I like Alpha for the Derby.
Horses that are winners of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks have been coming from unexpected horses that have won lower-rated races as preps for the Derby and Oaks.
He's not a dirt horse, he's all for turf.
I do believe Caleb's Posse deserves the 3 yr. old champion award because he has 2 G1 wins, 1 G3, and 1 G2, and 1 un-graded stakes win. Also finished 2nd in the Rebel and 3rd in the Indiana Derby, and he lost those races to Wilburn, The Factor, and Shackleford, all who he would later beat in the Breeder's Cup Dirt Mile. He was amazing, and he also beat Uncle Mo. He beat Shackleford, the great Preakness winner. He was great this year and he deserves the award.
Excited to see To Honor and Serve, Grace Hall, Creative Cause, Hansen, It's Tricky and Awesome Feather run next year. I have a feeling all these horses will do well. Also like Mr. Commons and Wise Dan.
He will run in a few races in 2012, they said, then he'll retire.
Who do you think would win: Goldikova, Frankel or Black Caviar going 7 furlongs on turf? Well, let’s go over some interesting facts that might go over your mind. Now, of course, Goldikova is retired. But let’s say she wasn’t, and think that if there were the possibility, who would win? I will say Black Caviar. You might say Frankel, or you might say Goldikova. Well, I pick Black Caviar and here’s why: 1. Black Caviar is an undefeated horse who hasn’t raced more than 6 furlongs, but I’m sure she could hold on the distance. Pedigree wise, shows so. Her grandsire, Royal Academy, won the 1990 Breeder’s Cup Mile on turf. Royal Academy’s sire was Nijinsky II, who won the U.K. Triple Crown and was a very successful horse at up to 1 ½. Nijinsky II’s sire was Northern Dancer, and amazing sire through many generations, who won the Queen’s Plate, Kentucky Derby, and Preakness as very important events. The Queen’s Plate and the Derby are a 1 ¼ miles. Nijinsky II’s dam was Flaming Page, who’s also won the Queen’s Plate. Flaming Page’s pedigree includes Blue Larkspur, Bull Lea, Omaha, and Menow. Northern Dancer has Native Dancer some generations back in his pedigree, who was a great champion himself, who also won the 1 ½ mile Belmont, though not on turf. Native Dancer has the champion dirt, great weight carrier distance horse Discovery in his pedigree long ways back. So, Black Caviar has lots of distance pedigree under her belt. 2. Another reason Black Caviar I think would win is because, she has incredibly fast times while being eased at the end. Her best time for 5 furlongs is 56.63 and her best time for 6 furlongs is 1:07.36. Those are all the distances she's raced, but she's been amazing. Her times are amazing. The world record time for 6 furlongs on turf is 1:06.82. The world record time on turf for 5 furlongs is 53.79. Her times aren't far off the records. If her jockey had gone to the whip and asked Black Caviar to go all the way, I don’t doubt she could have beaten the records. 3. Black Caviar is a very strong horse. She races very often, usually twice a month. Frankel gets at least like a month off, sometimes two months. He’s not nearly as hard raced as Black Caviar is. Goldikova races usually once a month, sometimes twice, but she’s not consistent. She doesn’t win every time. Black Caviar’s position in a pack is also ideal, sitting right behind the leader, ready to attack. So those are three reasons why I believe Black Caviar would win. She could go the distance, she’s consistent, unbeaten, super fast times, strong, and a good position. Now I’m gonna let you have a second to think. Has your opinion changed? Now I’m gonna talk about Frankel. Here are some reasons why he might win: 1. He could definitely go the distance. I don’t need to go through his pedigree, since he’s already proven well at this distance. He’s best distance is a mile, but he’s won at 7 furlongs. 2. Frankel’s a horse that will usually sit in second, but occasionally he will go to the front to lead the pack. In a match race, with few horses, the leading horse has a definite advantage. 3. Frankel has raced against very tough competition, so tough competition would not be new to him. Though, this competition that he would face would be far harder since these horses are champions, unbeaten, fast, and classic winners. I DO NOT believe Frankel would win, but those are some pieces of information that might be key factors of winning the race. Now, before we move on to Goldikova, let’s go over some important parts of a match race that will give you an advantage. 1. Leading the Pack 2. Never getting far off the Pace 3. Like every other race: Preference of surface, distance, and good conditioning. 4. Regular Jockey Now let’s move on to multiple champion Goldikova. 1. The mare has definite experience against top competition. Especially Gio Ponti, an amazing turf horse from USA. She’s a 6 yr. old mare that has raced a ton. Her record is 27: 17-6-3. 2. Goldiko
It was a paddock accident. He could have slipped and fell, and he could have broke his leg somehow. I'm not sure, but those are possibilities. It was a paddock accident though.
Frankel just... well, I, personally, don't see the spark in Frankel as I do in Black Caviar. I know some people would disagree, but every time I watch Frankel, I just don't feel like I'm watching the best horse in the world. I get that feeling when I watch Black Caviar. Like I could watch her run all day long, day and night, week after week. They are both undefeated, but Black Caviar is better. Her competition doesn't come close to the competition Frankel gets, but look at her times, easing up on her down the stretch is jockey Luke Nolen. Her best time for 5 furlongs is 56.63 and her best time for 6 furlongs is 1:07.36. Those are all the distances she's raced, but she's been amazing. Her times are amazing. The world record time for 6 furlongs on turf is 1:06.82. The world record time on turf for 5 furlongs is 53.79. Her times aren't far off the records. Frankel's best time for 1 mile is 1:37.30. His best time for 7 furlongs is 1:24.60. The world record time for a mile is 1:31.41. World record time for 7 furlongs is 1:19.38. Black Caviar's closer to the records. They are both champions, but Black Caviar's a horse that is already in history, but she could become more famous if she traveled to Europe for the big races.
I can't wait to see her in the races again.
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