Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: An Authentic Haskell?

While Bob Baffert has won the Grade 1 TVG.com Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., a record eight times, it’s been five years since the Hall of Fame trainer last captured the Jersey Shore track’s biggest race, taking the 2015 renewal with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

Baffert is represented again this year by Authentic, the multiple graded stakes winning Into Mischief colt who comes out of a second-place finish to Honor A. P. in the G1 Santa Anita Derby on June 6.

Not only does the Haskell carry a $1-million purse, it’s a Win and You’re In Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series race, offers 100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top four finishers, and kicks off the BetMakers Bonanza, a potential $1-million bonus to any horse that wins the Haskell, Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic.

In this latest edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Ray Paulick and news editor Chelsea Hackbarth review last Saturday’s G2 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes win by Art Collector at Keeneland and preview the leading contenders taking on Authentic in the Haskell, including Dr Post, most recently second to division leader Tiz the Law in the G1 Belmont Stakes. The Todd Pletcher trainee will be ridden by “Jersey Joe” Bravo, 13-time leading jockey at Monmouth Park.

Watch the Triple Crown News Minute below:

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