United Nations Stakes

United Nations Stakes

The United Nations Stakes is held annually in July at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey. The race is for thoroughbred horses age three-years and up. The purse for this race is $750,000 and is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series. The race was founded in 1953 and was first run at the Atlantic City Race Course. The only year where a race did not occur was in 1998. The race moved to Monmouth Park for the 1999 running.

United Nations Stakes Racebooks

We have published a table in this post of the top racebooks for betting on the United Nations Stakes. Take a look at all of the racebooks before placing your bets on your favorite horse(s) each year for this popular race.

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United Nations Stakes Betting Odds

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2016 United Nations Stakes Contenders

The field has been set for the 2016 edition of the United Nations Stakes and the summer staple at Monmouth Park has attracted some of the top turf horses in the country.

Chad Brown, a perennial powerhouse in turf races, will saddle three contenders including the 5-2 morning line favorite Wake Forest (GER). After beginning his career in Europe, he has hit his best stride this year since joining the Brown barn and is coming out of an authoritative win in the Man o’ War Stakes (G1). In addition to Wake Forest (GER), Brown will be sending out Mr. Maybe at 4-1 and Money Multiplier at 8-1. Mr. Maybe has been steadily climbing the class ladder and was third last time out in the Mac Diarmida Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. 

Wake Forest (GER) may find the greatest challenge from World Approval, the second choice at odds of 3-1. The gelding is a half-brother to hard-knocking veteran stakes winner Za Approval and has proven to be as consistent and tough as his older sibling. He was third last time out in the Manhattan Stakes (G1) and has been knocking on the door of a major victory. 

Here is the field for the United Nations Stakes along with morning line odds.

1. Canthelpbelieving(IRE), 8-1

2. Cement Clement, 20-1

3. Wake Forest (GER), 5-2

4. World Approval, 3-1

5. Mr. Maybe, 4-1

6. Triple Threat (FR), 6-1

7. Noble Road, 30-1

8. Money Multiplier, 8-1

9. Bigger Picture, 15-1

10. Riviere Du Loup, 15-1

 

Did you know? 

The United Nations Stakes first ran in 1953. The 2014 race will be the 61st race in history with just 1998 the only year without a race. The race was known as the Caesars International from 1990 to 1997. The first running of the race, at the Atlantic City Race Course, was won in record time for that track at 1:55.80.

Rokeby Stables holds the record for most wins by an owner with four (1970, 1971, 1981, 1984). MacKenzie Miller holds the race record for most wins by a trainer at six (1966, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1981, 1984). Seven horses are tied for the race record in wins with two apiece.