When he came out of the stall, he's was pulling me around. "Usually they're a little bit exhausted".
Of course America's Triple Crown is the best and biggest horseracing has to offer and the turnout numbers and wagering amounts swell accordingly.
There's a historical reason to back that theory.
Quip, who earned enough points to start in the Kentucky Derby but was deemed to be not ready by his connections, is expected to start in the Preakness for trainer Rodolphe Brisset. It started in 1997 with Silver Charm, followed by Real Quiet in 1998, War Emblem in 2002 and American Pharoah in 2015.
The Kentucky Derby victory of Justify keeps his unblemished winning record intact and generates discussion about a possible Triple Crown title.
Yep, the celebrating lasted two or three more days and we spent the entire $400. So Justify has a chance, and it's just as good a chance as any previous Derby victor.
He said even at the last 1/8 mile, Justify was not exhausted and had "plenty left" in him. He's won the race six times overall. It was just OK. "I think a lot trainers are interested in how he's doing and whether he's actually going to run in the Preakness or not". "That was probably his best race".
Smith was mostly a length and a half back and slightly to the side, which meant he and his horse were not eating mud for two minutes. "The outrider had to help pull him up". I nearly didn't take him out there ... and when he turned, that's when it bit him and he flinched. "It was a pretty awesome performance".
According to Carstanjen, his firm also expects the Kentucky Derby Week's Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) to show another record-breaking result. Trainer Chad Brown has announced that he is returning to NY with his star performer for the better recuperation of his wards.
Magnum Moon, victor of the Arkansas Derby, didn't break well and immediately got boxed in. Quip, who qualified for the Kentucky Derby but whose trainer believed he needed more time, was also scheduled to run in two weeks. Other possibilities are Quip, the Arkansas Derby runner-up, and Diamond King, who would be a local favorite as the victor of the Federico Tesio Stakes at Laurel Park.
Baffert likened the skin condition that appeared to be causing Justify some discomfort in his brief appearance in front of reporters Sunday morning to a "diaper rash" and said Monday, "It was sensitive there", before adding, "He looked fine today".
Due to excessive celebration, I don't recall much of what happened that day in the track infield. He'll run in the Preakness and after that, we'll see.
"When I kept hearing (legendary trainer) Bob (Baffert) keep talking about how special this horse is, I got so high, because we've had some good horses, but never really a great, great horse", Troutt tells the Lexington Herald-Leader.