Monday, 27 April 2009

The Quality Road To Take

In a demonstration of horsemanship that hopefully will set the tone for this Triple Crown, and serve as an example to others, trainer Jimmy Jerkens has scratched Derby favorite Quality Road from the race after setbacks to the healing process on the colt’s (second) quarter crack.

Jerkens and Quality Road’s owner-breeder Edward P Evans are to be thanked for not risking the horse’s health in a forced attempt at making the Roses. The Sport of Kings needs more Horsemen like them. It must have been an awfully hard decision to make, and is therefor appreciated all the more.

Early reactions indicate the colt’s connections will give him a short rest, but he may be back to hopefully prove his class later during this Triple Crown.

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