• Jockey Victor Espinoza waves to the crowd aboard American Pharoah after winning the $1,750,000 Grade 1 William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.  (Ryan Denver/EQUI-PHOTO via AP)

    What’s going on with American Pharoah after Haskell win

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — When the music played about 10 minutes before the start of the Haskell Invitational, there was no way American Pharoah could lose.

  • This photo provided by Equi-Photo, shows American Pharoah #4 with Victor Espinoza riding, winning the $1,750,000 Grade 1 William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO via AP)

    Pharoah Phestival as Triple Crown winner cruises in Haskell

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. And when Victor Espinoza asked, the majestic colt delivered an encore performance in his first race since winning the Triple Crown.

  • In this photo provided by Equi-Photo, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is bathed at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., Thursday, July 30, 2015. American Pharoah is expected to run in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday, Aug. 2. (Ryan Denver/Equi-Photo via AP)

    American Pharoah 1-5 favorite for Haskell in 8-horse field

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is the overwhelming 1-5 favorite in a field of eight 3-year-olds for Sunday’s $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.

  • Triple Crown winner American Pharoah with Jorge Alvarez up jogs on the track at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., Thursday, July 30, 2015. American Pharoah is preparing for Sunday's running of the Haskell Invitational horse race. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah tours Monmouth Park

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah took an easy tour of the track at Monmouth Park on Thursday morning, another step toward the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational.

  • Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes leads Triple Crown winner American Pharoah from a trailer as he arrives at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. American Pharoah is preparing for Sunday's running of the $1 million Haskell Invitational horse race. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    American Pharoah arrives at Monmouth for Sunday’s Haskell

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah received star treatment as he arrived to prepare for the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.

  • Haskell purse up to $1.75M days before American Pharoah runs

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The purse for the Haskell Invitational has been increased by $750,000 to $1.75 million with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah set to run in the race Sunday.