Haskell Day

Sunday July 27, 2014: Monmouth Park

In the Monmouth Park walking ring, Rosie Napravnik joins Majestic River, her mount for the grade 2 Molly Pitcher Stakes.

Napravik and Majestic River win the Molly Pitcher by two and a half lengths.
The four-year-old filly, a daughter of A.P. Indy, is trained by Todd Pletcher.
Trickmeister walks in the paddock before the Teddy Drone Stakes.

Rainbow Heir, ridden by Angel Serpa, wins the six-furlong Teddy Drone, beating runner-up Trickmeister by three and a half lengths.
Ben Perkins Jr. trains the four-year-old Rainbow Heir for New Jersey breeder/owner New Farm.
Ten fillies and mares, including Watsdachances (#9, left) and She's Not Lazy (#7), gather in the paddock before the grade 3 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes.

Starstruck (#2, right), ridden by Kerwin Clark, finishes first by a length and a quarter. She also won the Matchmaker Stakes in 2013.
Kelly Breen, in the paddock before the grade 2 Monmouth Cup Stakes, trains two of the contenders: Pants on Fire and Vegas No Show.

The race begins.
Valid, Orlando Bocachica up, wins the Monmouth Cup Stakes by half a length.
Fredericksburg, trained by Michael Matz and ridden by Luis Saez, walks in the paddock before the grade 3 Metropolitan Jets Oceanport Stakes, one and 1/16 miles on the turf.

Guys Reward (#8) and Fredericksburg fight for the lead as they approach the finish.
A bloody-mouthed Guys Reward, with jockey Paco Lopez, heads to the winner's circle.
Just Call Kenny arrives at the paddock for the William Hill Haskell Invitational, a grade 1 stakes race for three-year-olds.

Untapable (#7), who will be ridden by Rosie Napravnik, is the only filly entered in this year's Haskell.
Edgar Prado has the mount on Social Inclusion.
Encryption, Paco Lopez up, joins the post parade.

Also entered in the race are Irish You Well (#4, left), with Jose Lezcano, and Albano, with Kerwin Clark.
Medal Count, who finished third in the Belmont Stakes, is again ridden by Robby Albarado.
Bayern, under jockey Martin Garcia, goes right to the lead, followed by Wildcat Red (#8).

Bayern, leading wire to wire, wins the Haskell by seven and 1/4 lengths.
Albano, trained by Larry Jones and ridden by Kerwin Clark, finishes second.

A worker begins to apply the winner's colors to the figure of a jockey.
Bob Baffert, who did not attend the Haskell, trains Bayern for owner Kaleem Shah.
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