I wouldn't put too much on that match race. Seabiscuit jumped to the front and wired, just like 90% of match race winners. I think that's exactly why Man O'War's record lacks some impressiveness. A good speed horse that can easily clear a 3-horse field should win every time.
I wish nothing but the best for Here Comes Frazier. And I don't pretend to be a horse trainer, but after the incident, McPeek was quoted as saying "he had always been in front so he had never been hit with the whip." Maybe this was taken out of context, but you would think that you wouldn't put a whip in a jockey's hand unless you knew what the result would be. Can any trainers answer for me.... wouldn't it be standard practice to use the whip a bit in training just to get the horse used to it? Or is it so obvious that McPeek had to have been talking about the horse never being whipped in a race?
This is a pretty cool contest. Basically, if I can pick a winner in a couple of the 6 contest prep races, then I've got a couple of bullets. I'll put them on Blind Luck. When she wins the Ladies Classic, I've to got two bullets for the Mile - Goldikova and one other horse - to split $45,000. Not bad.
Two awesome races! Thanks for sharing!
Great news that Del Mar and Saratoga continue to do well. Wish the rest of racing was as healthy as the premier tracks.
Cool... always up for a free contest!
I think the issue is she just lost, so some people voted her down just a bit. That's knocked her down from top 15 to top 30.
This is awesome! A true horseplayer!
Great interview, Joe! Repole is awesome and definitely good for racing! We need more guys like him!
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