Breeders’ Cup Big Bet Battle Royale – The Haskell

The much anticipated return of American Pharoah happens this Sunday in the $1,750,000 Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey.

American Pharoah is the overwhelming ML favorite at 1-5 in his first race since becoming the first Triple Crown champion in 27 years.

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Needless to say, this will not be the most formidable field that American Pharoah has competed against. Headlining the rest of the field are Kentucky Derby runner Upstart (6-1) and Grade 1 winner Competitive Edge (8-1).

Trainer Bob Baffert has won the Haskell a record seven times, including four of the last five, and he is confident that his horse is still improving. “I feel confident that he’s going to run a big race,” he said, “And that’s all — as a trainer — we can do is just have them ready and whatever happen, happens.”

Post time for the Haskell Invitational is approximately 5:52 p.m. ET Sunday and will be broadcast on NBC.

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