Exacta Shared Belief over Bronzo & Catch a Flight.
It'll be interesting to see if you're right on Albano's G1 potential, since we don't know what the East Coast handicap division will shape up to be with the big layoffs Wicked Strong & Palace Malice will be returning from. In addition, Clement's stopping on Tonalist isn't encouraging either.
Can't argue with that list, Matt. Only thing I would say is don't sleep on Frosted.
Less is definitely more, just look at boutique meets like Saratoga, Del Mar & Keeneland. I would like to see most tracks go to 2, 3 or 4 days a week in order to help create fuller fields and more attractive races to bettors. Also, lower level tracks should consider only running on days like Mon., Tues. & Wed. because they get lost in the shuffle on by running on the weekends. Since 3/4th of handle now is off-track, this could help struggling track become more profitable/relevant.
I still don't get deflategate...they turned in 12 balls to the refs before the game & the refs handled them regularly when putting them on the line of scrimmage...oh well. It seems real negative traction with the sport could be gained if something fishy happens in the Derby, considering Asmussen (PETA) and O'Neill (Mora) didn't draw more than a peep during the Breeders' Cup.
Very nice tribute, Ashley. It's nice to know a little about some horses that weren't as famous as Cigar, rather than just have a list of those we lost throughout the year.
If he wasn't able to go by Cinco Charlie at 6 furlongs with a perfect setup in his last race, I don't see him performing well going a route of ground.
Couldn't agree more, Lenny. Since voting can be done online, there's no excuse not to wait until the last Grade 1 races have been completed.
All great photos, Heidi! I'm partial to the one of War Front.
I love watching both of the Arc runs from Treve! I also have to agree with Quilla's Wise Dan & Red Cadeaux.
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