I'm glad that he didn't then! Still, they could have backed out of the breeders cup all together.
It must be at least a year and a half since I have really seen chrome "up close". Is he always that quiet before races these days? It just seems like he was way more quiet than usual. Not saying he was not feeling good... because obviously he ran very well.. he just seems a little different and I didn't know if it was because of how much he has matured or not.
Props to the connections that had the guts to try something completely different on a big day! That doesn't seem to happen often.
I've been waiting for chrome to win the breeders cup classic at Santa Anita for almost 3 years!!! So ready!
It is difficult to compare performances on completely different race tracks. Let alone races on the same race track! Although Santa Anita has always been very consistent... probably due to the extremely dry climate.
Plus it is hard to say if Chrome could even win a race at Saratoga. it is the graveyard of champions.. but for some reason wonderful for a few underdogs. Arrogate has won just fine at Santa Anita... but I don't know.. Chrome is an older male horse with extreme talent and tons of experience and has the same jockey. He is the most dangerous by far... Arrogate might be just as talented.. but he has little experience. We know Chrome, but we can't say we know Arrogate.
Who knows they might be, but keep in mind both Ruffian and Barbaro were bay which I believe is the most common horse color behind chestnut. Statistically you will see those two horse colors do.. well just about anything more than any other color.
I'm sure Arrogate is going to turn out to be a pretty special race horse.
Good! Why whip a horse for no reason? Plus some horses become even more resistant when whipped, maybe frosted is one of those horses? I didn't see a horse that needed to be whipped anyway. Even though he lost you can still see his huge bursts of energy down the stretch. In my opinion, going so wide was the real enemy here.
In my opinion frosted had no problem going in the stretch.. after all he only lost by a head. He would have definitely won this race by at least a couple of lengths if he hadn't gone so wide.
American Pharoah must have kicked up some super horse dust onto Frosted!
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