Well written, Mary (as per usual)! I love your lead ponies series...they may not be glorified like the racehorses, but they are every bit as special. Reading about their amazing personalities makes me want to go to the track more so than reading about the latest graded stakes win.
I love the pedigree on this horse. While Tapit is not what I would consider a distance sire, he has produced some notable routers when crossed with the right distaff. Think Careless Jewel and Headache. Tapiture gets Olympio, winner + twiced placed at 10f, as his broodmare sire. It appeared to be a weak field in the KY Jockey Club Stakes, but if he can demonstrate the same talent against steeper competition, he has the right bloodline to show the best of both worlds with the speed of a Tapit and Olympio's classic abilities. But we will see.
That's what I've been wondering. No word of him at all.
I have had good experiences with this partnership. Two wins from the two horses I have invested in long term, and the former being retired to a good home. I have never been led to believe one of my horses was something other than what he or she really is. If it's a 5k claimer I have been told so. If it's a Derby prospect, I'm told "maybe". Good report here.
I don't know about Flying G harassing anyone, but I do know all about your little track record of harassing Flying G. Jealous much?
The track was wet, hence the time and the Equibase speed fig of 87. Think before posting.
Sullivan: Shipped to Woodbine, races got snowed out, and I don't believe there was anything soon on the condition book. So he shipped back to the Mountain and made a local debut for lack of a better window of opportunity. Believe me, it was of no concern for his class that he was brought to Mountaineer! Just circumstance.
Not his optimal distance, but look for a turn of foot late. Go Norris!
Awesome post, Mary. These kind of amazing horses deserve the same spotlight enjoyed by graded stakes winners. After reading I feel as if I know Wyatt...very well written.
Perhaps he just had a bad day, but I don't think he liked the wet track in the Hopeful... I don't think he was outclassed. Guess we will see.
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