Hangin' With Haskin

July 2008 - Posts

Magnificent "7"

These are the horses and stories that stir our souls and reach deep into our heart...and remain there. Horses like Commentator, Evening Attire, Better Talk Now, The Tin Man, and Perfect Drift -- just to name a few -- are the ones who feel like old friends. The longer they stay around the longer they amaze us with their youthful exuberance.... Read More

Happy Anniversary, Big Red

I naturally turned around to see who it was. There before me, stretched out and gobbling up the ground with gigantic strides was a big, powerful chestnut. I recognized the blue and white colors of Meadow Stable on the colt's equipment, and figured it could only be their highly touted 2-year-old Secretariat, who was already making a name for himself at the Saratoga meeting.... Read More

Heroes and Flip-Flopping

Although there were only a couple of so-called glamour races this past weekend, there were enough heroes that emerged to make me start having second thoughts about certain subjects I've been commenting on. ... Read More

It's Trivia Time

So, enough about Big Brown and Curlin for now. It's time to delve into something much lighter. Every so often starting now, just to break up the monotony of my often long-winded comments, I will toss in 10 trivia questions. As soon as you know the answer or think you know the answer to a particular question, send it in, because the first person to send in the correct answer gets a point.... Read More

Where's Waldo, I mean Big Brown?

Well, when was the last time you saw Big Brown's name anywhere of prominence? What in the world happened in such a short period of time? The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner has had two works in the past two weeks and they both have gone virtually unreported by the major online publications.... Read More

Curlin Revisited

Yes, we're back to Curlin again. Having watched grass racing and European racing for the past 40 years, here are my observations and conclusions, for whatever they're worth, regarding Curlin's Man o'War and his still-possible trip to Europe.... Read More

Breeders' Cup Ramblings

OK, I've finally figured it out. I have figured out how to deal with this year's and next year's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita as it relates to Eclipse Awards. ... Read More

Curlin Go Bragh

Steve Asmussen has mapped out an early course for Curlin's assault on the history books. With his first workout over the turf a success, he now turns his attention to either the Man o'War Stakes at Belmont or the Arlington Handicap, both run on July 12.... Read More

Decompression Chamber

What better way to relieve the pressure of racing in the 21st century than to go back and celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest races I have ever witnessed, a race the likes of which we will never see again.... Read More

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