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Re: Kentucky Downs - No Chad or Todd? (422 Views)
Posted by: Molesap (IP Logged)
Date: September 06, 2019 06:25PM

I am sure this has been discussed before, but why no Chad Brown or Todd Pletcher at KD? Up until last year, Saratoga was the Chad and Todd show, but now it is mostly the Chad show as he finished with 41 winners, but Todd was still a solid second at 19 wins. I know that TAP has been traditionally thought of as a trainer who excelled with juveniles, but he has not been devoid of turf starters. In fact, since 2015 TAP has the second most turf winners at Saratoga - 46. It pales in comparison to Chad with 129, so why do both avoid KD and the huge purses? It just seems like a logical extension of the Saratoga meet for grass horses. Since 2015, they have had only 5 starters between them (and Chad Brown has just had one to Pletcher's four). It seems like a meet where both could be really strong. Does it have something to do with stalls? The venue? They both regularly race in Kentucky as they are seen often at Kee and occasionally at CD, so it does not appear to be a state issue, Anybody know? For the record, it is nice to NOT have to worry about either one in a race for change, but I have been curious as to why they do not run more horses given there is almost 4 million dollars up for grabs Saturday. Here is the KD line-up with purses:

Race 1. $130,000. Maiden Special Weight. 6 1/2 Furlongs
Race 2. $145,000. Allowance. 1 5/16 Miles
Race 3. $130,000. Maiden Special Weight. 1 Mile
Race 4. $145,000. Allowance. 6 1/2 Furlongs
Race 5. $130,000. Maiden Special Weight. 6 1/2 Furlongs
Race 6. $500,000. Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint S. 6 1/2 Furlongs
Race 7. $700,000. Runhappy Turf Sprint S. 6 Furlongs
Race 8. $500,000. Three Chimneys Ladies Turf S. 1 Mile
Race 9. $500,000. Spendthrift Farm Ladies Sprint S. 6 1/2 Furlongs
Race 10. $1,000,000. Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup S. 1 1/2 Miles



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