I think the concern is not so much the tally at the end of the calendar year, but rather horses racing too many times within a short period of time. The angry folks are probably focused on that five day span between his last races. I tend to be a bit more wary when some of the 10-13 year olds I follow are raced once and possibly twice during a seven day period. Depends on the conditioning of the horse, but I've occasionally seen that argument reach its limit to the point of becoming abusive. Everything in moderation - even racing horses...Northport wrote:The horses race 2-3 times a month during the racing season (whether they are trained by Al Rayhi, Doug Watson, Mike De Kock, etc.), then are off April-October. When all is said and done, at the end of a calendar year, I personally wouldn't count many of those horses as over raced.Catalina wrote:I don't quite understand your comment. What's there to factor in?Northport wrote:Another good showing for Reynaldo, just got pipped by Comicas at the line and ended up 3rd in the G3 in the Al Shindagha Sprint. The race was unfortunately marred by Scrutineer breaking down in the home straight.
There's a lot of anger on Twitter, as this was Scrutineer's 7th race in 4 months, but not a lot of people are factoring that Emirati season only runs November-March.
Raced Feb 8 ----- DNF
Raced Feb 3 ----- Won
Raced Jan 20-----7th
Raced Jan 4 -----2nd
Trainer A. Al Rayhi (same as Mushaakis earlier this week)