Check out all the latest podcasts including Blinkers Off and The Magic Mike Show
Check out all the big upcoming stakes races
OCEANPORT, NJ – Trainer Bob Baffert’s Authentic drew post 2 and was named the 4/5 morning line favorite as he tries to give his Hall of Fame conditioner his record ninth victory in Saturday’s $1 million TVG.com Haskell Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park.
Authentic began his career winning three straight starts, including the Sham Stakes (G3) and the San Felipe Stakes (G2). The Into Mischief colt suffered his first defeat in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), finishing second behind top colt Honor A. P. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, aboard Honor A. P. in the Santa Anita Derby, takes over the mount from Drayden Van Dyke.
Second on the morning line is the Todd Pletcher-trained Dr Post (5/2), who like Authentic exits a runner-up effort in a Grade 1 event. The Quality Road colt finished second in the Belmont Stakes (G1) one race after winning the Unbridled Stakes. With regular rider Irad Ortiz, Jr., staying put at Saratoga this summer, picking up the mount is “Jersey” Joe Bravo, who has been Monmouth Park’s leading rider 13 times.
Trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr., sends Ny Traffic (7/2) in search of his first stakes score. The Cross Traffic colt has steadily improved with each 2020 start, finishing third in the Risen Star Stakes (G2) and second in both the Louisiana Derby (G2) and the Matt Winn Stakes (G3). Paco Lopez rides for the second straight time.
The Haskell is a 1 1/8-mile dirt event for 3-year-olds that is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event for the Longines Classic. This year, the Haskell is also worth Kentucky Derby (G1) points to the top four finishers on a 100-40-20-10 basis.
Here is the full field of seven entries:
The Racing Dudes preview and give picks for Saturday’s $1,000,000… Read More
The Magic Mike Show guys preview the Late Pick 5… Read More
Aaron and Papa Dude are ready to roll with college… Read More
The Magic Mike Show guys review the weekend’s biggest stakes… Read More
The Racing Dudes team hosted a roundtable discussion & fan… Read More
Aaron previews the 2023 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) from Parx, then… Read More
Jared previews the 2023 Cotillion Stakes (G1) from Parx, then… Read More
Let’s get another big Saturday of racing kicked off today!… Read More
Looking to cash in big?
Sign up for exclusive 10% discount on orders, plus be the first to access our daily free and premium horse racing picks, articles, podcasts, and more!