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Paynter heads $1 Million Haskell

Updated: July 27, 2012, 5:35 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Bloodhorse

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won the Haskell Invitational a record five times including the past two editions. Ask him the secret to taking home the trophy from Monmouth Park and he'll tell you it's simple: eat a hot dog and send out a good horse.

"That's the secret," said Baffert, whose Haskell winners are Point Given (2001), War Emblem (2002), Roman Ruler (2005), Lookin At Lucky (2010), and Coil (2011). "I go down to Max's Hot Dog Stand and eat a hot dog every time."

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