Our Boys!

The first boys to run were in the Juvenile Turf where Lucky Chappy ran his brains out!  Standing at about 15 hands he was by far the smallest horse in the field.  He was a little sluggish at the start as in his last race but he flew down the stretch to be fourth.  They showed the statistics after the race and he had run the furthest of any other horse in the race by +61.  I think that’s feet but that is significant.  State Of Play got a little tired as he had a less than perfect preparation for the day after missing his prep race after running a fever.

Hoofit’s race was maddening.  In a perfect striking position in the five furlong turf sprint, a horse on the inside lost it’s action going around the bend which in turn took the horse to his outside out which in turn took Hoofit wide which lost any chance he had.  There is absolutely NO margin of error in sprint races.  Racing luck was not with him today.  Hoofit is Southern Hemisphere bred so is in fact only 3 1/2 years old, not 4 like the Northern Hemisphere horses.

Standouts today:  Amazombie winning the dirt sprint.  The owner/trainer was offered two horses but could only pay $5,000.  He paid the money for the one he wanted and was told the other one was coming with him as a freebie!  Yes, you’ve guessed it, the freebie was the one who won today!  The one he ‘bought’ has won one race out of twenty four!

An amazing feeling for Aiden O’Brien to watch his 18 year old, 5′ 11″ son win the Breeders Cup Turf.  Proud Dad!

I’m sure I wasn’t the only disappointed one when Goldikova lost her crown.  Third was great though for this wonderful racehorse.  The Breeders Cup Mile will be missing something next year.

Did you know that the owners of Aruna, Flaxman Holdings had great success with their fillies in the Breeders Cup Mile with Six Perfections (2003), and the great Miesque (1987 and 1988).{jcomments on}

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