I appreciate the response. Now let's take that same assumption to the original two, Lukas and Pletcher, we've seen them enter countless horses in over their heads, out of their element, in questionable health etc. Do you think those were by and large owners decisions too?thinair wrote: ↑Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:14 pmI don't think that's fair. The Coolmore owners are making those calls, as they are essentially freerolls to create stallion value in America for dir horses. It sure worked well for Giants Causeway ( and even gave Johanessburg a shot ). Tough to blame O'Brien for that,
Don't get me wrong, I bet against a LOT of the horses he sends here, but it's not because he's a bad trainer. They come over here taking shots with horses not good enough to win over there, at least during the year, for the most part. I don't blame that on the trainer however.
(And I didn't say he was a bad trainer, just willing to enter horses where they didn't belong for whatever reason, and I don't think BB does that.)
Hope you're feeling better.