Authentic Just Lasts In Desperate Haskell Finish; Baffert Wins For Ninth Time

Trainer Bob Baffert won for a record ninth time, but Authentic’s victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1-million TVG.com Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., wasn’t as easy as his 3-5 odds might have suggested.

Breaking quickly from the No. 2 post under Mike Smith, the 3-year-old colt by Into Mischief controlled the pace throughout the 1 1/8 miles, opened up what appeared to be an insurmountable lead inside the eighth pole, then barely lasted as Ny Traffic came charging in the final desperate strides. Dr Post, the second wagering choice at 9-5, was never a factor and finished a distant third. Jesus’ Team was fourth in the field of seven.

Time for the 1 1/8 miles was 1:50.45.

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