I'd like to throw Lady Eli into the mix as well. Her unparalleled turf performances as well as her recovery from Laminitis are something we admire
Although I know very little about jump racing, I will pay respect when its due. The 11 year old gelding Hurricane Fly, winner of 21 Grade 1 hurdle races (that's not a typo), was retired from racing today. Montjeu really knew how to produce stamina and durability.
Brian, where did Sheer Drama end up on your list? She's putting together quite the 2015 resume, and while not quite at the level as Beholder, I think she is still deserving of the #2 spot in the filly/mare division at the moment.
This is one of my favorite races of the year. I'd love to see I'm a Chatterbox get redemption here, but most of all, I just want to see a great 10 furlong slug match with the nation's best sophomore fillies.
2013 UAE Derby winner and 7th place Kentucky Derby finisher Helene Super Star (formally Lines of Battle) was named Hong Kong's Champion Stayer for the 2014/2015 season.
She's a joy to watch every time she's on the track. What a wonderful race mare.
I need some help with a fact check. American Pharoah's final quarter mile (24 1/5; 24.32s) was faster than Risen Star (24 2/5), Alfeet Alex (24 3/5), and of course Secretariat's (25 flat). I know there was another horse quicker down the lane than Risen Star, but I can't remember who. Was Pharoah's the fastest?
Random Question of the day, In today's "standards" for year end championships, if Secretariat, Riva Ridge, Typecast, and Key to the Mint all had their 1972 season in 2015, who would win Horse of the Year?
Reigning Hong Kong Horse of the Year is done for the season after a small bone chip was discovered in his knee during recent training. He's to undergo surgery to remove it on Tuesday, and trainer John Moore expects him to make a full recovery for racing next season.
I wish Finnegan's Wake was higher, but I understand the nature of this poll.
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