I'm hoping she just needed that race as a tune up. Smith wasn't pushing her too hard at the end, but she was much more effortless in the 2013 Zenyatta.
My thoughts exactly. Hope he takes to SA dirt
He did look exhausted in his cool down, looked like last year's BC Marathon runners the way he was panting. Still appreciated his fight despite being pushed out so wide and not running on his best surface, but I must say Tonalist looked a lot better coming out of his race.
Considering the piece they just ran during the TV race coverage, I'd doubt it. Unless something really crazy happened within the past hour.
scratched from JCGC
looked good. didn't realize Team Valor had any horses with Pletcher
I think she could bring between 1 and 2.5 Million. As much as she's been a favorite kitten of mine, she does throw in some clunkers, though most races she does get in that one fast and furious run at the end. As a relatively successful turf mare I would suspect her drawing larger bids from Europeans than Americans, but we haven't seen much of the KJ lines beyond the first generation, and the rest of her pedigree isn't too flashy so that will take her final price down as well. Hope she ends up with someone willing to spend $$$ for the stallions they select for her.
I'm biased because she has been one of my favorites for a long time, but i really think Stephanie's Kitten is due for a win in her final season and think it might come this weekend before heading to BC. She has been victim of the "too late" run that has plagued a lot of kittens this year. She's looked good her past few races, and I really think (or hope..) she'll get there this time.
sorry Mary. Was on my phone earlier when posting that and didn't see yours :(
I get this decision. Kind of like Groupie Doll last year. I'm sure this was a very tough choice for the Stanco's, but there is no way she won't end up at a world class farm owned by someone who will breed her to world class stallions. They will get a very nice sum of money for her which can go right back into their racing operation. No one will be worse off except for some initial sadness of letting her go. Just hope she stays on this side of the Atlantic.
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