the triple crown pissing me off now man. i have to adjust my handicapping to include the effects of monopoly horse racing...
there is contraction in horse racing everywhere..not enough horses because of the concentration of wealth. it is not profitable for small and medium sized owners anymore and they are leaving the game.
only big bwoys now and they all want to win the big races. so they send all their best horses to the top 3 trainers.
that is why you see the spectacle of Baffert, Pletcher etc having 5-10 horses on the triple crown trail winning..of Baffert winning triples twice now in a few years...because he gets all the best horses..one man.
that kills all the honest competition in the game..trivializes it. it used to happen once in a million years..now its happens every 2-3 years. that is because the same criminal exploitation of society has hit horse racing...and where there used to be so many great trainers who could pull off triple wins..even triple crowns..there are now at most 5 guys who can do it..
but that is if owners take their horses to them. they take them to Baffert instead..all of them. Baffert has more horses than he can train for those races. he is now a multi-national training outfit himself with branches all over the USA and in europe
I was sunned by that sand..its depth. I drew the attention of my buddies to that at the off track.
why did they do that? they can shave the track......if deh want to..or put it back.
note all of that man. and learn how to use it in handicapping winners. they are crooked to the core now so you have to learn the crookedness