I love this boy. I think he'll get better. He's turning into a nice runner. I'm forgiving his performance in the Penn Mile and he's got an excellent chance of winning the Oceanside. He loves California, it seems. I believe he'll become a nice turf horse as he gets older.
I really like Papacoolpapacool, Soul Driver or possibly an upset. But I'm sticking with my boy Papa!
I personally loved Cal Chrome's career. This year was probably not so good for him, but even so. He was a good little horse and brought a ton of fun to the sport. I do not agree with his owners' decisions at all, and I have sour feelings toward Coburn after what he said about the Triple Crown and running fresh horses. I loved him as Champion 3yo, didn't really agree with the HOTY vote, and he's not HoF caliber, but still. He deserves retirement. His run in the sun was a nice one. I think he reached his peak in the Preakness. He was never the same horse after that. This little horse deserves a life of luxury now.
I'm a student working toward becoming a trainer and an owner in the world of thoroughbred racing. Honestly, I would take stamina any day. I'd rather have a horse grind down the speed horses in the home stretch, it makes for an exciting race and it also means the horse can run more than one turn. Stamina bred horses aren't as easy to come by however, since most look for speed. Just watching Innovation Economy made me think of all of this.
Honor Code keeps capturing my heart little by little every time he races. He's such a stunning specimen of a horse. As for Bayern, what's going on with him? He's thrown in two clunkers after his layoff. Hopefully better things are to come for the BCC winner, but in the world of horse racing, no one knows what'll happen.
Beholder worked 4f today, May 5th, at Santa Anita in 51. The slowest of 27 workouts at the distance, she was stretching her legs before the Vanity Handicap on Saturday, May 9th.
I love this horse. He's definitely in my top 5 derby contenders. He's so effortless when he covers the ground. I don't know however, if he could stay the whole 10 furlongs with monster Dortmund. Besides his maiden, he hasn't really been contested. No matter, I love this horse like crazy. He's great!!
I felt like I traveled back in time for a moment and was actually there to see the little horse that could. Seabiscuit is one of my all time favorite horses. Just to see the real deal in color, winning one of the most historic races in thoroughbred history, amazed me. They really did a great job choosing the horse for the movie, he had a stocky build just like Seabiscuit!!
As someone in college to become part of the sport, I sure hope that it's not dying. I'll admit I love the NFL and follow it avidly, but not nearly as much as I follow horse racing. From the maidens to the Grade 1's, I just love the excitement of thoroughbreds being let loose. I also agree it does need to learn from mistakes. Safety for horse and rider should be further improved so more headlines are about the successes of the sport rather than the tragedies. Thoroughbred racing is by far one of the most beautiful sports in the world, with the most beautiful athletes. I hope it stays around for many many decades to come.
I hope he's banned. That's so awful. People in this sport should and want to put the horse's health and safety first. They don't deserve to be punished like that because they're getting tired. It's not always a horse's best day. Anyone who hurts a horse or does something stupid like that should be fined and suspended or banned. It gives racing a bad name and we need more honest, caring people in the sport to begin with!
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