Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Horse of the Year

curlin"We need heroes. And since we need them so badly, we've decided to race Curlin this year. We want to give the fans and the industry what we need." - Jess Jackson at the Eclipse Awards last night.

Hmm, thanks Mr. Jackson but I wonder if Curlin wouldn't be headed to the breeding shed were it not for that pesky legal fiasco involving Curlin's hundreds of owners.

I'm resigning myself to the economically driven changes. I don't like it but it's become a fact of life.

For all you spec painters out there - good luck finding the "big horse" subject.

curlin at oklahoma training trackCurlin at Oklahoma Training Track last summer.

street senseStreet Sense in the paddock at last summer's Travers Stakes with Calvin Borel.

hard spunHard Spun with entourage entering paddock at Travers Stakes.

For all you equine art fans, prepare for a glut of Curlin paintings.


sports betting said...

Curlin is a real hero.this is a very good news for horse racing lovers that curlin is back in the field.
there must be some great event out there this year.lets see.

Sharon Crute said...

Not so sure I agree. He peaked when the time was right, shows good management. Others have also raced well (Street Sense, Rags to Riches, Lawyer Ron). When he wins the Dubai Cup I'll have to agree with you.

Yes it is great to have him back in the game, regardless of the circumstances.