2-year-old Tyler’s Tribe, you might remember, suffered pulmonary hemorrhage during a $1M race at Keeneland in November, with owner/trainer Tim Martin labeling it a 5 on a 1-5 scale – “It was bad,” he said.
Friday at Oaklawn, TT was back at it – and once again, he bled. Martin: “He was looking pretty good, and [when] he stopped, I was like, ‘Uh oh, something happened.’ When she pulled him up, he had blood in his nose.” Two years old, bled from his lungs two races in a row. Retire him? Not on your life. With $320K in “earnings” already, this horse is a cash cow. And in this vile business, that’s all that matters.