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Goldikova Returns

According to the Daily Racing Form, two-time Breeders' Cup Mile winner, Goldikova (IRE), will remain in training in an attempt to win the Mile for the third consecutive time next fall at Churchill Downs.

This should come as welcome news for all the people that can't stand to see horses retire early and rushed off to the breeding shed.

In my opinion, Goldikova has been the most impressive winner at the Breeders' Cup the last two years running, bar none. This year's effort was spectacular as she simply toyed with a field full of colts as they came down the stretch. What's even more impressive about this filly is the apparent ease that she dominates these fields. Like many great thoroughbreds before her, Goldikova has such a smooth running style that it appears that she is gliding along the turf as if skating over a pond of ice, while her competitors flail helplessly in the mud. It's not often we get to see such greatness from a single horse that isn't hastily sent off to the farm in order to make their owners millions of dollars in breeding fees. And for that reason, I say "kudos" to her connections for their competitive and sporting spirit.