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Rachel’s Valentina to Debut on Sunday (VIDEO)

As a prelude to the planned debut of Rachel Alexandra's daughter, Rachel's Valentina, on Sunday at Saratoga, please enjoy Matt Shifman's video shot at...

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Haskell 2015: the Historic American Pharoah Edition

The 2015 Haskell Invitational is the 48th running of Monmouth Park’s signature race, but this year it could easily be called the Historic American Pha...

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American Pharoah's connections know his first start since winning the Triple Crown will be the Aug. 2 Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I). They plan for his final start to be the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). But the schedule between those races has not been set, which is just fine with Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. So for his summer and fall campaign, Baffert will relish allowing the Zayat Stables' homebred dictate any plans between the Sunday, Aug. 2 Haskell at Monmouth Park and the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland. "American Pharoah will let us know what he can handle," Baffert said on the July 28 National Thoroughbred Racing Association media teleconference. "Right now, we're thinking Haskell. It's all about the Haskell first." The Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course and the Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 22 at Del Mar would seem like contenders for a post-Haskell run, but there are plenty of options that could even include training up to the Classic. Baffert did say plans call for American Pharoah to return to Southern California to train at Del Mar once his jaunt to the Jersey shore is complete. Article on Bloodhorse
  • Ruffianlover · I keep praying we can see him in Dubai next year. Can you imagine if he were to be a Tc winner, breeders cup winner, and Dubai World Cup winner?? · 9 minutes ago
As a prelude to the planned debut of Rachel Alexandra's daughter, Rachel's Valentina, on Sunday at Saratoga, please enjoy Matt Shifman's video shot at the Todd Pletcher barn.Read More
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  • zenyatta mondatta · So happy for her but what about Jess's Dream. When is he debuting? · 13 hours ago
  • Cha We via Disqus · Let me thank you for posting this really nice video of Rachel's Valentina. She seems like a lovely filly and I wish her luck Sunday! I think I'll add her to my Virtual Stable! · 2 hours ago
this Haskell is a disgrace , what that just found 750 k in a shoebox on Wednesday, right before the draw, 100% payoff money, And second I cant believe the weight are you kidding 122 lbs. I have never ever seen anything so manufactured in my life
Frosted and Texas Red both look to start a big second half of the season when they headline Saturday's Grade 2 Jim Dandy at the Spa.Read More
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  • NYState · The pace scenario in the Jim Dandy seems to be far more suitable to Competitive Edge than the Haskell. · 1 day ago
  • Bryan R. Horn via Disqus · Odd race. Only 4, 2 of quality, 1 trying rise and 1 closer. Frosted needs to resort to old form to win. · 16 minutes ago
The 2015 Haskell Invitational is the 48th running of Monmouth Park’s signature race, but this year it could easily be called the Historic American Pharoah edition. Read More
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  • cugel the clever · Unless, God forbid, he's injured, this will be nothing more than a highly paid bullet workout for AP. If AP could easily beat the absolute best 3yo's in the TC races, what makes anyone think that he won't do the same when all of the best next-tier 3yo's are either on the shelf or racing elsewhere (Frosted, Texas Red, Dortmund, Firing Line, Carpe Diem)? · 13 hours ago
  • cugel the clever · LOL - laughable hypocrisy coming from Monmouth officials and Zayat : "we did this to honor the horse, American Pharoah.” NO, you did it to attract the most talented and beloved horse since Zenyatta to your track, and to therefore make an enormous profit from increased betting, attendance, and associated sales. “The Haskell is special to us. We love Monmouth. I want everyone to have the greatest day on Sunday.” NO, you did it because Monmouth offered you a wheelbarrow full of extra purse money to come to Monmouth and win without breaking a sweat against non-entities instead of running for less money against a much tougher field at Saratoga. It's obvious that this purse increase was not a last minute decision. It's been in negotiation between Monmouth and Zayat ever since AP won the Belmont. Nothing wrong with that... it's a sound financial business decision by both sides and both will benefit at the expense of horse race fans who would like to see another match between AP and the next best 3yo's. But please don't tell lies just to make you seem like good guys. You sound like politicians. · 12 hours ago
No A-P and the once "loaded" Jim Dandy will only have 4 horses.
Shared Belief is out for this year. I said in January that if AP wins the KD he'd win the TC. The best horse doesn't always win the KD. I saw AP gallop today and yesterday. Very few watching yesterday, 5000 today. I said CC would finish 5th in the Belmont last year. He tied for 4th. More hype than talent. Native Dancer was the greatest, losing one race and winning 21. Barely lost the Kentucky Derby and a mile ahead of 3rd. He was kicking and bucking early Saturday morning the day of the Derby and the trainer put the heavy exercise rider on him and said take him a slow mile. After a quarter mile he was going full out and continued two times around the track. Hand walking him would have been a Triple Crown winner and 22-0 for Native Dancer. AP is the best for some time, but the best can lose. Older horses in the Classic will tell the tale.
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I am looking to start August off on a winning this note with a couple value plays. As a college student, I don’t have the biggest bankroll when wagering so I got to make every dollar count. I’ve learned that just because you can’t take part in a $500 Pick 5 ticket or bet $100 to win, does not mean y...Read More
Saturday’s feature at Del Mar is the 45th running of the Grade I Clement L Hirsch Stakes. The $300,000 event drew a field of nine probables headlined by Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder. Read More
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p5: 1,6/1,2,3,5/4,9/7,10/1,2,9; $48
Monmouth Park Racetrack has announced a $750,000 purse increase to the William Hill Haskell Invitational, which is to be renewed for the 48th time this Sunday, Aug. 2.Read More
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  • Elhubbo · Had they announced this three weeks ago, perhaps a few more major players may have shown up. · 1 day ago
  • fuscalda · this Haskell is a disgrace , what that just found 750 k in a shoebox on Wednesday, right before the draw, 100% payoff money, And second I cant believe the weight are you kidding 122 lbs. I have never ever seen anything so manufactured in my life, wait I am sorry ,,maybe the Belmont stakes · 2 hours ago
If she wins the Alabama she will win the New York triple tiara for fillies
On July 31, V.E. Day worked 6f on good dirt at Saratoga in 1:14:04 (b) finishing 1/1.
On July 31, Tonalist worked 5f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 1:02:55 (b) finishing 2/2.
On July 31, Noble Bird worked 4f on good dirt at Saratoga in 48:88 (b) finishing 22/40.
On July 31, Delaunay worked 4f on fast dirt at Churchill Downs in 48:20 (b) finishing 5/46.

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Saturday's 8th race (5:14pm ET) from Saratoga is the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the main track.#6 The Big Beast (4-1) is 2-for-2 here (won G1 King's Bishop last summer) and he captured hi...

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