- By Steve Haskin
What seemed like a remarkable recovery falls short. read blog
What seemed like a remarkable recovery falls short. read blog
Steve Haskin presents his first official Kentucky Derby Dozen this week! See if any of your Kentucky Derby horses to watch made his Derby Dozen. read blog
Steve Haskin chooses one Kentucky Derby contender to examine each week. This week Steve examines, and defends, the Sham Stakes winner Midnight Hawk.
The party is about to begin. The guests, both two-legged and four-legged, are arriving to celebrate Penny Chenery's 92nd birthday. read blog
We've already seen some stress and low tolerance building in the camp of one of the leading Kentucky Derby hopefuls. read blog
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss Dan Ward's comments about Sham winner Midnight Hawk, react to the Eclipse Awards, and talk about 2014 Derby contenders. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
The Big Bad Kittens are invading Texas, as grade I winner Admiral Kitten faces seven opponents in the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 25.
There is no doubt that Tapit is one of the hottest stallions in America, but few remember the horse when he was on the Derby trail himself. read blog
For Will Take Charge it was as if January to June never existed, unless you want to focus on his photo finish scores in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) and Smarty Jones Stakes and forget about all his out-of-the-money disasters.
It appeared as if Gourmet Dinner was destined to wind up in the hands of Dean and Patti Reeves, until fate brought Mucho Macho Man to their attention. read blog
After sweeping an Eclipse Award Triple Crown last year, Wise Dan once again is looking to take home the awards for Horse of the Year, Grass Male, and Older Male.
Steve Haskin discusses the Horse of the Year candidates, Mucho Macho Man, Will Take Charge, and Wise Dan.
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In a year when the 3-year-old male leaderboard kept changing by the month, it should come as no surprise that a horse like Will Take Charge, who excelled from August to November, be the frontrunner for the Eclipse Award.
With a Derby Dozen teaser, Steve Haskin talks about Fappiano and his son Unbridled. read blog
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss three-year-olds including Commissioner and Top Billing, Jeranimo, field size at Santa Anita, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. watch video
Steve Haskin explains who deserves to win the Eclipse Awards for the Turf divisions.
Ed Stanco will not have an Eclipse statue on his mantle, or wherever he is displaying his collection of Princess of Sylmar trophies. But that is the only thing he won't have. Read Blog
Steve Haskin talks about who deserves to win Eclipse Awards for the Sprint divisions.
Not only is it the best collection of Hollywood Park memories I've read, and written brilliantly, it, in many ways, brings us all back to the innocence and wonder of youth and the memories that endure through our entire lives watch video
Steve remembers Summer Bird by revisiting his Belmont Stakes victory. read blog
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin present the 2013 Offy Awards. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
For your holiday enjoyment, here are my Top 10 favorite horse racing movies. read blog
Steve Haskin discusses the Eclipse Awards for the 3-year-old divisions.
After looking the past two years for a viable Horse of the Year candidate who ran on dirt and being unable to find one, I realize just how sad that is. read blog
Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman takes us on a tour of Hollywood Park. The duo share stories of Bobby Frankel, the horses who have entered the gates of Hollywood Park, and how Lenny met his first love there. watch video
Third-place finisher in the BC Juvenile Fillies seeks her first grade I win.
Bob Nevins, a former medevac helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne who was wounded in Vietnam, founded Saratoga WarHorse several years ago after retiring as an airline captain. read blog
Racing manager Finn Green's remarkable recovery. read blog
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss 2013 Championships, Groupie Doll, 2-year-olds to watch for the 2014 Kentucky Derby, and Youth in Racing. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
The latest racing documentary, 'Penny and Red,' directed, edited, and produced by John Tweedy and narrated by actress Diane Lane, is not your typical home movie with the same stock film clips of Secretariat. read blog
Dozens of Aikenites have come out to watch Palace Malice train and even just graze during his current winter stay. read blog
Steve Haskin, senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse, discusses his insight and thoughts on this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships and year-end honors.
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