Nor has there ever been a Triple Crown winner who had not raced over the Belmont surface; to say nothing of one who isn't even training on it.
No more grammatical corrections? :)
"No excuses in this game"...
Good to know you won't have one when Pharoah loses.
What will be your excuse when he loses.
Horses win on sloppy tracks all the time, Francis. There is nothing amazingly fantastic about that. Do you know why post #1 has such a bad rep? It's not because there is something wrong with it. It's because if a horse gets a bad break, it's possible that he could get shuffled behind horses and have to work out a difficult trip. That is the ONLY reason it is dreaded. Pharoah did break slowly. But a worst case scenario turned into a best case scenario, because as luck would have it, his stablemate broke from post #2 and left room for him to go through. No stablemates to help him in the Belmont. Just 10 other horses prepped and waiting for his arrival.
Posted : 4hrs 20mins ago
MUBTAAHIJ breezed just an average looking five furlongs in company with regular work mate Umgiyo in 1:01.83 from the half-mile pole. He did switch leads once settling into the stretch but pulled up fairly abruptly, galloping out six furlongs in 1:18.40.
Doing well at Pegasus!
Faith in racing gods/demons?
That's being positive!...
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