There have been some great horses produced in this game, some of them already retired and others still racing. It’s always that first great horse that everyone will remember. Lord Outstanding, owned by brianshaw23, is that first great horse. Managed brilliantly through his racing career, Brian figured out every possible way to keep that horse in top form, changing distances, identifying surface changes and finding the right spots to race him.
Lord Outstanding was clearly born to be a great horse, but it was the way he was managed throughout his career that made him not just great but exceptionally great. Sometime early next week, Lord Outstanding will be standing at stud in the breeding shed and I’m sure, overnight, he will become the most popular breeding stallion. I’m looking forward to watching his offspring race as the evolution of sires and dams continue to evolve in our racing game.
At this time, I also want to congratulate all the trainers who have been lucky enough to get top quality horses in their barn and, through their expertise, ensure that those horses achieve their highest level of performance and recognition in our racing game and community.
I had a conversation the other day with a friend of mine, and the discussion was all about thoroughbreds that should have been great, but were either mis-managed in their career, rushed too early in their career, or got injured and were never able to achieve the level of recognition they should have. The list of horses we discussed became quite extensive. And, just like real racing, you can find the same situation here in virtual racing. It’s never just the horse – it’s a combination of the horse and his owner/trainer that ensures maximum recognition and success.