Despite the criticism NBC analysts Donna Brothers and Gary Stevens have received, Steve Haskin believes their pre-race analysis regarding the physical condition of the horses was correct.
“Brothers and Stevens are indeed experts and know how to look at a horse as well as anyone. They are getting paid to provide viewers with their observations and that's all they did. They both observed Shackleford sweating and kicking and bucking in the saddling area. Well, guess what again? He WAS sweating and kicking and bucking, and it was not exactly earth-shattering news anyway considering everyone watching the telecast could see it clearly.”
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