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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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‘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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In Quest For Ninth Haskell, Baffert Swinging At Fences With Mucho Gusto

When Bob Baffert looks to extend his record for victories in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational to nine on July 20, the Hall of Fame trainer will likely do so in an unfamiliar position. Six of his previous eight Haskell winners have gone off as the favorite in Monmouth Park’s signature race (Bayern in 2014 […]

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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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‘All Good’ With Maximum Security Ahead Of Haskell

TVG.com Haskell Invitational contenders Maximum Security and Joevia remain on schedule for Monmouth Park’s signature race on Saturday, July 20, with the trainers of both locally-stabled 3-year-olds saying they’re pleased with the status of their respective horses as the field continues to take shape two weeks prior to the Grade 1 race. Maximum Security, the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings Unchanged: McKinzie On Top, Thunder Snow Second

For the fourth consecutive week, Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (258 votes) has been voted the top horse in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings. McKinzie, trained by Bob Baffert, won the Alysheba Stakes (G3) at Churchill and most recently was second in the Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park on June […]

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Baffert Quartet, Maximum Security Among 52 Invited To ‘Win And You’re In’ Haskell

The second half of a wide-open 3-year-old season will begin in earnest with the 52nd edition of the TVG Haskell Invitational on Saturday, July 20, with 52 horses receiving invitations to Monmouth Park’s showcase race, it was announced by director of racing and racing secretary John F. Heims and stakes coordinator Lynn T. Ott. The […]

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Jammin Still Carries Trinidadian Dreams Into Queen’s Plate

For years, Derek Chin had hoped he’d one day have the opportunity to win the Queen’s Plate. On Saturday, the owner will get that chance when Jammin Still goes postward in the $1 million Canadian classic at Woodbine Racetrack. The dark bay colt, trained by Kevin Attard, will be a longshot for the 160th edition […]

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King For A Day Runs Down Maximum Security In Pegasus Stakes

The first-place finisher in the 2019 Kentucky Derby was favored at 1-9 on the tote board in Sunday’s $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, but Maximum Security could not deliver and failed to cross the wire first for the first time in his career. Instead, Red Oak Stable homebred King For A Day ran down the favorite in […]

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