Type: Posts; User: WhiteCamry
That's what I like about European STB racing: they vary their distances.
19 horses going a mile and a half. Imagine that in North America!:rolleyes:
Assuming this hasn't already been posted, here's a New York Times article by Susanna Forrest recalling two horses in her life.
And Hollywood Park (remember that?)
He's more than earned it.
How is racing so different overseas?
I witnessed three Woodwards:
2007: I almost laughed watching Lawyer Ron take it in a tap dance.
2008: Once Curlin hit the afterburners on the far turn it was predictable (though I though he...
It's a shame that North American racing doesn't have graded stakes races longer than 12f (not counting the 'chases.) On every other continent there's a least one 2-mile race every week.
The Racing Post has his complete record.
Maybe he should bet to place instead of win?
Highly informative. Thanks.
How or why so, if I may trouble to ask this late in the game?
Betcha didn't know that Commissioner's 10f split in the Belmont was 2:02.43. That puts him six lengths ahead of California Chrome's 2:03.66 for the Derby.
The safety and health of that maiden and the other horses - why keep running if he/she doesn't win? Also, a chronic maiden can do funny things to the odds.
Dang! Fergot about him.
Once upon a time, the Metropolitan Handicap - aka the Met Mile - was run between the Preakness and the Belmont. At a mile for 3 year olds and up, it doubled as a Belmont prep race as well as an...
Speaking of which: Rags to Riches nosed Curlin out of the 2007 Belmont. It'd be a longshot - he hasn't won a stakes race yet - but if Ride On Curlin was to avenge his old man it be poetic as well...
Jimmy Stewart was just as skinny as Sinatra in those days, and he flew B-24s in Europe.
Sometimes the dice roll a seven.
For perspective, the Derby Stakes in the U.K. - the "Darby," as they pronounce it - is a mile and a half. It's the middle jewel of their Triple Crown, run some about the same week as the Belmont,...
There's the Brooklyn Handicap, for 4 & ups, also run 12f at Belmont.
Assault wasn't entirely sterile; he was known to have pasture-bred with some quarter-horse mares.
Then there was this French horse.
It's been on Youtube; no doubt 'twill be again.