Park this Saturday for the Grade 1, $750,000
United Nations Stakes. The U.N., one of
the most anticipated events of the summer season, will go as race 11 on the 12-race
Among those entered in the U.N. is last year’s winner
Chinchon; Chilean-sensation Belle Watling; Breeders’ Cup winner Eldaafer; and,
Grade 1 winner Teaks North, who captured the U.N. prep, the Grade 3 Monmouth
Stakes, on June 12.
Inaugurated at Atlantic City Racecourse in 1953, the U.N.
moved to Monmouth Park in 1999. The mile
and three-eighths turf race has seen 20 champions and six Breeders’ Cup winners
compete in the event.
The United Nations Stakes is part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win
and You’re In” series of races.
Saturday’s U.N. winner will receive an automatic berth into the $3
million Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Turf on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Churchill
The full field for the 58th
running of the United Nations Stakes is: