I heard discussion by Joanne on HRTV - that the US barn is so far away, they have to walk an hour to the track, but the others don't? My guess for the reasoning is security, but still what a handicap if the US horses have that requirement vs the others... Which makes Animal Kingdom's win that much more impressive.
Too bad he's headed for Australia! But lucky you, Polydor...
And the way others backed up in other races. Wish I knew what the temps were, and again, wish they would be published regularly in PPs...
But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson
Animal Kingdom certainly crushed it on a day when every other US-based horse flopped badly. [In the DWC - Mike Smith on Royal Delta, finished 10th; Gary Stevens on Dullahan, 11th] A great run and I'm sure Barry Irwin's partners are thrilled the risky move paid off. This win will only boost H. Graham Motion's standing a top trainer.
Another shout out to the O'Briens with St Nicholas Abbey putting in a magnificent effort to take the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan with Joseph O’Brien up for his dad. That horse just keeps on winning! The bonus for me: I've been to the namesake twice - rum maker/historic mansion - St Nicolas Abbey
Clarksdale, MS--the golden buckle on the cotton belt
Red Cadeaux was second in the World Cup as a 7 yo. Horse is a gelding, darn it!
He's sireline to Tudor Minstrel (Hyperion) which is rare as hen's teeth these days. His sire seems to have left two sons, one in Turkey and the other, Major Cadeaux, in the UK.
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