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Monmouth’s Early Pick 5 Features $12,622 Carryover Saturday

No one picked all five winners in Monmouth Park’s late Pick 5 on Friday, creating a carryover of $12,622.96 for Saturday’s early Pick 5, which is on races one through five. The Pick 5, which is offered twice daily at Monmouth, is a 50-cent wager with a takeout rate of just 15 percent. On Friday, the late Pick […]

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McCraken Set For A Big Effort In Betfair.com Haskell

Multiple graded stakes winner McCraken continues to gear up for his run in the 50th renewal of the $1 million, Grade 1 betfair.com Haskell Invitational on Sunday, July 30. “He’s been doing really well and I couldn’t be happier with how he’s doing,” said trainer Ian Wilkes. “We’ll have him work one more time at […]

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Rumbo A Los Clásicos Del Verano: Así Marchan Los Tresañeros Más Destacados

En esta entrega hemos querido mantener a nuestros lectores al tanto de la condición actual de los principales tresañeros en campaña en los Estados Unidos, ya cerca de los principales eventos selectivos del verano: CLASSIC EMPIRE: El hijo de Pioneerof the Nile quedó fuera de consideración para el Haskell Invitational debido a que su entrenador Mark […]

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Battle Of Midway ‘Doing Really Well,’ Signed On For Haskell

Nearly three decades since winning Monmouth Park’s biggest race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will look to do it again when he sends Battle of Midway toOceanport, New Jersey for the July 30, betfair.com Haskell Invitational. Third in this year’s Kentucky Derby, Battle of Midway comes into the Grade 1 Haskell off a four and a quarter length score in the Grade 3 Affirmed […]

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Irish War Cry ‘Really Hasn’t Missed A Beat’ In Preparations For Haskell

Isabelle de Tomaso’s multiple Grade 2-winning homebred Irish War Cry continued preparations for his next start with a six-furlong breeze at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. Sunday morning. Both Irish War Cry and his workmate, 5-year-old Grade 1 turf winner Ascend, went the distance in 1:14 over Fair Hill’s dirt track. “I was very pleased with […]

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Classic Empire ‘Hasn’t Been As Aggressive,’ Will Skip Haskell Invitational

Juvenile champion Classic Empire has officially been taken out of consideration for the July 30 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile was scratched out of the Belmont Stakes with an abscess, and seems to have not fully recovered from the hoof ailment. Classic Empire recently […]

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McCraken ‘Doing Tremendous’ In Preparation For Haskell

Janis Whitham’s McCraken recorded a bullet workout over the Churchill main track on Thursday, preparing for the July 30 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper covered five furlongs in 1:00.40 under regular rider Brian Hernandez, Jr. According to drf.com, trainer Ian Wilkes has been extremely pleased with McCraken’s progress since his Matt […]

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Girvin Remains On Target For Haskell Invitational

With less than three weeks remaining until Monmouth Park’s marquee event, the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on July 30, another top 3-year-old has confirmed their next run will be at the Jersey Shore. Multiple graded stakes winner Girvin will head to the starting gate against another top notch field of runners in […]

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Heel Discomfort Has Classic Empire Behind Schedule For Haskell

Classic Empire was forced to scratch from the Belmont Stakes when an abscess was discovered in his hoof, and the champion juvenile has not breezed since that time, according to drf.com. Though trainer Mark Casse has been pointing the colt at the Haskell Stakes at Monmouth at July 30, and hopes to work him this […]

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Bigger Picture Up The Rail For Thrilling United Nations Victory

Three Diamonds Farm’s one-time claimer Bigger Picture proved once again what a bargain he was when claimed for $32,000; the gelding captured Saturday’s Grade 1 United Nations Stakes by a head over Can’thelpbelieving after an absolutely flawless ride from Joe Bravo. The 6-year-old son of Badge of Silver, trained by Mike Maker, covered 1 3/8 […]

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