Sunday, September 14, 2008

Time to give the horse his due

The Associated Press describes the Big Brown win as a
..courageous front-running victory over older horses in the $500,000 Monmouth Stakes on Saturday at Monmouth Park.

I would agree. I was very impressed with Big Brown's win and the horse showed me he loves to compete and wants to win. A great horse should rise up and show us that he "wants to win" and I think Big Brown showed that yesterday. He showed me he can be the Horse of the Year, and I feel now Curlin would have to beat him in the BC Classic to take it away from him.

Remember this is a horse who got bashed after Belmont (okay maybe it was his trainer and owners-but still). Many said he would never step foot on a racetrack again. Well, he has stepped on a race track and is 2-0 since than. Watch this race again and tell me you are not impressed.


Unitas said...

Best 3yo Colt or Gelding in North America, undoubtedly, is Big Brown. If not for Kent D.'s inexplicable ride in the Belmont( a similar, disturbingly bad ride again almost cost this horse The Haskell), this horse would be considered one of the all time greatest thoroughbreds. I admit, I am biased towards BB (a family member is BB's original owner, a minority owner presently), however, being fair, Zenyatta deserves a lot of consideration for Horse of the Year honors. Should Big Brown ultimatley face & defeat Curlin in the BC Classic, I believe he will take home the hardware for HOY, however, if neither Big Brown or Curlin win the Classic(or should one or both decide to skip the Classic altogether), I believe Zenyatta, if victorious in her BC foray, should be the HOY, finishing her'08 campaign undefeated while defeating the best of her generation. Go Big Brown!!

SaratogaSpa said...

Unitas-Good call on Zenyatta-would love to see her give the boys a run for the money..thanks for reading.

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