Grade I winner Brody's Cause is scheduled to make his 3-year-old season debut Saturday, March 12 in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II).
Tom LaMarra and Ellis Starr preview the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) featuring Star Hill, Rafting, Destin, Brody's Cause, and Economic Model. Watch Video
In following Peyton Manning's speech, Steve look backs and remembers all the things that he is going to miss about covering the Derby. read blog
The outbreak of equine herpesvirus that temporarily closed Sunland Park was pronounced officially over March 9 after all facilities at the New Mexico track were cleared from quarantine.
The Maryland farm produced a string of great champions, from Gallant Fox to Omaha and Nashua.
Pre-Derby clash between Mohaymen, Nyquist a step back in time read blog
The penultimate of four pools in the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager begins at noon (all times Eastern) Friday.
Suddenbreakingnews suddenly moves up in Steve's Derby Dozen after a sharp work. read blog
Gary Barber's Whatawonderflworld, who thus far has shown an affinity for turf and synthetic surfaces, is among a full field of 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 12 at Turfway Park.
A daughter of Caro out of All Rainbows, Winning Colors had been purchased as a yearling for $575,000, with leading trainer D. Wayne Lukas buying her on behalf of his client Eugene Klein.
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr handicap the Gotham Stakes which is a Kentucky Derby prep race worth 50 points. Sponsored by Equibase watch video
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr handicap the Gotham Stakes which is a Kentucky Derby prep race worth 50 points. Sponsored by Equibase
Mohaymen runs away with the Fountain of Youth and more inside the March 5, 2016 Blood-Horse magazine!
The Triple Crown grind goes against Jason Servis' preference for giving his horses ample recovery time, and even though he's running the Withers (gr. III) winner in the Gotham, a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) run is no sure thing.
Destin becomes Steve Haskin's new dark horse for the Kentucky Derby. Read to find out why! read blog
Field taking shape for Kentucky Derby prep March 5 race at Aqueduct.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. read blog
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra,and Ellis Starr preview the Fountain of Youth Stakes, which is a Kentucky Derby prep race. Sponsored by Equibase watch video
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr preview the Fountain of Youth Stakes, which is a Kentucky Derby prep race. Sponsored by Equibase Download Equibase Past Performances for the Fountain of Youth Stakes.
Churchill Downs Inc. has reported record net revenues and record adjusted earnings for 2015, and its racing-related operations contributed to the record year.
The promising 3-year-old colt Cherry Wine will miss the Feb. 27 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes because of a fever that spiked Feb.23, trainer Dale Romans said.
Gary Stevens said he didn't know grade I winner Mor Spirit was wearing earplugs when he jumped in to work him on the fly Feb. 23. After failing to get a response on the turn, he eased the Bob Baffert trained-runner.
Online wagering provider Xpressbet has signed on as the title sponsor of Gulfstream Park's preeminent races for 3-year-olds, the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II).
How did the Risen Star results impact the Derby Dozen? Did winner Gun Runner crack the top 12? read blog
Churchill Downs Feb. 22 announced a multi-year agreement with Fanatics to exclusively operate online and on-site retail for Kentucky Derby (gr. 1) weekend beginning this year.
How have the weekend's Kentucky Derby prep races changed Steve's Derby Dozen this week? Read the 'Suddenbreakingnews' to find out. read blog
What makes these two Bernardinis (Zulu and Shagaf) so special and why would anyone gamble on a pair of horses who are unproven in stakes company and basically bucking history, with so few races? read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs. read blog
It's difficult trying to pick the winning Kentucky Derby horse at this early date. But what about trying to pick the winning trainer? read blog
Whatawonderflworld hasn't raced on the dirt, but trainer Mark Casse is hopeful the Tiz Wonderful gelding puts in a good showing in the Feb. 13 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs.
The fourth annual Fantasy Derby Challenge, a free handicapping contest presented by WinStar StableMates, starts Friday, Feb. 12.
Steve Haskin adjusts the Kentucky Derby Dozen this week. Who has moved up? read blog
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Oaklawn Park allowance winner Whitmore will start in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 15 after a good workout in company the morning of Feb. 8 at the Arkansas racetrack.
For the first time in more than a year, Steve Haskin has changed his number one pick on the Derby Dozen list. read blog
Success in the purchasing of horses is often attributed to seeing what others don't see; in other words, looking past physical issues or deficiencies that turn other buyers off. read blog
This week we take a closer look at Sunny Ridge, winner of the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) on Jan. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Mohaymen wins the Holy Bull in '16 bow and more inside the February 6, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
With 3-year-olds running basically two or three times tops prior to the Derby, there is little or no room for races that offer zero points. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. read blog
A sortable list of all the horses nominated to the 2016 Triple Crown. View Now
Bolstered by having the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with American Pharoah, owner Zayat Stables and trainer Bob Baffert have nominated the largest numbers of 3-year-olds among the 368 nominated to this year's series.
Regarded as the top 3-year-old prospect on the East Coast, Mohaymen is the third major contender to open his sophomore season in the Holy Bull for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Cairo Prince and Frosted also ran here.
After opening the season with an easy victory in the Jerome Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct, Flexibility will try for a second straight stakes win there in the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III).
Steve Haskin analyzes how much of a factor the Holy Bull Stakes will be for his Derby Dozen. Who do you think deserves to be at number 1? read blog
For Matt Schera, whose multiple graded stakes winner Race Day entered stud this year, Vorticity could be a star on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Conquest Stables' Tapit colt Conquest Big E took another step toward his 3-year-old debut in the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (gr. II) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park with an easy half-mile breeze Jan. 24.
J. Keeler Johnson discusses two Kentucky Derby-related handicapping topics. read blog
The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) has been deemed the inaugural winner of the Longines World's Best Horse Race by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, the IFHA announced Jan. 19.
It's Here, the long awaited return of Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Dozen! Steve held American Pharoah as the top horse last year, can he repeat his success in 2016? See next week's Blood-Horse magazine for more analysis. read blog
"Of the horses I'm familiar with," trainer "Buddy" Delp said in a 2001 interview with the Los Angeles Times, "only Citation and Secretariat would have run with the Bid."
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