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Haskin's Saturday Longshot Plays

If you think Friday's four-race mini Breeders' Cup card was confusing wait until you get a load of Saturday's races. Below you will find analyses of all the Breeders' Cup races, geared toward finding live longshots, that will either shed a little light on the proceedings or plunge you farther into darkness.... Read More

Haskin: Farewell to Cigar

Racing lost one its all-time greats with the passing of Cigar. As a tribute, I am reprinting some of my most memorable experiences with this magnificent horse. Garden Party During a Blood-Horse online chat about five years ago, someone asked me what was my most special moment in racing? Well, needless to say, there are dozens to choose from. But one that ranks right up there at the top did not even... Read More

Finn Green Another 'Classic' Comeback Story

This year's Breeders' Cup Classic victory by Mucho Macho Man provided enough uplifting human interest stories to fill a book. But there actually is another lesser known story surrounding the son of Macho Uno that also packs quite an emotional wallop, and that is the comeback story of Jonathan "Finn" Green, the racing manager for majority owners Dean and Patti Reeves whose hands-on work with Mucho Macho Man goes far beyond the typical duties of his job title.... Read More

Haskin's Saturday Longshots and Overlays

JUVENILE FILLIES – Not sure what to make of Sweet Reason’s 1:46 4/5 work/non work, but as she is one of the favorites we’ll have to look elsewhere, even though she’s been very impressive in all her races. There are a number of seemingly evenly matched fillies in here, but we’re here to find the potential value plays and longshots, so we’ll head straight to 15-1 Concave . After winning her first two... Read More

Haskin's Classic Report: Is it Their Time?

Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, Aidan O'Brien and Kathy Ritvo are on a mission: get rid of that agonizing, heartbreaking second-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic that is hanging over their heads and win this darn thing already.... Read More

Countdown to the Cup: Welcome to California

It was a tale of two coasts Sunday morning. On the west coast, an invigorating chill in the air; a bright blue, cloudless sky; the San Gabriel mountains so clear and sharp it was as if you could reach out and touch them; hundreds people gathered at Clocker's Corner as dozens upon dozens of horses decked out in Breeders' Cup saddle towels charged by, either working or galloping.... Read More

Countdown to the Cup: The Game's Afoot

William Hill is dangling a carrot out there and is just daring American punters to go for it. And if you don’t like carrots, just think of Game On Dude’s 7-1 odds for the Breeders’ Cup Classic as chocolate cake or a slice of pizza.... Read More

Meyer On Fire...Again

While I'm still attempting to digest the bizarre fare that was fed us on Nov. 4 and 5, I'll post my Blood-Horse magazine Classic recap until I can figure out just why so many people left this so-called championship smorgasbord hungrier than when they went in. Instead of Uncle Mo we got Uncle Drosselmeyer, who presented everyone with quite a nutcracker. We're still picking up the shells.... Read More

Countdown to the Cup: A Classic Pick 3

It is safe to say that never before have three consecutive graded stakes on a single card – at a mile, 1 1/8 miles for fillies and mares, and 1 1/4 miles - produced the three favorites for the Breeders' Cup Classic. ... Read More

Countdown to the Cup: Gold Cup or Cold Cup?

This column has nothing to do with the defection of Tizway from next Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup, as disappointing as it was, or the horses that will be competing in the mile and a quarter event, even though at this point a good portion of the field appears as if it will be made of horses more likely to point for the BC Marathon. The column is about the Gold Cup’s influence on the Breeders’ Cup Classic and how to approach the race, as prestigious as it is, with the Classic in mind.... Read More

Mo Should Go For Classic

This is one time logic should be thrown out the proverbial window. Yes, it makes more sense for Uncle Mo to point for the Kelso mile and Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. But if he does go that route, then all one can say is, big deal.... Read More

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