Can't wait! Love him!
The last few years are showing a disturbing trend in my opinion as I believe a good two year old foundation is essential if we ever hope to see another triple crown winner. I am not sold on any that I have seen so far....but even if I were would it matter? I was as positive as you could be by the end of Lookin At Lucky's two year old year that he would win the Derby and maybe even the triple crown. Look what happened there....! LOL
One by one many historic races are being downgraded and will soon become irrelevant. VERY SAD!
Love Flat Out! Hope he is going to be retired now though! He has done enough! :-)
I am always impressed when a horse is passed in the stretch and then digs down and wins - especially a two year old! Not impressed with the slow time though....?
Nashua was bred by William Woodward's Belair Stud
Thank you! I have been suggesting this on forums for quite some time as an incentive to keep older horses in training! All three races used to be grade 1's and if they were restored to that staus with a bonus for winning all three and a lot of publicity and a handicap triple trophy, I think it could help some. They used to be run in May, June then July and if they are not still, that should be restored also. The 3 year old triple crown should NOT be altered lest is lose it's prestige. I also believe if the Jockey Club would not allow horses to begin breeding until they are 5, that would help solve the problem. The only exception could be if they had an injury prior that would not allow them to continue racing (not something small that would heal but owners today opt for retirement instead of waiting). Can someone with some say-so in the industry please suggest these things to these organizations?
The only probelem I have with the 20 horse field is the start for the horse in post position one. If he runs straight, he hits the rail. Just ask poor Lookin At Lucky who was much the best a couple years ago. I feel that Churchill should do whatever it takes to fix that issue if they want to run 20 horses.
I prefer Goldencents in this spot
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