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Aug 08, 2003

Peace Rules claims Haskell Invitational

By: Sports Network


Oceanport, NJ (Sports Network) - Minutes after stablemate Empire Maker was defeated at Saratoga, 
Peace Rules went wire to wire to win Sunday's $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. 
Even-money favorite Funny Cide ran a disappointing race to finish third in the seven horse field.
 The time for the 1 1/8 miles was 1:49 1/5. 
Finishing second, two lengths behind the winner, was Sky Mesa with Wild And Wicked fourth. 
Peace Rules was ridden by Edgar Prado and gave owner Edmund Gann two major stakes
 wins this weekend. On Saturday, Gann's Medaglia d'Oro won the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. 
Peace Rules is trained by Bobby Frankel, who lost the Jim Dandy with Empire Maker. Peace Rules
 collects $600,000 with the Haskell victory to bring his career earnings to better than $1.8 million. 
Earlier this year Peace Rules won the Louisiana Derby, in which Funny Cide finished third. As
 a a final prep for the Kentucky Derby, Peace Rules won the Blue Grass Stakes. In the Run for 
the Roses, Peace Rules finished third behind winner Funny Cide and Empire Maker. He went on
 to finish fourth in the Preakness Stakes which was also won by Funny Cide. 
Peace Rules returned $6.60, $3.80 and $2.10. Sky Mesa paid $4.40 and $2.10, and Funny Cide
 paid $2.10 for show. 
The day started off with an unexpected treat for the fans at Monmouth Park. Santa Anita Handicap
 winner Milwaukee Brew ran in the afternoon's first race. 
The six-year-old used the allowance race as a prep for the upcoming Pacific Classic at Del Mar. He
 went off as the 1-5 favorite and easily defeated five challengers. 



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