2011 Haskell Invitational (G1)

7/31/2011, Monmouth Park
Post Time:
5:43 PM ET
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Haskell Invitational (G1)...

Will the 2011 Preakness winner's last race be in the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs or the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct?Read More
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  • digidot · I would love to see how Groupie Doll would fair against Shack · 515 days ago ·
  • mkstorm · Shack seems to run well at Churchill, but he has won only one race beyond a mile. He'll probably face stiffer competition in the Cigar Mile, but he's never ducked competition before. So I think he should try the Cigar Mile. He'd love to see him win his last race. · 514 days ago ·
With another showdown against Blind Luck just a few days away, Matt Shifman explores Havre De Grace's place ...Read More
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  • crazymomof4 · Proud Spell - Hard Spun - Grace - Eight Belles - Jenda · 803 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · Hey, it is fun to look back at this question seven months later. Clearly now the answer is YES, HDG is the best horse Larry Jones has ever trained. · 803 days ago ·
Three of the past five winners of the Jockey Club Gold Cup went on to be named 3-Year-Old Champion...Read More
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  • shadowno · Unless Stay Thirsty pops and wins the BCC this should be a no brainer for Animal Kingdom. He won the race they all wanted to win, ran a big Preakness and was injured likely during the running of the Belmont. Even with a BCC win it doesn't get any bigger than Kentucky Derby. · 918 days ago ·
  • RaTalk_Girl · shadowno, interesting thoughts. I cannot disagree that every 3 year old wants that Derby win, but is it really enough. I do think that your argument about his Preakness run could change my mind. He looked great in the Derby and I do not think the way he ran in the Preakness is second to anyone. It will be interesting to see what the rest of the season brings. · 918 days ago ·
Impressive weekend wins for Coil and Stay Thirsty move them into contention for leadership of the three-year-old division ... Read More
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  • jinlie01 · Tim..guess we know who you're rooting for..I'm just excited to see how this year ends..looks like it's gonna go down to the end of year. · 988 days ago ·
  • mrsmaryzinke · I secretly(lol) wish that Uncle Mo will come back and steal the whole show! · 988 days ago ·
If there is one horse to watch from yesterday, it's JJ's Unlucky Train. He got caught wide and had a bunch of trouble in the Haskell. Look out for him next time.
  • ajump08 · He'll have to shorten up though, simply can't get the distance. · 989 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · I agree with both of you ... he is a really nice horse, but best at under 9 furlongs. · 989 days ago ·
Coil unleashed a powerful run through the stretch that carried him to a sharp victory in Sunday’s $1 million Resorts Casino Hotel Haskell (G1) at Monmouth Park.Read More
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  • GypsyRose · Correct he did win. I was just pondering the thought, calm down. One race doesn't make him a monster either. But yeah, I thought it was a huge effort and a good win, especially after that start! · 989 days ago ·
  • cleclair1994 · i meant his performace was monsterous. but i guarantee at the end of the year he will be top 3 year old. shackleford cant get 1 1/4 miles. animal kingdom is hurt so he cant be champ 3 yr old. hopefully coil will come to the travers and if he does he will beat stay thirsty and will prove he is best. baffert knows when he has a good horse. he gets him to close. something pletcher doesnt know how to do with a good horse. he lost any confidence with me in good horses last year in how he handled quality road. · 989 days ago ·
A few hours before The Haskell Invitational Bob Baffert,@Midnightlute, was tweeting about the keys to Coil’s victory. Read More
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  • cleclair1994 · coil was a monster. broke slow, sat last and did what not even animal kingdom could do...pass shackleford. · 989 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · Hey, if those hot dogs work that well for Baffert I better try them before I bet the Pick 5 again! Seriously, Coil was very impressive with that closing performance in a good time of 1:48-2. · 989 days ago ·
who ever will win, it must be class horse,
it is really hard for decision to pick up the Haskell winner, there are so many factor is involved, Shackleford now is not sharp as used to be in kentucky derby and preakness, so i am not sure whether he can perform like before, that's why bookies are given 5/2 odds, i do'nt think that if he has a chance to win the Haskell , his price will be 1-1/4.
