2017 Kentucky Oaks.

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  • VA_in_CA said:

    Not to mention the ears. Some people are very sensitive to changes in elevation and some even get earaches. Horses (or dogs or cats, etc) can't tell someone about the ear problem.

    I thought the pink butts were a bit unnerving. hahaha. And the color combinations were pretty awful in some cases, esp. Mike Smith's. But the idea was kind of cute.

    That too :) But the idea of "bad traveler" horses, conjures to mind Sgt. Reckless' ordeals with traveling. She would get horribly seasick on her boat trips: to the point that it often took quite the convincing for any boatmen to allow her on their vessel. And they'd often be rewarded for their acceptance with a deck full of horse manure :)

    Even though boats are no longer the main mode of travel for horses: they can still get airsick, likely in a similar fashion. Beholder is probably one of those horses with a sicky tummy.
  • They need to invent horse dramamine. :)
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    Acorn in Play for Kentucky Oaks Winner Abel Tasman
    By Alicia Wincze Hughes The Blood-Horse May 12, 2017
    One week removed from Abel Tasman's last-to-first rally in the May 5 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), trainer Bob Baffert keeps finding more evidence to be that much more impressed with her victorious effort.
    It was one thing for the bay Quality Road filly to find her rhythm over the sealed, sloppy surface and mount her rally over the middle portion of the track perceived to be playing less than favorable. And while Abel Tasman was certainly aided by a pace collapse up front between race favorite Paradise Woods and Miss Sky Warrior, Baffert said jockey Mike Smith informed him afterward that his mount was fortunate not to go down when she hit a soft spot in the track around the first turn.
    http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/221550/acorn-in-play-for-kentucky-oaks-winner-abel-tasman
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