What a purple patch being enjoyed by English Channel. Calumet may be looking to EC and Oxbow to kick start their stallion program -- would be great to see Calumet return to the lofty heights of yesteryear. Glory days!
Another NY-bred taking down a Gr-1. A dominating performance -- Breeders Cup should be interesting for the New Yorkers with Artemis Agrotera's ticket already punched. Look out for the often overlooked Zivo in the Woodward.
Hearing this guy is at WinStar recovering from some kind of unspecified injury -- potentially done for the year. Can anyone confirm his current status?
Another masterpiece by Javier aboard a howling favorite -- on the heels of his peach of a ride aboard We Miss Artie in last weekend's Queens Plate. He has to be one of the worst big race riders in American racing. Stanco should put Mike Smith back on the Princess.
Congrats to Zivo for making the grade. Some very strong NY-breds are starting to make their presence felt in open company. Look out for La Verdad next in open company!
Actually, I think he is also saying the horses have to compete in all 3 legs -- so if you miss a leg, you're permanently off the trail. That being the case, there would have been a 3-horse Belmont. His horse, a General A-Rod and Ride on Curlin. He didn't want to have to earn it -- preferred it handed to him on a platter. His follow-on comments were disgraceful.
Not sure what this means exactly but every top jockey has had questionable rides -- even Mike, whom I consider one of the best with the money on the line. Don't forget Mike handing the 2012 Belmont to Union Rags while aboard Paynter. More recently he gave a horrible ride to Shakin it Up in the San Carlos. Sorry, this one is not on Victor.
Steve invited folks to call him at 775-901-3922, if they "want to talk".
He also gave out his phone number for people to call him if they wanted to debate it.
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