Good to see Mr. Z get the win. He'd been a loveable loser it seems all year. I was however very much let down by Whiskey Ticket.
I have a feeling Whiskey Ticket is going to make his name in this race.
Anyone excited about this race more so than about any other year?
What a nice little update. Can't wait to see team D/O back on the triple trail. It wasn't the same without him in the mix this year.
Anyone else catch this one? I was really disappointed with Commissioner.
BLOODY MARY!!!! I always like to compare the Stephen Foster to the bloody mary cocktail. Usually after the Belmont I had felt pretty let down(especially in 2012, that was like...a BIG tequila hangover.) and need something to boost spirits after a missed triple crown or in the case of 2013, a hugely entertaining and profitable triple crown season that came to and end. The Foster is a bit like a hair o the dog. It has some older horses that remind me of years past and it is generally pretty competitive and serve as a reminder that there is still great racing to come after all and that the summer season is getting underway. The most delicious Foster that ever cured my ills was 2012 when Ron the Greek came charging to beat the overrated(in my opinion) Wise Dan. I can't wait to keep the American Pharoah party going with some throwbacks and watch Lea and Commissioner battle it out. I suppose the Fleur De Lis is a MIMOSA. Not quite as potent but still a good eye opener. If the Triple Crown Season is the Saturday Night party...then this weekend's races are the recovery Sunday brunch.
He was a good horse. One of the most visually impressive horses I've ever seen in terms of body.
Andy Scoggin, thank you for the facts. Comparing them is fun, what is not fun is when people say AP isn't a great horse because he didn't beat or match Secretariat or what not. I think each race and each Triple Crown run is different. There are so many factors that people need to take into consideration. I love sites like this because I love discussion but people get so angry and negative sometimes.
I agree. I really like this horse. I look forward to watching him run again. My favorite of the 3 yr old crop.
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