Hey my family remembers Citation and Coaltown, we've been salty about it for three generations!thinair wrote:It seems to me, some of the same people that all up in arms over Audible ( who I think would need heats to get 1.5 miles ) not running in the Belmont were the same people that were upset when Frosted became the first horse to actually take American Pharoah out of his comfort zone ( you know....the closest Frosted ever came to beating American Pharoah ).
People keep talking about these conglomerations of owners ( it's actually not really true as all that is really going on is that SF Racing, by the way I'm surprised inquiring minds don't seem interested in who is the money behind them, is selling the racing rights to people as they are only interested in breeding rights ) but it's Winstar, not Sol, or Jack Wolf, or whomever, as basically they are calling the shots ( or Coolmore…..but you know what I mean ). Nobody brings up Coaltown when they mention Citation. What sane owner would cost his horse a TC victory with another one of his runners? I don't believe anyone here would. I would certainly hope not.
But I don't see any evidence to suggest that Audible would get 12f any worse than Justify, basically the only person unhappy about this decision seems to be myself, and I was perfectly happy with the race Frosted ran in the Travers (and I think Victor's ride doesn't get nearly enough criticism).
Audible would be the clear second choice, and he'd almost certainly be running in the race if he had different owners. Why does being upset with this situation- both the decision and the increasing consolidation of horses, which is a problem beyond this single race- merit so much derision? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.
And to be clear, I'm only talking about Audible here. My Boy Jack would have been a non-factor and his situation is clearly different.