More shopping bargains for the rest of us.
And better viewing on XC day.
While a thin crowd will be bad for the vendors, from time to time, this is going to happen.
It's still Rolex, still good horses and good riders.
When you win the Kentucky Derby, you won, it doesn't matter who else ran, you are forever a Derby winner.
Same with Rolex, you still get a watch, you still get money, you still get bragging rights.
People, even without the big name, ULRs, you are still watching some of the best horse/rider combinations there are.
A friend and I went to a concert last summer. Headliner was Journey. Opening acts were, in this order, Night Ranger and Foreigner. Night Ranger blew the roof off, Foreigner was just like we remembered and Journey? Over half the crowd left after the third weak song.
The Head of the Lake is still a tough obstacle, doesn't matter who is galloping through there.
Appreciate that we still have a 4**** in the US.
It's still a big deal.