Sorry but my thread titled Preakness 2014 dated May 31 should read Belmont 2014. I am definitely not on my " A " game right now.
I'm writing this just minutes after the Belmont Stakes, and now CC's triple crown dream is shattered. One of his owners went on a rant and called the owners of horses who don't race all three races cowards, "it's a coward's way out". I don't think they're cowards, but there is such a disadvantage to the horses that actually run all the races.
So my question for Ruffian is why on Earth does it take a horse three weeks to "recover" from running a race? Horses are meant to run, after all. Is it because of poor breeding and vaccinations? This just doesn't make sense to me.
And what are your thoughts on the Derby horses completing all three legs, or they can't do the Preakness or Belmont unless they enter the Derby?
The classiest act ever known was Dan Patch!
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