Bayern dominates Haskell

Bob Baffert wins his 7th Haskell Invitational as Bayern goes wire to wire in the 47th edition of the Monmouth Park staple

OCEANPORT – A capacity crowd at Monmouth Park was poised to see a dominating performance at the Haskell Invitational and got one, but not from the favorite.  Bayern led from wire to wire to claim the 47th edition of the Grade One, $1 million dollar race giving trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh Haskell victory.   Owner Kaleem Shah’s horse gets an automatic spot in the Breeder’s Cup with the Haskell victory.

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Jockey Martin Garcia gives the thumbs up after his ride on Bayern

 

Untapable, with New Jersey native Rosie Napravnik on board, was a 1-1 favorite at post time but finished 5th in the nine horse field.  Bayern went off at 9-2 and paid $11.40 for the win, $7.20 to place and $5.00 to show.  Albano finished second with Wildcat Red in third.

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Untapable and trainer Steve Asmussen prior to the start of the Haskell

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Jockey Rosie Napravnik following Untapable’s 5th place finish in the Haskell