Steve Haskin

Steve Haskin is Senior Contributor to The Blood-Horse magazine, sister publication to The Horse.

Articles by: Steve Haskin

Commentary: One Death Too Many

Steve Haskin, senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on recently retired racehorse Intense Holiday’s death, injuries and deaths in horse racing, and laminitis.

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Commentary: Visiting Zenyatta

Steve Haskin is a veteran Blood-Horse writer who recently got the chance to visit with Zenyatta. Find out how she’s adjusting to life on the farm, a pasture with friends, and if she’s physically ready to become a mom in this blog originally posted on

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Breeders’ Cup: Churchill Downs’ Track Should be Fair

After the slow times turned in on Sunday’s opening day card, and the forecast of freezing low temperatures for Friday and Saturday, the typical warning flares went up. How fair will the track be for the Breeders’ Cup and what can be done to prevent the track from becoming cuppy, a condition no trainer wants to see, especially those coming from harder surfaces and synthetic

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Breeders’ Cup: Zenyatta Steals the Headlines

Mighty Mare vs. Goldi the Great. Although they won’t be competing against each other, filly phenoms Zenyatta and Goldikova will be battling for world domination on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs. The burning question on everyone’s mind is whether one or both, or neither of racing’s divas will be taking their final bows in the winner’s circle and conclude their amazing c

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Review: Secretariat Delivers

It was an early August morning at Saratoga in 1972. I was sitting several yards from the rail, having breakfast with a Daily Racing Form colleague when I heard this sound behind me, getting louder and louder. The pounding hooves and snorting nostrils sounded like the proverbial locomotive. I turned toward the track and there before me was a big chestnut, adorned in the blue and whit

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Belmont Stakes Winner Drosselmeyer Out with Injury

Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer has been taken out of training indefinitely with an ankle problem that trainer Bill Mott said likely will keep the colt out for the remainder of the year.

The problem was discovered after Drosselmeyer breezed a half-mile in :49 2/5 at Bemont on July 4.

“He was doing fine and we breezed him last Sunday and he came back a little stiff, kind of shuffly,

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