Not to be a nitpicker, (I love this article), but Curlin did not win the 2007 Haskell. He finished behind Any Given Saturday.
Kobe's Back had no chance from the beginning. He broke slowly and, while trying to catch up with the field, went extremely wide around the first turn. The bad start was suicide for a fast horse like him.
Will Take Charge will take charge of the older horse division if he can beat both Mucho and Game on Dude in the Santa Anita Handicap.
Any concerns that Shared Belief won't be able to handle the dirt?
Has anyone heard anything about her 2013 filly? A name, maybe? I just want to make sure she's OK, I haven't been able to find anything about her. :(
Wow. We are not eight days into 2014, and we have already lost such great horses as Caixa Electronica and Laughing. On the bright side, it can only get better than this!
Saw him a few years ago when he was at WinStar. A gorgeous horse, (I'm partial to bright chestnuts), too young to die. Look forward to seeing his babies run soon. RIP, Summer Bird.
1, Gary Stevens and Mike Smith 2, Calidescopio, 3 Lisa Danielle(?) 4 the Ortiz brothers, 5 Napravnik, 6 Mucho Macho Man 7 (?) 8 Chad Brown, 9 Kitten's Joy, 10 Mucho Macho Man, Wise Dan, Game On Dude 10 Secret Circle, Beholder.
As a very young horse racing fan, and a huge fan of both Ruffian AND Zenyatta, I disagree with statement that "newbies will put Zenyatta or Rachel first." Before I got into modern horse racing, I first took it upon myself to learn everything about the sport's history. I soon came across the story of Ruffian, the gorgeous near-black filly who ran so hard that her fragile legs couldn't take it. She was the epitome of racehorse greatness for me. I soon came across the name 'Zenyatta.' She seemed like Ruffian's second coming, just with a different running style. Thankfully, her career ended much happier than Ruffian's (though I still cried when she lost the Classic by a valiant nose. What a wreck I would have been if I had watched Ruffian's last race live). As much as I love both fillies, I recognize that nobody, not Zenyatta, not Rachel Alexandra, could have over taken Ruffian. Ruffian would have burned RA out from the start. Zenyatta just wouldn't be able to make up that much ground in time for the wire. Sorry to take up so much room, just this is a subject that is very important to me: Ruffian was the greatest female racehorse ever to live.
I voted for Mucho Macho Man, but looking back, I think I should have voted for Saginaw. Just because he is not well known, doesn't mean he couldn't make an impact on someone's life.
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