Kentucky Derby 2018

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  1. foxtrot

    foxtrot Senior Member

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    There's never been a TC winner that instantly retired. I think it would be doing the horse a massive disservice. Sure, there's risk of injury if they keep him running but he could also die in a pasture accident on his first week of retirement.

    I will be shocked if he doesn't run at least twice more this year, likely a summer prep and then the Classic. It's good for the sport and will only mean more money at the end of the day.
     
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    In that case, I apologize. I was wrong.
    Still don't believe the word lackluster applies, and that word grinds my gears, but you weren't talking about the Preakness, that point I concede.
     
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    All I know is that I cant wait to add that Justify Makers Mark Special Edition to my collection.
     
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    I'd think they'd be fools to consider racing him further. Risk vs gain. They don't need to prove him any further imo and nothing like a broken leg to ruin your Sunday. It's not as if these people are not wealthy.

    It may not be up to them, I don't know the investment contract, but they may stipulate what will be done. They invested a total of sixty million from what I heard. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
     
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    It just generally isn't done though. Horses aren't yoinked mid-season when sound just because they accomplished something. No, we haven't had a ton of TC winners but we have had a ton of successful racers. The Breeder's Cup is a massive draw, it's the World Series of horse racing.

    I might not have been a racing trainer IRL but I have been following racing (not just the Triple Crown, US racing in general) closely every year for the past 21 years. This horse's racing career has only lasted FOUR MONTHS. It would be terrible for the sport to treat him like he's made of glass and yoink him before the season ends.
     
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    I just read they intend to keep racing him.

    Not what I'd do. You have a billion dollar stud and you risk racing him further.. You just won the Triple Crown for goodness sakes.

    My opinion, although just like everyone else, I'd love to see him run. I will have ulcers though for that I'm sure.

    I'd be satisfied watching him run in his paddock personally. :D
     
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    I dont disagree with your posts here and I do hope he finishes out the season, I was only saying I can see the other pov and I wouldn't hold a grudge if they yoinked him.
     
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    I think if I remember right the only Triple winner who came close to retirement immediately after the Belmont was War Admiral. But that was because he sustained a pretty nasty hoof injury
     
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