The big race
So Curlin didn't make it, despite all the hoofra and money bet on him. Too bad.
I had hopes he would win back-to-back Breeder's Cup Championships.
But I also thought some of the British horses had a chance on the synthetic turf. My first pick, however, was Henry the Navigator. He finished second.
But it was a good race. Curlin's jockey put him in a great spot to win, and he looked like he was going to as he pulled ahead entering the stretch. But Raven's Pass, Henry the Navigator and Tiago all had to much left and blew past Curlin at the end.
Horses run differently on synthetic turf, and that may have been the difference for Curlin. But, in the end, it will be better for horse racing. There'll be far fewer injuries to the horses. We should all appreciate that.