the comments made about Quality
Road being a rogue or crazy are way off
base. Dr. Larry Bramlage called him a juvenile delinquent following his meltdown
prior to the Breeders’ Cup Classic. A juvenile, yes, in many ways, but being
scared out of your wits does not make you a delinquent.
Quality Road was a frightened child afraid not of the dark
or the boogeyman, but of a metal monster that closes in on his massive frame and
constricts him. It’s called claustrophobia, and suffering from it does not make
one crazy or a delinquent. Admittedly, this is not a trained medical diagnosis,
but it’s pretty obvious having watched this horse all year what his problem
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