I LOVED Sunday Silence and was convinced he was going to win the Triple Crown! That was a heart wrenching loss but the fact that the breeders shunned him was far worse! I was really disappointed in that but he certainly got the last laugh. I thought they learned their lesson, but low and behold they let Derby/Preakness winner I'll Have Another get away too. I wonder if we will see the same result?
The problem with their reporting in recent years is that it is slanted. They present only the part they want readers to hear (the negative part) without bothering to tell the whole story. In addition, the "facts" seem to be irrelevant to them at times....
EXCELLENT list and I 100% agree. Especially with Native Dancer number 1 and the Bid number 2 - they were incredible and definitely the two greatest horses to not win the Triple Crown and therefore never get their due among the legends of the sport!!!!
The NY Times has become almost "tabloid-like" and doesn't seem to care about the facts. I don't even read anything they write about racing anymore because their journalists do not bother to get to the truth. It has appeared for several years now that they do in fact "have it in for racing". Very sad actually..... :-(
An exciting day it will be that's for sure! I'm going with: American Pharaoh, Promise Me Silver, Private Zone, Twilight Eclipse, Untapable and Discreet Marq. Safe trips to all!
Do yourself a favor and DON"T arbitrarily believe what internet posters say.... Ask how they "know" the crap they post. In my experience, never once has a single person who posted accusations about any given trainer or situation, had ANY first hand knowledge of the situation they trashed the trainer over. People love to talk about what they don't know about and love to trash people and make unfounded accusations based on their own personal opinions......but don't believe it unless they were THERE!
So you work for Doug? I know you are not IHA's groom so what is your position in the barn? If you don't work for him, how did you come by your "information"? If you don't have first hand knowledge, then you need to put a sock in it! The info I have is nothing like what you state but I deem it far more reliable - unless of course you have proof as an employee...? Ha Ha
A bit disappointed in this article if you are serious. American Pharoah won the races because he was better than the rest and it was expected, hence his favoritism. If he wins the Belmont it will be for the same reason....period!
Most of the trainers of today's top colts always seem to be looking for the easiest spots to run them. It isn't about sport to them - it's a business and winning is the most important thing. Especially since they are training for the breeding shed where the "win" column is more important on the resume! I miss the days when stables employed private trainers who raced the horses to be competitive, not just the easiest places they could find!
The were never made for that kind of campaign hence the fact that he then missed his entire four year old season and was never the same again...
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