Yep, yep, yep. That's what I'm thinking too, but she is not going to get Horse of the Year because it's time for a colt to receive the honors. That would be Wise Dan, all the way. Too bad "doll" face.
They are starting to look at more than just the BC classic win. Wise Dan is a very versatile horse, rare. He should get it.
If Dan doesn't get the Horse of the Year award, it will go to one of the outstanding females. I'd say Groupie Doll has a good chance, but it's really time for a male horse to have the honors. Wise Dan will get it.
I KNEW when the commentator mentioned that Fort Larned was totally being brushed aside for this race that he was going to win it. Same thing happened last year when they poked fun of Hansen, basicly giving him no chance aside from being the "rabbit". Yeah, right. The horses know a little more than the commentators do.
I like him too, the little pom pom is a kick, the little bright red pom pom, that is. Nice horse, still say he costed Bode the derby, not that it matters now.
I never heard anyone say Animal Kingdom's derby win was a fluke. As far as I know no one thinks that. He's a terrific horse who's had some rotten luck and he seems to always prevail. Tons of talent and heart, fluke? Not a chance.
How many horses could come off as long a lay off as Animal Kingdom has and DO THAT? Not many, that's for sure. Kudos Kingdom, a derby winner, and a champ always. Bet you could've won the classic..
Look at it this way, a 9 year old gelding from "nowhere" won, and it was his 60 something or seventy something race. Well, you know damn well he wasn't one of our's. LOL.
China does love luck and gambling but their culture does not provide for animal advocacy. The country commits systematic animal atrocities on a daily basis as an excepted part of their culture. I fear the horses would be "disposable". Before you attack me for being prejudice, research the subject. Being truthful doesn't make me a bigot. Facts are facts, and you can't erase culture.
Funny, you should say that we only think of American horses as being the best. I don't feel we've had any great male horses in a long long time. Zenyatta was a great horse, as good as any before her, my opinion. Other than that, zip. Racing is on it's knees here in the states. That being said, the horse I have the most respect for is Rummy. He embraced everything a thoroughbred should be. Indomitable spirit, tough as nails, absolutely bulletproof, that was Red Rum. I don't even place hunt horses in the same category as flat racers, apples and oranges. There will never be another horse like Red Rum.
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