Reallyquiet wrote:Crazykid wrote:jock agent is way way way more important than any jockey, those are the guys who pick the horses the jockies ride those are the guys who deal with the trainers
BS.....look at the Derby again.If you trade Rosario(or Javy) for Calvin(5 years past prime,anchor) Borel,Revolutionary would've been at the very least 2nd,and may have won.Riding a horse takes strength and endurance,which Calvin now has neither.His listless ride from dead last looked like every ride he gave at Oaklawn this spring.Revolutionary needs a hustling rider like Joel or Javy because he runs in spurts.Calvin should NEVER ride that horse again.
I agree Revolutionary should have been a clear 2nd with a better rider. Was a bad decision for Javier to jump off to go with NI. Funny, all the rider choices that were made about a month ago now I said were bad decisions at the time and boy were they ever. Johnny V cost himself a very likely triple crown and Javier would have been 2nd if he was riding Revolutionary.