Steve Haskin

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  • Things You Didn't Know About Zenyatta
    Steve Haskin Hangin' with Haskin 18 February, 2016
    "So, now we have a better idea who Zenyatta was. She was a complex individual and her complexities dictated her career in many ways and how she had to be trained"
    http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-racing-steve-haskin/archive/2016/02/18/things-you-didn-t-know-about-zenyatta.aspx
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  • I didn't know about her dislike of polytrack. Good article.
  • KMM
    Wasn't that a great article?
    The view of Zenyatta as a fan in the stands is quite different
    from the ground-level trainer view.
    Learned a lot.
    Keta
  • Thanks for sharing Steve's article here.
  • Thanks for posting about this, Keta. Great article. Makes you appreciate the great Zenyatta even more. I didn't think that was possible.
  • KetaKeta Member
    A Must Read by Steve Haskin which describes all that California Chrome has
    accomplished with special focus on Art Sherman

    Hall of Chrome
    Steve Haskin Hangin' With Haskin The Blood-Horse 29 March, 2016
    Did California Chrome’s victory in the Dubai World Cup assure him a place in racing’s Hall of Fame?
    http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-racing-steve-haskin/archive/2016/03/29/hall-of-chrome.aspx
    From article"
    "Here is a horse who accomplished something American racing fans no longer see – he won a race (at 1 1/4 miles) carrying 132 pounds and conceding 15 pounds to the second- and third-place finishers. I don’t care if the race was in Dubai and not one of major consequence. All I know is that the last time I wrote the words “132 pounds” and “conceding 15 pounds,” I was writing about Forego. "
  • bigherbiebigherbie Member
    edited March 2016
    A great read - thank you Steve. California Chrome deserves all the accolades. I'll be waiting for those "little" Chromes in the years to come ....
  • good article, although--
    "I don’t care if the race was in Dubai and not one of major consequence."
    The Dubai World Cup is not a race of "major consequence"??? WTF?
  • He is referring to Chrome prep race. A handicap were he was 'awarded' 132 pounds!
    good article, although--
    "I don’t care if the race was in Dubai and not one of major consequence."
    The Dubai World Cup is not a race of "major consequence"??? WTF?
  • tincuptincup Member
    edited March 2016
    Another wonderful article by the master.
  • He is referring to Chrome prep race. A handicap were he was 'awarded' 132 pounds!
    good article, although--
    "I don’t care if the race was in Dubai and not one of major consequence."
    The Dubai World Cup is not a race of "major consequence"??? WTF?
    Thanks. I didn't read closely enough. Bad Laura!
  • Keta, thanks for linking to Steve's blog post. I haven't had much time lately so I had missed it. Way to go, Chrome!! Way to go, Steve!
  • Agreed!
    A Must Read by Steve Haskin which describes all that California Chrome has
    accomplished with special focus on Art Sherman

    Hall of Chrome
    Steve Haskin Hangin' With Haskin The Blood-Horse 29 March, 2016
    Did California Chrome’s victory in the Dubai World Cup assure him a place in racing’s Hall of Fame?
    http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-racing-steve-haskin/archive/2016/03/29/hall-of-chrome.aspx
    From article"
    "Here is a horse who accomplished something American racing fans no longer see – he won a race (at 1 1/4 miles) carrying 132 pounds and conceding 15 pounds to the second- and third-place finishers. I don’t care if the race was in Dubai and not one of major consequence. All I know is that the last time I wrote the words “132 pounds” and “conceding 15 pounds,” I was writing about Forego. "
  • KetaKeta Member
    Rachel-Zenyatta Rivalry Ends in Dead-Heat
    Steve Haskin Hangin' with Haskin The Blood-Horse 10 August, 2016
    It has been called the greatest rivalry that never was -- two magnificent fillies, as different as two horses can be, destined to never meet on the racetrack. The rivalry between Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra in reality was not between the horses, but their passionate and often zealous fans, who did everything but take up arms against each other. This was a feud settled by verbal warfare, often rooted in geographical differences. Some might even be upset that Rachel’s name comes first in the above headline, so let me assure you it is strictly alphabetical.
    http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-racing-steve-haskin/archive/2016/08/10/rachel-zenyatta-rivalry-ends-in-dead-heat.aspx
  • Happy 50th Anniversary...to Me - http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-racing-steve-haskin/archive/2017/01/04/happy-50th-anniversary-to-me.aspx

