In honor of today’s festivities, here are the bones of one of the most influential, legendary horses of all time, Eclipse. Undefeated in 18 starts and able to be found in the pedigree of most thoroughbreds of today, Eclipse was foaled during and named after the solar eclipse that occurred on April 1st, 1764.
Did y’all see the KurtSystem thing going around? Hippies on my feed are losing their shit even though this was specifically designed to reduce the breakdown of young horses by eliminating the need for a rider. ?? anyway it’s interesting.
Ten min vid explaining some of the features & benefits they’ve seen so far. One thing I like is that it tracks speed along with the horse’s heart rate, so they can find the optimal speed for each horse, and at what point the horse is or isn’t fit.
It’s Belmont Day! The last jewel of this year’s Triple Crown is rather unusual in that none of the expected favorites are racing: Always Dreaming (the Kentucky Derby winner), Cloud Computing (the Preakness winner), and even Classic Empire are all not in the field today. The field is wide open!
We think the horses to watch today are Irish War Cry and Tapwrit. Irish War Cry is up-and-down, but he is due for a good run and has a good post position. Tapwrit is also looking strong, although he will be starting from post 2. If we had to choose, we would probably pick Irish War Cry as the more likely winner today. But, Mom has a soft spot for grays, so my new gray friend and I will be rooting for Tapwrit!