Hangin' With Haskin

June 2012 - Posts

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

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