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2012 Haskell Invitational (G1)

7/29/2012, Monmouth Park
Post Time:
6:17 PM ET
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Haskell Invitational (G1)...

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Paynter thrilled the racing world today by winning his comeback race in impressive fashion.Read More
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  • DerekFisher · wow, 114 beyer!!! · 313 days ago ·
  • Mike in SB · Paynter's big race shows what is missing in racing today, top class older males. Think about how good for the sport it would be if I'll Have Another, Union Rags, Bodiemeister, Hansen etc were running as 4 year olds. Racing needs to change the purse structure with more money for the traditional handicap races for older horses and less for 2 and 3 year olds and sprinters to encourage owners to keep horses on the track. · 312 days ago ·
Shoudl Wise Dan or I'll Have Another take Horse of the Year title. I'll look in recent history to tell me what s going to happen.Read More
As the racing season draws to a close, next year's handicap division looks to be full of loads of potential. Will Nonios continue to improve on his impressive but quiet 2012? I think so.Read More
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  • travel_vic · hangers on. Horses through means of randomness that hang on to the underside of race results. If these were standardbreds one would say that they were dragged to a faster time than they would have been able to produce on thier own. · 505 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Like I explained before, when reviewing a race, I look at peformances and never look at a horse's name, the rider or the trainer. so I just bet the competitive performance and do not give a hoot which horse has that or not. · 505 days ago ·
Some horses have speed. Some horses have stamina. Some horses have fight. Sometimes we are lucky to see a horse with all three, but it is rare we see a horse with courage that is simply unbreakable.Read More
In what ways will the 2012 three year-olds become part of the history of the Haskell? Let’s measure your Haskell IQ by answering these ten trivia questions.Read More
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  • DarleneManfra · Skip Away. · 636 days ago ·
  • forego139 · I remember celebrating in the winner's circle with Sonny and Carolyn Hines after Skip Away won the Breeder's Cup Classic at Hollywood Park The Home Of Champions. · 624 days ago ·
No more seconds for Team Zayat, as Paynter takes the million dollar Haskell Invitational in impressive style.Read More
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  • wcbguy1 · I didnt not think that Paynter would even be in the top 3, but horse racing is unpredictible · 631 days ago ·
  • cpsoren121 · I was still surprised about the last of a performance from Dullahan. Time to get that horse back to the synth/grass. · 625 days ago ·
When looking forward to the Travers, it might be a mistake to forget about the 2011 Juvenile Champion.Read More
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  • travel_vic · EARLY speed horses NEED NOT be need to leads. This one showed that when necessary (cheap speed that will assuredly back up), you could rate him outside the pace setters and simply press. POSTION is not VELOCITY.....The true need to lead HAS to be out front every time. This one doesn't. Riders should study the probabilities of the others in the race BEFORE they get in the · 627 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · One dimension horses are easy prey to rabbits...unless they are so superior thta they run away from all of them · 627 days ago ·
Brian Zipse and Matt Shifman discuss the horses to watch in this weekend's big races!Read More
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  • UnionRagsRules · Well, hearing that Paynter won, I'd say he's a good canidate for 3 yo HOTY. Unless Bode comes back to take the rest of the year races · 634 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · Brian, it looks we split this debate, both Paynter and Alhpa had big days. · 633 days ago ·
Fresh off another great day at the windows, or at least the online version of betting windows, I will be investing a small portion of yesterday's winnings on the all-graded stakes Pick 4 at Monmouth Park:Read More
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  • zatt · He is as of today, but he will get a huge test in the Travers. · 633 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · You got the big price in the ALL leg. It was not a good day for a front runner on the turf like Get Serious. · 633 days ago ·
What do the all-star group of Haskell trainers have to say about their charge's chances in the million dollar race?Read More
Paynter put on a brilliant show in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) on Sunday to give trainer Bob Baffert an unprecedented sixth victory and third straight in Monmouth Park’s signature event.Read More
Paynter and Dullahan with Gemologist.
Who do you like?
Haskell: Desormeaux Redemption? He's back on Dullahan after some issues. Paynter & Gemologist have to go on top and that sets up nicely for Dullahan's big kick. Kent D's due for a score with the big horse.
Paynter, the runner-up in the Belmont Stakes in his last race, has been installed the 3-2 morning line favorite for the Grade 1 $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.Read More
Trainer Bob Baffert, who scored a record fifth Haskell victory last year with Coil, goes for his sixth Haskell win, and an unprecedented three in a row, with Paynter, who has been made the solid 3-2 favorite on the morning line. Read More
Gemologist will win. Paynter will be a close second and Nonios will beat Dullahan for third.
Common race puts Dullahan on top?
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  • Dressage3295 · I agree that Dullahan has yet to succeed on dirt, but I think that because of this, everyone assumes that he's overrated. I see something in this horse, and I believe Romans can get it out of him. On a different surface other than dirt perhaps, but IMO he'll do quite well in the future. · 637 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · What you see in Dullahan is a horse with heart who might excel on a surface other than dirt but quite frankly out of the top finishers in the KD only IHA and Bode ran credible races for those who didn't have trouble. If a horse can't close better than 27. at that distance and those fractions he doesn't belong in that company. Naturally these are just opinions. I always bet the KD very light with a $50 limit because it's so hard to handicap. This time I had Bode and IHA $20 win tickets and a $5 ex box, because there was nothing else I saw I didn't even go for the tri. · 637 days ago ·
The original Haskell headliners of Bodemeister and Union Rags are out, but the $1,000,000 purse has quickly attracted a new cast of characters. Read More
The decision could well go a long way in deciding the winner of not just one big race this weekend, but two. What’s it going to be, the Haskell or the Jim Dandy?Read More
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  • forego139 · Gem is a cut below the best 3yr olds and needs to run in the Jim Dandy where the competition is more to his liking as for the Haskell Paytner is a complete stand out and is tearing down the barn ready to roll, the lightly raced son of EM is still improving and that thought alone is scary, cuold we be seeing another Ghostzapper in the making. · 637 days ago ·
  • Dressage3295 · I think everyone assumes that for Gem because he didn't do well in the Derby. IMO, I think it was too long of a distance and needs to stick around 1 1/8 mile · 637 days ago ·

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