Southern California invader faces six opponents in seven-furlong dash at Keeneland.
Todd Pletcher-trained Withers (gr. III) winner will undergo surgery for left hind condylar fracture sustained in March 28 workout at Palm Beach Downs.
Last year's 3-year-old filly champion looks to bounce back from a defeat in the Azeri Stakes in the Apple Blossom Handicap
Juddmonte Farms' multiple stakes winner faces eight opponents in 1 1/2-mile turf test, her second start back off a long layoff.
The $300,000 Honey Fox Stakes (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream Park March 28 features the "now" horse, Sandiva, versus last year's star, Coffee Clique.
Ramsey 6-year-old homebred will face six opponents and carry topweight of 121 pounds in the 1 1/8-mile grass test
War Story could be in position to turn the tables on his rival -- especially after putting in a sensational five-furlong breeze in :58 4/5 March 18.
A couple of horses flip-flopped their positions among Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen this week. Read to find out who moved! read blog
- By Steve Haskin
It would take volumes upon volumes to capture the essence of Allen Jerkens, as there were so many aspects of his personality, his horsemanship, and his genius it is difficult to know where to begin. read blog
Merry Meadow, riding a three-race stakes winning streak, will face six opponents in the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park March 21.
Will Texas Red leaving the trail affect the order of Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen? read blog
Upstart, winner of the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) and disqualified from first in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), breezed six furlongs at Palm Meadows March 13. Frosted and Imperia also worked.
Last year's 3-year-old filly champion and Breeders' Cup Distaff winner faces five opponents in 1 1/16-mile test at Oaklawn Park.
Steve Haskin and Ron Mitchell talk about the weekend of racing that included three major Triple Crown prep races and another big performance by Shared Belief. Steve also previews the Rebel Stakes and Dubai World Cup. Listen Now
The super Saturday of racing over the weekend has caused Steve Haskin to add several horses to his mix. read blog
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner will begin working March 14; may go in Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 4.
When entries for the Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) came out, the field of 12 included multiple grade I winner Stephanie's Kitten, grade II winner Ball Dancing, and grade II winners Sparkling Review and Filimbi.
Salutos Amigos, carrying topweight of 125 pounds, will try for three in a row against his arch rival in six-furlong test
Steve Haskin provides a lot of new details and analysis in this week's Kentucky Derby Dozen! read blog
Minority interest in Withers Stakes winner Far From Over sold to James Covello and Sol Kumin's Madaket Stable.
Final Chapter, a 3-year-old homebred for 102-year-old John Nerud, has emerged as a potential stakes horse after beating winners for the first time Feb. 26, winning by six widening lengths in a razor-sharp 1:11.
Bill Mott-trained Dubai Sky and Chad Brown-trained Night Prowler face nine others in 1 1/16-mile turf test
Don't act bewildered when your freakishly fast Bellamy Road finishes up the track on the first Saturday in May and a "slowpoke" like Giacomo comes charging by you in the stretch. read blog
The past weekend's prep races have shuffled Steve's Derby Dozen this week, read to see who is new. read blog
Major steppingstones, such as the Florida Derby, Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial, and Arkansas Derby are now just one of many ways of getting to the winner's circle on the first Saturday in May. read blog
Following a 3 1/2-month layoff, multiple stakes winner Ring Weekend was entered in the one-mile Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 21 and wound up stuck way out in post 14 in the 14-horse field.
Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Dozen has a new horse at number 1, read to learn who received the honor. read blog
Dual Eclipse Award winner faces seven foes, including arch rival Twilight Eclipse.
Steve Haskin and Ron Mitchell talk about the weekend of racing. Steve expands on the performances of Shared Belief, California Chrome, Dortmund, Firing Line, Danzig Moon, Cyrus Alexander, Far From Over, and Constitution.
Texas Red, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has suffered a foot abscess that will prevent him from running in the Feb. 21 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II), said co-owner Erich Brehm.
Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen has changed for the third week in a row. See who has moved off the list and what new face appears! read blog
- By Steve Haskin
Why is Shared Belief beginning to remind me of a pint-sized Forego, a Black Stallion version of Kelso, and a warrior that rivals John Henry? read blog
- By Steve Haskin
Keeneland is now back on dirt and that means the Blue Grass Stakes is back to being a major prep for the Kentucky Derby and no longer a haven for grass and synthetic horses looking to back door it into the Run for the Roses. read blog
Nick Zito tries to add a rare turf score to his graded stakes resume when he sends out Starstruck in the Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 7.
Champions to square off in San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.
Eddie Plesa Jr. rewarded with Itsmyluckyday Download Now
With several horses on the sidelines, see who Steve picks to fill in the ranks! read blog
Steve Haskin revisits the story of how Tiznow helped inspire a dynasty. read blog
Kaigun, one of the most honest and classy grass horses in training last year, makes his first start since November when he takes on eight opponents in the $200,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 31 at Santa Anita.
It has been 30 years since a blazingly fast 3-year-old named Spend a Buck changed the face of the Triple Crown. read blog
Barbados, winner of the grade III Hutcheson Stakes and Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream Park, will undergo surgery next week to remove a small bone chip in his left knee, trainer Michael Tomlinson said Jan. 28.
John Nerud, who turns 102 on Feb. 9, sends out homebred to break maiden at Big A
Steve Haskin presents his first official Kentucky Derby Dozen this week! See if any of your Kentucky Derby horses made the list. read blog
Flaxman Holdings' Main Sequence, champion turf male and champion older male, continued to progress toward his 2015 debut, working five furlongs in 1:00.30 at Palm Meadows Training Center Jan. 26.
- By Steve Haskin
This column seemed to be well-received by Secretariat fans last year, so I thought I would reprint it as an annual Birthday present to Penny and all Big Red 's fans who might have missed it last year. read blog
Daddy's Kid could be the class play as he takes on eight opponents in the $200,00 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park the night of Jan. 24. Also on the bill is the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic.
Breeders' Cup Classic runner-up will be pointed for Dubai World Cup and gets a new rider, Frankie Dettori.
In 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome was one of those rare horses who transcended the sport and became racing's newest glamour star.
The $100,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf drew a well-matched field of 11, while Reporting Star heads the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Turf on Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park.
- By Steve Haskin
This was a time of filled grandstands and of sound and healthy horses, most of whom were coming off much-needed vacations of their own. read blog
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