ABR Wired: Roller-Coaster Haskell Day With Doug O'Neill

07.21.2021

Spend TVG.com Haskell Stakes day at Monmouth Park with trainer Doug O'Neill, who saddled favorite Hot Rod Charlie for the $1 million race. The Haskell was filled with tense moments as jockey Paco Lopez was unseated from Midnight Bourbon in the stretch after clipping heels with Hot Rod Charlie. While Hot Rod Charlie finished first — narrowly edging Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve runner-up Mandaloun — Monmouth stewards disqualified him for interference and placed him last behind Midnight Bourbon. Midnight Bourbon and Hot Rod Charlie both were uninjured in the race and jockey Paco Lopez also escaped serious injury.

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