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Belmont Stakes 2012: Dullahan arrives in New York
Dullahan, the third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, arrived at Belmont at 6:30 a.m. following a lengthy van ride from Churchill Downs.
Trainer Dale Romans said that Dullahan would gallop the rest of the week and probably breeze over the main track on Saturday.
[BELMONT STAKES: Video updates, expected field, early odds]
Romans said that it is important for I’ll Have Another to have legitimate competition in his quest for the Triple Crown.
“We owe it to the past Triple Crown winners,” Romans said. “If he earns it, more power to him.”
Iha is in position to make history. I wish him well. Whether he wins or loses the Belmont matters only to his team. Simply put his stud fees go up. None of us on here are relevant to that. As far as greatness, whether he wins or loses doesn't determine his Greatness. There are many horse that didn't win the tc who are great. Cigar, skip away, Zentatta, spectacular bid, ruffian,alydar, etc etc. and there are horses that won the tc who are beatable as well. None of them retired undefeated. As far as truly dominating horses Go, really there is only one. And we all know that is secretariat. If he ran his best Race, no horse could beat him. That can't. Be said about all the rest since big red owns two of three track records in the TC series. And he should own the pimlico Record if not for a watch malfunction. So with that said, price tags mean nothing, jockeys mean nothing ( look at many of the past tc winners they were said to have mediocre jockeys) its all going to boil down to June 9. One day one horse against 10 others. If I'll have another has more heart and gas in the tank left, come long stretch time he will win. If he does, great!!! He will earn a place in history. If he loses, great!! Either way I don't believe he is a super horse just yet. Not with the times he's run in those races. Comparatively speaking he is far inferior to even many of the horses that lost the Tc
There have been tons of horses that turned out great that didn't win the triple crown. Curlin,zentatta, skip away, cigar, lava man, ruffian, northern dancer, and etc etc etc. the only thing being a triple crown winner means, is that the owner gets to command higher stud fees. Fine. None of us are horse owners so that is irrelevant. Personally just because affirmed or slew or whoever won the TC any horse is beatable. There was only one truly dominating horse that if he ran his best race no one could beat him and we all know that is secretariat. So other than that, if Iha wins, great!! If not, great!! The sport could use a tc winner, but his overall greatness is certainly not going to be determined just because he'd wins the Tc. Comparatively speaking there are far better horse thatlst the Tc that coz beat him. To say he is better than spectacular bid or even alydar would be ludicrous. However, he is in position to make history. I wish him well!! And I'll have another in new York, I'll have another at Belmont park, and I'll have another in the Belmont stakes.
IHA wins going away. He did it in Derby. Why not in Belmont. Love Dullahan, he looks 2nd best here.
IHA ,Yes cheap but a Winner and let's not forget the most important thing everyone is forgetting his cheap Millioniar workmate LAVAMAN!!!!!!!
Nice comments by you professional amatuers, Horses shipping to Belmont from pimlico have been dismal,Horses shipping from California have been well below pae for their odds.There have been far better horses in IHA position and failed,get a grip people there will never ever be another Triple Crown winner.
ROMANS: I consider Sir Lukas to be the Grand Old Master of horseracing. Lukas has probably forgotten more about horses than the average horseplayer will learn in a lifetime. If Sir Lukas feels Optimizer MAY beat IHA then for sure your horse Dullahan could win the Belmont.
IHA wins by 20 will be the headline in every news paper the morning after the belmont. one way or another thats what will happen. oneals already in hot water so im sure he will have this horse tuned up like never before. IHA will finish so far in front of union rags and dullahan they wont be able to pump day light to those 2 nags
TAKE A LOOK AT ALPHA .............ONLY BAD RACES WERE OVER CHURCHILL AND ANOTHER IS CHAD BROWNS HORSE............REALLY MADE UP A LOT OF GROUND AT Belmont in the Peter pan.......-
look,,he has a good shot because of the fact that the only one who really ran clost to him,,bodemister,,, is not gonna be there,,,what i don't like is the fact he is not gonna ha have a work ....bad ideal...i LOVE UNION RAG'S whit jhonny v up..
IHA is no great shakes. Ran last 1/4 in Derby in OVER 26 seconds and then was life and death and super open nostrils to barely edge Bode in the Preakness. Additionally no world beater is allowed to go for $35,000 in a 2 year olds in training sale (as a yearling, maybe). Then, Flower Alley is basically a bust as a sire and his first two starts sans nasal strip the LOST ground in the stretch and had good but unspectacular Beyers. To believe IHA is meant for the ages you would have to take a phenomenal PollyAnna LEAP OF FAITH and believe that the entire racing community felt IHA, in training, was wrong in believing he WAS NOT WORT a $36,000 bid. Put me 100% a non-believer as to IHA. I will not get even a $2 win bet out of me. I think he runs uplaced June 9.
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