Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Nashoba's Key Wins Horse of the Meet

The fillies are having a good year! This was sent to me by a local horsewoman:
NASHOBA'S KEY (Silver Hawk) joined the elite company of Light Jig (GB), Halfbridled and 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri as the only females to be named Horse of the Meet in Oak Tree's annual Media Poll since the category was introduced in 1996. A four-year-old California-bred owned by Warren Williamson and trained by Carla Gaines, Nashoba's Key ran her unbeaten streak to seven in the prestigious Yellow Ribbon, rallying to win despite an unfavorable pace scenario. Her skein ended when she finished fourth in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1).
Let me add that the track at Monmouth was a mess that day and many good horses didn't handle the track well. There's also some question that jockey Joe Talamo was out of his league. Hmmmm. Maybe. But let's cut the kid a break--he's only 17 and he's done pretty darn well at Santa Anita, Hollywood, and Del Mar. Look, even Secretariat wasn't undefeated. Look for greater things from Nashoba's Key.

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