Another important factor that goes into riding in the Belmont Stakes is when to move on your horse. read blog
Since Affirmed swept the Triple Crown in 1978, there have been a total of 13 horses who have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Of those, 12 failed in the Belmont Stakes and one was scratched the day. read blog
Facts vs. Opinions with Steve Haskin as he weighs the task at hand for American Pharoah to become the 12th Triple Crown winner. read blog
The birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, located in The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, was named to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.
Work All Week was the king of midwest sprinters last year. In the Breeders' Cup, he defeated defending Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Secret Circle and two-time Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) winner Private Zone.
Connections of Triple Crown winners Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed discuss the Triple Crown chances of two-time classic winner American Pharoah.
The longer we go without a Triple Crown winner, the more embedded I become in a dubious fraternity; one whose membership requires only a single qualification â€" you have to be old. read blog
Most fairy tales are born in the creative minds of gifted writers, but on rare occasions they are born in the most obvious of places. read blog
Steve Haskin analyzes the Preakness Stakes. Will American Pharoah win again? read blog
The star on the racetrack Thursday was no doubt American Pharoah. read blog
With 13 evenly-matched fillies and mares entered for the $150,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Pimlico Race Course May 16, the 1 1/16-mile turf race is up for grabs.
Stopchargingmaria, the Alabama and Coaching Club American Oaks winner, drops into grade III company in Allaire DuPont Distaff (gr. III) at Pimlico Race Course May 15.
Logic tells us that American Pharoah's lightly raced career and pair of easy Derby preps at Oaklawn will be beneficial coming back in two weeks for the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I). read blog
Gary Stevens believes his run of second-place finishes against Bob Baffert horses could end in Preakness.
The journey of a lifetime is often measured by the amount of obstacles one must overcome, and that is why American Pharoah's thrilling victory in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) brought such a wave of raw emotion. read blog
Ok, the time has finally come to try to answer the burning questions that make Kentucky Derby 141 one of the most intriguing Thoroughbred events seen in a very long time. read blog
Steve Haskin looks at the post positions for the Kentucky Derby and how the race will be run. read blog
Frosted and Upstart arrived safe and sound Tuesday evening and were out on the track this morning and feeling good in their respective strong gallops. read blog
Ron Mitchell and Steve Haskin discuss the contenders for the Kentucky Derby, including American Pharoah, Dortmund, and International Star, how the draw will impact the field, and who Steve likes. Listen Now
The crowds are beginning to mass on the backstretch, and on Tuesday were treated to a whirlwind of Derby horses training, including new faces Carpe Diem, and mystery horse Mubtaahij. read blog
Following Sunday's rainy, chilly morning, the sun was out Monday morning and the Derby horses were out in full force, including three arrivals from California -- Dortmund, Firing Line, and Bolo. read blog
Not many people who watched American Pharoah breeze five furlongs this morning could believe it when they were told he had worked five furlongs in :58 2/5. read blog
Come on, people, forget all these big-name horses and their gaudy records and brilliant performances, it's May 2, it's Mayweather-Pacquiao, it's a knockout. You get it? I repeat, Itsaknockout. read blog
Images from Steve Haskin from Friday, April 24 at Churchill Downs, which featured a flurry of workouts. read blog
Wicked Strong, winner of last year's TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), tries to get back on a winning track April 25 as he takes on seven opponents in the $200,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III).
UAE Derby winner, trained by South African Mike de Kock, has numerous intangibles going into the Run for the Roses
Steve Haskin throws a curve ball in this week's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Read to find out more! read blog
Peter Beagle wrote in The Last Unicorn, "Great heroes need great sorrow and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale." read blog
Calvin Borel, who has won on Zayat Stables' colt, will be back aboard at Churchill, replacing C.C. Lopez
Zayat Stables' Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender El Kabeir turned in a sharp five-furlong work in 1:00.18 at Belmont Park April 19.
Co-owner Keith Brackpool reports that Rafael Bejarano will ride Bolo in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs May 2.
Mubtaahij, runaway winner of the UAE Derby, was scheduled to fly to the United States tonight, April 15 (early Thursday morning Dubai time), with a stopover in Amsterdam. read blog
The $200,000 Distaff Handicap (gr. II) Saturday, April 18 at Aqueduct Racetrack has attracted just four fillies and mares, led by Mamdooha and La Verdad.
Which race did you think was more impressive, Dortmund's Santa Anita Derby win or American Pharoah's Arkansas Derby victory? Which favorite should be the favorite? Listen Now
With only a few weeks until the Kentucky Derby, see how Steve's Derby Dozen is cooking up. read blog
Two fillies with graded stakes credentials face seven others in 1 1/8-mile test.
If Jeremiah Englehart and Tom O'Grady, trainer and owner of Bridget's Big Luvy, are afraid of American Pharoah in the April 11 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park, they are sure showing no signs of it.
This week three horses have entered their hat into the ring for Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Read to see who has disappeared from the list! read blog
Ackerley Brothers Farm's Bold Conquest tuned up for the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), working a half-mile in :48 3/5 April 6 at Oaklawn Park.
Wins by Materiality, Mubtaahij, and Far From Over now off the trail changes Steve's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Read to learn how! read blog
Former English-trained filly should appreciate the longer 1 1/8-mile distance, as she faces 12 opponents over Santa Anita grass course
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin believes he's corrected several of the colt's issues and is expecting a big effort April 4 in the 1 1/8-mile race, Frosted's last chance to make the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Ron Mitchell and Steve Haskin discuss performances from horses at the Dubai World Cup Carnival, prep races for the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, and more.
Southern California invader faces six opponents in seven-furlong dash at Keeneland.
Todd Pletcher-trained Withers (gr. III) winner will undergo surgery for left hind condylar fracture sustained in March 28 workout at Palm Beach Downs.
Last year's 3-year-old filly champion looks to bounce back from a defeat in the Azeri Stakes in the Apple Blossom Handicap
Juddmonte Farms' multiple stakes winner faces eight opponents in 1 1/2-mile turf test, her second start back off a long layoff.
The $300,000 Honey Fox Stakes (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream Park March 28 features the "now" horse, Sandiva, versus last year's star, Coffee Clique.
Ramsey 6-year-old homebred will face six opponents and carry topweight of 121 pounds in the 1 1/8-mile grass test
War Story could be in position to turn the tables on his rival -- especially after putting in a sensational five-furlong breeze in :58 4/5 March 18.
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