In the 2000 Classic, Tiznow battled Giant’s Causeway down the backstretch to win the race by a neck, a gutsy move that won him Horse of the Year honors and was voted as the NTRA Moment of the Year. However, it was in 2001 when Tiznow made history, winning the race by a nose over the likes of Albert the Great and Galileo, becoming the first horse to win the Classic twice, let alone in back to back years. This was also voted the NTRA Moment of the Year.
Starting off this venture of 2000′s Breeder Cup feats is Spain and Caressing, the causes of two huge upsets in the event’s history. Spain captured the Distaff at 56-1, and in the preceding race, Caressing took the Juvenile Fillies at 47-1.
Animal care should not be stagnant. It should always be evolving and improving.
This applies to breeders, hobbyists, “casual” owners, everyone. It also applies to anyone who keeps animals for profit. If animals are raised to be eaten, they should still have the most up-to date care available.
If you find something that works, great! Use it, recommend it, whatever. But keep doing research. Keep learning and trying to improve. There are very few things that were done 50 years ago, even 20 years ago that have not changed or been improved upon since then.
If a breeder, store, rescue, etc. tells you that they’ve been doing something a certain way for more than a decade, start questioning.
Jockey: Mike Smith, the oldest jockey in history to win the triple crown
Trainer: Bob Baffert, the second trainer to secure two Triple Crown wins
China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing & WinStar Farm
Breeder: John D. Gunther
Horse: Justify, 6-0-0, 1,268 lbs, 16.3 hands high. Second undefeated Triple Crown winner after Seattle Slew in 1977. Breaker of the Apollos Curse dated back to 1882. He was foaled March 28, 2015 from sire Scat Daddy and Dam Johannessburg. He was purchased at Keenland for $500,000 in 2016 and has a total of $3,798,000 in earnings.
“He’s just perfect, and now he’s just immortal, Justify has won the Triple Crown!“