Maybe instead of griping about the exact quality of the race, fans can appreciate that two champions actually got together in the same race. That doesn't happen very often. Everyone should be HAPPY, not complaining.
Shared Belief needs to get outside of California first before he can think about going halfway around the world to Dubai. I'd say it's very unlikely.
2 year old taking had become increasingly unimportant. the last four Kentucky Derby winners have had little to no impact racing as two year olds.
I don't think his connections should be too disappointed with this loss. Seven furlongs is too short for him and he still made a nice closing run with the limited time allowed. Just a couple of years ago, Creative Cause ran third in this race as a prep to the San Felipe, which he won. He also put up good showings in the Santa Anita Derby and Preakness Stakes.
HRN still has him listed as a "possible" for the Dubai World Cup, but that seems unlikely. Too bad he's not in the Donn, that would have been a terrific race between himself and Lea.
Read in the Bloodhorse this week about fillies in the Kentucky Derby. Lukas has obviously traveled this road many times before, as referenced in this article. It would be great if Take Charge Brandi ended up another Winning Colors, but hopefully she won't end up like Althea, who won the Arkansas Derby but tired in the Kentucky Derby and was never the same again.
Awesome, I wonder how long until his coat becomes almost white.
Mr. Z looks like he has some potential. Maybe he's just a little green and will improve with age...
I find it kind of disturbing that some lucky people who get the chance to help make the decision of who will get the Eclipse Award use this opportunity to throw away their vote to a horse that they know has zero chance of winning, just to make a statement.
Sure, Texas Red won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but how much weight should be put into that one race? Besides the Juvenile, Texas Red only has a maiden win and three losses on his record, and he was soundly beaten by American Pharaoh in the G1 FrontRunner Stakes. I understand that the Breeders' Cup Juvenile is an important race, but is it so important that to win it trumps everything that other horses accomplished earlier in the year? I hope not. Go American Pharaoh!
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