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Maker on General A Rod: "He Didn't Get a Fair Shake"



2014 Preakness Stakes Contender news…

HRN's Gary Quill interviews Mike Maker, trainer of 2014 Preakness Stakes contender General A Rod. Maker says the horse didn't get "a fair shake in Kentucky" and brought him to the Preakness to prove himself. See what else Maker has to say in this exclusive interview!



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I was his biggest fan. He ran good at Jays backyard ,coming off of an injury. His CD race was awful,even though he won. The horses he ran against that night,if he were the Nuts,he would of destroyed them. He did not come back the same horse he was prioor to the hiatus.To me the Preakness is a boring race,not worth investing and spreading to kill odds. Will make 1 big ex. Chrome/Dynamic impact . Then a very small 3 horse box Dynamic/ S.I / Ring Weekend (must show Yaya some love) Just in case something stupid happens to Chrome.
Amino i like Maker,he wins alot of races. But i think the major concern here is that an Off the board finish tommorrow may mean that with the new ownership. Arod may wind up in Todds Bar. I think these owners have horses with him. Just like in Sports,when a new GM comes in. Usually brings in his own people.
the General should save some time and go to the Belmont. I'll use him with Kid Cruz, Ria Antonia, and maybe Ride on Curlin or Social Inclusion
The General just needs to get away better and get that “clean trip”, third could be prophetic:) The obvious 2nd figure SI is the pre-post jitters_?mark.
the interviewer needs to listen to howard stern and learn how to interview someone the interview felt akward to me and i can kept hearing the interviewer saying um um which is very bad for interviewing someone. If he was also operating the camera himself i mean i would understand a tad but just some constructive critique
At least 8 other horses didn't get a "fair shake" either as they played bumper cars. Maybe Maker just worded it badly. In any case whe a horse dictates the pace from third position, you're not going to beat him.
I just don't get it. In last years running of The Derby,so many horses had built in excuses least of all the surface. Yet almost all of the trainers took the high road and went on with their buisiness. This years trainer seems to think that the "CHIC" thing to do is blame it on the trip the horse had or the Jockey. I am sure that these guys are under tremendous stress and pressure from their owners. Ilike it better when they let the performance do the talking and not their on and on rambling.

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