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American Pharoah Prompts Monmouth Park To Raise Haskell Invitational Purse

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

American Pharoah on Sunday will race in the William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in his first competition since winning the Triple Crown, and details have emerged "about how much work and money this little racetrack on the Jersey Shore had invested in landing" the horse, according to J...

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