Oceanport, N.J. -- Preakness
Stakes winner Exaggerator threw his hat into the betfair.com Haskell
Invitational ring when his connections told the Monmouth Park racing office
that their 3-year-old colt will be headed to the Jersey Shore for this Sunday’s
$1 million event.
The betfair.com Haskell will now feature another rematch
between Exaggerator and Nyquist, with the latter taking this year’s Kentucky
Derby only to have the former turn the tables in the Preakness two weeks later.
Owned by Big Chief Racing LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC,
Rocker O Ranch LLC et al., Exaggerator is a multiple graded stakes winner with
wins in the Grade 3 Delta Downs Jackpot by a neck against fellow betfair.com Haskell
entrant Sunny Ridge, as well as the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby in his final prep
for the Kentucky Derby.
Exaggerator ran second in last year’s Breeder’s Futurity to
Brody’s Cuase, who will also enter the starting gate for the betfair.com Haskell.
A 3-year-old colt by Curlin out of the Vindication mare
Dawn Raid, Exaggerator is one of only two horses (Lani) to run in all three
Triple Crown races this year and will be making his first start since the
The Haskell will now feature the top three finishers from
the Run for the Roses, as Gun Runner, third in the Derby, arrived on the grounds Tuesday to
prepare for the mile and an eighth betfair.com Haskell.
This Sunday’s betfair.com Haskell has a scheduled post time
of 5:49 p.m. and will be telecast live on NBC.
The race is a Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” event for the $6
million Breeders’ Cup Classic.
There are few reserved seats remaining for the betfair.com
Haskell. Tickets can be purchased by
calling 732-571-5563 or visiting www.monmouthpark.com.
Gates will open early on Haskell Day at 10 a.m. with first
race scheduled for 12 noon.