There are two-year-olds that develop so quickly once they hit the racetrack the winning follows almost naturally. They might already be 16 hands. Might already weigh nearly 950 pounds. The fast maturing ones often reach the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at the end of the racing season. And then the thoroughbred that wins the Juvenile has the onus of being the best-known three-year-old when the next January 1 dawns and horses in the northern hemisphere all celebrate a birthday.
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