Hangin' With Haskin

Where's Waldo, I mean Big Brown?

Well, when was the last time you saw Big Brown's name anywhere of prominence? What in the world happened in such a short period of time? The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner has had two works in the past two weeks and they both have gone virtually unreported by the major online publications.... Read More

Curlin Revisited

Yes, we're back to Curlin again. Having watched grass racing and European racing for the past 40 years, here are my observations and conclusions, for whatever they're worth, regarding Curlin's Man o'War and his still-possible trip to Europe.... Read More

Breeders' Cup Ramblings

OK, I've finally figured it out. I have figured out how to deal with this year's and next year's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita as it relates to Eclipse Awards. ... Read More

Curlin Go Bragh

Steve Asmussen has mapped out an early course for Curlin's assault on the history books. With his first workout over the turf a success, he now turns his attention to either the Man o'War Stakes at Belmont or the Arlington Handicap, both run on July 12.... Read More

Decompression Chamber

What better way to relieve the pressure of racing in the 21st century than to go back and celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest races I have ever witnessed, a race the likes of which we will never see again.... Read More

The Timing Stinks

Picture Thoroughbred racing as a multiplex cinema, showing a wide variety of movies over the past several months. Unfortunately, many of them have been ill-timed and offensive to a number of people.... Read More

Royal Ascot a Tonic for U.S. Woes

What a joy to watch the Royal Ascot meeting on TV last week, especially hearing the rousing ovation for the champion stayer Yeats after his record-equaling third straight Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) victory at 2 1/2 miles.... Read More

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