Re: The Derby will be Delayed (201 Views)
Posted by: BB
Date: March 17, 2020 03:18PM
Thanks, Dick. Funny thing, figured 12F at the Spa would have to start on the turn and that would be bad news for a classic race, but totally forgot that the Big A is also a 9F oval. I wonder how big the fields were for those races.
Regardless, I can't overstate how much I hate starting a big race on a turn. To me, it's a good reason to not have the BC at Belmont. I remember when they drew the field for the '90 BC Classic and Dispersal (a speedball) drew outside. Wayne Lukas had a great quote ... "If I was Bud Delp, I'd be throwing up right now".