Steve Haskin

  • Liam Puts Nerud on the Map Again

    How do you choose the crowning legacy of a person's career, especially when that person is John Nerud, who had so many careers and has left so many legacies it's difficult to single one out?

  • Final Take on Pharoah Post-Crown Tour

    There is one final moment on the American Pharoah post Triple Crown tour that needs to be mentioned; this time to demonstrate how today's sights, sounds, and actions can reflect the changing times.

  • Loss Can't Derail Pharoah Phenomenon

    The defeat hit like a ton of bricks. It was a crushing blow to the thousands who journeyed to Saratoga and those watching on TV. But the bottom line is that American Pharoah should not be blamed for this loss.

  • Travers Stakes: High Anxiety

    The Travers scares the heck out of Steve Haskin, even though American Pharoah looks as if he could have everything his own way on the lead and could very well take the field on a merry romp.

  • Deep in the Heart of 'Texas'

    The 3-year-old showdown of the year will take place in the grade I Travers Stakes, where American Pharoah has made another cross-country trip to take on Texas Red and Frosted, and several others.

  • The 'Iron Lady's' Secret Garden

    Watching Beholder decimate her male opponents in the Pacific Classic and the aftermath on TVG and social media, it made me realize how times have changed.

  • Travers Decision Brings Many Questions

    What is in the best interest of American Pharoah should be the top priority, and we all know by now that is, and has always been, first and foremost in the minds of his connections.

  • The Females Behind Pharoah

    We are all well aware by now that Jill Baffert is the "woman behind the man" in the Baffert family, but it is time to meet the "women" of the Zayat family.

  • The Legacy of John Nerud

    Although his body steadily deteriorated over the past couple of years, his mind refused to follow and he still was looking for ways to improve the sport, NYRA, and the Breeders' Cup right up until his final breath.

  • Lava Man Revisited

    With his induction into the Hall of Fame today, a look back at Steve Haskin's blog from May 23, 2012 recounting the story of Lava Man.

  • The Day the Haskell Came of Age

    As American Pharoah prepares for his assault on Monmouth Park in the Haskell Invitational, and with a record crowd projected, there will be electricity in the air unlike anything felt at the Jersey Shore.

  • Pharoah Fits Profile of Triple Crown Winner

    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.

  • Secretariat's Birthplace Named 'Historic'

    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.

  • Why I Want a Triple Crown Winner

    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.

  • Hard Not To Like
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    No Standout in Wide-Open Gallorette

    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.

  • Kentucky Derby Recap: American Idol

    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.

  • Haskin: Pharoah or No Pharoah?

    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.

  • Podcast: Steve Haskin's Derby Preview

    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.

  • Wicked Strong
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    Wicked Strong Heads Excelsior Stakes

    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).