OCEANPORT, N.J. — Preakness winner Exaggerator has joined the field for Sunday’s $1 million Haskell Invitational, setting up another matchup against Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist.
Monmouth Park’s racing office said Wednesday it was told by Exaggerator’s connections that the colt is headed to the Jersey shore for the race.
Exaggerator ran second to Nyquist in the Derby, then handed Nyquist his only loss in the Preakness. Exaggerator finished 11th in the Belmont Stakes in his most recent start.
Nyquist had beaten Exaggerator four times before the Preakness. This time, it’ll be Nyquist looking to turn the tables.
Also set for the Grade 1 Haskell are Gun Runner, Brody’s Cause, Sunny Ridge, American Freedom and Awesome Slew.
Exaggerator is training at Saratoga in upstate New York, and the original plan was for him to run in the Jim Dandy on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) Takrees rallied from last place to win the $100,000 Interborough Stakes for fillies and mares in the rain and fog at Aqueduct on Sunday.
Hot City Girl and Disco Chick were locked in a speed duel while Takrees trailed in the six-horse field. Disco Chick won that battle and appeared to be on her way to victory until Takrees emerged in deep stretch.
The 4-year-old trained by Kiaran McLaughlin surged to win by a neck, her third victory in 11 starts and first in a stakes.
Iran Ortiz Jr. was aboard for the six furlongs in 1:11.70.
Takrees paid $7.40, $4.20 and $2.50.
Disco Chick returned $5.40 and $3.30. Hot City Girl held third as the 9-5 favorite, paying $2.50 to show.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Prize Exhibit rallied from fifth with three furlongs remaining and won the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares by 1 1/4 lengths Monday at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Mike Smith, Prize Exhibit ran a mile on turf in 1:35.56 and paid $8.80, $4.40 and $3.40.
Ireland-bred Jeremy’s Legacy returned $9 and $4.60. The Mystic was another head back in third and paid $3.40 to show as the 3-1 second choice.
The Grade 3 victory, worth $60,000, increased Prize Exhibit’s career earnings to $637,045, with seven wins in 31 starts. She had been winless in 10 starts since capturing the Grade 2 Monrovia Stakes at the track a year ago.
“She can be tricky,” trainer Jim Cassidy said. “We’ve had to do a lot of different things with her and she’s just been happier lately.”