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Steve Haskin

Wednesday May 18, 2005

Join Steve Haskin for a live preview of Saturday's 130th running of the Preakness Stakes.

Haskin, senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse since 1998, is an award-winning Turf writer renowned for his Kentucky Derby commentary. During his nearly three decades at Daily Racing Form, Haskin made a name with his "Derby Watch" columns.

Today, we have Steve Haskin on the upcoming Preakness.

Toronto, Ontario:
For a little fellow, it seems Wilko got more than his fair share of jostling  around in the Derby and has never had to come that far out of a race but,  all things said, he handled things very well. Do you see him as a serious  win possibility here?

Definitely. I saw him as a serious win possibility in the Derby, and he also bled and ran into traffic problems in the stretch. He no doubt should have been closer.

Eden Prairie, MN:
Steve - What do you think is a fair price on Closing Argument? He was the only horse on the pace in the Derby who finished up close. Joey

With no standout, and the enormity of his performance, he probably should be third or fourth choice at the worst -- probably no higher than 7-1 or 8-1. But like Giacomo, you'll be getting leftover scraps compared to the price in the Derby.

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