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Horse racing New Jersey enjoys record breaking day with American Pharoah

Victor Espinoza and American PharoahAmerican Pharoah's dominating victory in the William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes paced Monmouth Park in New Jersey to a record-breaking day.The biggest crowd in Monmouth history, an announced 60,983, and a world-wide television audience installed American Pharoah as the 1-10 favorite
to follow up his Triple Crown sweep with another superior performance. And the Zayat Stables-owned colt delivered, paying a record low price of $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10 across the board.
The excitement also produced record pari-mutuel handle for the race and for Haskell day. A total of $6,544,247 was bet on the Haskell, shattering the mark of $4,463,736 from the 2010 edition. Total handle for the day was $20,024,509, up 13.49% from the previous mark of $17,642,955 set in 2008.


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