There are some all time greats that never set foot in a triple crown race. Tiznow? Kelso? John Henry? Seabiscuit? Arrogate can most certainly become one of the best of the best even though he never ran for the roses or the crown. And horses don't need to break every record in the book to be incredible either. AP won the TC yes, but not ever horse has to do that to be considered great.
Please vote Beholder for Vox Populi. Her win in the distaff was one for the ages. What a swan song for her. She definitely deserves it. I don't get why California chrome is on the ballot because he didn't really win something that screams "Vox Populi." If he won the classic then I could see it. But Beholder's BC win, man, I still get chills. Beholder for Vox Populi!
My favorite mare in the whole world. She's had my heart since she was 4th in her maiden race. I was on a jog when I heard she won the Distaff and I had to stop because I could feel tears of joy welling up in my eyes. I can't wait to see her beautiful babies on the track.
And side note: does anyone know when she's supposed to be brought to Spendthrift? Is she still at Santa Anita?
What are you saying? Home cooking? The Breeders' Cup is in California this year. She doesn't have to travel anywhere if the BC is in her backyard. And why risk her getting stressed like she does and ship her out? You're right about one thing, she does have a logical excuse. Not every horse enjoys flying. Lava Man was the same way and he's still in the Hall of Fame. Never won a race outside of California. And it's not like she hasn't tried. She threw a huge fit before the oaks and still ran an awesome second. She's been training as good, if not even a bit better than she did last year. She's aging like the finest wine.
Can't wait to see my favorite girl run tomorrow!! She's been training wonderfully and I think she's ready to put on a show :)
I am getting so annoyed with these "Kitten" names. A lot of them don't even sound good. I get that Kitten's Joy is a big part of the Ramsey's life but names should be unique and mean something. But whatever. It's just one opinion. Camelot Kitten ran well today
I like how Runhappy is trained. I always liked how horses a long time ago were trained. When I start training horses I'm going to let them out to pasture and let them stretch their legs instead of keeping them stabled all day with an hour of exercise. And no drugs unless absolutely positively necessary. It's definitely a positive way of training, Runhappy being the best example of that.
one of my all time favorites. She was incredible.
What are you even talking about? It sounds like you're saying Beholder hasn't made history. No, she hasn't broken record after record or has a 19 race win streak, but she was hardly a shade shy in both time and margin of victory in the Pacific Classic. So what if she didn't break Zenyatta's record? Greatness isn't defined by a clock or a time. That and she's the first horse in nearly 4 decades to mantain top form and win a Grade 1 as a 2yo, 3yo, 4yo, and now 5yo. You can't say that saying Beholder is one of the best of her generation is degrading to these other fantastic mares. That's degrading to Beholder. She's making her own history and taking her own path to do it. And they didn't say she had 19 wins. They said 20 starts with 15 wins, 9 being G1 races. She belongs in talks with history because she's a great mare just like the rest of the ones you've mentioned. She's only the second horse behind Zenyatta to win two different BC races, and the first to win the Juvenile Fillies and the Distaff. What you're saying doesn't make hardly any sense. If anything, more of it is your opinion.
Yes. Her official breeze should be in a few days. She seemed to be just fine over the Keeneland surface, very eager yet professional.
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