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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Diamond Stripes Win = Big Day For Big Brown?

- Wow, Diamond Stripes looked like he was being left in the dust midstretch of the Godolphin Mile, but somehow came on again and won with a bit to spare, with Prado aboard. It's all the more remarkable considering what looked like a significant drop off of the horse's form; seemed like all the running against Grade 1 horses with whom he couldn't quite match strides had caught up to him, and his recent form was just fair.

I wonder if Richard Dutrow is having second thoughts about not going to the race. On the other hand, remember that it was a workout in which Big Brown outworked Diamond Stripes that helped get the trainer so excited about the former and no doubt contributed to his decision to stay here. I imagine he may be feeling pretty good about his chances at Gulfstream later today.

- Don't know about those of you watching HRTV, but this music on TVG is pretty damn hot. It almost makes me want to dance with Todd Schrrmmppff. Where is he anyway? Couldn't get up in time?

4 Comments:

andy said...

I'm watching it on espn 360. No music but a lot about the sponsors.

alan said...

>>I'm watching it on espn 360. No music but a lot about the sponsors.

"Hrose racing: 2008 Dubai World Cup," it says on their website.

Anonymous said...

Does Richard Dutrow make good (legal)use of steroids or what?? Has he ever been suspended??? If so -- why?

Teresa said...

Dutrow has been suspended multiple times, most recently this winter for having violated the terms of a previous suspension: http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/horse/news/story?id=2763526

He does great things with horses, but man, is it hard to root for the guy. Him and Asmussen today--let's hear it for the suspended guys.