Pappy's Double H died at the 3/16s pole during the running of the 11th race at Belmont on October 3, 2009. From what I was told by staff at the track, he died of a heart attack, and apparently of a broken neck, although from the replay, he did not die immediately. While watching the race, it looked to me as if Pappy's Double H broke both front legs, then collapsed, flipped over onto his neck, throwing the jockey. I hope he didn't suffer, but it looked very bad.May Pappy's Double H rest in peace!
Mine That Bird remains one of the best 3-year olds out there. It's too bad that he still has not gotten the respect that he has earned by hitting the boards in all three Triple Crown races. His third place finish in the Belmont is noteworthy because he, along with Flying Private, are the only two horses to run all three gruelling legs. I believe that ww will see more of Mine That Bird and his connections in the future, and I, for one, am looking forward to the summer and fall races.I hope that Mine That Bird will run at Saratoga in the Jim Dandy and the Travers, and I will definitely plan to be there to cheer him on.
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