She handled the blinkers better than he did! Wonder how long she'll keep those.
7-1... what a gift! she ran nicely, can't wait to see her stretch out.
She sure looked good crossing the finish line. Poor Carrumba looked so uncomfortable on that sloppy track especially in that final turn - like she was trying not to get anymore mud on her haha.
this is a sport. What's wrong with an owner talking up his own horse who he is extremely proud and openly thankful for? He's kept her in training far longer than I would have ever expected in a world where people won't stop complaining about horses retiring too young. There are lines that horsemen can cross, and (for the sake of an example) we saw Coburn do that after Chrome's Belmont, but this was just playful "smack talk" before a big race.
True. CC will have an extra week coming into the race, and both had very tight finishes in their preps. Hope nothing comes up that points her away from the PC.
Gary barely showed her the stick with two furlongs to go and barely tapped her even after Stellar Wind was in front. Maybe SW was more geared up for this race than Beholder was but I really think Espinoza just out rode Stevens who I agree looked like he was on cruise control.
His pedigree was dreamy. I'm trying to think of a list of "the best horses that lived up to a royal pedigree" and wondering who all would be above him (and realizing how many on my list are Phipps horses).
RIP to a great horse and sire.
Triple Crown + BCC is a bigger accomplishment than Derby, Preakness & DWC and I'm saying this as a fan of both horses. AP has nothing to do with this race, Baffert was just talking.
Anyone have some two year olds to watch yet? This filly is at the top of my list. Physically she looks incredible and has been talked highly of by horsemen in the SoCal circuit. She finished second yesterday which didn't seem too bad considering it was her first start, she had to overcome the rail, her pedigree indicates she'll want more distance, and Eurton horses typically aren't fully tuned up for their first starts. I believe the goal for her is the G1 Debutante later this summer. I'm very excited about this one.
Nice to see prominent owners and caring volunteers alike respond in this situation. One positive in another unfortunate dark mark on the sport.
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