You need a hero? I hardly think Doug O'Neill and J. Paul Reddam are worthy of that title. These people are bad for racing and do not belong in the company of those who have won the Triple Crown. It makes me sick to think that if this horse does win the Triple Crown that his dirtbag trainer will be returning home to CA to serve yet another suspension for yet another drug violation. Hero my ass. Come on Brian, you know better...
>>I hear when Zenyatta passes their going to cremate her have the ash waxed, and made part of the synthetic track she liked so much at Hollywood Park<< OMG!!! That was one of the funniest things I've read re: "Queen Z"!! Mean? Yes, but FUNNY!!! ROFLMAO!!!
Oops, sorry to getthefacts for repeating. I didn't read the replies before posting my comment.
Zgirls: >>Everyone knew when and where Zenyatta was going to run and if someone thought they had a horse that could beat her then why didnt they show up at any of them?<< Because all but two races in her entire career were restricted to F/M that's why. They can't show up if they aren't allowed to enter the race.
This is absurd - a celebration of the 2nd place finisher. What an insult to Blame.
Actually, on Boston sports radio, Shaq said that he's done "for now". :-)
After her HUGE effort in the Woodward, if Rachel had run in the Beldame I think she would have been lucky to FINISH the race. Running her would have been nothing short of abuse. And Woodward or no Woodward, Rachel was never going to Santa Anita for the BC. Jess Jackson made that very clear from day one that she wasn't going to run on the "plastic"..
Crap, oops. Not even the Yankee fan heckling my Red Sox cap and Larry's Red Sox items in HIS "office" could kill our mutual buzz. What a day... what a day... It was one of those moments that just exemplifies what makes horse racing such an exciting and emotional experience. Pure bliss. And it just so happens that I'm wearing my Rachel Alexandra: Monmouth Park t-shirt at this very moment! :-)
My cousin and I drove down to Monmouth from Boston in a horrific rain storm to see Rachel at the Haskell. At one point the rain was coming down in a steady sheet and we had to pull over because I couldn't see the road. I had my cousin contact her buddy Larry Colmus to see if he'd heard if she'd been scratched, because I was ready to turn around and head home even though we were over half way there.. He texted back "She's running". So as soon as the rain let up enough, we were back on the road and headed for the Jersey Shore. And, man oh man, am I glad we finished that trip. I screamed like a crazy person, something I don't recall ever doing at the races before in my life. She was simply awesome. She won so easily it was crazy and her final time, in the slop, when Calvin stopped riding and started his "show boating" about 10 strides out, just a half a whisper short of both the track and stakes record - wow, just wow! After the race, up in the announcers booth, Larry Colmus was still buzzing. Not even the Yankee Fan heckling my
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