• Post Positions & Odds For Sunday's Haskell, A Kentucky Derby Rematch
    Forbes

    Post Positions & Odds For Sunday's Haskell, A Kentucky Derby Rematch

    Nearly always an exceptional race, this year’s Grade I, $1 million Haskell Invitational got a boost on Wednesday when trainer Keith Desormeaux announced that Preakness winner Exaggerator would ship to Monmouth Park to run instead of staying at Saratoga to run in the Grade II, $600,000 Jim Dandy. Trainer Bob Baffert has won the race eight times and five times in the last six years, including last year with American Pharoah. Used to being the favorite, this year he’s the third choice behind the Kentucky Derby and Belmont winners. Exaggerator’s appearance means that the top three finishers in this year’s Kentucky Derby face off again: Nyquist, Exaggerator, and Gun Runner respectively. Exaggerator

  • 11 women to 'meet their Everest' at Goodwood
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    11 women to 'meet their Everest' at Goodwood

    Getting race-ready While Thursday's Magnolia Cup may be a charity race in name -- raising more than £1 million ($1.3 million) over its five years -- it has a Grade A assessment, with Goodwood's five-furlong course, located in England's Sussex Downs, one of the quickest in the country. The event opens Ladies' Day at the five-day festival, now sponsored by Qatar. The women have regular early-morning and weekend sessions with racehorse trainers, alongside a rigorous fitness regime, plus a demanding assessment has to be passed -- all while maintaining the day job. "It's a whole different ball game. I'm just binging on exercise, doing as much as I can, and I am hoping for the best," Emma Leslie-Miller,