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2 year old Beyer leaders thru 8/14/21
|Big City Lights||SA||02 May||4 1/2F||93|
|Echo Zulu||SAR||15 Jul||5 1/2F||92|
|High Oak||SAR||14 Aug||6 1/2F||90|
|Little Drama||BEL||16 May||5F||86|
|Big City Lights||SA||20 Jun||5F||85|
|Elm Drive||DMR||06 Aug||6F||85|
|Lady Danae||SAR||13 Aug||5 1/2F||85|
High Oak won his race Saturday at Saratoga g2 Saratoga Special field of 12,
5 others on our list finished worse than 3rd and are off the list, they can earn
there way back on after all some can improve by leaps and bounds at this age.
RAESFAN said...I chose the wrong Asmussen. I should have known to pick the Tapit.
I just don't follow his horses anymore until the last minute. He's got so many barns in so many places and races at so many tracks.....NY, Chicago, KY, TX, Lousiana, Arkansas.....must be at least 250 horses or more?
1,613 starts in 2021 or something like that......I know they're not all 3 year olds but still....18,560,649 earnings in 2021 alone.
For comparison, somebody like Mandella trains around 40 or so. Shug around 80.
Its gotten out of hand for me in many ways.
Pletcher and Baffert also have a lot of horses. No way they can manage all of them. They obviously have people responsible for the day to day operations, but they get the lion’s share of the accolades and the compensation!
Most of those decisions are financial......it makes it possible to have the large staff, the premium stables at the top tracks, and the services of the best jocks. In addition, if you have a large number of 2 yr. old colts and fillies, the chances are much better that one of them can become great.
It's a little like the mom 'n pop stores vs. the chains.....many people may prefer to see the smaller barns flourish, yet they may also shop at Costco
Horse won impressive at Sar yesterday..
My bad...she a filly
Just watched a juvy MSW for fillies at Arlington/ Catalano has an MTR named Dressed, that looked very good in an off the turf race at 8.5f. She ran second in her debut behind another MTR who I absolutely was looking forward to due to her works, by the name of Plus Chic. This race flattered her as Dressed won at 3/5. She broke from the rail, was stuck behind traffic for a while, so the jock took back and then circled the leaders to win under a hand ride by about 3. Can't wait to see Plus Chic switch to the main track and stretch out, even though it is all weather. Two nice fillies that may one day get to match up against better out east.
Thanks, Fillys are good,
Thanks I'll check it out.
I still have your lists from pre races, About 4 unraced lists, this year my list on here
are runners only, It seems to be easier than a projected list of mostly blue bloods
or deep pocket purchases. At an early age when they race and they improve or digress they can
work there way back on the list 5f, 6f, 8f, 9f, 10f, etc . They don't have to win to get on the list
ITM , trips , strong turn of foot etc. The longer the races the easier to pick, and 5 or 6 in the same race will eliminate some .