Stanford wins Monmouth's Long Branch Stakes

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Stanford won the $103,000 Long Branch Stakes on Saturday at Monmouth Park.

Next up could be a showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2.

The Haskell is scheduled to be American Pharoah's first race since winning the Belmont Stakes last month. Monmouth officials are anticipating a record crowd, erasing the current mark of 53,638 for the 2003 Haskell.

While American Pharoah remains on target for the race, the lineup of possible opponents remains in flux. Stanford could be in the mix now.

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