2006 bay colt by Horse Of The Year Holy Bull out of Multiple Stakes Winner Perfect Moment

Run with The Bull

Ride along as we journey towards that perfect moment
when victory is caught in the final stride at the wire.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Reason

Perfect Bull entered his seasonal debut off a five month lay-off and comfortably held second through blistering fractions until the stretch drive where he slowly gave way. The one mile turf event was completed in the official time of 1:34.53 which is at least more than a good second (or several lengths) faster than similar contests over the course; a testament to the quality of performance that day. The colt finished a respectable 4 1/4 lengths back in sixth position. He excited the race in great shape and looks to improve off the effort in his next start.

First start off the lay-off, fast pace, and every other excuse offered by horsemen throughout the ages fails to trump the single immutable reason for not winning, the colt didn't run fast enough far enough. That's horse racing, we'll line up and do it again next month.

Every race has a winner, every season a champion. The colt crossed the finish line on the right side of reason enough times during his three-year old campaign that he was honored Saturday evening by the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association.

2009 Three-year Old Minnesota Bred Colt