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post #11 of 15 Old 05-19-2013, 01:06 AM
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I'm starting to doubt there will ever be another Triple Crown winner. If you look at the all the horses that one the Triple Crown from the first to the last you can see how it's become more and more rare. If you go to either the Preakness or Kentucky Derby website there is a list of all the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winners and of those winners the ones who one the Triple Crown are marked. If you lookin the early 1900's horses were winning the Triple Crown every couple years, then you can see it start slowly spacing out and more and more years getting between each Triple Crown winner. Now it's been like 35 years since the last winner. Makes you wonder....is it bloodlines and genes? Who knows....it's weird.
If I'm correct the last Triple Crown winner, Affirmed, was in the 1978. Many, many things changed between then and now. Especially with breeding, training, etc. and the way the Thoroughbreds are bred now.




(Top: Affirmed Bottom: Orb)

You can really tell the difference in the two and how they're built. Even though Orb is just a younggin' you can really tell that his built says 'speed' and not so much distance.

I don't know, maybe its just me.

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I can see what you mean. I think it's maybe the incest and same bloodlines crossing causing it. I mean, you have top horses and they're all breeding together and grandsons are breeding with great granddaughters or granddaughters breeding with great grandsons, I'm sure it happens a lot. You can see bloodlines on the pedigrees where some horses may have three or four different relatives to Secretariat or Secretariat himself in their bloodlines.

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I'm starting to doubt there will ever be another Triple Crown winner. If you look at the all the horses that one the Triple Crown from the first to the last you can see how it's become more and more rare. If you go to either the Preakness or Kentucky Derby website there is a list of all the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winners and of those winners the ones who one the Triple Crown are marked. If you lookin the early 1900's horses were winning the Triple Crown every couple years, then you can see it start slowly spacing out and more and more years getting between each Triple Crown winner. Now it's been like 35 years since the last winner. Makes you wonder....is it bloodlines and genes? Who knows....it's weird.
I have wondered the same exact thing! I get chills from watching the "greats"! Oh well. The horse will always be beautiful and amazing to me no matter what. :)

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post #14 of 15 Old 05-19-2013, 10:34 AM
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You guys have to remember thou that Secretariat won the Triple Crown after a 25 year drought so don't get to discourage. We had the majority of over Triple Crown winners from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. Then we had the the 70's that brought 3. They trained the horses different back then. Heck Citation won the Triple Crown in 1948 and ran another race and won in New Jersey between the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

Back in the day a 1 1/2 race or even 2 mile races was not uncommon. The Thoroughbreds today are bred for speed....IMO ruining the breed to an extent for racing.
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post #15 of 15 Old 05-19-2013, 07:59 PM
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I'm curious about the racing industry.. however, I know nothing about it besides horses race. Could anyone enlighten me?
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