In the last 56 years, only 47 unraced juveniles have run in the Kentucky Derby, 17 of those being in the last 20 years.
I agree, I was thinking the same exact thing. I choose the BCC instead of the turf, it would be a better win for him.
This makes me very sad, it actually made me tear up. I'm praying he doesn't have founder and that his colitis is treatable.
I knew he would blow them away today. Like I've been saying since January, Dullahan has been one of my favorite 3 y/o's this year and I'm glad he got to redeem himself in the PC and on synthetic. I'm not sure why they kept trying him on dirt, it is clearly not his surface but he ran beautifully today!
New this was coming. Racehorses shouldn't be breaking down after such few races, it makes me wonder why people breed to these horses at all. Sure, they have talent, but look how early they broke down. I know it isn't for sure that their fragility will pass to their progeny, but it's a big possibility, look at Unbridled's progeny. Over seas clearly has a leg up on us when it comes to proper breeding, just saying.
I hope he finally gets to win this one. He was actually the 2nd of two favorites I had when I first got into racing back in early February (the 1st being Gemologist).
This years 3 y/o crop is a prime example of why we need to start adding international sires/broodmares.
dani.pugh, that was my point exactly, he had 6 races in 5 months which is more than most horses running now can say. I wish I could see what more he could do because of how special he is.
I'm sad to say I agree. This has been a horrible year for great horses and him being one of my favorites, it's hard to be this new to racing (starting to truly follow it mid February) and watching all of my favorites go. Algorithms, IHA, Union Rags, Winter Memories, Awesome Maria and now possibly Bode.
I sure hope not, he has only had 6 starts and I (among millions of others) can't wait to see him back at the track. But it doesn't shock me.
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