Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday Preakness Thoughts

- Why is Calvin Borel working out Mine That Bird? Shouldn't they get Mike Smith on him? Or anybody else for that matter?

- Why no outrage that Tone It Down is presumably running in the Preakness? As an earner of $46,470 and a best credential of coming in 3rd in the Federico Tesio Stakes, he doesn't seem any better than any horse Zayat, Allen or Whitney were going to run.

- Another Sheik trying to buy his way into dominating a sport. This time, Drag Racing.
"...an estimated $10 million per year budget for a two-car team"
"A top team spends about $4 million and up for the NHRA series"
Sounds a lot like Godolphin, Darley, Shadwell, etc. (h/t to autoblog.com)

4 comments:

Ernie said...

Very pissed off lately.

That's a good thing!

Sally said...

like the color of your background. watching Pioneer on Saturday.

Elizabeth said...

I wondered that too about Calvin on MTB. Maybe they're still holding out hope that RA won't run and he'll be able to ride him in the Preakness.

Anonymous said...

The trainer decided to work Mine That Bird at the last minute. Mike Smith is in California. Calvin is at Churchill. He trusts Calvin. And, yes he's still hoping that Calvin will ride him.

 

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