JC / Railbird

Blind Luck to Lady’s Secret

Farewell to the rivalry for this year:

While Blind Luck’s rival Havre de Grace will likely use the Beldame as a prep for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) against males, Hollendorfer said there is no way his filly will run in that race.

“I’m not running her in the Classic,” he said. “I don’t believe in that. If others want to do it, God bless them. If we win the Ladies’ Classic, that’s plenty good for us.”

Farewell to Horse of the Year, too.

9/22/11 Addendum: About HOTY, Hollendorfer? Hovdey inquires. “If I did the right thing for my horse, I’d say that nothing would make a difference.”

9/29/11 Update: Interesting — the rivalry could resume in 2012. According to their connections, both fillies are expected to race as 5YOs.


Oh well … I hope they bring her back next year. I believe it was in one of Ernie’s BC videos that there was a snipped of Hollendorfer interview where he said that he was likely to skip the Classic because he wanted to bring her back next year. A slightly different tune than “I don’t believe in that”, but hope they still would consider bringing her back.

Posted by dana on September 21, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

Thanks for mentioning that Blind Luck might come back next year. Here’s the video in which Hollendorfer talks about saving something for 2012. Still, seems a pity. The Classic distance is in her favor, and it’s not much of a year for the males (Tizway possibly excepted).

Posted by Jessica on September 21, 2011 @ 3:19 pm