Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist to run in $1M Haskell
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will make his next start at the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 31.
Track officials made the announcement Monday.
Trainer Doug O'Neill said the 3-year-old colt turned in an impressive workout earlier in the day at Santa Anita racetrack in California, covering five furlongs in 59 seconds. O'Neill said it hasn't been decided when Nyquist will be shipped to New Jersey, but the travel plans should be worked out in the near future,
Nyquist was last year's 2-year-old champion and won his first eight career starts before finishing second in the Preakness. He skipped the Belmont Stakes after it was discovered he had an elevated white blood cell count and has not raced since.
The Grade I Haskell drew a record crowd of more than 60,000 last year when Triple Crown winner American Pharoah won the race.