Swaps will never get the respect he deserves because he came from California. I agree many horses can beat each other depending on day, distance, and surface, but I think if you ran races from 4f to 16f on dirt and turf you would end up with Kelso and the good doctor winning most.
And Chrome fans are SO MUCH BETTER than Rachel/Uncle Mo fans
I don't know how long you've been in the sport, Jeremy, but for a lot of us who have spent a few years on this forum, any horse that keeps people interested in the sport is special. The chance to see a Derby winner race until 5 is a treat, and will have a ripple effect on the next decade as younger horses fail to accomplish enough to go to stud their 3yo year and stick around so we can actually see what's going on. Imagine if we never saw the Bid after his 3yo year and missed his Strub Series and Woodward? I'm a Beholder fan and have been since her "fluke" in the Juvenile Fillies but Chrome can keep beating her all he wants as far as I'm concerned, just so long as he keeps bringing attention to the sport.
And the greatest horse to step on a track was Dr. Fager or Kelso. Take your pick.
Would like to see Hoppertunity do well... he may be coming into good older form and he does tend to run best in the fall
Game on Dude came pretty close a few years ago. Would love to see Chrome and Arrogate go head to head on the lead.
If you all care about times so much, he did it in 2:03.66 and less impressively. This was a hard race at a deep track and she won it confidently. Give her a rest and release the beast.
I would say that Gary saw the race was lost when Chrome opened up 5 at the run up, and that he was just keeping Dortmund wide to fight for second money.
She would've made mincemeat of Chrome in his Derby
St. Nick was the ultimate modern horse... ran anywhere and kept his form
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