"That would probably be our last choice to be honest. We don't want to race against her, not if we don't have to. I mean, it's a pretty big purse and like I told Bo (owner Bo Hirsch), if worse comes to worse, even if he didn't win, as long as he hits the board, a Grade 1 placing would help the value of the mare (Miss Houdini)."
Isn't this nauseating?
"Daddy, Daddy, why isn't Albert Pujols in the lineup today?"
"Son, he's facing Tim Lincecum and he doesn't want to run the risk of lowering his batting average."
"Will we ever see him again?"
"I don't know, son. I don't know. If he hurts his elbow in the dugout, he may be retired to Three Chimneys."
Ironically enough, the most cavalier connections and horses in the business are the ones without balls.