Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist wasn't on his game for the $1 million Haskell Invitational. Preakness winner Exaggerator was. Charging into the lead over a sloppy track, Exaggerator pulled off another victory over Nyquist and staked his claim as the leading 3-year-old colt in the country.
Momentum and excitement is building in New Jersey for the arrival of American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. The beloved 3-year-old thoroughbred will take part in the Haskell Invitational on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Monmouth Park Racetrack.
For the last couple of years, I’ve taken part in the Open Space Pace – an event that’s sponsored by a number of Monmouth County businesses to highlight how important the equine industry is to the overall New Jersey economy.
So anytime we hear how horseracing in particular is a dying sport, I look to events like the Haskell Invitational as a way to hold out hope that the equine industry can survive
Paynter stormed into the lead entering the far turn and pulled away from the field to win the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park, giving trainer Bob Baffert his third straight victory in the race and sixth overall.