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Mandaloun Takes Controversial Haskell At Monmouth On DQ

Kentucky Derby runner-up Mandaloun was involved in another controversial finish, awarded the $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday after apparent winner Hot Rod Charlie veered in the stretch and caused Midnight Bourbon and his jockey to take a scary fall. Midnight Bourbon recovered from a tumble to the track and ran off uninjured, the on-call vet at the Jersey Shore track said. Jockey Paco Lopez was taken for the track in an amulance and later said he was OK. The track stewards immediately flashed the inquiry sign. They didn’t need long to place favored Hot Rod Charlie last for interference.