Month: June 2013

Orb and Oxbow Meet for the Rubber Match

As the Triple Crown season comes to an end, America will not be treated to a Triple Crown champion. Orb looked to be a serious threat to break the drought after winning the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Shug McGaughey and jockey Joel Rosario raved about his performance and were confident he would repeat in the 2013 Preakness Stakes two weeks later. However, Oxbow proved to be the horse that was ready for the challenge. And so, the Triple Crown bid was spoiled. Despite the fact that we will have to wait for a Triple Crown possibility, the two champions are set to meet in a rubber match at the 2013 Belmont Stakes.

New York sets the stage for two of the biggest 3-yr-old stars to settle the debate about who is the better horse. But then again, the remainder of the field will also be racing to join that debate. So, what type of rubber match race should we expect in 2013?

Continue Reading at HRN – The Kentucky Derby Post

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