Trainer Bob Baffert, who received a $50,000 appearance fee for bringing War Emblem to Monmouth Park for the $1 million Haskell Invitational, said Friday that half the fee would be donated to charity.
On Friday, the field for Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth was falling apart with three major defections and only three definite starters.
Trainer Paco Gonzalez confirmed Sunday that Came Home will return off a three-week layoff to face War Emblem in the $1 million Haskell.
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Monmouth Park will raise the purse of the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational $500,000 - from $1 million to $1.5 million - if Point Given starts.