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Monmouth Sports Book Offering Head-To-Head Wagers, Other Prop Bets

The Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill will offer a variety of prop bets in conjunction with Saturday’s TVG.com Haskell Invitational, including six different head-to-head horse wagers. Bettors will be able to wager on head-to-head matchups between King for a Day and Maximum Security; King for a Day vs. Mucho Gusto; Maximum Security vs. […]

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Servis More Confident In Maximum Security Ahead Of Haskell Invitational

Maximum Security, the 8-5 morning line favorite in the field of seven salty sophomores, sets out to reclaim his status as the king of this year’s 3-year-old division in the 52nd edition of Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Gary and Mary West’s homebred, who was disqualified for interference after […]

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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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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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Game Winner Tops Nominees To Los Alamitos Derby

Game Winner, the champion 2-year-old of 2018, and his multiple-stakes winning stablemate Mucho Gusto head the nominees to the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby. The Grade III, which will be run at 1 1/8 miles, will be contested for the sixth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 13. Owned by Gary and Mary West and trained […]

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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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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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Mucho Gusto Defeats Stablemate Roadster In Affirmed

Although the distance may have been a concern to some beforehand, Bob Baffert’s speedy Mucho Gusto settled nicely off the pace and took charge around the far turn en route to an impressive 2 ¼ length win over stablemate Roadster in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe Talamo, Mucho […]

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Santa Anita Derby Winner Roadster Leads Baffert Trio In Affirmed Stakes

Bob Baffert holds a powerful three-card hand as his Santa Anita Derby winning Roadster, Mucho Gusto and Kingly loom large among a field of six sophomores in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Named for Harbor View Farm’s homebred Triple Crown Champion of 1978, the Affirmed will be contested […]

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Baffert Has Formidable Contingent Pointing To Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Remaining on target for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., on June 8 is multiple graded stakes winner McKinzie. The 4-year-old son of Street Sense owned by Karl Watson, Michael Pegram, and Paul Weitman, has made three starts this year for trainer Bob Baffert, beginning his 2019 campaign with […]

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