Hearing this guy is at WinStar recovering from some kind of unspecified injury -- potentially done for the year. Can anyone confirm his current status?
Another masterpiece by Javier aboard a howling favorite -- on the heels of his peach of a ride aboard We Miss Artie in last weekend's Queens Plate. He has to be one of the worst big race riders in American racing. Stanco should put Mike Smith back on the Princess.
Congrats to Zivo for making the grade. Some very strong NY-breds are starting to make their presence felt in open company. Look out for La Verdad next in open company!
Actually, I think he is also saying the horses have to compete in all 3 legs -- so if you miss a leg, you're permanently off the trail. That being the case, there would have been a 3-horse Belmont. His horse, a General A-Rod and Ride on Curlin. He didn't want to have to earn it -- preferred it handed to him on a platter. His follow-on comments were disgraceful.
Not sure what this means exactly but every top jockey has had questionable rides -- even Mike, whom I consider one of the best with the money on the line. Don't forget Mike handing the 2012 Belmont to Union Rags while aboard Paynter. More recently he gave a horrible ride to Shakin it Up in the San Carlos. Sorry, this one is not on Victor.
Steve invited folks to call him at 775-901-3922, if they "want to talk".
He also gave out his phone number for people to call him if they wanted to debate it.
Coburn is not withdrawing his comments or apologizing for that matter. In fact, this morning in an interview for good morning America, he doubled down -- saying allowing Tonalist to run was unfair to CC, Gen A-Rod and ROC.
Tom -- you are so right. Coburn's comments demonstrate a lack of understanding and a real appreciation for the history of this great "sport". I was riding with them until yesterday -- the comments left a bad taste and may serve to cast a glaring shadow as well as fuel the fire of those who are lined up to criticize racing every chance they get. The last several weeks of mostly positive mainstream media coverage may have just been undone by the comments of a clearly sore loser.
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