Last year at this time, there was still the hope that Big Brown and Curlin would square off. This year the hope of Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta hooking up in either the Ladies' Classic or the Mens' Classic was dashed weeks ago.
I hate to blame the track surface, but I'm going to have to. No doubt there will be impressive performances, but they will likely come from European horses that nobody has heard of. Perhaps this is why the NTRA is having guest bloggers for each division of the BC so that we will have at least heard of the horses running.
I just don't care about the next Raven's Pass or Goldikova. Strike that, I'd watch Goldikova, but you catch my drift. Could it be that the last great Breeders' Cup was in 2006 at Churchill Downs? When Street Sense won the Juvenile, Round Pond won the Distaff, and Invasor blew by Bernardini in the Classic?
But with so many races diluting the fields, I feel like I'm drinking Bud Light instead of Sam Adams.
I can't taste my beer! Now, I fear, I won't be able to taste my horse racing.