Saturday, July 28 2012
BOB BAFFERT AFTER RECORD THIRD STRAIGHT VICTORY SUNDAY
OCEANPORT, N.J. – The road to this year’s 3-year-old championship runs through Monmouth Park on Sunday when a field of six lines up for the 45th running of the $1 million Haskell Invitational (Grade 1), the signature event of Monmouth’s summer season.
The Haskell, which has produced seven divisional champions in the last 11 years, plus a Horse of the Year in 2009 winner Rachel Alexandra, has drawn the leading 3-year-olds still in training, topped by Paynter, beaten just a neck in the Belmont Stakes; Dullahan, third behind I’ll Have Another in the Kentucky Derby, and Gemologist, winner of the Grade 1 Wood Memorial in April.
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