American Pharoah must have kicked up some super horse dust onto Frosted!
You're absolutely right, Baffert is just talking her up like any trainer would (eblouissante for example). AP has a stride I have never seen from a thoroughbred, and if she had the same stride then wow we have hit the jackpot of several lifetimes twice in a row!
However, I don't know how AP's stride looked as an early 2yr old. Besides, she doesn't need the same stride to be a great racehorse. AP is just 1 in a billion.
I believe AP is an extremely flexible thoroughbred that lets him gain ground and more, similar to a cheetah or a greyhound. In this video they explain how this allows these animals to have a different gallop called "rotary gallop". I would love to see a full on slow motion video of pharoah's gallop to see how he differs from the fastest animals on the planet.
Why aren't they stretching him out? He ran great at 1 1/16th
Every breath is a blessing, especially with these athletes. We created the thoroughbred, we put their lives on the line every single day, and it's our job to protect them. It's incredibly sad to see what people will do to innocent animals when money is involved.
I hope so, the big guy has a lot of physical problems! I really hope nothing happens to him. It'd be awesome if he was able to recover like Animal Kingdom did.
He reminds me of palace malice! He ran a great in the belmont and now here he is winning impressively at a mile.
He ran beautifully on derby day, that's plenty of proof he doesn't need the slop.
So far exaggerator is the only horse that I have grown attached to this year, no other horse.. I am so glad he won the preakness and hope that he gets the belmont. Unfortunately there are so many horses that should've could've would've won the triple crown but just didn't. However, that is what makes the triple crown so very special especially in recent years. The derby is simply to blame, it's gotten so tough that it makes it impossible for even the best horses in the race to win.. there is so much that can go wrong in that race. That is why American Pharoah absolutely deserves to be considered one of the best of all time, he has accomplished something that so far no other horse has.
Plus who is to say Nyquist would have EVEN finished third if he had been forced to run a different running style/gotten mud in his face? That is asking a lot of a horse too.
Absolutely! I dare anyone here to try and sprint as fast as they can and then run a mile while keeping up a good pace... even though horses are far more amazing than we are it's not easy!!! Plus I heard the track was slow, could you imagine how fast they would have gone on a fast dry track?
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