American Pharoah has final tuneup for Haskell Invitational

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had another easy gallop Saturday morning at Monmouth Park, his final serious exercise before the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational.

The overwhelming 1-5 favorite for the race on Sunday was on the track shortly after 7:30 a.m. He slowly jogged from the barn area to the finish line, giving fans who lined the rail a good look at the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

He then turned toward the inside fence for a one-mile gallop under clear skies and a cooling breeze rippling off the nearby ocean

Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes said "the track was good, the weather was good," and a lot of fans came out to see him. He said the horse "looked awesome out on the track. We couldn't be happier."
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