    Wonderful article discussing Damascus, who brought Steve Haskin into the sport.
  • KMMKMM Member
    Yeah Damascus who was my retired mare's grandsire in sireline. :)
  • Another great read from the master. Gave me the gooches, what a wonderful adventure.
  • Derby Dozen - January 24, 2017 - Presented by Shadwell Farm
    Steve Haskin The Blood-Horse 24 January, 2017
    http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/kentucky-derby-dozen/archive/2017/01/24/derby-dozen-january-24-2017-presented-by-shadwell-farm.aspx
  • A story of healing & redemption

    Hangin' With Haskin: The Inspiration of American Pharoah
    February 15th, 2017 CONTENT PROVIDED BY BLOOD-HORSE
    Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
    No one can really put into words the centuries-long bond between horses and humans, especially the emotional and sometimes mystical attachment we have had with these magnificent creatures throughout history.
    https://www.americasbestracing.net/lifestyle/2017-hangin-haskin-the-inspiration-american-pharoah

  • KetaKeta Member
    How it all began-a combination history & autobiography.
    Most of all it is Steve Haskin at his best!

    Darby Dan Back on the Derby Trail
    01 March, 2017 Hangin' with Haskin the Blood-Horse
    Throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, and into the '80s, the name Darby Dan Farm and the Galbreath family were synonymous with the Triple Crown, especially the Kentucky Derby. The names still resound in my brain, with several of them finding a way into my heart forever. If it wasn’t for one in particular I would not be writing this column or any column for that matter, for he dramatically altered the course of my life and brought me to where I am today.
    http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-racing-steve-haskin/archive/2017/03/01/darby-dan-back-on-the-derby-trail.aspx
  • Since I'm one of Steve's dedicated followers, I believe he could write a phone book and it would be wonderful, but I had to say here I think this one is one of my very favorites as he is sharing more of his history as well as the history of the farm and horses. I never knew he actually worked vacations on the farm but mucking out stalls certainly does indicate a deep devotion to horses, at least in my book. Lol!
  • KetaKeta Member
    Celeste
    That is why this article was such a fun read for me.
    Learned so much about how Steve transformed into Steve Haskin.
    Reading the early days on the farm showed his love of horses & farm life.
    I knew that he does a lot of hanging around the back of the track.
    Now I see this through his eyes.
    Keta
  • KetaKeta Member
    Good news on fatal injury reduction
    Steve Haskin‏ @SteveHaskin ‎Friday, ‎March ‎10, ‎2017
    JC data from the Equine Injury Database shows a reduction in the rate of fatal injury
    for 4th straight year and a 23% drop since 2009

  • KetaKeta Member
    Steve Haskin on Arrogate's win in Dubai World Cup

    I Thought I had Seen it All
    Steve Haskin Hangin' With Haskin The Blood-Horse ‎25 ‎March, ‎2017
    Sometimes in Thoroughbred racing we have a tendency to spew out superlatives in the immediate aftermath of a spectacular performance. We start comparing the winner to the greats of the past, and then, like always, time has a way of tempering our spontaneous hyperbole and jolting us back to reality.
    So, following Arrogate’s mind-boggling performance in the Dubai World Cup, I wisely decided to wait for the goose bumps to subside and my hands to stop trembling before letting my fingers go anywhere near a computer keyboard. My brain was filled with so many awe inspiring and impassioned words and descriptions of what I had just seen it left my thought pattern in total disarray.
    http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-racing-steve-haskin/archive/2017/03/25/i-thought-i-had-seen-it-all.aspx
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