Curious about Crop report and Black Onyx myself.
love this series. :-)
My husband and I go down to Keeneland once or twice a year. I love one of the ponies there (wish I knew his name). In between races when he is walking on the track near the rail whenever he sees a cluster of young children he makes a beeline for them. The outrider carries a pocketful of peppermints which he tosses to the kids so they can feed them to the pony. That one is a love bug. My other favorite pony is the big white mule they have at Turfway.
I believe he bled through the lasix in the Kentucky Derby.
The world is a much better place because he was once in it. He improved the lives of untold numbers of people. And now the glory of the world is less than what it was...
When I went to Spiral Day at Turfway last spring there was an author there selling his book on Earl Sande. It is called "Triple Crown Winner" if anyone is interested. The man's stats were amazing. Apparently he hated using the whip and instead would sing his horses home. :-)
Wow. I have never seen a picture of Assault's bad foot before. It is amazing he could run on it!
EP Taylor said it very well. This big colt has danced all of the big dances this year. He has more than earned a nice vacation!!
zesho, for a horse with this potential value at stud they will do their best to protect the normal testical in hopes he can have a breeding career, just as was done with his father AP Indy. I believe Funny Cide was gelded because he was a ridgling - he was from Distorted Humor's first crop, and no one at the time had any way of knowing what a good sire he would turn out to be. I am pretty sure a promising ridling by DH would not be outright gelded these days - they would try to preserve his decended testical.
I have always wondered where AP Indy got it from? As far as I know the Slew and Secretariat were not ridglings? Did it come from a different ancestor (than Secretariat) on of his female lines? Did it originate with him?
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