American Pharoah looked freaking awesome today, even after losing a shoe. I know the Rebel field was a little on the weak side of things, but still, considering how Victor galloped around the track to win the way he did, makes me think AP is going to be hard to run down in the stretch if he makes the post at the KY Derby. I personally don't see a lot of other speed amongst this year's contenders that can keep up with him. Kind of reminiscent of how Bodemeister got away a few years ago before being run down by I'll Have Another.
Don't forget the two jocks who did the driving...Desormeaux & Smith got it done this past Saturday. The two wiley old veterans have both been there before. I'm sure both are pretty damn eager with their mounts going into this year's KY Derby. Both will be riding legit contenders for the Roses!
Ever heard of a horse called "Animal Kingdom"? The synthetic myth was blown to bits by him last year!
Watch his next race "live" or the replay might be hard to find. Seems tracks/organizations are cracking down on replays of their races. Why? Makes no sense! The following is a message that has been sent out to several(that I know of) "Youtube" accounts. Seems the sport could use all the "free" promotion/exposure it could get. Here's the threatening message from Gulfstreamracing's Youtube account: "Remove all Stronach Group Copyrighted videos from your site immediately or you will be reported to YouTube Copyright Infringement, this includes any videos from Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park, Pimlico and Preakness"
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