Steve Haskin

Senior correspondent for Blood Horse Publications

Senior correspondent for Blood Horse Publications. Author of “Hangin With Haskin” and “Derby Dozen” for Bloodhorse.com. Former National Correspondent for Daily Racing Form. Founder of “Derby Watch” and “Countdown to the Cup.” Recently inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. Winner of the Charles W. Engelhard Award, Walter Haight Award, and Old Hilltop Award all for career achievement. Author of six books on racing.

It has been an honor and a privilege to have served on the TAA advisory board and exchange ideas in how to best provide aftercare for so many Thoroughbreds and how to hold Thoroughbred owners accountable for their horses’ welfare after their racing days are over. I just spoke to someone at Saratoga who mentioned how she just got accredited and what a strict process it was. I applaud the TAA in assuring that owners and organizations pass the closest scrutiny possible and meet the most stringent guidelines and that every effort be made to improve the quality of life of these wonderful creatures who enrich our lives.