- By Steve Haskin
Team Valor came, they saw, they conquered. read blog
Team Valor came, they saw, they conquered. read blog
A few horses move up in Steve's Dozen this week and a lot of new insight in Steve's notes for last week and horses knocking on the door. watch video
Haskin's Derby Trail: Godolphin has changed its strategy and has its best chance to win the roses read blog
My Adonis to take on Hansen again in Gotham Stakes. read blog
Pletchers Have El Al Jets Ready for Takeoff read blog
Steve Haskin adds Fed Biz and Bodemeister from the Bob Baffert camp to his Derby Dozen. Steve also increases his guests knocking at the door. watch video
Steve Haskin adds I'll Have Another to his Derby Dozen. Alpha moves up as Steve notes Mr. Prankster and Battle Hardened. Steve also recaps the Robert B. Lewis Stakes and Withers from the weekend. watch video
Steve reveals his pedigree Derby Dozen. read blog
Animal Kingdom, of course, must be included in all exotic bets. It's just a question who do you put with him? read blog
If you can overlook the fact that Nehro has won only one race in his career in six starts, he has a much going for him in regard to being an ideal Belmont Stakes horse as anyone. read blog
Steve Haskin looks at the draw, and how the race will be run. read blog
Team Valor's Barry Irwin thinks Mucho Macho Man is the horse to beat in the Belmont Stakes. read blog
Brilliant Speed was born for the Belmont Stakes. read blog
With Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom not scheduled to arrive at Pimlico until Saturday, the focus was on...well, everyone else. Read Blog
The amazing journey continues for horse and trainer. Read Blog
Derby winner Animal Kingdom settles into his new home. Read Blog
When logic and analysis gets you nowhere, be a contrarian. Read Blog
Master of Hounds is big mystery horse of the Derby. Read Blog
With a 30 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms Friday and Saturday, it may be time to start thinking about handicapping the race for an off track. Read Blog
Even at birth, Mucho Macho Man showed he was no ordinary horse. Read Blog
Before we get really perplexed and befuddled by the morass of statistics, opinions, and rumors, here is one person's opinion of the best of what we have and what we've seen, broke down by categories. Read Blog
Where does the Blue Grass winner fit in the Derby picture? Read Blog
Future Wager dropout Archarcharch is overlooked again Read Blog
OK, Uncle Mo lost the Wood Memorial; time to move on. Read Blog
No, not seats; tickets to the starting gate. Spaces are filling at a rapid rate and there aren't many left for all the horses scheduled to run over the next two weekends. Read Blog
Rising star Graham Motion has 3 on Derby Trail. Read Blog
Archarcharch, a contender despite dropping off Future Wager. Read Blog
Looking for a potential Derby contender coming out of this weekend's races? You might want to look outside the winner's circle. Read Blog
The addition of The Factor and some juggling highlight this week's Dozen. Read Blog
The Factor's win and some interesting grass horses to watch. Read Blog
This is not about who is going to win the Kentucky Derby, as much as who so far has the look of a Derby winner--who is on track to peak on Derby Day, who looks eager to do more than they already have. Read Blog
Yes, it's easy to knock Stay Thirsty's Gotham Stakes (gr. III) victory. He time was slow, his Beyer figure was low, he wasn't beating a strong field. Read Blog
It took only a week for the Derby picture to get muddled again, as To Honor and Serve's disappointing effort left a log jam at the top of the list. Read Blog
Steve Haskin gives both sides of the Uncle Mo decision. Read Blog
Up popped Mucho Macho Man, Santiva, and Rogue Romance to boost last year's form by finishing 1,2,3 in Saturday's Risen Star Stakes (gr. II). Read Blog
It just goes to show you how fragile life is on the Derby trail, metaphorically, of course. One minute you're sitting comfortably near the top of the contenders list and the next you're in a free fall. Read Blog
Our report on this weekend's stakes action will appear on Tuesday, but for now there are several allowance and maiden races from the past several weeks that should be touched on, based solely on observation. Read Blog
Over the past decade or so, racing has seen a new breed of owner enter the sport, many with a corporate philosophy. Read Blog
Debuting this week is the Derby Dozen. But what are the chances even half of those horses listed will even make it to Churchill Downs? And what are the chances the Derby winner is among them? Read Blog
Steve Haskin begins his 2011 Kentucky Derby Trail with the ever popular Derby Dozen. Uncle Mo sits at position one. Presented by Pauls Mill Farm Read Blog
Next week, Blood-Horse magazine officially kicks off its Kentucky Derby coverage with a Derby preview cover story, the Derby contenders' racing and pedigree profiles, and, of course, the Derby Dozen. Read Blog
It is now 2011 and that means we have officially embarked on the Kentucky Derby trail. Read Blog
They all have questions going into the Derby. But it's hard finding questions for Lookin At Lucky.
Looking over the perspective Derby field, here are a few statistics and random thoughts as we head into D-Day minus two weeks.
Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland should be one of the more intriguing Derby preps of the year.
Let's concentrate on the obvious: Sidney's Candy, Eskendereya were impressive; WinStar Farm could have as many as five starters.
This weekend's stakes action will be as much about earnings as the performances of the horses competing.
The second wave of 3-year-olds will be hitting the shore all at once in the $750,000 Florida Derby.
In what was the biggest weekend of the year for Derby preps, we saw a wide variety of top-class performances.
There isn't a grade I stakes to be found March 13-14, but it is by far the most important weekend of the year so far for 3-year-old males.