If you thought the Classic was a boring race then I'm not sure why you are writing about racing....? It was truly a "classic"! The Dirt Mile is a whole different animal and is my second favorite race after the Classic. Just because Liam's Map went to that race instead of the Classic doesn't mean that the Dirt Mile took anything away. He had never been the distance and therefore his connections evidently wanted to send him where he may be better suited. The small field for the Classic was a direct result of the RESPECT the others had for Pharoah in that they all suspected they would be running for second at best. Small fields used to be common when running against the legendary horses - sometimes nobody would even enter to run for second resulting in a walkover.....
Is that a serious question? I hope you dont have a vote if you do not know how much more prestigious the Tripke Crown is than the Breeders Cup....!
The best the world has to offer is a bit of an overstatement. The best this country has to offer yes. Some good horses from other countries, yes, but not usually the best they have...... But there is a breeders cup every year (in its whole 31 year history)...the triple crown is not only much more historic but darn near impossible to win.... It's a no brainer!
My thought EXACTLY! If he doesn't win it, then every person who did not vote for him should have their voting rights permanently revoked because they DO NOT GET IT!!!!
Thanks for the info! Glad to hear AP got all the 1st place votes because he deserves them. I was not saying that Liam's Map and The Pizza Man weren't worthy of being on the list, just that NOBODY should have voted for them over AP.....
That was truly a great performance by Beholder. But what was with Bayern's jockey thinking - :22, :45 ? WTH? You would think he had never been in a mile and a quarter race before!!! Those fractions usually cause a horse to finish right where he did.... One race against the boys does not make her a shoo in to beat a TRIPLE CROWN WINNER though seriously...... My money would still be on AP!
When these people vote, are they only supposed to choose one horse to be the number one? Or do they choose multiple horses, say their top three? If they only get to pick one horse they voted for any horse other than American Pharoah, I think they should have their voting priviledges revoked! If someone seriously put any of the others above him, but especially ones like Liam's Map and The Pizza Man, then they really don't know their stuff and should not be allowed to vote. Period!!!
From a historical stand point I would like to see him run in the Travers. However, only if he is going to run again before the Breeders Cup as I think running twice in August and then not again until the end of October is not a good plan. For myself, I would love for him to run in California as that would be my only possible chance of traveling to see him. Bob has said he won't face older horses before the Breeders Cup though so I guess a race in Cali is out unless they write one for him which I have not heard about any offers.... If I had to choose, I guess I would go the Travers and then the Jockey Club Gold Cup for the historical aspect.
So disappointed in Winstar and Stonestreet! This is a minor injury and he could have a full 4 year old year! I am so tired of 3 year olds being retired when it is not necessary!!! There are enough studs with short careers already at the farms! With American Pharoah I understand if they retire him because of his value and the risk to keep running - although I also suggested to them how amazing he could be as a 4 year old and how great it would be to see him continue running.....!
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