- By Steve Haskin
Who can say for sure when Mucho Macho became a Man? read blog
Who can say for sure when Mucho Macho became a Man? read blog
The fact that Orb was retired now with a potentially successful 4-year-old campaign ahead of him, and with the Cigar Mile on his agenda just a short while ago, is puzzling enough. read blog
Goldencents, winner of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), will make his next start in the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 30, according to majority owner Glenn Sorgenstein.
Lenny and Steve look back at the Breeders' Cup, including Santa Anita as a venue, repeat winners, Wise Dan, top training jobs, and what Gary Stevens told Steve after the Classic. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
There isn't a horse in the world he can't catch and there isn't a horse in the world that can catch him. You can't get things any simpler and easier than that. read blog
It couldn't have ended any other way. There simply was too much magic at work. read blog
Steve shares his picks for Saturday's Breeders' Cup races. read blog
The 2010 Classic was the end of a magical run that brought an eerie hush to the crowd at Churchill Downs. Victorious and magnificent Blame walked into the winner's circle in dead silence.
Declaration of War made his first appearance on the track Thursday morning, Oct. 31, and had a nice once-around gallop, with regular rider Joseph O'Brien, son of trainer Aidan O'Brien, aboard to pony.
Steve tries to ferret out those elusive price horses for Breeders' Cup Friday. read blog
Bill Mott returns to the Breeders' Cup Classic with 6-year-old Ron the Greek and 7-year-old Flat Out. read blog
Lenny and Steve are on location at Santa Anita for the 2013 Breeders' Cup. watch video
So, all the post positions are in, all the works are done, and all the Classic horses are here. Now, good luck trying to figure out how the race is going to be run and who is going to win. read blog
Steve Haskin brings us today's news update on who arrived, what horses were on the track, and comments on Aidan O'Brien's chances of victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic. watch video
Outstanding females provided many of the thrills during the Breeder's Cup's third decade.
Game On Dude, making his third start in the Classic, is the morning line favorite.
Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, Aidan O'Brien and Kathy Ritvo are on a mission: get rid of that agonizing, heartbreaking second-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic that is hanging over their heads and win this thing already read blog
Top-class fillies from the United States and Europe make for a contentious race
Steve talks about the horses who have worked today, including Game On Dude, Paynter, and Flashback. We learn news of Graydar being out of the Dirt Mile and when international horses are arriving at the track. watch video
Mucho Macho Man is showing all the signs. You know those signs good horses show when all the stars are aligned perfectly and you know they are sitting on the race of their life. read blog
Steve Haskin gives us an update on who worked at Santa Anita, the dense fog that rolled in, and much more! watch video
The best of the best will be on display at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1-2, with the leading trainers in the United States and Europe pre-entering a star-studded array of talent for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Todd Pletcher closer will have to catch the swift Strapping Groom in seven-panel test Oct. 26 at Belmont Park.
Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, and Bill Mott each will saddle two horses in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, with Baffert sending out likely favorite Game On Dude.
No Breeders' Cup race stirred the emotions of Americans quite like the 2001 Classic.
Princess of Sylmar is heading to Santa Anita Park to contest the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) after sharp half-mile work at Belmont Park Oct. 19.
Steve Haskin picks his top 10 Breeders' Cup races from 1994 through 2003.
Steve shares his thoughts on the battle for Horse of the Year. read blog
Listen to Steve Haskin ask D. Wayne Lukas about the meaning of the Breeders' Cup experience, most memorable victories, and if the Breeders' Cup Juvenile is a Kentucky Derby prep race. listen to podcast
Images from the Breeders' Cup career of D. Wayne Lukas. view slideshow
Chad Brown-trained gelding is looking for his eighth consecutive win in the featured $250,000 New York-bred event Oct. 19 at Belmont Park.
Ken Ramsey's greeting on the phone shortly after Kitten Kaboodle's victory in the Jessamine Stakes pretty much summed up the amazing run of victories he's been on this year, especially the last four months. read blog
Zayat Stables' Paynter tuned up for the Breeders' Cup Classic Oct. 14 with a five-furlong work in 1:00 under jockey Martin Garcia, who will ride the son of Awesome Again in the mile-and-a-quarter race at Santa Anita Nov. 2.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien may skip Ascot this weekend if going is soft and head directly to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with Declaration of War.
Owner Ed Stanco says he is "expecting and hoping" top 3-year-old filly Princess of Sylmar will run in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following the filly's half-mile breeze in :49 3/5 at Belmont Oct. 12.
Steve offers some early thoughts on the Breeders' Cup. read blog
Steve Haskin's top 10 Breeders' Cup World Championship races by decade.
With Palace Malice it is all about admiration. read blog
Somewhere in the 12-horse field of the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) one would think there is a budding turf star who will have a major impact on the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).
Lenny and Steve discuss Princess of Sylmar, Ron the Greek, Mucho Macho Man, and the Breeders' Cup Classic, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
If you feel the Breeder's Cup Classic field is pretty much cut and dry, you might want to follow the results of Saturday's Prix Dollar at Longchamp. read blog
Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner takes on brilliant maiden winners Honor Code and Havana in $500,000 headline event for 2-year-olds Oct. 5 at Belmont Park.
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has been named by fellow Hall of Famer Bob Baffert to ride California-based handicap star Game on Dude in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.
Now that Princess of Sylmar has elevated herself to a new plateau atop not only the 3-year-old filly division, but the rankings of best filly or mare in the nation, her connections carefully weigh their options. read blog
Lenny and Steve discuss the Jockey Club Gold Cup, the Beldame matchup of Royal Delta and Princess of Sylmar, new Breeders' Cup races, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Seven-year-old faces Cross Traffic and star 3-year-olds Orb and Palace Malice in $1 million event at 1 1/4 miles Sept. 28 at Belmont Park.
Barry Schwartz's New York-bred will try to regain his form of last year in six-furlong dash at Belmont Sept. 28.
First there was 1993, then 2003, now 2013. Will the cycle continue for Mandella? read blog
Todd Pletcher's mantle, assuming he has a mantle, is filled with so many Eclipse Awards it must look like a row of war horses lined up for battle. But there is always room for more.
Trainer Ian Wilkes said Sept. 17 that Fort Larned, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will have his final prep for this year's Classic in the newly established Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs.