Hangin' With Haskin

The Day the Haskell Came of Age

As American Pharoah prepares for his assault on Monmouth Park in the Haskell Invitational, and with a record crowd projected, there will be electricity in the air unlike anything felt at the Jersey Shore in a century and a half.... Read More

From the Archives

With the announcement June 15 of Steve's resignation from Blood-Horse to pursue other opportunities, I found the first column he did for the magazine. In this "Final Turn" column from the Dec. 26, 1998, issue, Steve talks about his transition at the time from his longtime association with The Morning Telegraph and Daily Racing Form. It seems appropriate to revisit this piece.--Eric Mitchell, Editorial Director... Read More

Belmont Analysis: Go With the Phlow

There are Triple Crown winners and then there is everyone else. We'll see if he belongs in the pantheon of immortals or in the chapters with all those who came so close and had to settle as footnotes of history.... Read More

Bob-bsey Twins Steal the Show

With Preakness horses going out at all times during the morning, it was up to the Bob Baffert pair of American Pharoah and Dortmund to provide most of the entertainment for the 8:30 show. Both colts appear none the worse for wear after their tough battles in the Kentucky Derby, and the same has to be said for Firing Line, who has held his flesh beautifully and wanted to do more than his once around jog.... Read More

Kentucky Derby Recap: American Idol

The journey of a lifetime is often measured by the amount of obstacles one must overcome, and that is why American Pharoah's thrilling victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) brought such a wave of raw emotion from the Zayat family, ranging from tears to unbounded jubilation. ... Read More

Pharoah or No Pharoah?

Ok, the time has finally come to try to answer the burning questions that make Kentucky Derby 141 one of the most intriguing Thoroughbred events seen in a very long time.... Read More

How The Race Will Be Run

Well, we got through the post position draw, and several interesting scenarios have emerged. The most intriguing is not American Pharoah drawing post 18, but fellow Zayat Stables runner Mr. Z, who has had problems with erratic running this year, drawing post 17, And that's a long run from the gate to the first turn.... Read More

Florida Flyers Finally Land in Louisville

Not only were Frosted and Upstart the last two Derby horses to arrive, their plane was delayed about three hours in Florida. But both arrived safe and sound Tuesday evening and were out on the track this morning and feeling good in their respective strong gallops.... Read More

California Horses Make Big Impression

Following Sunday's rainy, chilly morning, the sun was out Monday morning and the Derby horses were out in full force, including three arrivals from California -- Dortmund, Firing Line, and Bolo -- all of whom looked terrific, as you will see in the photos below. ... Read More

The Pharoah Show Gets Rave Reviews

Not many people who watched American Pharoah breeze five furlongs this morning could believe it when they were told he had worked five furlongs in :58 2/5. The likely Kentucky Derby favorite looked as if he was on cruise control all the way, and the final time and gallop-out seemed to contradict what everyone was seeing.... Read More

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