I have a chunk of horse sh*t dropped by Animal Kingdom right before entering the starting gate in the Derby - let me know if anyone wants to buy it.
Obviously impossible to say if he would win the Derby or not. But, his 2nd in the FOY while being part of a suicide pace and being hurt was as game a race as you'll ever see a horse run.
rafirox - regarding your comment on jockeys - was Johhny V. just messing around on days where he went winless or was he maybe just on horses who didn't run well that day? Not saying jockeys are meaningless, but they mean little compared to the horse they are riding.
The UAE Derby??? No chance they would ship him across the world and run in 2 weeks.
To make that a valid discussion point, we need to ask how many horses have run in the Derby w/o running as a 2 year old. If the sample size is small, it's a meaningless point.
So who ran the most impressive race last weekend ... Revolutionary or Verrazano? I'm confused.
Not sure if a TC winner has ever fit that scenario, but IHA will be a huge betting favorite in the Belmont. I know there have been horses who've won the first 2 legs as non betting favorites. Charismatic comes to mind.
Congrats to the horse and connections - well deserved. But, I don't see him mowing down the field in the Preakness. Watch the over head replay - he got the perfect trip. Will be tough to get that dream set up again and this is a very deep field. I think hopes of a triple crown will be over in 2 weeks.
Anyone actually know how many unraced 2 yo's have run in the Derby? Only recent one that comes to mind is Curlin.
I think this is an over rated/ over used stat. How many unraced 2 yo's have actually run in the Derby? I would guess it's a small sample size.
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