Yeah. At best, he could still be competitive in the American G1s but last year there were races that I really felt he should have won but couldn't get there in time. Too bad he didn't make it to Dubai for the last world cup.
His next big goal is the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan. Ramsey intends to stand him at his farm the following year, but said he'd sell if the price was right.
From Ken Ramsey - "I'm going to get this first win at Royal Ascot of my back. That's been on my bucket list too long. I've got to get that taken care of this coming June. Ramsey has a handful of undefeated Juveniles in France pointing toward Ascot, and seven additional 2 y.o.'s stateside with Wesley Ward that he wants to send to the meet as well. KJ's book keeps improving. I really think we are going to be seeing some great Kittens these next few years.
Ramsey says he is sending 50 to 60 of his own mares to Real Solution to get his stud career off on a strong note. Stakes winning mares will get a discounted stud fee. However, due to international interest, he will likely stand in France for the 2016 breeding season.
They've been sending strings of horses to Europe for a few years now. I've mainly heard of the ones in Italy in recent years, but I'm excited to watch the better ones that they've sent to France. A filly, Eye Candy Kitten, went of at 20-1. Wish I could get those odds in the US, I felt lucky getting Bobby's Kitten at 5-1 for his first race at Saratoga! These three will all be pointed to Ascot as well as seven other juveniles that are currently in the US. There are two more unraced 2yos with Dermot Weld in Ireland.
What would be the waste? I might look for a better value elsewhere, but it's not like the Moss's have to go bargain hunting.
There's a Summer Bird colt in California named Second Summer that I've been watching. Finished a fast closing third from way back to just miss the win at Del Mar. Looks like one who wants distance.
Keeping my eye on this beautiful colt. I've been wanting to see a Kitten's Joy/Unbridleds Song cross for awhile.
Had his connections chose a different (local and winnable) prep for the BCC than the Penn Derby, Chrome's HOTY odds would be much lower. That being said, I still give him the nod for the honors.
Has anyone read the book "Wild Ride" by Ann Auerbach?
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