Barbaro Updates: 540
updates are now here.
Update 3232: Sierra Sunset, winner of last weekend's Rebel Stakes, is out of the Derby with an injury: Sierra Sunset injured, off Derby trail.
Update 3231: After a busy week last week regarding the Triple Crown, this week appears relatively quiet. We do have the Lane's End at Turfway Park on Saturday but if a horse emerges from that race to be a contender, it will really have to step things up: Halo Najib Heads Lane's End Stakes.
Pyro, the current leading contender, is now at Keeneland and galloped there this morning: Pyro Gallops After Arriving at Keeneland. Big Brown, who may the most exciting and still untested prospect, worked yesterday: Elysium Fields, Big Brown Turn in Works.
Update 3230: Another lovely morning at Sam Houston Race Park. We had eight sets, six before the break and two after the break. One of my horses decided that today was the day to pull very hard while galloping. There were a couple of times where I almost decided to pull him up. On each occasion he relaxed just enough for me to change my mind. Needless to say, I am now exhausted. He runs tomorrow, I hope he runs well as he does feel good! All the others went nicely. I rode a 2yo who just arrived yesterday, a Canadian-bred by Cuvee. Perhaps she will be joining me at Woodbine. Anyway, all in all a decent morning's work. Here are the results of my conversation yesterday with Martha Claussen (second article): Barbaro inspires Brown.
Update 3229: Jay Privman looks at the parallels with War Pass' loss and that of Afleet Alex's three years ago: Ritchey sees parallels with War Pass.
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