So one month ago Mr Baffert said Chrome only deserved 3 year old champ and DIDNT deserve HOTY, that only Bayern did. Yet now he says Chrome did deserve it? Looks like Bafferts new nickname should be two face...
She is a monster. I think Steve did a great job with her keeping her in top form and winning all year long. I know they aren't running her much this year, but you bet I'll be watching every single one! She is awesome
Are you mental? This year probably was the best and healthiest three year old crop in years! Look how many are back for 2015. Be thankful ya sour grape
Jimmy watch the derby and Preakness again. He was closing like a rocket in both- and it just goes to show you how good Chrome is because he wasn't closing the gap on Chrome at all yet was flying past other quality horses
My boy is back! It's so great to see my four favorite colts in training return successfully from breaks (Chrome, ROC, Honor Code and Hoppertunity). Even though he hasn't won much I think Ride on Curlin is extremely talented and loves to run. He is so exciting to watch and like Honor Code, I think he is best as a deep closer. They both have amazing turn of foot. The scary thing about both of them is that they both are dangerous at multiple distances. I hope all four stay healthy and can't wait for some of these matchups this year! Can't even remember the last time I was this excited about the older male and female divions or when I had so many favorites still in training! Yaaassss
So wait- make up your mind. Is it the award goes to the best horse in America or the horse who had the best overall year? You are contradicting yourself. I said to the horse who the bet overall year and you said you disagree. So which is it? You're confusing me
Fred I will agree to disagree. HOTY should go to the horse that had the best overall year campaign not just who is the best horse in America. Wise Dan could arguably be the best horse in America yet he didn't have a HOTY campaign this year due to injury and illness. Also what how do you classify the best horse in America? Too many variables- just look at this year with California chrome versus main sequence. One runs on turf only the other on dirt and tried turf once. Could main sequence beat Chrome on dirt? Probably not. Could chrome beat main sequence on turf? Probably not. But that doesn't mean one is better than the other- they both are just better at what they are better at. If that makes sense. Sorry it's late and I've had one too many mimosas
The eclipse awards could never be based on a points system because the award is based on so many things more than just wins and losses. It is based on history, tradition, wins, losses, males versus females, horses running against their pedigree, horses coming back from injuries, horses winning against the odds, versatility, restricted versus unrestricted races, longevity of campaign, grade of races, quality of fields in races, shipping versus staying home, and so much more. How can people say nowadays that a TC winner would be an auto win for HOTY? What is a three year old male won the TC, but the same year a filly won the Oaks and several graded races up to it, then won the BC Classic and beat the TC winner? Who would be HOTY then? There can't be black and white lines when it comes to eclipse voting. It has to be based on who had the best overall year, and doesnt even have to be who is the best horse in America.
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