Sunday, September 13, 2009

Weekend Thoughts - Twitter, BC Classic and Cosmonaut

- Those of us that follow Sheik Mohammed on Twitter hoping to pick up a gem about his vast horse racing empire were treated to about 100 tweets this week regarding the new Dubai Metro - and this video. I wish he would address racing rather than documenting that he sent congratulations to a 3rd world country on their independence day.

- It is perplexing to me why the Breeders Cup would try to entice Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta to compete in the Breeders Cup Classic by adding an extra million to the purse. First, isn't $5 million enough? Second, Jess Jackson has made it abundantly clear that Rachel will not run on a synthetic surface. Third, common sense says that Rachel will sit out the rest of the year, as her resume has already qualified for horse of the year. And fourth, even if Rachel came back for another race this year, it will not be at a mile-and-a-quarter. She just doesn't do that distance.

- Comparing two new retirees - I think I'd rather breed my mare to Cosmonaut than Pioneerof The Nile.


Ernie said...

I hope Raitch gives 10 furlongs a shot next year - if she doesn't have to go 22 and change...

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