Yes, but what he's saying has almost nothing to do with Robert Palatsky's rather innocuous original statement. RP simply said he didn't think there would be a Triple Crown winner this year. The other person responded as though RP had said the opposite, and began focusing on IWC's date of birth and how that was prohibitive. Other May foals have done well in the TC races even if they did not win all three. Mine That Bird, a May foal, won the 2009 KD and then was 2nd and 3rd in the Preakness and Belmont. Thunder Gulch, DOB 5/23, a late May foal, won both the 1995 KD and Belmont and was 3rd in the Preakness. Northern Dancer, DOB 5/27, a late May foal, won the KD and Preakness and was 3rd in the Belmont. IWC may or may not progress within the coming weeks, but his early May foaling date doesn't guarantee his failure on the TC path overall. https://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/u64720/Status%20of%20Derby%20Winners%20(2013).pdf
Thanks, slew! Celebration of longevity and of a happy horse! Reminded me of Secretariat's first two sons from test breedings, First Secretary and Statesman, both of whom became sires of excellent offspring outside the world of racing. I knew of Statesman from a "print" story in BH years ago and found it online. He had Secretariat's looks and was trained for polo and dressage; was ridden as a lesson horse into his mid-late twenties. Story and photos in this link. http://www.crsporthorses.com/statesman.pdf
Thanks, Brian. Did you take these photos? If so, your move to Kentucky has again proved fortuitous for HRN members. :)
Breaking News: The cause of Charismatic's death was hemorrhage in the major vasculature (blood vessels) of his pelvic area due to a pelvic fracture. Further postmortem work will be done, but his death was quite sudden from catastrophic blood loss. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/219958/broken-pelvis-causes-charismatics-death
Chaybaby finished second, but didn't look "into" the race. The winner was many lengths in front, with C'baby fairly far in front of the rest. (Santa Anita, race 3, few minutes ago, rescheduled from Friday.)
How sad! He had only been "home" for a few months, and looked so good upon his arrival. BH says he appeared fine last night and was gone this morning; a necropsy is going to be done. RIP. I'm crying.
Thanks for delivering the excellent news! Again I'll have to watch a replay. Be back....
She really responded when asked and just kept going! Wonderful race!
No, nothing published, but it follows the previous pattern if you look at Equibase. His last work before the Marylander Stakes was on 12/23; the race was on 12/31; he didn't work again until 1/22. Last work before his first race was 11/3; the race was on 11/11; didn't work again until 12/2. I'm assuming Motion has a "method" of some sort. So, if the pattern repeats, he may not work again for another week. I'm sure they're doing something with him daily though. Loved the story of how alert and quick to learn he was at the training center!
Really nice link with good information, especially IWC's history from the Webb-Carroll Training Center. Thanks, amino!
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