Triple, honestly, what's funny about a horse having come back from an injury and repeatedly being placed in the wrong spots?
from LA Times: 1,380 feet--which is nearly 2 furlongs--making it the longest of any American track from the final turn to the finish.
:D I needed that laugh because I managed to let Desormeaux upend my pick 6 yesterday.
HA! But Sullivan, I assure you that I am not "more appropriate."
I think travel_vic lends a certain "je ne sais quoi" to the proceedings. And he certainly isn't the only one on the board absolutely billowing with bluster.
Happy Monday!! Are you guys fighting again?
Sullivan, there's an interesting read, "American pedigrees: The need for a fresh infusion of stamina," in yesterday's "Thoroughbred Racing Commentary," which is germane to this discussion: https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/american-pedigrees-need-fresh-infusion-stamina.
I adored the Iron Lady ... Lady's Secret. :) And I'm still sore that Lukas and Klein ran her into the ground, not to mention her being bred to death, literally. I also had a super-crush on Bid.
Sullivan, you have again miscomprehended my post and exhibited much effort to debunk a point I did not make. In response to your original proclamation (“No place for them in America. Especially with the BC Marathon being gone.”), I shall repeat that the absence of a route marathon will never negate the strength that stamina adds to the gene pool. That said, I also maintain (again) that breeders flock to 12f sires: I imagine you’ll not disagree that Medaglia d'Oro, Lemon Drop Kid, A.P. Indy, Empire Maker, and, more recently, Curlin, are influential sires. As much as I appreciate your humor, be assured that I did not flee for a year from the terror of t_v. You asked about my absence, and I shared that I had been busy with a book project. As for reading your coverage, I regret that I simply do not have the stamina for such excursions; besides, my reading preferences lean more toward long-form nonfiction written by professionals. Please understand that I have a career far-removed from horse racing, one that demands great attention to detail, and I visit HRN to blow steam, not to prove my value in the breeding shed, as it were. I do, however, always find your stiff upper lip and mighty resolve when stating your opinions to be infinitely refreshing, even as I would recommend that you soften that chip on your shoulder lest you become the teenage version of t_v.
veeveestar, check out Chris McCarron's video interview that's part of a Triple Crown long-form on Bloodhorse.com; he speaks specifically about his Belmont ride on Touch Gold.
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