Anyone think he could "Monarchos" the 2014 Derby field?
Little Bridge, 2012 Champion Hong Kong Sprinter, and winner of the 2012 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot died this past week from a bout with colic. RIP Champ.
Per the DRF entries, it looks like Will Take Charge will not be running with Lasix. Does anyone know if this is true?
err, I meant paddock, but I'm sure he will in the post parade too :)
He looks incredible in the post parade
It looked like he spit the bit at the 16th pole, but I was very impressed with the move at the top of the stretch. Maybe not a 9 furlong horse, but he could have a bright future as a miler.
One thing I will note though is that the Handicap Triple Crown has been unofficially abolished by running the Brooklyn and the Met Mile on the same day.
This type of change is exactly what is required in today's age of racing. Something huge was, and still is needed, and this is a great idea. The "Brooklyn Bonus" is FANTASTIC. Pair that with the 2 mile Gold Cup race, and you have one satisfied customer in me. Brian, your comment about the Breeders' Cup retaliating is concerning (and valid), and I hope that the respective governing bodies do not sink to the level of a high school popularity contest.
I may be chastised for this comment, but I believe Union Rags was much like Will Take Charge. A huge colt with a ton of talent, but it took the first 5 months of his sophomore season to really grow into his body and figure it out. Had Union Rags not been retired, I think he had the potential to be at the top of the 3 year old crop of 2012. That being said, potential and talent doesn't win championships.
slight correction to my comment below: when you put a reduced mass at the end of a 1 meter pendulum and then swing it multiple times per second, a reduction of grams will increase efficiency and REDUCE energy expenditure.
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