Agree - a very tricky one!
I agree, but I believe Dr. Hansen always knew the horse was the star of the show. It wasn't about him, it was about the fans of Hansen (the horse). The dying his tail was off in left field from the traditions you speak of. One thing this industry needs is gaining new and younger fans. Even though it stepped on some of the most basic racing traditions, Dr. Hansen brought new and younger fans into the game through his horse.
He scratched out of that spot last week. I'll try and ask Norm Casse, if I see him Thursday, for an update. Jmac, be sure to check out the 2013 Kentucky Derby Contender's watch list here: http://www.horseracingnation.com/p/c/kentucky_derby_2013_contenders
Not a Cubbies reference!!
One of the better looking two-year-olds I saw on the backside at CD. He will race in what looks to be an extremely competitive MSW race Friday, June 8th.
Bada Bing, please share plenty of pictures and videos! I wish I could be there. Have an awesome time!
Look for that tomorrow :)
Thanks for calling me young :) I like hearing that compliment! Look for a story later on in the summer comparing the different generations of fans... I'm keeping track of memorable quotes I hear at Churchill Downs during their summer meet and will compare the things I hear. It will be entertaining but offer a general direction of what may happen with the industry
There will always be large numbers of people either on track or watching on TV, but how many of these people will stay interested in the sport? Was there a specific horse that drew you into watching racing or was it something else?
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