Hangin' With Haskin

Countdown to the Cup: Welcome to California

It was a tale of two coasts Sunday morning. On the west coast, an invigorating chill in the air; a bright blue, cloudless sky; the San Gabriel mountains so clear and sharp it was as if you could reach out and touch them; hundreds people gathered at Clocker's Corner as dozens upon dozens of horses decked out in Breeders' Cup saddle towels charged by, either working or galloping.... Read More

Farewell, Frankel

Well, there's no escaping it now. Frankelstein cannot be destroyed. Racing's four-legged monster has run amok for the last time.... Read More

Defending America

Steve answers the charge concerning the "decline" of the American superstar and the "ascendancy" of the English superstar. ... Read More

Profile in Courage

Forget the heartbreaking defeats in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont, and the promising careers cut short. The Zayat family will always remember 2012 as the year of Paynter.... Read More

Bird Watching on the Big Screen

A full-length motion picture titled "Wild Ride" about the improbable story of Mine That Bird is scheduled to be released in 2013. This is one person's behind-the-scenes look at the Mine That Bird story.... Read More

Countdown to the Cup: The Game's Afoot

William Hill is dangling a carrot out there and is just daring American punters to go for it. And if you don’t like carrots, just think of Game On Dude’s 7-1 odds for the Breeders’ Cup Classic as chocolate cake or a slice of pizza.... Read More

Thanks, Pop

Erika's stirring words inspired me not only to publish her story about her relationship with her father, but to briefly acknowledge something I should have acknowledged a long time ago.... Read More

Phipps Forever

In a world where tradition and sportsmanship are eroding with each passing year, McGaughey and the Phipps family are the last remaining pillars of strength.... Read More

Chantal

Sutherland has it all--beauty, personality, charisma, and talent, and there is no reason she shouldn't be as well-known to mainstream America as Danica Patrick.... Read More

Medaglia Magic

Although Medaglia d'Oro is one of the highest ranking members of the equine monarchy, he was not "to the manor born." He in fact spent his youth on a farm in Montana and later did his early training literally in the middle of the Arizona desert.... Read More

Power Up Paynter

Once upon a time there were two horses named MC's Dream and Bradleberry. Both were potential stars, showing great promise from the time they were mere tots. You will find no record of either horse, but be assured they are here as big as life, with a stranglehold on the 3-year-old division.... Read More

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