Saratoga Special and Adirondack Stakes preview

by TCI 2 years ago

It’s “Baby Talk” time with the TCI Boys. Now that the Saratoga and Del Mar meets are well underway, they discuss the best 2-year-olds that have been revealed so far in 2012, and break down Sunday’s Saratoga Special (G2) and Adirondack (G2) for juveniles at Saratoga.

Watch it. Comment.

TCI Top 5 Classic Older Males

Rank Name Comments
1 Game On Dude Tough & classy 5yo is better than ever and unbeaten at SA – the site of this year’s Classic
2 Mucho Macho Man Suburban win was his best yet and makes him the top older Classic contender in the East
3 Wise Dan Distance is a concern, but he’s without question one of the most talented horses in the country
4 Richard’s Kid Back at the top of his game and was very good in defeat to top one in Hollywood Gold Cup
5 Ron the Greek Who would’ve thought he’d get good enough at 5 to win the Big Cap and Stephen Foster?

through 8/9/2012

Discussion

  • JR

    Hi Joel and Jon,
    I’m looking forward to your commentary on the 2yr old’s for the Breeders Cup.  Just a comment off subject, I think you need your tall table back it would make the stage look better, just my opinion.

    Joel, I was shocked to hear that Union Rags had been retired I was so looking forward to him being in the Breeders Cup. It seems it’s getting harder and harder to keep 3 yr old’s healthy.  Interesting that in the steeple jump in the Olympics, no horse can compete until they are 8 years old, I think maturity of their bone structure has a lot to do with success.
    Regards,
    JR

    • Joel Cunningham

      Hey JR!

      I do agree horses’ bones are better formed & prepared to be more durable as they get older. In Union Rags’s case, it’s hard to be as big of an athlete as he is, and to run as fast as he was capable of running. A well-known trainer once told me that “the slow ones don’t get hurt, it’s usually the fast ones”. Add in the fact that Union Rags was a very large and heavy horse traveling at fast speeds..unfortunately it can be a formula for something to happen.

      I love trying to figure out the 2yos and look forward to tracking them closely in the coming months!


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