ps--it looks like Z's tapit foal is already starting to grey out. there are some gorgeous photos for sale at that site.
he looks so much like his dam--he's going to be a big horse. moss is a tall man and coz is almost as tall as him at the withers. he's going to have so much pressure when he hits the track to be perfect
the worse derby winner ever? ran a close second in the preakness to rachel alexandra and strong 3rd in the belmont. that's better than most derby winners. that tiny little guy was the ultimate outsider--for 6 weeks in the late spring of 2009, a $9,000 horse out ran his purchase price, his pedigree, his size (barely 15 hands high), and everybody in the world's expectations. if he went to old friends or the ky horse park, i bet he'd be one of the most popular residents.
aren't all the long term residents in hell ghosts?
i'm so tired of the cult of ruffian--she is no where near the greatest or fastest filly or mare of all time. ta wee was 100 times the horse ruffian was. ta wee was beating males while carrying 142 lbs and spotting her rival 30 lbs. she was dr. fager's sister, and the pair of them are probably the two greatest and fastest horses ever seen. but ta wee didn't break down, so no cult ever started for her. ruffian never carried weight, zenyatta was beating horses while spotting them 18lbs. and she came within a nose of being only the second horse in history to win two breeders cups.
agree 100% with vic--lucas's problem isn't knowing how to get his horses in shape, its how to keep them in shape without running them into the ground--the annals of horses racing history since 1980 are littered with horses lucas ran into the ground...google if you don't believe us
i like honor code, but 2yo elcipses usually need more wins than he has, even if he wins the remsen, plus, it's kind of the kiss of t eeath--better to lose the 2yo eclipse, than to lose the ky derby...
as a 2 yo--sorry
strange point of view for someone who chose to name themselves after ruffian...but i'm guessing ruffian probably happened way before you were born and that you didn't have to witness the horror of go for wand on the TV in the 1988 BC distaff...i was 19, and i actually threw up before i started to cry hysterically--go for wand is why they hush it all up and hide it these days--her break down and trajic attempt to make to the winner's circle on national TV, witnessed in full horror by millions is the only reason breakdowns today are treated like they didn't happen. IT IS NOT "JUST RACING"--ruffian didn't have to die, she should never have been born, her sire should never have been bred. he'd broken down 3-4 times in his career, and ruffian herseld had already fractured a leg as a 3yo--that isn't racing, it's hubris.
he lost th BCC this is not the same as the HOY--the comment absoultley was bashing--plenty of BCC winners do not become HOYs. any horse who is 6 for 7 in G1s deserves to be in the HOY discussion--doesn't mean they will be HOY, but they certainly have. so yeah, it is bashing...and i'm sure he OP meant it as such...
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