Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 25, 2010 |
Filed under: Readers' Questions
No contest. Clearly the 1988 Travers contained, as a group, the better sires. Firstly, Honour And Glory and Gold Fever are in a far lesser league than the remaining six. Of those six, I'd rank them as follows:
1. Seeking The Gold
2. Distorted Humor
4. Elusive Quality
5. Brian's Time
6. Forty Niner
Seeking The Gold's legacy will likely last many generations.
'88 Travers, I thought was the pick at first glance, but Dist Humor+EQ is a tough pair against any two from the Travers.
Gold Fever (like Distorted Humor a son of Forty Niner) was leading sire in NY, could sire a good horse.
FYI, this is not a matter of opinion. The 1988 Travers is the right answer. No questions.
Great races indeed but does anything beat the 1984 Prix du Jockey Club with Darshaan, Sadler's Wells and Rainbow Quest?
Probably not-- that's a serious trifecta, but of course the French Derby isn't happening this weekend...
You could have put the 2003 Pacific Classic in though...not a bad 1-2 in that race!
Yeah...I should have included that one to represent the Pac Classic. Milwaukee Brew was in there too.
Here's the link for the video (Trevor Denman was still calling him MedagliO d'Oro...) www.youtube.com/watch
Taking into acccount what Brian's Time has done in Japan and the revitalised Dynaformer (who leads in group winners this year) I feel that 88 Travers was better (of course I count Elusive Quality and Forty Niner).
Byron, when I read the title of the post, the first race that came to my mind, was that jockey club you mentioned. Great race, great sires and three different ways of running; power (Sadler's Wells), elasticity (Darshaan) and long stride (Rainbow Quest).
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