This is all treat, no trick let me tell you that!  On October 31, American Pharoah is looking to make history once again and I couldn't be more excited.  Although I can't be at the Breeders' Cup, I will still be cheering on Victor Espinoza and American Pharoah as they try to become the all-time earnings leader in Breeders' Cup history.  

In honor of this weeks happenings, I figured I would share some photos from when I went to the Haskell Invitational this summer.  Check out some of these photos when we got a chance to lay our eyes on the Triple Crown champ this summer at Monmouth Park.

My brother and I actually decided to head over to the race on the train.  To anyone in our area, I would one HUNDRED percent recommend taking New Jersey Transit to Monmouth Park! Since we are from the Bay Head area,  we hopped on the train there and for $13/each, my brother and I got round trip tickets and admission into Monmouth Park for the race!  It was an absolute steal.  

If we were to drive there, it would have been a nightmare traffic wise, we would have payed $20 just to park and it would have taken forever and a day just to get in and out of the park.  With the train, everything was 100% organized and we got in and out of the park with no problem at all whatsoever.  Even on a calm day with no major attractions I would recommend NJ Transit. We also had a hilarious experience with people heading home that I will never forget.  Let's just say everyone was drinking at the event! 

I should also mention that the walk from Monmouth Park train station TO Monmouth Park is about two minutes.  This train stop's literal ONLY function is to get people to the track, it closes down in the winter.  

This was us (mostly just me) walking in at the side gate where the train station was.

Right past that gate was this great sign.  As you can see, I was enthusiastic about AP from the beginning!  Who wouldn't be?

At this point we do look pretty far away from the track, but it was MOBBED!  There were so many people in the park and at the track, specifically for this race.  The Haskell posted at about ten to 6pm and everyone was sure to be ready and not miss it.  For the actual race itself, we were able to get MUCH closer to the track and I was very happy about that.  You can also see the NBC Sports cameras right there!  We were extremely close and were mostly likely on the camera and if not, missed it by an inch!

I snuck this quick, cute selfie with the flower pots hanging from the grandstand.

You can see where we were able to stand here a little better.  Yes, the man did end up putting that shirt down for the race, haha!  There were a ton of people standing on the benches in general admission that we weren't able to do that but we were still able to see.  It was harder for me, but my brother is so tall so it was a breeze for him.  

Overall, the Haskell was one of the most amazing experiences I have had in a while.  I really was so thrilled and excited to be able to be there.  I was sad I wasn't able to take better pictures, but I honestly just wanted to live in the moment.  I was so happy I was able to be there to see AP WIN!

Have you ever been to a race?  Are you heading to the Breeders' Cup?  Tweet me about your experience!



  1. Never been to a race before... Hopefully sometime in the future I will..

    Great blog and post..

    1. If you get a chance, please go! I absolutely enjoy these races. They are so much fun.

  2. I've only been to a race once. It's a marathon. But other than that I haven't experienced anything yet. This sure looks fun.

    1. Were you the runner? That's awesome! Try and get to a horse race if you can!