For awhile they talked about putting an asterisk next to Roger Maris' name in the record books. Sometimes they talk about it with Barry, cause of the roids. Some suggested that Ichiro needed one when he broke the hits record. So will we need one in thoroughbred racing?
A horse called Peppers Pride has matched the consecutive-races-won streak, 16, held by Cigar and a couple of others. So how come you've never heard of Peppers Pride? From Bloodhorse:
All of her victories have come against New Mexico-breds at distances between 5 1/2 furlongs and one mile.
In other words, all of her wins have come against seriously limited competition. So a Peppers Pride asterisk? Normally I' m against 'em, but I think in this case, it'd be clearly deserved.