He contradicted himself - At several points they state these are two year olds, but he makes a point of saying yearlings. We call these Breezeups. Also, the horse was given a handful of taps, he wasn't "whipped into it". They tend to lightly breeze the horse for about half a mile and ask for more speed in the last furlong. In a race, one would like to expect a horse to give more speed in the final furlong.
It wouldn't be bad for him to have his facts right. Shame to see breakdowns, but thousands of horses are sold at breeze up every year and we've seen a handful of them breakdown. The only thing I agree with is the fact that the breeze ups don't really say much to what a horse is capable of.. we actually avoid breeze ups as we buy ours at yearling sales only and tell our customers to avoid the breeze ups as they tend to either a) be bought as yearlings as people looking for a quick buck or b) not be good enough to get into the yearling sales anyway.