Hangin' With Haskin

January 2013 - Posts

Haskin's Derby Trail: Points of Interest

The Kentucky Derby graded earnings system is gone, thank goodness. No more one-time 2-year-old hotshots getting a free pass and riding the gravy train all the way to Louisville. Those lucrative 2-year-old races no longer will get you a starting berth in the Derby, although we feel some tweaking is needed to separate the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Champagne, and FrontRunner from the other 10-point juvenile races... Read More

Big Red and the Winter of '73

It's hard to believe 40 years have passed since the winter of 1973. Racing's two hubs as usual were Hialeah and Gulfstream in Florida and Santa Anita in California. The only sounds that were heard at Aqueduct were the winds howling off Jamaica Bay and the squawking of the seagulls.... Read More

Destination Louisville

New Year's Day has come and gone and that means the race for the Kentucky Derby has begun. Some are ready to become immersed in it, while others aren't quite ready to smell the roses and taste the mint juleps this early in the year.... Read More

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