but i still think that Pants on Fire or Ruler on Ice have a great chance to win the Haskell if Shackleford become tired after fighting for the lead either with Coli or Pantas on fire, just like to day in Jim Dandy the fight between Dominus and Will's Wildcat for the lead, it gave fullest advantages to Stay Thirsty and Moonshine Mullin.
it will be very interesting to see the Haskell run, three horses Shackleford, coil and pantas on fire will be the the 3 leadres at thye same time, it will reduce the chance of winning Haskell both of the 3 horses, wtey will be fightng stage and two other horses Ruler on Ice and Astrology will fluke through them. it is very difficult to oin point the winner in these circumstances.
The race to the 3-year-old championship gets off to a rousing start here on Sunday as Classic winners Shackleford and Ruler On Ice head a field of eight in the $1 million Resorts Casino Hotel Haskell Invitational (G1). Read More
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  • KyOaksRunner · Really hoping to see Shackleford step up in the Haskell, he could be a very exciting player if he gets a winning streak going. · 991 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · Shackleford looked on the muscle today, showing off to the crowd when he schooled prior to race 3. You can't look better than he did. I tweeted pictures earlier today @AndyScoggin. · 990 days ago ·
Today I spent part of the morning in the stable area at Monmouth Park waiting for Shackleford to take a break from all of his horse business so that I could get a photo of this year's Preakness winner and 5-2 Haskell morning line favorite. Trainer Dale Romans said that in the race, "We’ll just let h...Read More
  • zatt · One more day, Matt ... Who do you like? · 991 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · Shackleford looked awesome when he schooled in the paddock today. He was on the muscle and showing off to crowd. Brad Thomas seems to be picking JJ's Lucky Train. I think Coil will run big. Stay Thirsty made Ruler on Ice look better, but down goes his odds even more. Pants On Fire??? I guess I sound as undecided as ever. Great field, though! I am going to the barns early Sunday, maybe that will help me choose! · 990 days ago ·
The Haskell, which has produced seven of the last 10 3-year-old champs plus Horse of the Year 2009 Rachel Alexandra, drew a field of eight, including Classic winners Shackleford (Preakness) and Ruler On Ice (Belmont Stakes).Read More
Preakness winner Shackleford, the 5-2 morning line favorite in Sunday’s $1 million Resorts Casino Hotel Haskell Invitational, is scheduled to school at Monmouth Park with the third race field on Saturday.   Trainer Dale Romans will send Shackleford from barn 8 on the Monmouth Park backstretch t...Read More
The field for Sunday’s $1 million Resorts Casino Hotel Haskell Invitational (G1) is assembling on the grounds at Monmouth Park. With the arrival late Thursday of Coil, all but two of the eight 3-year-olds in the Haskell are now here. The field for the 44th running of the mile and an eighth Haskell ...Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · What has added incentive for the Haskell(besides the $1M) is the "Win, and you're in" angle for the Breeders' Cup. · 992 days ago ·
  • zatt · I don't know there have been plenty of wide open editions of the Travers of late, and some big favorites winning the Haskell. · 992 days ago ·
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY returns to Monmouth Park this Sunday to provide exclusive radio coverage of the $1 million Resorts Casino Hotel Haskell Invitational.  HRRN's two hour broadcast will air live from 4-6 p.m....Read More
although i selected Shackleford, but after seeing Belmont Stakes repeayedly, i have now 30% reservations for Ruler on ice, if he follows the shackleford like he did in the belmont stakes, he has a pretty good chance to defeat Shackleford, his pedigree is superb Roman Ruler out of Fuschicas Pegasgus, very strong sire far better that Foresters.