In Tales from the Triple Crown, award-winning racing writer Steve Haskin takes readers behind the scenes to introduce them to the trainers, jockeys, and horses seeking the world’s most elusive sports prize. Feel the keen disappointment of trainer Bud Delp after Spectacular Bid loses his Triple Crown bid because of a stray safety pin. Witness Angel Cordero’s frustration after winning the Kentucky Derby aboard Spend a Buck, only to encounter a series of misadventures on his way home. Mourn the untimely loss of Barbaro in a Preakness that shook the racing world. Their stories are among the twenty-four—including three that are new to this paperback edition—that bring a new dimension to the repertoire of Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes reporting.
Triumph and tragedy are no strangers to horse racing, and in Tales from the Triple Crown Haskin shares both the adrenaline charge of victory and the disappointment of close losses. Haskin’s personal involvement, keen eye for a good story, and engaging writing style make readers feel like they are living the moments with him.
Steve Haskin has been national correspondent for Daily Racing Form and senior correspondent for the Blood-Horse and provided lead coverage of the Triple Crown for over twenty years; he now now covers the Triple Crown for Secretariat.com. His weekly Derby Dozen and Kentucky Derby Rankings have been a fixture in Blood-Horse and Secretariat.com for a quarter of a century. He also is the author of numerous books, including Horse Racing’s Holy Grail: The Epic Quest for the Kentucky Derby and profiles of the racehorses Kelso, Dr. Fager, and John Henry. Haskin has won numerous awards for his writing and career achievement, and was elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's Media Roll of Honor in 2016. He lives in Rocky Hill, CT.
Praise for Steve Haskin
". . . one of our most gifted racing writers." —The New York Times
"Haskin loves the backstretch, and has spent a career uncovering important information for the public." —The Saratogian
"Follow Steve Haskin's hoofprints in 'Horse Racing's Holy Grail' for maximum enjoyment and insight into the world's greatest horse race." —American Turf Monthly