Or how History has been kinder than anyone imagined.

Social media is a wonderful way for fans to connect with each other. One of the discussions that seems to loop around every breeding season is the notion of champion racehorses who failed at stud. While these discussions can be varied, and sometimes heated, one sub-set stands out. The group of people who appear to enjoy the concept that champion racehorses are “doomed” to fail, and this group are particularly harsh on broodmares. A cynic might say that they are motivated by their pocket; in that champion race mares are expensive to buy, and therefore if one can’t afford them, it is easier to be smug and say that it’s a waste of money.