Not sure if this was mentioned yet, but rising superstar in HK was euthanized following fracturing his pelvis in the Champions Mile last Sunday. A tragedy for the sport in HK as he was the first horse to sweep the unofficial 4 year old Triple Crown series concluding with the HK Derby. RIP.
I love his latest workouts, but he's up against it tough here. I like him the best of the rest, though.
Smokey Image looked the part of a serious Derby contender. He'll be fun to watch as we progress further into the spring.
Highland Reel winning this race just further emphasizes how special the Global 3 year old class of 2015 really is.
I'd like to throw Lady Eli into the mix as well. Her unparalleled turf performances as well as her recovery from Laminitis are something we admire
Although I know very little about jump racing, I will pay respect when its due. The 11 year old gelding Hurricane Fly, winner of 21 Grade 1 hurdle races (that's not a typo), was retired from racing today. Montjeu really knew how to produce stamina and durability.
Brian, where did Sheer Drama end up on your list? She's putting together quite the 2015 resume, and while not quite at the level as Beholder, I think she is still deserving of the #2 spot in the filly/mare division at the moment.
This is one of my favorite races of the year. I'd love to see I'm a Chatterbox get redemption here, but most of all, I just want to see a great 10 furlong slug match with the nation's best sophomore fillies.
2013 UAE Derby winner and 7th place Kentucky Derby finisher Helene Super Star (formally Lines of Battle) was named Hong Kong's Champion Stayer for the 2014/2015 season.
She's a joy to watch every time she's on the track. What a wonderful race mare.
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