I'm glad to hear that Liam's Map will be racing in the Dirt Mile. It makes me mad when horses obviously far better suited for the Dirt Mile are made to try the Classic, where they usually fizzle out and round out the pack at the finish, like Uncle Mo in 2011, Moreno in 2013, 2014, To Honor And Serve in 2012, etc.
I have yet to see a Super Saver baby a color other than bay with any sort of markings or chrome whatsoever. He has a signature style!
Good list, but My Miss Aurelius didn't finish second in the Juvenile Fillies, she won. And she did reach the winner's circle again in the G1 Cotillon Stakes at three.
I guess now with Beholder pointing for the Classic rather than the Distaff, there is a greater chance of a three year old winning at the Breeders' Cup, which would probably simplify the Award voting.
Any guesses as to who will be 3 Year Old Filly Champion this year? They seem to take turns beating each other.
At first I was mad that Keen Ice won, but then I remembered that he's sired by Curlin. Oh well, if Pharoah had to be beaten, at least let that loss continue to improve upon Curlin's stud career, which is becoming AWESOME!
So American Pharoah runs one sub-par race (for him anyway, this race would be excellent for most other horses), and you suddenly count him out? I don't think so.
American Pharoah is a super horse, but he is not invincible, as a fast pace setup and the wear and tear of traveling took its toll. He ran bravely, though not at his best, and will live to fight another day. In no way will this take away from what he has accomplished.
This race will be awesome. When's the laSt time we saw the Breeders'Cup Distaff winner take on the winner of the Classic? I don't know, unless you count Zenyatta racing with herself. :)
He's gorgeous! I'm no conformation expert, but he looks great!
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