That's a nice picture!
In that case, thank you! I appreciate it.
Wow. I've never seen such blatant disrespect for ANY racehorse in my life, never mind two legends and a Derby winner.
Mine That Bird wasn't a fluke. He was a Canadian Champion at two, fell off form for a couple of races, then won the Kentucky Derby by nearly seven lengths. He then finished second to Rachel Alexandra, one of the truly great fillies in history, in the Preakness. He continued on to the Belmont, took the lead at the top of the stretch for a couple of strides, before tiring and ending up third. After that, he lost interest in racing altogether.
Much of Zenyatta's competition was weak, but not all of them; Ginger Punch, Gio Ponti, Summer Bird, Switch, Quality Road, Uncle Mo, Lookin' at Lucky, and Twice Over were all excellent athletes. She also set a track record at Del Mar.
In particular, your comment about Seabiscuit irritated me. He set THIRTEEN track records at multiple distances all over the country. More than one of these took place when he was carrying at least 130 pounds or more. He defeated War Admiral, a Triple Crown winner and legend in his own right, fair and square in a match race. Yes, he lost a lot of races, but most of those were because of behavioral issues, a serious disdain for mud, and/or just plain bad luck. He was only very rarely genuinely outrun. He'd also run the legs off of anyone in training today, including California Chrome, Nyquist, Beholder, Frosted, and Songbird. I freely admit that he is my favorite horse of all time, but facts are facts, and Seabiscuit is in the Hall of Fame for many of the above reasons and many more besides.
I'm not going to pay any attention to your response, because nothing you may claim will make me change my stance. Perhaps that makes me narrow minded and set in my ways, but I really couldn't care less.
Is that so? Or are you being sarcastic? I honestly can't tell.
Drama queen? That has a nice ring to it. Do I get a crown?
Thanks for the pic!
God, I hope you didn't jinx it.
When IS the Whitney, anyway? Do you know?
I applaud you.
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