It appears that Hope is minding her P’s and Q’s from Dream as the number of visible corrections on her rump have diminished! She seemed to be more curious and comfortable around us this past weekend, but stays pretty close to her mama. There were 4 mares and foals grazing together in the paddock that Dream and Hope were in and all were so peaceful. I could get lost watching them for hours. Below is a picture taken of Hope over the weekend.
So we all anxiously await this Saturday, June 7th to see if California Chrome can win the Belmont to sweep the Triple Crown. I personally think he is more than capable. But I also think, as I stated following the Derby, that Commanding Curve, and Wicked Strong were going to be his biggest threats. Ride On Curlin and Social Inclusion will be after him as well.
Every year when the Belmont rolls around, I’m reminded of Point Given’s Belmont race victory. Below is a link to the reprint of Steve Haskins account of the 2001 Belmont. Enjoy!