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I think this is a much tougher year in the division, but if she keeps her form she should have no trouble repeating.
This is what I heard today. Hope it works out.
Racing / Older Male Division Up In The Air
June 25, 2020, 06:17:21 AM
It is pretty wild how this year's older male division is up in air.

Who knows if Maximum Security and Game  Winner will race  again let alone regain their form.

Combatant appeared out of nowhere to take the G1 Santa Anita Handicap.

Gift Box and Higher Power have not returned to their previous form.

A lot of questions.
International Racing / The Incredible Almond Eye
June 24, 2020, 04:04:28 PM
She is amazing and looking great so far this year.
Loved this horse.
Racing / Re: Racetracks that you been to
June 24, 2020, 03:58:50 PM
Belmont Park
Charles Town
Churchill Race Course
Delaware Park
Freehold Raceway
Garden State Park
Goshen Historic Track
Gulfstream Park
Hollywood Park
Keeneland Race Course
Laurel Park
Los Alamitos Race Course
Monmouth Park
Philadelphia Park/Parx
Pimlico Race Course
Pompano Park Race Course
Ocean Downs
River Downs
Saratoga Race Course
Saratoga Gaming and Racing
Racing / HOTY- Justify vs. Accelerate vs. Monomoy Girl
November 13, 2018, 08:10:34 PM
Well  , many thought Justify had sown up Horse of the Year with his Triple Crown win. Then he was retired without racing again.

Who would have thought after his 4 G1 win sophomore season zgere would be two other horses who surpassed that mark?

Accelerate won the Santa Anita Handicap, the Gold Cup, the Pacific Classic, the Awesome Again and the Breeders Cup Classic.

Monomoy Girl won a G1 Ashland, G1 Kentucky Oaks, G1 Acorn,  G1 Coaching Club American Oaks, 2nd by DQ in the G1 Cotillion and the G1 BC Distaff. A whisker away from 6 G1 wins.

Monomoy Girl may have actually faced the toughest schedule of all the horses up for HOTY.

Its a very tough call and that may end up benefiting Justify.
Racing / 2018 Breeders Cup
November 13, 2018, 08:02:37 PM
Well, a number of favorites won, but I had the benefit of attending and it was a ton of fun.

Seeing Enable sweep the double of the BC Turf and Arc was amazing and Magical was magical.

Accelerate proved he could win away from home. Roaring Lion did not like kickback, but won European HOTY. Mendelssohn was on a suicide mission on a tiring track on the inside but still managed to finish only 4 lengths behind the winner. Gunnevera finished second again. Thunder Snow finished a close third. Yoshida showed he probably needed a bit more seasoning before the race, or maybe the mile distance is better for him. McKinzie and West Coast were asked to do too much too soon. And Catholic Boy just didn't have it outside of NY.

Abel Tasman showed she is ready for the next stage of her life. Monomoy Girl proved to be pretty special winning the Distaff with Midnight Bisou third.Great to hear she is coming back.

City of Light proved tough in the Dirt Mile travelling better tham Catalina Cruiser.

And we shall see if Game Winner can become the third BC Juvenile/Kentucky Derby winner. In 2006, the BC was at Churchill and Street Sense became the first. In 2010, 2009 BC Juvenile winner Uncle Mo was scratched the day before the race.
Racing History / Re: Tribute To Sham
May 25, 2018, 11:34:10 AM
Sham: In The Twilight of Greatness
Racing History / Re: Tribute To Sham
May 25, 2018, 11:33:02 AM
Racing History / Re: Tribute To Sham
May 25, 2018, 11:28:20 AM

I believe I got to eat dinner with Angel Cordero, Pat Day and Laffit Pincay, Jr. at the Legends event.

Racing History / Tribute To Sham
May 25, 2018, 11:26:38 AM
One of my favorite horses of all time is Sham. I have read more books on him than Secretariat. I just love this horse. I love Big Red too, but I will always love the little horse that could...