Steve Haskin's Weekly Derby Contender Reports and Analysis

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.


The Action heats Up

Picture Still Confusing

Point Given Nears Perfection

The Day of Godolphin

Valentine For Zito and Shooting Star at Turfway

Stars Shine as Clouds Lift

Impressive Win By Monarchos

Palmeiro, Newcomers Best of Derby-Bound Horses

Hero's Tribute, Dollar Bill Are Impressive

Tryine to Dodge Baffert, Lukas, Zito

Monarchos, Startac Make Moves

Expect a Big Blue Invasion

Derby Fever Begins


Week 14--April 23

Week 13--April 16

Week 12--April 9

Week 11--April 2

Week 10--March 26

Week 9--March 19

Week 8--March 12

Week 7--March 5

Week 6--Feb. 26

Week 5--Feb. 19

Week 4--Feb. 12

Week 3--Feb. 5

Week 2--Jan. 29

Week 1--Jan. 22