Sunday, October 4, 2009
Summer of the Bird
So wow...like wow. I try not to get too excited about a certain horse but this little guy is making it hard. Not many thought much of Summer Bird before he took the Belmont by storm, but now he has proven he needs to be watched after taking the other two hot summer races., The Travers and the now the Jockey Gold Cup. This boy is just peaking at the right time. My only hopes are he comes up happy when they check him a few days and stays happy and healthy so he can take a run at the Breeder's Cup Classic. Although making himself a firm candidate for 3 year-old champ, a decent run let alone a win, in the Classic would almost guarantee a Horse of the Year nomination, if not the title itself. This is just another reason why I love horse racing, one day you are a long shot in the Belmont, and the next you are a contender of Horse of the Year. Good luck to you Summer Bird! On a side note, I would also like to send my congrats to Sea the Stars and Jockey Mick Kinane, who took the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. This makes his sixth consecutive race win, and needless to say he has earned the right to travel across the pond and run against the other great Turf horses out there in the Breeder's Cup Turf. Good luck to him too!! I can't wait for the Breeder's Cup!!