Hangin' With Haskin

June 2009 - Posts

Da Hoss' Miracle Mile

I was looking at some photos of Da Hoss taken recently at the Kentucky Horse Park and was happy to see how physically well and seemingly content he looked, much like he did when he was at Michael Dickinson's Tapeta Farm in Maryland, where he lived a blissful life in that scenic and pastoral environment.... Read More

The Mighty Forego

It was May 18, 1974, the day of the Carter Handicap at Belmont Park. As I looked at the tote board, I couldn't believe the odds. Favored at 7-5 was Forego, who obviously was running in the Carter strictly as a prep for the Metropolitan Handicap, having come off back-to-back victories at 1 1/4 miles in the Widener and Gulfstream Park Handicaps.... Read More

All Hail Yeats

Watching Yeats this morning break Sagaro's record, storming to victory in the Gold Cup for the fourth consecutive year, it brought a sense of purity and timelessness to the Sport of Kings that has been lost in this country.... Read More

The Journey of Medaglia d'Oro

From 2002, when he was one of the top-ranked 3-year-olds in the country, to his current status as one of the hottest and most sought after stallions in the world, Medaglia d'Oro has captivated people with his magnificent physical presence.... Read More

Goodbye, Triple Crown; Hello, Breeders' Cup

It's time to move on to more important things and leave this wacky Triple Crown in the rear-view mirror. There's a long road ahead of us, and we can already faintly see the tops of the San Gabriel Mountains way off in the distance. ... Read More

Bird of Prey

As a tribute to Birdstone's remarkable feat of siring two different winners of a Triple Crown race in the same year (the first stallion to do so since Count Fleet in 1951), and from his first crop no less, I am re-printing my 2004 Belmont Stakes recap from the Blood-Horse.... Read More

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