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Chasing Horse of the Year

Updated: August 2, 2012, 12:39 PM ET
By Gary West | Special to ESPN.com

Last November, trainer Bill Mott said he thought Ron The Greek, who hadn't won a significant stakes race since the 2010 LeComte, still had within him a store of unrealized talent. The stretch-runner, Mott said, in a Nostradamus moment, had the potential to reach a much higher level of performance. Since then, Ron The Greek has done just that, and with a victory in Saturday's Whitney at Saratoga, he could put himself in the middle of the Horse-of-the-Year discussion.

"I think he [Ron The ...

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