It didn't take long for the 'Retire Rachel' cries to be heard. I can't really criticize those who believe Rachel's reputation has suffered, and feel each race compromises her legacy. Read Blog
Lenny and Steve discuss the return of dirt to Santa Anita, Blind Luck and Evening Jewel, upcoming races, and more. Watch Video
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Steve Haskin discusses Californians' love of Zenyatta. Read Blog
Lenny and Steve discuss the 3yos, headed by Haskell winner Lookin At Lucky, Zenyatta's plans, the Whitney featuring Quality Road and Blame, and more. Watch Video
All year, it has been the opinion here that Rachel Alexandra has not performed near her level of last year and that she had several issues that needed to be worked out. That is what made Saturday's Lady's Secret so important.
Lenny and Steve discuss the opening of racing at Del Mar and Saratoga, the 3-year-olds, including a preview of the Haskell, the travels of Rail Trip, and more. Watch Video
Lenny and Steve discuss the racing agendas for Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, and the performance of Mine That Bird on the turf. Plus, special guest Kenny Rice offers insights into horse racing on television. Watch Video
Although there were no grade I races in the this past weekend, we did kick off the second season for 3-year-olds in rousing fashion and caught an early glimpse of the possible European challengers for the Breeders' Cup.
Lenny and Steve recap a tremendous weekend of racing that included victories from Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra. Presented by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
It's Zenyatta vs. Rachel at Saratoga and you are there. Read Blog
Steve Haskin answers questions about the 2010 Triple Crown and more. Read Transcript
Steve Haskin looks back at the 2010 Triple Crown and some of its unsung heroes.
Drosselmeyer wins the Belmont giving trainer Bill Mott his first classic victory.
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin report on today's activities, including Drosselmeyer, Fly Down, Ice Box, Dave in Dixie, and Game On Dude. Plus, a weather update. Watch Video
It pays for a rider know all he can about Belmont's unique, but often notorious turns.
Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk talk Belmont Stakes, including their picks. Plus, thoughts on Quality Road, the Hall of Fame nominees, and the site of the 2011 Breeders' Cup. Watch Video
First Dude will have to break sharply and be aggressive early breaking from post 11.
So, whose pedigrees are most geared for the mile and a half of the Belmont Stakes?
The good karma returned, as Lookin At Lucky had a dream trip to win the Preakness. Read Column
If you're a fan of Paul Simon you already know who this column focuses on.
Lenny and Steve look back on the Kentucky Derby and look forward to the Preakness. Plus, thoughts on Quality Road and Rail Trip, the retirement of Greg Gilchrist, and Stable Boy's Preakness Pick. Watch Video
One by one, they stepped off the van--nine Preakness Stakes (gr. I) horses all traveling on the same plane from Louisville, Ky. The only two Preakness horses previously on the grounds were Dublin and Northern Giant.
Steve Haskin talks with Dale Romans, trainer of Preakness entrants Paddy O'Prado and First Dude. Watch Video
Steve Haskin reports on the day's activities, including the withdrawal of Hurricane Ike, the arrival of most of the field, and the draw. Watch Video
There is an intriguing price horse waiting to strike in the Preakness Stakes.
Following the Kentucky Derby trip of Paddy O'Prado, who ran into several obstacles along the way.
Super Saver teamed up with three powerhouses to win the 136th Kentucky Derby.
No one can boast of having a better slop pedigree than Stately Victor.
Lenny and Steve at Churchill Downs to discuss the draw, visit with D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert, and give their Derby picks. Watch Video
The Derby gods could very well have a few tricks up their sleeve this year.
The withdrawal of Derby favorite Eskendereya due to a filling put a damper on the morning
They all have questions going into the Derby. But it's hard finding questions for Lookin At Lucky.
Looking over the perspective Derby field, here are a few statistics and random thoughts as we head into D-Day minus two weeks.
Lenny and Steve discuss Zenyatta's 16th victory, the recent Kentucky Derby prep upsets and what this means for the Derby field, thoughts on changing the Derby qualifications, and more. Watch Video
While rejoicing in the afterglow of Zenyatta's memorable triumphs, we should not let the greatness of Rachel Alexandra dim after all she did for the sport last year. Read Blog
Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland should be one of the more intriguing Derby preps of the year.
This weekend's stakes action will be as much about earnings as the performances of the horses competing.
Lenny and Steve discuss the 3-year-old picture, review Dubai World Cup Day, and more. Plus, words of wisdom from Stable Boy. Watch Video
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The Louisiana Derby and the Sunland Derby bring two new contenders into the mix. View Top 12
Chick Lang made the Preakness what it was to become and was the race's biggest booster. Read Blog
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Ice Box roared onto the Kentucky Derby trail after winning the Florida Derby, but was it enough to land in Steve Haskin's latest Derby Dozen? Presented by Darby Dan Farm. View Top 12
The second wave of 3-year-olds will be hitting the shore all at once in the $750,000 Florida Derby.
Lenny and Steve discuss the Jess Jackson, Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, and the latest Kentucky Derby preps. Watch Video
In what was the biggest weekend of the year for Derby preps, we saw a wide variety of top-class performances.
There isn't a grade I stakes to be found March 13-14, but it is by far the most important weekend of the year so far for 3-year-old males.
Awesome Act's impressive score in the Gotham earned him a place in this week's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Presented by Darby Dan Farm. View Top 12
With a lull in the stakes action, this is a good time to complete a Top 20 list in what has been a wide-open year.
Time to reevaluate some of the horses and races, and a look at the Sham Stakes and several classy maiden and allowance races.
Despite the off-week for Derby preps, there were several changes in this week's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Find out which horse moved up five spots to #3 this week. Presented by Darby Dan Farm. View Top 12
Steve Haskin's personal diary as preparations begin for the $5 million Apple Blossom. Read Blog
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