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Dam that was fast. Throw in one clinker race............
If wishes were horses then beggars would ride-
& If dirt were dollars we'd all be in the black
I can't believe this. The horse was on the verge of being a superstar and might have reached that level next year.
I wonder how Baffert feels.
This is why racing is losing fans of mass proportion as it's fans cannot attach to any superstar racehorse. According to all reports, Zensational was
not injured in the BC Sprint yet is hastily retired. He was a lightly raced 3 year old yet his racing career is already over. Zayat said stud fee will
start at only $25,000 and he believes it is the right time for his colt to start his stud career. Please!!!!!!
Just add another name to the long list of horse that have been prematurely retired while under his care.
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Agree it is absurd this horse is retired. He has been managed very carefully, heard Baffert say recently he thinks that now he could go a mile. If that was the case, and i would tend to say he could, it would enhance his stud value greatly. Now he goes out looking like a one dimensional speed horse who is rank and can not pass horses. In this sire environment with tanking stud fee's, this horse being retired is a joke.
That will always be the case with extremely fast horses - who have a tendency to develop problems much more-so than the laggers. If you go to the sales and buy horses suitable to the Belmont or Arc distance, they will likely stay much sounder, but even more likely than that, they won't be able to compete in the 2 and 3 year old races.. In fact, many of them won't have the speed to beat a fat man... Stoutness is a necessary component of classicity, but unless one has access to the finest sires in the world, breeding for stoutness and soundness has a lot of down side.. Many of them can't run. Baffert is a product of the culture he lives in. Immediate and/or early gratification is the order of the day for many who employ him. They are buying to race early and get to the classics.
Developing youngsters.. that's Baffert's forte, and that's why the owners come to him. I'll tell you one thing about Baffert. In all the years I've seen him run horses, I've rarely seen a horse of his unsound in the parade or warmup. He does take good care of them, but many are too fast for their own good.
You will rarely get the truth about a horses physical condition when they go off to stud. Announcing that they have chronic unsoundness or a severe shortcoming that might be passed on to their progeny is a definite no-no.
I understand what you're saying, but IMO, it's 1-9, that horse didn't come out of his race in good shape.
I understand what you're saying, but IMO, it's 1-9, that horse didn't come out of his race in good shape.[/quote]
Cadilla, 99% of the time I would agree with you, but the fact he was already in KY Monday after he ran tells me retirement was always in the plans.. When they analyze his career, I would love to see the list of horses he beat.. talk about a horse who beat nothing in ideal situations....
Ok, well, if that's the case, my next bet at 1-9 is that Zayat is running out of moolah and cut some kind of stallion deal that would give him immediate cash in pocket..
And Aaron, my name isn't Cadilla.. it's Cadillakin...
[Ok, well, if that's the case, my next bet at 1-9 is that Zayat is running out of moolah and cut some kind of stallion deal that would give him immediate cash in pocket..
And Aaron, my name isn't Cadilla.. it's Cadillakin...[/quote]
my apologies Cadillakin
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