Showing posts with label Curlin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Curlin. Show all posts

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wait...What? Robby Albarado Just Lied on National Television.

By: T.R. Slyder,

I realize no one cares about this, but you'll have fun following along and calling out a liar. Jockey Robby Albarado is a very talented rider and was recently on one of my favorite television shows. But he just lied to America and I have to pull his card.

Please follow along and click here to watch an episode of the Animal Planet show called Jockeys. As you can assume, it's about horse racing jockeys. I was watching it tonight and noticed at the 7:13 mark, jockey Robby Albarado discussing him and his super-horse Curlin.

Now, Curlin is an outstanding horse, and one of my favorites. He's among the top 10 best horses of the last 25 years, maybe 30. The problem I have with the clip is that his jockey lies about him for some stupid reason. As I mentioned, it's at the 7:13 clip where his jockey says, "I'm Robby Albarado, I ride Curlin today in the Classic. We won the Preakness stakes, we just came off a win in the Kentucky Derby, we won the World Cup in Dubai, we won the Breeder's Cup Classic last year..." It's all right there at the link. I typed it out correctly. Curlin did win the Preakness, World Cup and Classic. But um, he did not win the 2007 Kentucky Derby.

Curlin and Robby Albarado came in third.

Robby's error cannot be confused with Robby himself winning the 2008 Derby, because he didn't not win that either. Kent Desormeaux did aboard Big Brown. This whole thing is just bizarre.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Curlin Is a Richer Racehorse Than You Are

By: T.R. Slyder,

By winning the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday at Belmont Park, Curlin became the richest race horse in North American history, and the only to surpass the $10 million mark.

In this video of Saturday's race Curlin's jockey is in the yellow silks. The announcer is the legendary Tom Durkin, my favorite sports announcer in any sport.

This video is arguably Curlin's most impressive performance. He wins the world's richest race, The $6 million Dubai World Cup, by 7 and 3/4 lengths. Watch toward the end how Curlin accelerates like a car and just blows by the two horses in front of him.