- By Steve Haskin
Steve shares his memories of Unbridled's Song. read blog
Steve shares his memories of Unbridled's Song. read blog
Forty Tales and Declan's Warrior meet again after 1-2 finish in the Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) June 8.
Chad Brown trio to tackle Stephanie's Kitten, Centre Court in 1 1/8-mile turf event.
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin celebrate the 150th anniversary edition of Saratoga and And They're Off! They discuss Royal Delta, Jeranimo, the Haskell and Jim Dandy, and an exciting Saratoga Top 10 list. watch video
Racing can provide wonderful stories, such as last week's tale of Omaha and Morton Porter, and then can come right back and kick you in the head. read blog
For 87-year-old Morton Porter, the memories still are indelible, as he recalls those magical years with the only internationally renowned Triple Crown winner, Omaha. read blog
Irish-breds Tannery and Laughing are top weights in 1 3/8-mile turf stakes at Delaware Park July 13.
Lenny and Steve discuss Flat Out, Game On Dude, field sizes, Kayla Stra, and talk to trainer Eric Guillot about his horse Moreno, impressive winner of the Dwyer. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Calumet Farm's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Oxbow arrived at Saratoga Race Course at noon July 9 and will make his next start in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 28 at Monmouth Park.
Remembering the grooms who took care of Secretariat at The Meadow. read blog
In 1968, racing fans had been clamoring for a rematch between racing's two titans, Damascus and Dr. Fager. read blog
Six horses are entered in the grade III, 1 1/8-mile race at Prairie Meadows on the night of June 29.
So, we're breeding fragile horses who cannot stand up to rigid racing and training programs. At least that's what we keep hearing. read blog
Lenny and Steve discuss the Triple Crown, the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita for 2014, Paynter, and Bob Baffert's second season. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Through the remainder of the year, I am going to recount some of my most memorable experiences/moments in racing over the past 40 years. We begin with Rachel Alexandra's victory in the 2009 Woodward Stakes. read blog
Steve Haskin presents a tribute to his Father. read blog
Thoroughbred racing has its own unique way of transporting the past into the present, recycling great achievements and sometimes surpassing them. read blog
It's time to try to analyze this year's Belmont Stakes. read blog
Here are some of the players in one of the most perplexing Belmont Stakes in years. read blog
Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk discuss filly Unlimited Budget, Orb, the post position draw, and make their picks. Plus, comments from Dallas Stewart, trainer of Golden Soul. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Trainer Shug McGaughey said emphatically that turf star Point of Entry will compete in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) June 8, despite the forecast for rain over the weekend.
Steve Haskin delivers the news of the day, including the weather and who looks good. Watch Video
Now that the post positions for the Belmont Stakes have been drawn, we at least can make an educated guess on how the race might be run. read blog
When you get right down to it, the Belmont Stakes is all about stamina; horses running a distance they likely will never run again. You can throw out speed figures and any other handicapping tool you use. read blog
McLaughlin is relying strictly on pedigree in his belief that the regally bred son of A.P. Indy - Octave, by Unbridled's Song has some sort of chance of making an impact on the finish of the mile and a half race. read blog
Trainer Shug McGaughey said June 2 that Orb definitely will be pointed toward the June 8 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) following the colt's half-mile work in :48 and gallop-out of five furlongs in a sharp 1:00 2/5.
Steve Haskin, Blood-Horse magazine's senior correspondent, discusses the Triple Crown races so far this year and offers his perspective on the upcoming Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Trainer Todd Pletcher said in a national teleconference May 30 that jockey Rosie Napravnik was "very likely" to ride Unlimited Budget in the June 8 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) if the filly competes.
Trainer Dallas Stewart said May 28 Golden Soul, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is doing "awesome" after taking a while to recover from his effort in the Derby.
Wayne Lukas knew he had pulled a fast one on his opponents and on the bettors. read blog
The Met Mile (gr. I) at Belmont Park traditionally has been one of the most prestigious races in the country, and all you have to do is go down this year's list of entries to understand why.
10 questions about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness to inspire thought. read blog
You don't witness it very often, but one of those cheering the loudest for D. Wayne Lukas and Oxbow in the final quarter mile of the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) was one of his opponents in the race. read blog
This year's Preakness is all about Orb. And then there are his eight opponents, most of whom are worthy adversaries, with a case to be made for any of them to step up and run a big race. read blog
Steve Haskin reports the news of the day, including final gallops from the contenders and the weather. Watch Video
Steve Haskin reports on the news of the day including Orb's gallop, the condition of the racetrack, the appearance of Goldencents, and more. Watch Video
Steve Haskin reports on the big news of the day, the draw. Watch Video
Steve shares photos from his first 2 days at Pimlico. read blog
The name Preakness has been right at the top of the racing vernacular for years, as the second leg of the Triple Crown, yet many people have no idea what or who Preakness is. read blog
Santa Anita Derby winner appears to have bounced out of the Kentucky Derby in great shape.
Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman recap race impressions left by Orb and other Kentucky Derby contenders, races that have produced Derby winners, Hollywood Park, and of course Preakness picks! watch video
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb turned in a quick half-mile work in :47 1/5 at Belmont Park May 13 and was scheduled to ship to Pimlico Race Course later in the morning.
History, it is said, repeats itself, and it will do just that in the 138th Preakness Stakes. read blog
Up until the five-sixteenths pole of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Gary Stevens was envisioning a fairy tale victory aboard the D. Wayne Lukas-trained Oxbow. read blog
Don't be surprised if two of the participants, who could go off as the two top choices, begin gaping at each other as two childhood playmates might do meeting years later. read blog
D. Wayne Lukas has put together a formidable team of jockeys to ride his three starters in the Preakness Stakes, with Gary Stevens to remain aboard Oxbow, Mike Smith on Will Take Charge, and Julien Leparoux on Titletown Five.
The day finally had arrived. Everything had gone perfectly for Orb and trainer Shug McGaughey. read blog
The time finally has come to make something resembling selections. read blog
Now that the post positions have been drawn, Steve comments on the pace scenario. Plus Funny Cide and Mine That Bird. read blog
Lenny and Steve at Churchill Downs discuss who is in the Derby, Todd Pletcher's five, talk to D. Wayne Lukas about Oxbow and Will Take Charge, and make their picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video