When Will Take Charge nosed out Moreno in a thrilling stretch run to win Horse Racing’s biggest summer race for three year olds, the $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Racetrack this past Saturday, believe it or not the first thought that popped into my head was the phrased coined by the great Steve Haskin when he said “It takes a horse to make you look like an ass”.
If you’re keeping score at home, I said two things in my “Horse Racing: An In-Depth Look at the 2013 Travers Stakes,” preview last Friday that were right and about…oh….I don’t know … a dozen things that were wrong.
In the preview, I said it would be the “Race of the Year” and it certainly was. I also said Orb would finish third and he did, but that’s about where it ends for me.
I said I was giving Verrazano another chance at 10 furlongs and that he might get it this time…he didn’t….I said Palace Malice was his biggest threat (after a horrendous start and trip) he wasn’t….I said Will Take Charge would “boun