Found February 26, 2013 on
Yep….it is definitely Triple Crown time again. Do you know how I know that? Because, like every year, the road to the Kentucky Derby is always a bumpy one and it looks like the road to the 2013 Kentucky Derby will be no different. I mean, it’s only the end of February and already we’ve had the previously unbeaten two year old colt champion (Shanghai Bobby) beaten, we had a highly regarded colt (Violence) fracture a sesamoid bone and be taken off the Derby trail completely and we had an eye popping 135-1 shot (I’ve Struck a Nerve) win the Risen Stars Stakes. The zaniness is back, which in turn, must mean spring, and the Kentucky Derby, are around the corner. Shanghai Bobby was beaten two lengths in his seasonal debut (The February 26 Holy Bull Stakes), which, in turn, fueled even more speculation that this colt will have distance limitations. He has won at 1 1/16th miles but whether he can get the classical 10 furlong distance remains to be seen. Even in defeat, Violence ran very wel...
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