Bravo Kevin,bravo. We certainly could use many more Kevin Moran's. Great photo. Hopefully, the little gals will inherit the parents love for horses, and all animals. Good stuff,
As a former owner, I can tell you folks from experience, that in a race as important, as the BC Classic, it will take something more then a gate incident, to take a BC winner down. Consider that the horse was trained Bob Baffert, a Derby winner and HOY, possibly on the line. IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN. Hopefully,Moreno will be O.K.. Have not read too much about how he is doing. I hope all is well with Moreno, a very nice horse.
Totally agree,Hoops and Horses. As a former owner, I can never understand the low profile coverage of thoroughbred racing on national television. Belmont and Saratoga, two great tracks, get such little coverage, how would you expect to lure the new racing fan.? Yes, they need to recruit some celebrity folks, who may have or had a financial interest in racing, to promote the sport. We will always get that special horse, who will spark some interest, if he or she makes s a bid for the Triple Crown, but exposure is the only way to get the message out there. Clever marketing, with some notable celebrities hawking the product, could only have a positive effect. Let's give it a try.
Totally agree railbird33. As a former owner, I can tell you firsthand, that it so easy to fall in love with these magnificent animals. Trainers, will always tell their owners, never get too personal with your horses. Easier said then done. I had a love affair with every one I owned, because it becomes contagious. You have to admire and respect their beauty,stamina,personality, and the fierce competiveness, these horses have. Cigar, you are right there with Forego, and all the great thoroughbreds, that came before you. Your place in the racing industry is in stone. R.I.P. Big Guy. You have earned it.
What is this fascination of running the really good fillies against the boys.? She is a really nice filly and should stay in her class. She has nothing to prove, and much to lose. This storyline has really become,old,tired, and boring.
14 vets examining PM.? Hopefully, they all agree on his physical condition and soundness, and conclude, that, he indeed, can safely race again. Racing can certainly use another clone of Cigar, and Forego.
Bayern.? One race too many. You always have to respect a Jerkins horse in any major stakes race. The Jerkins family do not enter a horse unless they think they can win.
Rabbits or Deer, the best horse will win. Bayern is a naturally fast horse, that can be rated comfortably, and the distance is not a problem. Hopefully, he will be sound and healthy, and prove to the racing world, he is the best.
Great story, and I have to echo every thing you said about this great track. As a former owner, and fan, who have since the fifties, spent many summers at Lake George, and eventually to the Spa. What's not to like.? Great weather, and great restaurants, Chez Pierre immediately comes to mind, and the entire area comes alive. with excitement, and anxiety.
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