No Mention of the Haskell Stakes

Preakness winner Exaggerator - BenoitPhoto_AP

Preakness winner Exaggerator – BenoitPhoto_AP

According to a major New Jersey publication, there are no less than “8 spectacular events” happening in their home state of  New Jersey this weekend, but what is striking is the omission of the biggest sporting event.  The Grade 1 Haskell Invitational features the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners – Nyquist and Exaggerator – along with numerous other stakes – yet there is no mention of this in the article.  Ironically, “horse racing” at the Meadowlands is briefly mentioned.   Horse racing, you have a problem.

~ Editor Rich Nilsen
 8 spectacular events happening in N.J. this weekend

QUICKCHEK BALLOON FEST: It’s one of the most visually dazzling summertime traditions in New Jersey. The three-day Quick Chek Balloon Festival features hundreds of hot air balloons — ranging in size, style, and design — taking flight at Solberg Airport in Readington. You can sit and marvel as these great beasts soar effortlessly through the sky,… [Read more…]

How Much was Wagered on Haskell day?

 How much was bet on the American Pharoah race?

 

OCEANPORT — It was a record-smashing day at Monmouth Park. Monmouth Park announced a record-attendance total of 60,983 after American Pharoah beat out a seven-horse field to claim the 48th running of the Haskell Invitational on Sunday. The previous single-day attendance record at the 145-year-old racetrack was 53,638, set on Haskell Day on Aug. 3, 2013.… [Read more…]

Haskell 2015 draws record-setting crowd of 61K to Monmouth Park

 Triple Crown NBCOCEANPORT — A record-setting crowd came out Sunday afternoon for the $1.75 million 2015 William Hill Haskell Invitational.

Officials said that 60,983 were in attendance, making it the largest crowd in the 145-year-old racetrack’s history. The previous single day attendance record, 53,638, was set on Haskell Day on Aug. 3, 2013. In anticipation of Triple Crown-winner… [Read more…]

He Could’ve Won by 31

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah returns in style!

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah absolutely toyed with the field in the 2015 William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes, a race he could have easily won by the length of the stretch.  He stalked the swift pace of a very legitimate horse, Competitive Edge, and took over under a complete strange-hold by jockey Victor Espinoza.

Triple Crown NBC American Pharoah, a son of WinStar stallion Pioneerof The Nile, is trained by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.