SO TRUE! She was not taken too seriously in her tragic Derby effort 9-1 final odds, but she was one of 3 horses with a 3 figure Beyers coming into the race, nice exacta with Big Brown.
Yea, you guys are right, but hey-let's just bring Richard Dutrow back as the poster boy of horseracing.
As I have posted on this site before, Jim Rome is very good for horseracing, he reaches a large audience of potential "cross-over" fans. A potential Derby horse can only help horseracing with an infusion of new, younger fans.
Well, Bobby Flay will definately test his juvenile, but let's see if he can break his maiden -first.
What was the most significant thing regarding the Belmont that year was Baffert was racing for more then triple crown imortality. VISA had posted a $5 million bonus for a TC winner. That "head bob" at the wire was very significant.
I hope this ends the Travers- stimulalor BS, WTC has a great late kick & the heart of a champion.
I hope Jim Rome has a good one here. He has been a good ambassador & fan of horse racing to the demographic that needs to get involved.
I have been to BCs & KY Derbys at CD and there is definitely a social element to both. BUT, remember you have major time between races, unlike other sporting events-horseracing has a lot of fill-space between the 2 minutes of excitment. FYI- Keeneland has only 8 weeks of live racing, 4 in the spring, 4 in the fall. The track is packed with UK kids drinking & partying. But it works and doesn't reduce the quality of the horseracing.
marylandgq you might want to dig a little deeper on the race, Go for Gin & Pleasant Colony also won this as well as Travers Stakes winner Java Gold- '85. The value of the Remsen for me is the 2 YOs stretch out to a mile & an eighth before their 3 yo campaigns.
This has been a sad trend for Derby winners. Since 2000 only three Derby winning horses have won a race as a 4 YO- Funny Cide-gelding, Giacomo & Animal Kingdom, the rest broke down or went to stud service.
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