Hangin' With Haskin

March 2011 - Posts

The Strange Saga of Jim French

At Aqueduct recently, it was suggested by Jim Gluckson of the NTRA/Breeders' Cup that I reprint a column I wrote several years ago on Jim French. He reminded me that this is the 40th anniversary of his remarkable and unprecedented Triple Crown campaign. With the majority of top Derby contenders having only two or three Derby preps, this is the perfect time to revisit the plucky little Jim French.... Read More

Sheba, Joe, and J P

I hope J P's Gusto makes it to the Derby, just so I can catch a few moments with Joe Petalino and talk about Alysheba, who in my mind is one of the three most underrated horses of all time.... Read More

Ky. Derby Trail: Derby Material

This is not about who is going to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) as much as who so far has the look of a Derby winner--who is on track to peak on Derby Day, who looks eager to do more than they already have, and who has exhibited the attributes that normally win the Derby. ... Read More

Ky. Derby Trail: Thirst Quencher

Repole didn't bat an eye and immediately fired off the first salvo. "Come on, Stay Thirsty wins the Gotham and you guys have to show Uncle Mo," he told them. "Come on, give the guy a little credit; holy cow."... Read More

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