Please disregard my comment, I was looking at the wrong racing program. Zaikov won in this $25,000 allowance race at Gulfstream Park.
I hope that Shug can do what Lucien Lauren and Meadow Stables did in 1972 (Riva Ridge) and 1973 (Secretariat). I am hoping for two consequtive Ky Derby wins. Wouldn't that be something.
Ashley, I have the program for that race, The Rapid Transit (ungraded stakes). The horse must have been withdrawn from the race prior to the printing of the program. I guess he still is not ready to race.
Jackson Bend looked amazing in the paddock; he was bright and focused. And he finished 3rd in a high quality field. WTG Jackson Bend and Stanley Gold, his original Florida trainer.
Finn Green, the Reeves' stable manager, discusses Mucho Macho Man and how he's overcome his illness on his facebook page.
Mucho Macho Man had been ill with a virus he contracted when he was in South Florida. He then went for hyperbaric treatment and rehab at Fairhill as he had a lung infection secondary to the viral infection. Mike Smith realized something was wrong with him in the paddock and then when he didn't respond on the track he pulled him up. I applaud MMM's wonderful team for all of his rehab work and keeping him in the game. Best of luck to MMM and his team. If you want to check up on the story, check with his trainer.
I'm so glad that Johnny V has the mount on Animal Kingdom at Royal Ascot. Rosario has been brilliant, but he also has been inconsistant. And Johnny V knows the track at Ascot; it can be a tricky track as it goes uphill before the finish line. I'm so glad that Graham Motion has been given this opportunity to go to Ascot with Animal Kingdom. If he wins at Ascot, I wonder if Sheik Mohammad will send some of his horses to Motion.
The Shack, Paynter, and Black Caviar should have included on the list. But Shackleford will be king of the breeding shed in a few years. He is the most sound horse bred here in many years.
Wise Dan looks like, has the talent of, the conformation of, and the dominance of his great grandsire on both sides of his pedigree: Secretariat. I hope he and Animal Kingdom go to Royal Ascot next year and beat the pants off the Euros. Then he will be seen as the king.
How exciting does it get? Especially, since Mike Smith rode his grand sire (Holy Bull) and his uncle (Giacomo) and had wonderful victories on his family. I am so proud for MMM, Kathy Ritvo, Dream Team, Mike Smith, and all of his connections. Mike Smith promised redemtion for Holy Bull when riding Giacomo to win in the Ky Derby. I saw MMM win at Gulfstream and he is an amazing horse.
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