Steve Haskin

A True American Beauty

A True American Beauty

Sometimes, a brief comment can trigger a deluge of thoughts and images, and such was the case when Bob Baffert said of American Pharoah, 'He showed the beauty of racing.' read blog

Shared Memories

Shared Memories

The death of Shared Belief shocked the racing world and reminded everyone just how gut wrenching this sport can be and how fragile these magnificent horses are. read blog

It's in the Blood

It's in the Blood

What did Sir Edmund Hillary do after he became the first person to climb Mt. Everest? What peaks are left to climb when you've climbed the highest in the world? read blog

American Pharoah: Into the Pantheon

American Pharoah: Into the Pantheon

At 2 a.m Sunday morning, America turned the clocks back an hour. Approximately eight hours earlier, the Thoroughbred racing world turned the clocks back 40, 50, 60 years, back to the Golden Era of the sport. read blog

Empire Maker Returning Home

Empire Maker Returning Home

For Bobby Frankel, he was to be the Messiah; the gifted regally bred racing machine that would be racing's next superstar. He even had the appropriate name -- Empire Maker. read blog

Liam Puts Nerud on the Map Again

Liam Puts Nerud on the Map Again

How do you choose the crowning legacy of a person's career, especially when that person is John Nerud, who had so many careers and has left so many legacies it's difficult to single one out? read blog

Loss Can't Derail Pharoah Phenomenon

Loss Can't Derail Pharoah Phenomenon

The defeat hit like a ton of bricks. It was a crushing blow to the thousands who journeyed to Saratoga and those watching on TV. But the bottom line is that American Pharoah should not be blamed for this loss. read blog

Deep in the Heart of 'Texas'

Deep in the Heart of 'Texas'

The 3-year-old showdown of the year will take place in the grade I Travers Stakes, where American Pharoah has made another cross-country trip to take on Texas Red and Frosted, and several others. read blog

The Legacy of John Nerud

The Legacy of John Nerud

Although his body steadily deteriorated over the past couple of years, his mind refused to follow and he still was looking for ways to improve the sport, NYRA, and the Breeders' Cup right up until his final breath. read blog

The Day the Haskell Came of Age

The Day the Haskell Came of Age

As American Pharoah prepares for his assault on Monmouth Park in the Haskell Invitational, and with a record crowd projected, there will be electricity in the air unlike anything felt at the Jersey Shore. read blog

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