Each week since Jan. 22, Steve Haskin, the award-winning turf writer and senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse, has reported on the leading contenders and analyzed this year's Kentucky Derby. During his 29 years with the Daily Racing Form, Haskin became known for his insightful coverage of the Triple Crown races. Haskin won the Red Smith Award for Kentucky Derby writing in 1997, 1999, and 2000.and received the David Woods Award for best Preakness story in 1997. In 1999, he co-authored "Baffert: Dirt Road to the Derby" with trainer Bob Baffert and wrote the book, "Dr. Fager" for Eclipse Press' "Thoroughbred Legends" series in 2000.
ARCHIVED WEEKLY DERBY REPORTS:The Action heats UpPicture Still ConfusingPoint Given Nears PerfectionThe Day of GodolphinValentine For Zito and Shooting Star at TurfwayStars Shine as Clouds LiftImpressive Win By MonarchosPalmeiro, Newcomers Best of Derby-Bound HorsesHero's Tribute, Dollar Bill Are ImpressiveTryine to Dodge Baffert, Lukas, ZitoMonarchos, Startac Make MovesExpect a Big Blue InvasionDerby Fever Begins
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