Tom the reason the stewards had to react to this is because a national TV audience watched this race and did you hear Jerry Baileys comments? Victor never tried to win the race he was only in to impede SB. The saddest part is back in the day there would have been 50,000 people at the track to see this race. It was not for the first turn that happens all the time. I feel it was for the backstretch where he continued keeping SB wide never trying to improve his mounts position in the race. That is "careless riding".
Well Tom do you remember when a trainer with 2 horses in a race had to run as an entry? They could run a rabbit to ensure a fast pace but not a horse to impede another horse. If the horse in an entry impeded another horse the entry was disqualified. That is what would have happened had Fed Biz had won back in the day when people actually went to the races.
The "game" was destroyed by TVG etc. where now you do not have to go to the track to make a wager. Victor got what he deserved and also back in the day there would have been a fight in the jocks room. As Rome would say..."out"
Great post ! That is what we saw today....
The new Santa Anita dirt is the same used at Los Al hannahWTC. SB was tired from the trip he had not the surface. All this he can not run on dirt will be settled at Breeders Cup. Do not be surprised if Jerry H. passes if his horse is not ready. He does not run a horse unless he is ready unlike Art Sherman who ran Chrome just for the appearance fee last out. Final time means nothing it is the trip and track bias you need to look at.
Nice try to beat the HOY Baffert. They will see in the Breeders Cup. All they did was give Mike another way to beat them" WITH CLASS" something none of those horses had. Hope he comes out of the race ok. What a performance!!!
Totally agree with you on this race but in the BC he will never get the 1st quarter in 24 seconds and I still think he is a good miler at his best. Baffert will know where to put him.
Dumbass stables got greedy and did not prep Chrome + Jock kept him in a box until the top of the lane = no Horse of the Year. But how can you keep saying he has done more than Shared Belief ? SB already has BEAT older horses in a Grade 1 race. Bayern will not go 1 1/4 against top older horses. We will see next week.
Well, your wrong again amino. IF you know me I played Chrome after watching maidens go close to track record time wire to wire in the early races. Just ask old Tom M how we killed on Derby Day at SANTA ANITA. Last laugh again ! You don't know much about track bias on the west coast. Last year G.O.D. destroyed the field going faster in the Pacific Classic with the same trip he got today. So WHY did he fold today? HE killed in the S.A. BIG CAP against the best the EAST could bring and the RACE of his life cost him the rest of the year. He has not been the same since. HE had the bias and folded. Goldencents went wire to wire in track record time just before him. One more thing ......They are horses not machines....
After his win at Hollywood Park I said he reminded me of Seattle Slew. I was laughed at. I guess I got the last laugh. He could be the next GREAT ONE ! What a show he put on today against OLDER horses and coming from farther back then he has ever been. Who is ever going to beat him?
NEXT.......This horse is for real !!!!
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