In the List of Mike Smith's Top Horses you're missing Royal Delta
Secretariat was 3rd in the Wood Memorial there Gary!
Decent List..... Definitely forgot the Met Mile
I think you're missing a huge one in here.... Big Brown v. Curlin would have been intriguing...
I still think it's a little premature to make the notion that Frankel could be the greatest of all time Greg Wolf!. Don't get me wrong, He's a brilliant brilliant horse, but I think it's still a little too early for that.
10-0 .... Frankel is a beast. Now the world wants to see the real race! Frankel v. Black Caviar.... The Pacquio- Mayweather of Horse racing
Plus it gives them an extra week of rest!
If the Met Mile is if for ages 3+, you know who I would love to see added to this field to make it a truly all-star cast, making it in my mind a better race than the Preakness?... Hansen and Trinniberg! Both horses aren't classic distance horses. Hansen maybe a little more than TB, but neither one really a mile and a quarter horse. However, I do think the mile distance is right up their alley. Both have tactical speed and I would love to see them tackle the older males.
too bad Ron the Greek didn't win the Santa Anita Derby, more like the Santa Anita Handicap! just saying....
Along with the problem of illegal doping in horse racing, another issue that should be taken in to consideration is the idea of letting the horses mature an extra year , giving their bones and body more time to develop before they start their rigorous racing campaigns. However, in doing this, the whole Triple Crown set up would have to change. Now I know most people will probably bitch and complain about change and "Oh you can't do that, it would mess up all the record books and this and that" yada yada yada... They say a thoroughbred horse is at their peak at about 4 &5 yrs old anyway. So the question I ask is, Why wouldn't you want to see a horse run in the most coveted races during the most demading period of stretch in their careers at their peak perfomance level... I mean look around, every sport in American sports is slowly changing one way or the other. From baseball to football to even basketball. There's no reason why Thoroughbred horse racing can't either.... Oh and more thing. Stiffer penalties definitely need to be enforced in the industry. Banning someone from horse racing is not going to stop shit. Start tacking on some prison sentences and hefty fines for repeat offenders, and watch how fast shit will fix itself.
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