Marion Co. Horse Owners, Trainers Talk About Triple Crown Standards, OBS June Sale
Ocala is about to have its largest June horse sale yet but are owners and buyers still optimistic they can get a Triple Crown winner?
Owners say yes.
California Chrome's co-owner Steven Coburn made comments over the weekend about how fresh horses shouldn't be allowed to race against others going for a Triple Crown bid.
Even though they can see where he's coming from, local trainers and owners feel the Triple Crown rules should stay as they are.
"Hopefully, before too many years go by, we'll see someone come along that does it again but those 11 past Triple Crown winners, they took all comers. That's the way the series has been set up," said Barry Eisaman, owner of Eisaman Equine.
"When you got a horse that wins that Derby and comes and wins the Preakness, I mean, you got to be pretty happy about that," said Greg Dodd, owner of Southern Chase Farms.
Next week's June sale at Ocala Breeders' Sales will put 1,200 two-year-old thoroughbred racing horses up for auction.
It's the largest June sale OBS has ever seen.
The sale starts next Tuesday, June 17th and concludes on Friday, June 20th.
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