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Rip Could Have Eclipsed 'Stars'

There is no way of telling what might have been in any given race had circumstances been different. And it would be seem audacious to say that Rip Van Winkle was the best horse in the Coral Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I), won by Sea the Stars, but a close look at the race reveals several reasons why that statement might have validity. Read More

 

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I watched the replay of the Coral Eclipse Stakes. What the author of this article describe's did happen, but it happened rather early in the race. The bottom line is when both Sea The Stars and Rip Van Winkle were slugging it out down the stretch, Sea The Stars reached back and got a little more and suddenly accelerated just enough to clear Rip Van Winkle and win the race. But I will say that Rip Van Winkle looked just as equally impressive to Sea The Stars that day in that race.

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