YES!!! Way to go BBK. Shining Copper held on way longer than I thought he could, and what happened to Main Sequence?
Finished in 1:59.27, the boys in the Belmont Derby went the same 10f in 2:01.16. Glad I was able to see this girl when she was down at Keeneland, it's always nice when you get to see these really good ones in person.
Won the 8th at Belmont by a head https://twitter.com/HRTV/status/614565544633577472/photo/1
I really like this horse. Happy for Peter Eurton having this success with him!
Oh definitely. I just hate watching him get horses on the right track and they just get worn down or injured until their careers are over. Loved WTC coming into his own the second half of his 3yo year, but the next year it was almost painful to watch him not live up to that great potential. IMO the great horses from his barn would still be great with any top trainer. I just trust other trainers to not run their horses into the ground with the same frequency that he seems to. Happy for Mr. Z though. He deserved another trip to the winners circle!
Same Lukas magic that gave him one win in 14 starts in less than a year? He threw in some gritty efforts but he wasn't a top tier horse and it looks like he finally got the class break that he deserved. Not trying to knock the horse but I am no fan of the Coach.
"Only time in the breeding shed will show the real champion." I've seen sentiments like this a few times and just cant agree. Why should his offspring determine his quality as a racehorse? What if AP turned out to be sterile like Cigar? I would hope that would not diminish him in anyone's eyes.
Every once in awhile a really good one comes along, we just had to wait awhile for this one. Amazing to see a horse truly dominate in the Belmont.
No challenges? He can't help the fact that he doesn't have his own Alydar to challenge him every race. As for the Preakness, I'd say that downpour did even up the playing field a bit. It was a foreign track to all (even compared to the slop at Oaklawn), and having these horses out in the open while it was absolutely pouring is something none of those colts had experienced. It just happens that AP is one of those, dare I say it, special kind of horses that went unaffected by those conditions. Dortmund and Firing Line are both good horses but they were clearly compromised by that surface.
I am just so confused by the number of people who want him to get beat next week. Surely I am not a minority for hoping to see a triple crown in my lifetime and will actively root for just about anyone who can make it this far. If he pulls it off next week that would be his 7th consecutive graded stakes win with 6 of those being G1. Sounds like a worthy horse to me.
I didn't know Steve Coburn came to the website.
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