Smh -- was that your only takeaway? Pointless to waste my time.
Calm down, pal. I made two comments -- neither was directed at any horse's ability or lack thereof (it's far too early for any of us to know how good any current 3 y.o. will ultimately be). The comments were directed at those that are so quick to anoint and hype horses who may not be very accomplished when you evaluate their total body of work. I calls it as I sees it -- let the horses prove it on the track, I hardly need you or HRTV telling me what a "monster" some horse is based on a win in some watered down allowance. You don't like it -- tough.
Lots of excuses -- time will tell but absent anything else to go on, he was run down by a fairly average horse. Any thought that TR might have run his best race last November.
A lot of hype surrounding this horse and a bunch of other left coast "Derby prospects" -- not sure that I have seen anything on the track to suggest that the hype is warranted on this one. I've found it is always best to let the horse demonstrate it through its performance on the track. If not for the HRTV/TVG hype machine, not sure that a horse that has never done anything on the dirt be garnering all this attention.
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.
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