Sunland Derby has been, arguably, most productive of the Derby preps!
Switch update: So far, she has produced a Galileo filly (Switch In Time) and Dansili (GB) colt,
she is due to Galileo in May, and then returns to Galileo. Switch In Time made her first start last year August, finishing 5/10 by 3 1/4 lengths to Lancaster Bomber (troubled trip, according to notes). She is nominated to the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1) at the Curragh on May 28.
I'll eat chalk with IWC. I don't anyone beating him at GP.
I chose Yukichan as my avatar so many years ago as I thought her the most beautiful racehorse! Here she is with her new Novellist filly--still a beauty, making lovely babies! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/03dd923337cb506286ee0679671cbdfa6cdc9f06123b901564631c2e2139107b.jpg
Frank Alvarado, who had ridden Zakaroff in his previous starts, elected to ride Sheer Flattery...ouch!
A beautiful tribute...hopefully her legacy lives on in her filly. And also--the G2 Royal Delta Stakes is next week at Gulfstream...
Indeed, the only hopeful news, Her line continues...
The Paulick article said the filly survived.
Heartbroken beyond words....Rest in peace beautiful Royal Delta...http://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloodstock/champion-royal-delta-dies-age-nine-foaling-complications/#.WJ3DQbgpfW0.twitter
Not the best news--race like this you want your horse at the top of his game. Per DRF: Arrogate did develop an abscess on the inside of his right hind foot a
few weeks ago. Baffert pointed out on Thursday, when Arrogate was
paddock schooling before the races, that he has three-quartered that
hind shoe – filing off the part of the shoe nearest the abscess – a
common tactic used to try to prevent the abscess from being concussed by
the shoe and becoming a quarter crack.
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