My question would be a simple one. Does she have to run and excel at 9f or more in order to be deemed great? I know that in this country, dirt runners that compete at 9f (females) and 10f (males) are considered the best but I’ve never looked at it that way. We look down on sprinters and grass horses usually as horses that failed to continue on to the classic distances on dirt. So my question to Dahoss is this, is there anything that Gamine could do, even if she ran regularly next year, that would be good enough to call her a generational talent if she’s kept at 7-8f?
The real horses of the year (1986-2020)
Manila, Java Gold, Alysheba, Sunday Silence, Go for Wand, In Excess, Paseana, Kotashaan, Holy Bull, Cigar, Alphabet Soup, Formal Gold, Skip Away, Artax, Tiznow, Point Given, Azeri, Candy Ride, Smarty Jones, Ghostzapper, Invasor, Curlin, Zenyatta, Zenyatta, Goldikova, Havre de Grace, Wise Dan, Wise Dan, California Chrome, American Pharoah, Arrogate, Gun Runner, Accelerate, Maximum Security, Gamine