Road to the Roses Weekend Update

Well, last weekend was a major letdown.  The EN League standings didn’t change at all, as the Borderland Derby was full of unknown horses and little-used trainers.  The Sham was supposed to run at Santa Anita; but “global warming” continues to wreak havoc on the awful synthetic surface, and racing was canceled that day.  The Sham (G3) will run Saturday March 6, instead.  Also on the slate is the Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct.

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The Gotham holds a special little place in my heart, as that is where my namesake, Visionaire, punched his ticket to the 2008 Kentucky Derby.  The track was sloppy, but the race was thrilling as dense fog covered the track and no one could tell the horses’ position for over half the race.  Then suddenly Visionaire charged to the wire and barely got a nostril in front.  He would later run a disappointing 12th in the Derby (though I think that distance was a bit much for him), but finish his career with a resounding win in the G1 King’s Bishop at Saratoga.


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