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Belmont: Orb gets back on track training towards Travers
Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who was sent to the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland the day after the Belmont Stakes, returned to the track Friday, jogging over the facility’s dirt surface.
Trainer Shug McGaughey said Orb was to begin galloping Saturday and would likely return to Belmont in a week or so.
“All reports are good,” McGaughey said. “I planned on bringing him up here, but I spoke to Bruce [Jackson] for a good while and Bruce was so high on how he was doing down there we decided to keep him there.”
Bruce Jackson, a former trainer, oversees the operations at the Fair Hill facility, which includes a hyperbaric chamber. McGaughey said that Orb did spend some time in that chamber, in which a horse intakes pure oxygen, helping heal any damaged cells.
McGaughey said that Jennifer Patterson, Orb’s regular exercise rider, has been visiting family in Delaware and would likely start getting on Orb over the weekend.
Orb, who finished fourth in the Preakness and third in the Belmont Stakes, is being pointed to a summer campaign at Saratoga, the primary objective being the Travers Stakes on Aug. 24.
The only reson orb won the kentuckey derby, verazano was a washout, ran his race before coming on track. He will take the travers then comes palice malice son of the great curlin then comes will take charge then moreno. orb may finish 5th.verazano horse of year.
stick with Shug
I wish they had run him I'm the Haskell. Verrazano would have crushed him.
He will win again this year.
He wont win another race this year
rosie it is 1 or the other.he moves to soon(bad ride) he moves to late(bad ride) in the derby he waited the longest and won.the field came back to him.in the florida derby he was 3 lengths off at the middle of the backstretch.i think what you are trying to say,is that if he wins.it really does not matter what type of race he runs.he won despite the jockey and he was oh so much better than everybody. if orb wins at the spa,he will love it.if he loses,somehow the trip will be the reason.the other horses really do not exist in the world of orb.
After watching and having some interesting in the triple crown series just wondering if, Orb will have the necessary speed and form to go the distance at 1 1/4 in the Travers stakes at Saratoga be ready for the task at hand. Because training isn't always a true indicator of the horse form. And I've seen lots of top caliber horses run in big time stake events over the years working with caliber types to suggest that he has to show me that he's up to the challenge. I suspect that the field is going to consist of the best 3-years coming into this event sharp and cocky and ready to defeat the horses who've run well in this years triple crown series. I hope the best for the Kentucky Derby Winner and hope he can pull it off!
i think he was just too far back in the belmont,,,he made his move,,,also i feel a bit early.. at pimilico..he got pinched when he appeared to be making his move,,,d wayne fooled everybody with titletown five in that one,,,everybody,,even the dead thought titletown was gonna go,,,never happenedmmby design i think..so there you go,,Orb should LOVE the spa,,
I'm glad he's recuperating. Glad that his owners won't be in a hurry to retire him. I'll have to wait a while to see him at one of his favorite racetracks, Gulfstream Park. I knew he was something special when I saw him defeat Violence and It's My Lucky Day at Gulfstream.
This is my favorite three year old male this year, but I'n beginning to wonder if he just trains better than he runs in the afternoon. Hope not. With Acclamation now gone and Point of Entry possibly gone, this just might be my favorite horse in training at the moment.
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