Many contrary opinions, starting with Northern Dancer.
I like this move and the inevitable comparisons to Rachel Alexandra that will start if she wins or loses. Not sure what BC race would be best, TBD.
Other than the TC races in the 60's, I didn't get interested in horse racing until the 70's. Great points everyone has made, but the reality/challenges of todays race tracks is how do we maintain/increase the handle & purses. We all know how that's being addressed nationwide.
We all want to see this one on a bigger stage.
But, that's the "juice" of lively debate, it permiates all sports: Babe vs Hank vs Berry: Rocky Marchiano vs Muhammad Ali: Jim Brown vs Walter Payton, and on it goes in all of sports including horse racing.
I hope they ship her to So. Cal for a tigtener before she tries the best in the BC, why not ??
A very sad & tragic event. A reminder that both thoroughbred & harness racing are high risk endeavors.
Thanks, Sulli. Great track, BUT Keeneland has some logistical problems to sort out- namely, more seats, totes, restrooms, parking. They can barely handle Bluegrass stakes day, adding another 25-50% more fans will be a challenge. Plus-only two ways in and out of the track- major bottle-necks.
I'm not as knowledgeable on this as others who post on this site, but the modern breeding of thoroughbreds has changed. In 1946, the great TC champion Assault raced and won all three, then TWO WEEKS after the Belmont Stakes, he race and won The Dwyer stakes. He continued racing & winning at four & five ending with 42 career starts.
Great post. My first KY Derby wager was 1973 on Big Red. He still holds the stakes record time for all three TC races. He was a special horse.
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