McEvoy Correction and American Triple Crown Prospects
We recently stated some confusion regarding Kerrin McEvoy’s eligibility to ride Redzel in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 on Saturday.
McEvoy received a suspension for failing to ride Galina out to the line at a mid-week race at Warwick Farm.
McEvoy’s suspension begins on May 17, so he will be able to take part in the Saturday meeting at Doomben, where he has engagements in eight of the nine races, including, along with the Doomben 10,000, the Group 2 Champagne Classic, the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate, Group 3 Doomben Roses and Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap.
McEvoy will miss the meeting at Doomben on May 19 that includes the Group 1 Doomben Cup and the Group 3 BRC Sprint.
We hope that the mistake on our parts does not result in our being suspended for one or more future racing articles, because if it does, we do not have any recourse to any sort of appeals process.
Shifting our focus from our ineptitude to a different topic, we want to report that thoroughbred racing is at its peak in the United States.
A three-year-old colt named Justify has won the Kentucky Derby for trainer Bob Baffert, who is something of an American version of a combination of Chris Waller and Bart Cummings.
The only real way to get attention in American thoroughbred horseracing is with talk about the Triple Crown, which always comes into the limelight following the Kentucky Derby.
For Justify to enter the small club of Triple Crown winners he will have to next win the Preakness Stakes on May 19 (May 20 Oz) and if he does, the frenzy will escalate.
Trainer Baffert has Justify ready to run after the horse bruised his heel in the Kentucky Derby and it seems as though all the top competition will sit out the Preakness in order to be ready for the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes on June 9 (June 10 Oz).
The only true challenger will be Good Magic, but that horse has not been confirmed to run in the Preakness.