Love this Zipse! Had to be tough to choose Main Sequence over Untapable and Goldencents in the BC. Also no Close Hatches winning big against Beholder and Princess? That was the matchup of the year!
Couldn't be said better Larry
CC also demolished Bayern in the Preakness. Sorry but HOTY candidates don't finish last or second to last in two races. SB didn't do enough or win enough G1s to be considered. Maybe next year though as he is a nice horse as well
A very deserving winner
Chrome ran the best race out of any horse in the classic. Went wide the entire time, and it was only his second race after a layoff- he wasn't even in his best shape. Which is why he demolished the field in the Hollywood Derby on a surface he had never run on before. Also Chrome not even at his best, was gaining on the top two with every stride. Hardly ran a bad race compared to others who had zero excuses like Tonalist
There are a LOT of 3 year olds who have talent this year. Way more than just two. That's why it's hard for people to recognize SB's talents- there are many horses to root for still in training!
your post is offensive to Chrome fans like me. I have never called Chrome the best in the world. Just like I wouldnt call Untapable the HOTY even though she is one of my favorite horses in training. I am a die hard Honor Code fan but I wouldn't say he can beat anyone. You people have to stop labeling everyone as the same. All people are trying to say is that just because he won today, doesn't mean he is HOTY. SB is good- but didn't do enough this year to win that title. He barely beat a sub par field at a distance he has already won at before. Chrome beat the Canada HOTY on a surface he had never run on before. SB would be interesting to see in Dubai- I think he has the best chance of winning there compared to Bayern. But I am excited to see him in 2015 and face Chrome again on even and fair terms when other horses don't take out half the field.
Bayern was absolutely not a deserving winner what are you smoking?
Hannah, not sure what video you were watching but the link you posted ABSOLUTELY shows Bayern's making contact with SB. The WHOLE reason SB contacted Moreno is because he was forced into him by Bayern. The video COMPLETELY shows that. It goes against your entire argument. I am as big of a Chrome fan as you are, but I disagree with you on this- Bayern took out both SB and subsequently Moreno, and then Toast of NY came in later to finish off Moreno. Both the top two should have been taken down. And Garcia's ridiculous claim of he had no idea the horse veered to the left, or Baffert saying his horse just got out Infront of SB is BULL CRAP. And this photo that I posted right after the a classic proved it. Garcia has such a loose hold on the reigns he is lucky he had any control over Bayern's what so ever. And it clearly shows Bayern's impeding on the path SB had already declared coming out of the gate. Any other race and Bayern would have come down as the winner you can guarantee it https://equineink.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/screen-shot-2014-11-03-at-7-00-13-pm.png
Barely beat a sub par field. Yes he was cutting back in distance, and good for him for showing heart in this win, but still no HOTY for a horse that never left Cali and didnt touch the TC. Looks like he is still in form which is good, because I am excited to see him and Chrome square off in a fair race where neither gets interfered with, both get nice trips, and both are in top form.
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