Somnambulist wrote:Run 5th for pennies or run over here in the Manhattan for possible several hundred thousand. Ok.Tessablue wrote:That was a really good effort by Yoshida to finish a pretty close fifth behind longshot winner Accidental Agent. He's a very nice horse.
I know WinStar is the pinnacle of a stallion business and is very profit motivated, but they have a nice horse and wanted to run it across the pond in a prestigious race at one of most prestigious meets in the world. I don't think they will miss the $30k spent to enter/ship the horse to England to run in a race worth $1,131,000USD versus staying at home for a $1,000,000USD race.
I don't think he disgraced himself and I don't understand how it is a bad thing to see American horses racing across the globe. Especially when they are owned by farms/people/corporations that have millions to spare.