I am so glad you revised HOTY and 3YO. I am hoping the people with the power of the vote get it too. California Chrome so deserves both honors.
Right as always Mike.
Actually, the fans who really follow horse racing vote for the horse with the record. Generally, if there is an overwhelming favorite for HOTY it is because the horse has EARNED it, not because it is a popularity contest per se. In other words, they are popular for a very good reason: ability and record. There are rare occasions when you have two equally deserving and popular candidates i.e. Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra and then it gets interesting.
Thank you Mary and you just added to the rest of his back story! You are right, you just can't make this stuff up.
MIKE!! OMG I had no idea they kicked you off!! That is simply unbelievable to me. You were always very nice and only responded to those who deliberately got in your space, so to speak. For the life of me, I cannot understand this. You should see some of the postings lately on that site. Not Steve's of course, but on some of the other blogs. You never said anything even close to some of those comments. I suppose the Wicked Witch of the West, North, East and South, Sabrina, had something to do with this. I am so sorry. Just know this, she is getting her head handed to her by everyone. Well, this is easy, I will just have to come here too.
Thank you so much for posting this. I love these pictures of Chrome and his connections! Very happy for them. He is my HOTY and 3 YO. I can't wait to see him next year. He is just a wonderful horse.
EP taylor, I don't think so. There is no way you can compare a super mare like Zenyatta to a very good male like Blame. In any other race against her, he would have been toast and I think you know that. He had a great, easy trip and she had problem after problem. A few more strides and she would have won. I think you know that. If you don't, you should. This race enhanced her reputation and there was a reason for that. No great female horse has had her running style and the ability to out stride the males, ever. She is the first one to do that and Blame was no exception.
Nice to see IHA seems very happy in his beautiful surroundings. I think they will take good care of him.
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