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01-22-2013, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MiamiScreamingEagles View Post
Trying to re-open the East Coast vs. West Coast discussion? Easy Goer-Sunday Silence was a great rivalry, coastal and furious.

Smarty Jones should have won the Triple Crown but the pace got to him and he was gassed. Too bad, because that would have been a story for the ages. He wasn't a fantastic horse such as Spectacular Bid, but that was a fun ride for the connections.
No, not really.
What's fair is fair.
Sunday Silence had the quick acceleration that Easy Goer lacked, and used it to his advantage. Although poor judgement in the Preakness by Pat Day cost Easy Goer IMO.
But I'll always believe Easy Goer was the more talented horse. That was my point.
He had the ability to set a track record in the one turn Gotham mile, yet in typical McGaughey style, his speed was taken away from him as the races lengthened.

And I couldn't agree with you more about Smarty Jones.
Thank Jerry Bailey and a uncertain ride by Elliot in the Belmont to rob Smarty Jones.

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