I believe so as that sounds right. I know TVG does broadcast racing from Fort Erie. You may want to check their website
I think TVG is going to broadcast it in the States. Saw ads for it this weekend.
Different dam. Also had poor conformation
Yes this was once a great race. A veritable who's who of great fillies won this race including Top Flight, Princess Doreen, Black Helen, Twilight Tear, Dark Mirage. The great Shuvee won this race as did her dam Levee. I couldn't agree more that this race should be back at Belmont as should other races that they have put at Saratoga which were part of the Fall stakes series. Frankly Saratoga should end in August as it has always done. To me the NYRA keeps milking this meet and soon it will not be the special time that it has been. It will be just another race meet which would be tragic.
Couldn't agree more. My time frame is longer from the 1950's on, and I have seen the changes even more dramatically.
Much of the problem is what Johnny Nerud zeroed in on in an article a couple of years back in the Bloodhorse, that is our horses are making fewer and fewer starts. This can be attributed to Lasix and other medications. Nerud also pointed out that we are breeding a stallion with a small number of starts to a mare who may be unraced and shouldn't be surprised that the resulting offspring races even less. He also spoke of the lack of handicap races where horses carry significant imposts as they did in the past. Nerud said that in years past trainers raced their horses more and trained them less between races, which he said is the opposite of what is done now. He also was concerned by year round racing which he said doesn't give a horse sufficient time off from the track. Years ago there was no winter racing at Aqueduct which was not instituted until the 1970's because of OTB, and the last race in NY was usually the 2 mile Display Handicap in December with racing opening at Hialeah in March. This allowed the horses time to go back to the farm for a long rest and turn out before resuming racing and also helped them to mature both physically and mentally. To me much of the change in the sport has come with the breakdown of the old farms and stables of the past where most horses that raced were homebreds and not products of the yearling sales. Then prices were kept in check by an old boys network that derided you for overspending on a yearling. The old philosophy was breeding to race. Today it is racing to breed. Because sadly the real money to be made is in the stud fees and not in races on the track regardless of the purse.
Couldn't agree more. I flag this garbage every time I see them. Surely Disqus has a way to stop this spam. If not I would strongly suggest you try and stop it.
I believe Zenyatta won a few grade ones too. I believe 13 including two BCs
It would be. Actually it would be great if someone as wonderful a writer as Hillenbrand could tell their stories.
Two of the best under dog horses were Stymie and Alsab and Market Wise.
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