Because regardless if the public likes it or wants to accept it. Anyone that gets into Horse Racing is doing it for the money first. That is not to say they are insensitive to the horse. They treat the horse while under their ownership with the greatest of care. They provide medically and hopefully responsibly in their decisions to decide a racing program. But when it is all done and said with,these horses are just to expensive to maintain and to Valuable to pass up at selling. This is not a negative,believe me and i say it with the greatest of confidence. If someone pays out the money they will for P.O.S. , be advised that the excellent care will continue 10 fold. Why i get a chuckle when some talk about horses that others own in terms of endearment and the only motive is for the love of the horse. Like i said before,they all love their horses. But this is a money first game. Do not ever forget it.
Wow Bradley, because you have been saying it,are we now to etch it in stone. Bottom line is that for whatever the reason,CC is not the same horse he was in the spring. Let me ask you this question. If Hollendorfer was not a responsible Horseman and ran Shared Belief in the Derby and Preakness. If he were not at 100 %. Would you of held it against him. I sure would not.So why is everyone holding it against CC now. I know you are not,but seems the majority are.
Exactly why i stopped watching College Football,wheras the Champion is dependant on mostly Human Element and not On Track/Field performances. It is all about what have you done for me lately. Great accomplishments are pushed to the side in favor of the new hot flavor of the currnt time. Lets face it,the only reason and i repeat only reason that 3 yos capture the imagination of the Hardcore/ Casual/ Non Fan, is because of the TC Chase. I don't see Good Morning America or Daytime or even ESPN flocking to Belmont or Santa Anita for daily updates. It is all about the Triple Crown. All though the other races are important,They are not the TC as far as 3 yos are concerned. Just like in College Football. If a school for example beat the top 4 rated teams in the Country during the first 4 weeks,yet stubbed their toes in the last game of the year. If there were any undefeated schools,they would take the #1 ranking. At least in the Pros,it is decided on the field. Why is this years Awesome Again Stakes so large in everyones mind. If it carried the weight last year that it does this year. Then Mucho Macho Man should have been the overwhelming HOTY. The reason is simple. The casual Racing Fan who tries to be the dominant factor when it comes to Awards and big races has decided. They are so hard up to see the so called Great Champion,they neglect the body of work.
You read it here,a very big day of Racing. They are giving away 3.4 Million in total purses. Now for the big question. What will be the Total Attendance figure. Last year under a gorgeous Sunny Sky and 80 degree temps,they only drew 9 thousand and change. That card had more star power.I doubt that they will go over 10,000.
Taking nothing away fro Bayern. The race was over well before the horses stepped on the track. Did you pay attention to how the track was playing today. Speed was dominant,Quality speed was unbeatable.
Snoop ,if Dan won the HOTY again, i would boycott racing throughout the 3 Triple Crown Races. Unless of course 1 of the 2 babies that we have will be eligible. Will let you know when they debut.
Southern Humor ,the one thing you said that is right. This game is all about dancing dollar signs. If not about that,do you honestly think i would waste my time rooting for a race horse to win for the sake of winning. Unless a friend owns and trains them,i could be doing alot of better things with my time. To those that enjoy the rooting aspect,all the power to them. Do exactly what you enjoy and gives you pleasure. To me it is a waste of my time. Someone asked me that if i were not allowed to partake in the pari mutual side of the sport. How much less would i follow it. About 95%. As far as boots is concerned.He may be my made up friend,but only the shadow will know. Glad to see you are still miserable and jealous.
Mary , the closest you will ever come to Boots is me. He has no intention of ever coming on. Also if it means anything,and you see how good he is. I probably let out 20 % of the scoop. I am not that stupid to let the entire litter out of the bag.But i am sure Boots thanks you for the kind words. In respect to a Lap Top. Believe me when i tell you. Boots has that and then some. The top babies that many write about now,Boots East Coast and West Coast have already given me names that many will hear and read about in November or later. I try to be nice and share ,but then my many detractors start with the arrogant and know it all remarks. So many times i say,why bother.
Nathan at least it is good to know that Boots confidence and how good this guy was early in his career came true. But to all the HOTY experts that said if SB beat CC ,he was worthy of The HOTY Honor. What happens if this guy wins his next BC race and The Classic is won by an upset. Using your logic then, Bayern is HOTY.
Tune in and watch the races at PARX today. Through 3 races , speed is GOLDEN. If it keeps up that way, how can it be anything else but CC/Chrome or reversed. Absolutely no other pace horse in the race
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