It'll be nice to have a three year old champion that actually made it to the end of the year
Sad to see her go but happy they brought her back for another year. I expect big things from her babies!
A sprinter/miler will never be 3YO champ. People value the classic races far more than races at a mile or lower. Take Animal Kingdom for example: he beat Caleb's Posse out of the Eclipse award on a measly two stakes wins just because on of those wins was the Kentucky Derby. I'm not saying one horse is more talented than the other, but certainly Goldencents isn't in the running for the award as far as the voters are concerned.
I've always quietly thought this but was too afraid to suggest it. I think the only issue would be the confusion from casual fans, the ones that just pop in for the big three. They'd probably think it was a different race entirely. And if that sounds harsh, I'll give you an example of the casual fan's racing knowledge: I did a survey of 50 people and asked them if they knew how horses got to the Kentucky Derby. 25% said they paid for a spot, 50% said graded stakes earnings (which would've been right in previous years), and the other 25% said point system. People who aren't on the pulse of racing are really, really slow to pick up on changes
Hey, he's already won more stakes races than Animal Kingdom during his championship season. So long as he stays sound, it's definitely possible.
I've always liked Verrazano, but I haven't really been impressed by him until today. I was not expecting such a big effort from him. I can't wait to see what he does in the Travers
I'm kind of surprised that neither she nor Zenyatta have been bred to Medaglia d'Oro given how well Marketing Mix has done
So much for this race being a walkover. That was a tough test, but he passed
I didn't realize how fast they were going until I watched it again. Wow
I've poured over both horses' families and race records, and I honestly can't understand why they chose this mating. They had all the money in the world to breed her to anyone they want, and they picked War Front? I'm just so confused. If they wanted a grass horse (since most of War Front's progeny like the grass or synthetic, like Data Link and Summer Soiree) then they should have gone with Leroideanimaux. I don't know. Obviously they didn't ask nor do they care about my opinion, hahaha.
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