Too bad. Hope this is a quick adjustment back to her normal self though a retirement at this point is well deserved. They'll have to make a quick decision since she should still have time to make this breeding season. Makes we wonder who they would send her to. Truenicks gives a B with Tapit. Didn't look enough into it but I would love to see her sent to Galileo next year if that cross made sense.
Curious who you have as the other part of the 'top 2'? Bobby Frankel?
Because who ever loses has too many excuses why. How can you possibly argue which surface and distance it's fair to run over? Among many many other reasons. Find me a breeder with a top quality made that will decide to send to him because he beat an Australian turf mare.
I do not understand your obsession with this match race
I think Arrogate is the fastest/most talented/whatever-superlative-you-want horse of my lifetime. If he sets yet another insane time tomorrow (and I think he is capable of crushing the track record barring no weird race scenarios) then he'll have one of the greatest strings of victories of any horse this century, with that #1 spot likely going to Pharoah. If he finishes out the year with no losses and keeps running 110+ Beyers, I see him as top 5 if not top 3 behind AP/Frankel.
It's such a difficult list to try and figure out objectively because my answer here is different than my opinion of who would win in a 10F race with the top 14 horses since 2000. At their fastest I'd have to say Arrogate or Ghostzapper, yet I won't put them at the very top (unless Arrogate came back next year) because the historical importance of what AP did or some select other horses I view as a better resume even if their times weren't quite as fast.
Comments like these are beyond infuriating. Do you really think her hall of fame trainer isn't doing what he can to get her ready? That it's just a matter of pushing her a little harder til she's ready?
Winning two BCC's is a much more important accomplishment than a match race against a turf horse. He still has plenty to show on the dirt. Just my opinion.
Am I the only more interested in a "longest win streak" list than the "Undefeated watch" on the front page?
How's this for tweet of the day. Someone tweeted at Graham Motion "Why are you babying Irish War Cry? He's a Curlin colt, tough and durable, let the horse run and train him like Exaggerator." Motion responded "Thanks I'm getting plenty of advice."
Always loved Motion, but his sense of humor is a total bonus.
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