Hey Amino, School just posted his first work in a long time on the 15th. 4f on turf at Palm Meadows in 48:30. He's back!
Hey Mike! Hows it going? I'm actually looking forward to one more race this year and then hopefully next year we can see him do his thing on turf as well. That little guy is really something special.
If somehow the racing gods shined upon me and I was given the opportunity to own one of these great horses or even just spend one hour with one of them, I would take Shared Belief in a heartbeat. The fact that Chrome will win HOTY does not alter my opinion in that regard. I would suspect that quite a few of my favorite horses would be ones that you don't like and visa versa. Does not change the fact that I believe Chrome to be a great horse, it just shows that there are different strokes for different folks. The criteria that some place on a great horse is not always the same for others. I am very into speed, stamina and endurance at varying distances. I would need an entire book just to explain it all. And believe me Larry, the way I look at these things is very very different than the majority.
Perfectly stated Mike. HOTY will go to the Derby and Preakness winner and it is fitting. When seeing SB absent from even mere consideration in conversations does not seem fitting because he certainly proved himself to be top notch at all distances with a near perfect career so far. I believe his talent will only skyrocket even more in 2015.
Schoolofhardrocks was another who excelled on Synthetic who I wished took to dirt like the others that I tend to gravitate to. He has not worked in months and after his last bad race on turf at Santa Anita he has been in hiding. Its a shame, he had so much potential. Hope to see that beauty in 2015.
On a side note, always enjoyed your posts. :)
The "mess" I posted was to show that as a 3 year old, in the year 2014, the Horse that I particularly like as HOTY and not the one that you like, is adept at every single distance from 6f all the way on up. Won them all. He is not a one or two distance runner. I dont care really about the Grade, nor do I care when they hit their best stride after development, I care about a certain particular "rare breed of thoroughbreds" that do not have one optimum distance and run at any distance, against any horse and have the will to win. Shared Belief is that horse for me. Others in the past, the likes of Ribot, Zenyatta, Secretariat, etc were all masters at different distances. Rare. I love that. Sorry if this offends you. I guess my only hope is to change my opinion to follow yours and pray that Chrome wins his HOTY and Shared Belief just goes away. Maybe I will fit in much better at HRN.
The year would be 2014. The horse would be Shared Belief, and this would be one opinion on the subject amongst many. Sorry if I posted my opinion on a website blog on a thread where it asks for your opinion. I guess if someone doesnt follow the crowd they are considered medicated. Makes sense.
Don't think so. I gave my opinion on my HOTY and why. I usually dont follow the pack, nor do I hitch upon it after the fact, regardless of the wrath that usually follows any of my once in a blue moon posts. Carry on.
Its been awhile Amino, I forgot how you are the only one allowed an opinion, all others are considered pissing matches. Resume your never ending daily ritual here.
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