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Race Summary

Following a victory over a sloppy track in the Preakness, Exaggerator yet again found wet conditions to his liking when he rallied from last to first to defeat Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and the rest of the 2016 Haskell field.  The Bob Baffert-trained American Freedom held on stubbornly to be second while Jersey-bred Sunny Ridge was a rallying third.  Derby champ Nyquist finished fourth.

Complete Results Race Chart

1stExaggeratorKent DesormeauxKeith DesormeauxBig Chief Racing, LLC; Head of Plains Partners, LLC; Rocker O Ranch, LLC et al
2ndAmerican FreedomRafael BejaranoBob BaffertGary and Mary West
3rdSunny RidgeNik JuarezJason ServisDennis A. Drazin
4thNyquistMario GutierrezDoug O'NeillReddam Racing LLC
5thGun RunnerFlorent GerouxSteve AsmussenWinchell Thoroughbreds LLC, Three Chimneys Farm LLC and Besilu Stables
6thAwesome SlewPaco LopezEddie Plesa Jr.Live Oak Plantation