Boojum takes on the genetics guys with his scenario. I think he’s right.—SHF
The general racing public seems obsessed with the idea that one day in the not too distant future genetics will be able to produce a “superhorse.” Putting aside the question of how likely that really is to happen, let us consider some scenarios if it DID happen.
In the first scenario geneticists do come up with the secret to breeding a superhorse. But that secret is very closely kept. As a matter of fact, only one person (or maybe one corporate entity) in the world possesses this secret (the one with the most $$$$$$$$$$$ to fund all the necessary research).
So one person possesses the secret and is able to breed one superhorse per year. Barring injury and other unforeseen circumstances, naturally that one superhorse sweeps the Triple Crown. He wins the Derby by 20, the Preakness by 25, and the Belmont by 45 (by some number larger than 31…
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