I'm not holding my breath.
They shouldn't. I wanna say "won't", but this is horse racing.
His profile here says he's a horse.
Firstly, I think "obsession" is probably too strong a word, at least for me.
Secondly, I'm a fan of Dortmund because he battled back after being passed in the stretch of a race and won. It's no secret that I've a fondness for game horses.
Lastly, I think he can get 10 furlongs. A third in the Derby to what eventually turned out to be a Triple Crown Winner is certainly no point against him. Besides, he's four now; he's had lots of time to mature and grow into that big frame of his.
There are many people on this site who have named themselves after horses, myself included, albeit a fictional one (Bronze Prince was a horse in Walter Farley's The Black Stallion series; for some reason, it stuck with me.). I know there's someone on here named for Firing Line, and a second for I'll Have Another (There are almost certainly more.).
A very nice colt, certainly, and while his performances are visually impressive, I'd like to see him actually get some Derby Points before I get too excited.
On a different note, is it just me, or does he have a sort of rugged look to him? He doesn't look quite as (forgive me) classically elegant as compared to his competitors.
I'm starting to warm up to this one. He won in a hand ride, stalked the lead, and split horses willingly. He's headed in the right direction. I just hope he (and all the other contenders) stay sound.
Although I do have a fondness for game horses, and I think Sunny Ridge is a particularly pretty one (especially that strange mark on his forehead), somebody please tell me the track was very slow that day. 1:46.99 for 8.5 furlongs? Really? That's abysmal. As of right now, I'm looking elsewhere for a Derby horse (which is ever so subject to change, as we all know).
I like this one; he has talent. He reminds me of Awesome Feather
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