Haskell Invitational Day

Sunday August 1, 2010: Monmouth Park


Teaks North wins Race 5, the Spencer Baker Memorial, a mile and 1/16 on the turf for 3-yr-olds and upward. Super Doc (#7) is 2nd, followed by Tune Me In (#3.)
Dahliatrickdecat, Rafael Medina up, takes part in the post parade before race 6, six furlongs on the dirt for maiden fillies and mares three and older.
Making her first start, Erin Rose wins race 6. The 3-year-old daughter of Purge was ridden by Joe Bravo.
Sun Dance Moon, Martin Garcia up, joins the post parade before race 7, the Jersey Derby Stakes for 3-yr-olds, one and 1/16 miles on the turf. The winner is Hudson Steele (below), with Jose Lezcano.
Lady Alexander (#4), Carlos Marquez Jr. up, and D'Wild Ride, with Paco Lopez, compete in the Regret Stakes, six furlongs on the dirt for fillies and mares three and older.
Lady Alexander is the winner, finishing one and 3/4 lengths ahead of runner-up D'Wild Ride.
Mares and fillies three years and upward, including Yippety Yip (#3), walk in the paddock before the Grade III Taylor Made Matchmaker Stakes, one and 1/8 miles on the turf.
Horses round the final turn in race 9, the 44th running of the Matchmaker Stakes. Cherokee Queen, who stumbled at the start and lost rider Elvis Trujillo, continues the race without him.
Unbridled Essence (#5), with Paco Lopez, leads in the stretch on her way to winning the Matchmaker Stakes. In addition to their share of the $200,000 purse, the top three finishers were awarded a stallion season from Taylor Made Stallion.

As the rest of the field nears the finish line, an outrider goes after the riderless Cherokee Queen.
Alan Garcia has the mount on Valid Sum, a 4-year-old colt by Street Cry, in the Teddy Drone Stakes, 6 furlongs on the dirt for 3-year-olds and upwards.
Roaring Lion, a 6-year-old son of Lion Hearted ridden by Eddie Castro, wins the Teddy Drone Stakes. Valid Sum (left), led for the first half, then tired and finished 7th.
Violon Sacre and Jose Lezcano get ready for the Grade III Oceanport Stakes, one and 1/16 miles on the turf for horses three and older.
Get Serious, with Pablo Fragoso, wins the Oceanport Stakes. Violon Sacre was second.
Ice Box is led to the paddock before the 43rd running of the Haskell Invitational. The Nick Zito-trained colt was second in the Kentucky Derby.
Afleet Again (above), ridden by Joe Bravo, and Trappe Shot, Alan Garcia up, join in the post parade.
Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, with regular jockey Calvin Borel, and Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky, ridden for the second time by Martin Garcia, prepare to face off in the Haskell. Both colts skipped the Belmont Stakes.

First Dude (right), Ramon Dominguez up, and Our Dark Knight, Elvis Trujillo up, complete the field. The one and 1/8 mile race for three-year-olds drew eight contenders but Uptowncharlybrown was scratched on race day due to a fever.
First Dude sets the pace, followed by Our Dark Knight.
Running third and fourth behind the two leaders, Super Saver (right) and Lookin at Lucky head for the first turn.
After gaining the lead at the top of the stretch, Lookin at Lucky wins the Haskell by four lengths. Trappe Shot was second, and First Dude beat Super Saver by a nose to take third.
Martin Garcia first rode Lookin At Lucky in the Preakness, replacing regular rider Garrett Gomez after the colt's disappointing sixth-place finish in the Derby.
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