Really great to have the younger generation interested in racing and improving and promoting this great sport. Good luck to you in your studies and future!
I said I was unhappy that he did not get the award for "Champion Older Male".....not HOTY.
I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!!! That was the first time in a long time that I was yelling and then laughing all down the stretch. I love Game On Dude and was NOT happy that he did not get Champion Older Male just because of his Breeder's Cup loss. Last year he accomplished something that has only been done ONCE before (by Lava Man) in winning Cali's 3 biggest races. Now he is the ONLY horse to win 3 Big Caps and he broke the stakes record doing it. How many horses can win a mile and a quarter race after going 22 and 45? I have been VERY upset at his detractors - especially those that have indicated he's not very good because he just "kept beating up on the same horses in California". I will say it again - he can only race whoever shows up and this time the big guns came out to face him. (Probably would have been a whole different story though had he won the Breeders Cup) Congratulations Game On Dude - maybe now you will get the respect you deserve! Great job also to Bob Baffert and Mike Smith!
Really good news! Anytime horse racing is on TV now days it's great - however the schedule they started with was ridiculous - leaving out such big races and all but one Derby prep!
oops - typo - heavily raced....
The incomparable breeder, the late Federico Tesio, wrote that he believed that mares who were heavily races often "left in on the track" so to speak and rarely produced anything of merit. I think he may have been on to something.
I am hoping for Baffert or Sadler.
Rise Up is my choice
I have always used dosage as a GUIDE to my Derby picks and I usually do quite well. It is only one factor to be considered.... I read awhile back that the numbers were becoming more inaccurate because he hadn'tbeen keeping up with adding chef de race sires so the totals are sometimes skewed. However, there is a Derby every year and if there have only been 4 exceptions I would say that isn't too bad!
I'm liking the show so far.
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