Megan. 21. Texas girl. Horse racing nut. Proud owner of way too much stuff. 90's kid for life. Potty potty Potterhead. Forever Hiddlestoned. Movie enthusiast, the older the better. Mama to two dogs, a rabbit, and a kitty (soon to be more!). Cleans dog poo for a living. Glad and willing to answer any questions, at all times. I love conversation
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Anonymous said: Do you know why Ride on Curlin was pulled up yesterday?
Ride on Curlin was eased at the quarter pole because he was bleeding due to a pulmonary hemorrhage, which he apparently also done in one race as a two-year-old.
He’s headed back to Kentucky tomorrow and will be getting a break. Trainer Billy Gowan blames the distance of the race and says he probably will never race Ride on Curlin at a mile and a half again
wagrobanite said: While I get where you're come from and the owners should haven't said what they said, it is a little disappointing, and especially consider chrome was hurt. Poor guy had a chunk of his hoof taken out of him at the starting gate by horse next to him :( Maybe if that hadn't happened he would have won.
lehomestretchh said: My dear anon that's how the game of horse racing is played. You must earn the TC, it is simply not handed :)
And yes, fresher horses coming into the Belmont is how the game is played. If you can’t overcome absolutely everything thrown at you, you aren’t a Triple Crown winner, simple as that.
There is literally no other race in America that you can’t enter just because you haven’t run in a different race before that. Banning new shooters in the Belmont (the “rested” horses that everyone is complaining about) is not gonna happen. And it shouldn’t. The “Test of Champions” should not be made easier just because we so desperately want another Triple Crown winner
I can’t speak for everyone, but personally, I would rather wait longer for a horse that actually wins under the current circumstances than alter the series and get 5 “Triple Crown winners” a decade
theprodigyandthelegend said: Dude Chromes owner needs to take a leaf out of Aiden O'Briens book in how to accept defeat graciously, commend your jockey and horse and give nothing but kind, good words about the winner. Unbelievably childish and pathetic