Hangin' With Haskin

December 2009 - Posts

One Perfect Day

Pleasantly Perfects caps off trainer Dick Mandella's historic feat of winning four Breeders' Cup races in one year, capturing the 2003 Classic over Medaglia d'Oro.... Read More

Riches Beyond Compare

Call it fate. Call it kismet. Whatever title you prefer, Rags to Riches seemed destined to give trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their first classic winner.... Read More

Alex Leaves 'Em Gasping

Afleet Alex's escape from certain disaster in the 2005 Preakness was one of the most amazing displays of athleticism and courage ever witnessed.... Read More

Along Came Jones

As mentioned, to keep this blog active over the holiday season, I am reprinting a series of race recaps, mainly from the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup, that originally were published on Bloodhorse.com over the past decade. First up...Smarty Jones.... Read More

A DVD-eelight

TVG has put together a thrill-packed time capsule of Zenyatta in all her magnificence that no doubt will be watched for years to come by anyone who is moved by the power, grace, and sheer determination of the Thoroughbred.... Read More

They Once Ruled the Sport

This is the only sport where many one-time revered figures, even those voted into the Hall of Fame, are discarded and virtually forgotten, often while still in the prime of their careers.... Read More

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