The 1:59.2 is is most likely a "Never".
After the Preakness, Dutrow publicly announced that he gave all of his horses Winstrol on the 15th of every month. He stated that Big Brown had not received a shot since before the Derby (Apr 15th) and would not race on it in the Belmont (no May 15th shot). The week following the Belmont, Dutrow again publicly announced that the horse would be put back on steroids (Jun 15th). So at what point did Iavarone insist that none of his horses would use any performance enhancement drugs ever or meds?
Not a 'fact' until it happens...true? :)
Until then...'everybody's got one'!
I'd be more interested in knowing the percentage of predictions by the 'real' geniuses that actually turn
out to be correct. Exempli gratia..."Lumpy"! :)
Little did Jolly know that he would be invited to the Marlboro after this race to face Bid one more time!
Not sure who you're thinking about, but Bid did not run in the Travers. As a matter of fact he never ran at Saratoga. But the '79 Travers was won under a hand ride by General Assembly over a sloppy track. The stakes and track record holder at 2 minutes flat. The filly TC winner Davona Dale was also in that race.
True stats, and make for interesting comparisons. But only in a relative sense, with Bayern being a prime example. Do you think he's been running Grade 1 caliber races this year? I'd say the quality of Beholder's win in the PC had little to do with who was behind her.
Wonder if he moves to the rail if Upstart scratches as expected.
Here he is, on one of his morning walks at Pegasus...posted on FACEBOOK
I'd think that most jocks would be that way. My brother is a die hard Ghostzapper fan, and Javier has said that the two best horses he's been on are Ghostzapper and Bernardini. But that answer wasn't good enough. He definitely seemed to favor Bernardini from some of his comments. So we caught up with him walking out to the Belmont paddock last month while up in NY and put the question to him as he autographed a program. His answer was the same, Ghost and Bernardini. "But which one was best", we yelled as he was walking away. His answer, "Both"!
I think that they really do get too attached to the good ones to choose between them. As if it would somehow hurt their feelings if they ever found out!!.. :)
The owner wants a match race with the king.
You really think so??...
Or just hoping! :)
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