the link to nerud's interview where he said he deliberately kept horses out of the ky derby and off the tc trail is included in my post above =)
looks like no cozmic one in the ky derby or on the TC trail. sheriffs says debut most likely at end of belmont meet 2015 or saratoga 2015.
good choice if you plan to race a horse past 3 yo and keep him sound. john nerud refused to put horses in the ky derby because it was a gristmill that chewed horses up and spit them out
connections may also want to keep pressure off the need for zenyatta's first foal to be a world beater or bust. they won't know what they've got for awhile.
saw anne moss and the lanes end folks talking about zenyatta's tapit colt for the 2016 derby...tapits do mature quicker than most.
for those who think he looks like bernadini, google vertigineax and kris s. dead ringer. also dead ringer for z at 2 in profile.
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
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