January 2010 / Monday, January 25, 2010

Moment of the Year

Moment of the Year

I know I've viewed the replay Iof the 2009 Woodward a few times over the last few months.  Well, fans who visited NYRA's website just voted the finish "The NYRA Moment of the Year".  We were proud to be part of it.

Click here to experience the thrill.

Who knows, maybe we can get another shot at the 2009 Horse of the Year at the 2010 Breeder's Cup at Churchill Downs.


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Santa Anita Track Surface

Santa AnitaLooks like they are going to switch back to a dirt surface at Santa Anita.  This is really a multifaceted issue.  I know for sure the artificial surfaces are just as safe, if not safer, than dirt tracks.  It's funny, over the past three years, this issue has conveniently made a bunch of owners and trainers soil and track surface experts.  Well, here's the scoop – there is really little difference in surfaces.  Some horses like the dirt surface at Aqueduct and don't like the dirt surface at Belmont!!! It's just that simple.

There is only one winner in each race and the rest of the horses just did not get the job done.  Artificial tracks just give losers one more lame excuse to use after they get beat.

Don't take the bait – all the horses in race line up in the starting gate and run over the same track.  Funny, did anyone read of any negative track surface comments from any of the connections of Breeders' Cup winners over the last two years?  Hmmm.

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