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War Emblem

Race Summary

In a race that truly made Monmouth Park history, War Emblem shipped to Oceanport to become the first Kentucky Derby winner ever to take the Haskell. Trained by Bob Baffert and owned by the Thoroughbred Corp., War Emblem, with Victor Espinoza in the irons, led every step of the way in the mile and an eighth event and returned $2.60 as the 1-5 favorite. Magic Weisner, second earlier in the year in the Preakness, closed down the outside to finish second again War Emblem. Like A Hero rounded out the top three.
Following the 2001 Haskell win with Point Given, the owner-trainer combo became the first back-to-back Haskell winners in the race's storied history.


Complete Results Race Chart


ResultsHorseJockeyTrainerOwner
1War EmblemVictor EspinozaBob BaffertThe Thoroughbred Corp.
2Magic WeisnerMike J. LuzziNancy H. AlbertsNancy H. Alberts
3Like A HeroLaffit Pincay, Jr.C. Beau GreelyColumbine Stable
4PuckCornelio VelasquezWilliam P. WhiteClassic Contenders LLC
5Mr. MellonPat DayW. Elliott WaldenWinstar Farm LLC & Thomas F. VanMeter II