Flashback Friday: The 1987 Haskell Invitational

Flashback Friday: The 1987 Haskell Invitational

Bet Twice! Alysheba! Lost Code! Those were the star three-year-olds that put on quite a show in the 1987 Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, crossing the wire with just a half-length between them. Alysheba had won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, Bet Twice had won the Belmont, and Lost Code had won seven straight stakes races, including the Arlington Classic (gr. I). The Haskell was billed as a showdown for supremacy of the division–relive the race by watching the replay!

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