Posts Tagged ‘Churchill Downs’

Go McCraken!

I couldn’t for the life of me find a live feed Saturday night, but I can tell you that McCraken won his first race back since the Kentucky Derby!

The very official proof of McCraken’s win. A screenshot from my iCellular of the Churchill Downs website.

The Paulick Report did a nice write-up about the race. You can click on the link to read all about it, but in a nutshell McCraken started somewhat poorly, held steady then zoomed up to win!

The jockey was Brian Hernandez,Jr. who also rode him the Kentucky Derby.

Since he started at the back of the field, he got pretty dirty!

 

McCraken is by the same sire as Simon; Ghostzapper. I did a pedigree post a while back about Simon.You can read more here.

I think they look alike in the eye. I haven’t studied McCraken’s conformation so can’t really comment on their similarities there, but he is definitely MUCH faster than Simon!

Handsome McCraken.

 

Handsome, and very LAZY, Simon.

 

The same day McCraken won the Matt Winn, I had to ride Simon with a dressage whip just to get him to trot! Just because they are bred to run, doesn’t necessarily mean they want to run! But we sure are enjoying cheering for Simon’s brother, literally from another mother!