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Weekend Lineup: Haskell Invitational

The Jersey Shore will be popular beyond its beaches this weekend as Monmouth Park hosts five graded stakes races Saturday anchored by the Grade 1 TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes. The Haskell field features Grade 1 winner Maximum Security, who crossed the wire first in the Kentucky Derby before being disqualified, and also has a stellar […]

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Joevia ‘Will Have Two Angels’ Riding With Him In Haskell

As Joevia carries the colors of brothers Michael Fazio and Jeff Fazio around the Monmouth Park oval in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational he’ll have Jose Lezcano in the irons and a pair of angels riding on his withers. “If we’re fortunate enough to win, I’ll dedicate the race to our brother […]

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Equibase Analysis: Pace Scenario Key To Unlocking Haskell

The Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes features Maximum Security, original winner of the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby before being disqualified, and winner of the Grade 1 Florida Derby prior to that. Certainly the leader of the field in terms of class, Maximum Security disappointed as the prohibitive favorite most recently in the […]

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Farrell Receives Bill Handleman Award For Haskell Coverage

Mike Farrell of The Associated Press has been named the winner of the 2019 Bill Handleman Memorial Award for outstanding overage of last year’s TVG.Com Haskell Invitational. Inaugurated in 2012, the Handleman Award honors outstanding media coverage of the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park’s premier race. “Mike’s knowledge about Thoroughbred racing, his dedication to the sport […]

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Servis ‘Feeling Good’ About Maximum Security After ‘Super’ Haskell Breeze

Maximum Security turned in a “super” work on Monday morning at Monmouth Park in his last serious prep for Saturday’s $1 million TVG.Com Haskell Invitational, trainer Jason Servis said. The disqualified Kentucky Derby winner, in typical Servis style, open galloped a mile shortly after 6:45 a.m. under exercise rider Alvaro Tomas. “He did super. Really […]

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‘We Wanted To Go For It’: Joevia Fires Bullet Into Haskell

Joevia and King for a Day put in their final serious works on Saturday for the July 20 TVG.Com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, with the field for the $1 million, Grade 1 race expanding to eight with the addition of Bethlehem Road. Joevia, third in the Belmont Stakes in his most recent start, worked […]

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Monmouth Boosts Purses Five Percent Starting July 20

Monmouth Park will increase purses by five percent for all races starting on TVG.Com Haskell Invitational day on Saturday, July 20, the track announced today. The increase will be added to purses already averaging nearly $500,000 per day as well as an expanded stakes schedule offering $7.1 million overall. “Our numbers have been strong despite […]

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‘Why Not Try?’: Trainers Guerrero, Vera Seek Haskell Invitational Upsets

The TVG.Com Haskell Invitational has generally been a favorite bettor’s haven through the years. Of the 51 runnings of Monmouth Park’s signature race, 25 have been won by favorites – a 49 percent clip. But there have been exceptions to that, and trainers Juan Carlos Guerrero and Miguel Vera are counting on the Saturday, July […]

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Romans Likes Everfast’s Closing Chances In Haskell

Trainer Dale Romans knows the TVG.com Haskell Invitational represents a significant challenge for Everfast. But it’s not as if he hasn’t been in this position before for Monmouth Park’s signature race, a ‘Win and You’re In’ event for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. In the 2015 Haskell, Romans sent out Keen Ice against Triple Crown winner […]

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King For A Day ‘Doing Excellent,’ Poised For Haskell Rematch With Maximum Security

As a fast-rising star in the 3-year-old ranks, King for a Day has earned a shot at proving himself on a bigger stage, trainer Todd Pletcher said. That stage appears as if it will be the July 20 TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, which would set up a second showdown with Maximum Security. It […]

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