DanonymousRacing.com is at the Jersey Shore for the 2013 Haskell at Monmouth Park. Our emphasis is always on capturing the best of horse racing in a way that’s accessible and interactive for horse fans and players. Here are some of the people, moments and horses we captured during Haskell weekend!
Crowd beginning to trickle into Monmouth Park on Haskell Day.
A sleepy Verrazano, in the Pletcher barn, after riding down to Monmouth from Saratoga on Haskell Day.
Close up of Haskell favorite, Verrazano.
Kentucky Derby runner-up, Golden Soul, after arriving at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
Close up of Haskell contender, Golden Soul.
Haskell contender, Vyjack, in the Rudy Rodriguez barn.
Vyjack eating Sunday morning before the Haskell.
Preakness winner, Oxbow, in his stall at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
Trainer, D. Wayne Lukas, and Oxbow.
Haskell contender, Micromanage, takes in his surroundings after arriving at Monmouth on Sunday.
Starstruck and Rosie Naprvanik after winning the G3 Matchmaker.
Rosie Napravnik greeted in the winner’s circle by the connections of Starstruck and trainer, Larry Jones (foreground).
Rosie gives us the thumbs up as she exits the winner’s circle.
Napravnik and Jones connect for consecutive graded stakes win, capturing the G2 Molly Pitcher with Joyful Victory.
Napravnik and Joyful Victory in the winner’s circle.
John Velasquez and Slamarama come on to the track for Race 7 at Monmouth Park.
They’re off in the Monmouth Cup.
Pants on Fire pulls off a mild upset, winning the Monmouth Cup after race favorite, Take Charge Indy, was eased near the far turn.
Pants on Fire and Paco Lopez prepare to enter the winner’s circle following the Monmouth Cup.
Gary Stevens talks to the ownership group (Winstar) of Take Charge Indy, after Stevens pulled the horse up with an injury in the Monmouth Cup.
Long shot, Geeky Gorgeous, wins The Regret.
“Jersey” Joe Bravo tosses his whip, as he prepares to enter the winner’s circle above Geeky Gorgeous.
Silver Max pulls away to a dominant 5 3/4 length win in the Oceanport.
Robby Albarado and Silver Max prepare to enter the winner’s circle for the Oceanport.
Albarado speaks to DanonymousRacing after winning the Oceanport.
Haskell favorite, Verrazano, enters the paddock at Monmouth Park.
Verrazano’s stablemate, Micromanage, enters the paddock before the Haskell.
Long shot, Pick of the Litter, turns to the camera and strikes a pose before the Haskell.
Kentucky Derby runner-up, Golden Soul, in the Monmouth Park paddock.
John Velasquez looking loose in the paddock before mounting Verrazano.
Todd Pletcher gives Johnny V. the leg up on Verrazano.
Rosie Napravnik aboard Bob Baffert trained, Power Broker, in the Monmouth paddock.
Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow for D. Waybe Lukas in the Monmouth paddock.
Pletcher looks on intently as the horses head to the starting gate for the Haskell.
The Haskell field passes the finish line for the first time with Oxbow in the lead.
In the end, it was all Verrazano. His 9 3/4 length victory set a new record for the largest margin of victory ever in the Haskell.
Pletcher congratulates Velasquez on his winning ride in the Haskell.
Velasquez shows Verrazano some love before entering the winner’s circle.
Pletcher tells us he had some concern about the way the track was playing but felt pretty confident about Verrazano’s chances about a quarter of a mile into the race.
Velasquez and Verrazano make their way through a very crowded Haskell winner’s circle.
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