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New Life for Holy Bull

With the recent announcement that Holy Bull has been retired from study duty, Steve recalls the remarkable story of the The Bull and his owner/trainer Jimmy Croll.... Read More

Paul Reddam Guest Blog

The following guest blog was written by I’ll Have Another’s owner Paul Reddam in response to some of the concerns of the public regarding the colt’s injury and retirement. On a personal note, Reddam has always been extremely conscientious when it comes to the public’s feelings and the passion they exhibit when it comes to horses and racing and he appreciates all the emotion that has been invested in I’ll Have Another and the fans’ support throughout the Triple Crown.... Read More

I Won't Have Another

On Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner bid farewell to racing and America, his place in history no more than an unfinished symphony.... Read More

Viva Big Red!

So, after nearly 40 years, the Maryland Jockey Club, after hearing two hours of testimony and forensic analyses, finally has awarded the Preakness stakes record to Secretariat. ... Read More

Haskin's Belmont Report: Leftovers

We won't even begin to express our disappointment and disgust over the scratch of I'll Have Another. All we will do for now is kill the paragraphs already written and leave the leftovers. This is what is left of the Belmont Stakes.... Read More

Haskin’s Belmont Report: Barn Burner

What do Bobby Frankel, Max Hirsch, and John Sabini, chairman of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, have in common? They have all used Barn 2 on the Belmont backstretch to leave an indelible mark on Thoroughbred racing. The first two gave racing countless thrills. The third gave it a black eye. Yes, we know the implementation of a “stakes” barn for the Belmont Stakes horses is supposed to... Read More

Haskin's Belmont Report: Remembering Big Red

Steve Jordan will be celebrating his 64th birthday on Saturday, a day that could be made more exciting if I'll Have Another should win the Belmont Stakes and become the first horse in 34 years to sweep the Triple Crown. But this will not be the first time Jordan's birthday has fallen on a day when a Triple Crown sweep was on the line.... Read More

Haskin's Belmont Report: Billy, We Hardly Know Ya

Every several years, whenever a horse is attempting to sweep the Triple Crown, Billy Turner is summoned by the media to offer his take on the horse, the obstacles that stand in his way, and to reminisce about the great Seattle Slew, who under Turner’s guidance and expertise became racing’s only undefeated Triple Crown winner. ... Read More

Haskin's Preakness Recap: Purple Reign

The ominous shroud that has engulfed Thoroughbred racing recently is starting to lift, at least temporarily, thanks to the heroics of a golden chestnut colt named I'll Have Another, who has come along at the perfect time to remind people that there is so much more to the Sport of Kings than what has been portrayed in certain publications. These publications feel the need to concentrate only on the darkest aspects of the sport, often embellishing and over exaggerating them.... Read More

Haskin's Preakness Report: Cause and Effect

If you look past all the nonsense and rumors and concentrate strictly on Creative Cause's Derby trip, his previous form and his consistency, and the fact that he has already beaten I'll Have Another and Bodemeister, he just may turn out to be the overlay special of the Preakness.... Read More

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