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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

'Major' and future star Letters

These comments can be found attached to the Major Zee post - check the archives...

Jason Giliforte should have thought that comment through before saying it in a publication, Jason is definetly not a horseman, I am sure that Major will overcome his new "trainer and investors" 4000.00 is a pretty easy number to achieve and they will see an ROI, however I do not see him being the star he has been in the past. Mark, spoiled that horse and treated him like a king...not because he was trying to make a buck but because he cared about the old man...if Major was not in good order Mark would not push, I think that life in general will be different for the old man and it will refleect in his performance.
Posted by Anonymous to Jen's Thorough-blog at 5/15/2006 10:14:05 PM

Here's another recent letter to Thoroughblog..

Another one to watch to come and take down Judith's Wild Rush is the Jody Hammett runner V S O P Please...first lifetime outing as a four year old went in 109.4 and posted a 100 beyer speed figure. MONSTER!!


  • At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't understand the fuss. I'm sure the Major is a great horse and has made a lot of friends and fans over the years. But if the owner/trainer loved him that much, why would he put a "for sale" sign ( a cheap one at that) on him by entering him in a claiming race? Why blame the trainer who claimed him?

  • At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    good question, racing is a sport where you have no choice but to run your horses where they can win. If Major is in fact only worth 4K then the spot that he needs to run in is a 4K claimer. Mark ran the horse for the tag as that is where the horse would win. Major owed Mark nothing and was on the verge of retirement. By Jason and Jeanne Ryan aquiring Marjor he now owes another investor money. I can assure you the horse will not be put into retirement until he has paid them back the investment. Whereas before his career was being managed based on his needs and abiltiy it is now being based on his ROI. There are plenty of young, fresh horses out there to aquire and invest in they did not have to invest in a horse who was winding down.


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