Sunday, May 17, 2009

Am Amazing Ride

I admit it I love Horse racing.. It could be the pagentry, the grace, the speed, the determination to fly or it could simply be a great childhood memory.

My grandma used to take me to Santa Anita when I was a kid.. and my great grandma would bet on any horse willie shoemaker was riding.. for years I didn't realize that there was more than one jockey.

I must admit I have never gone to the track and come home with less money than I took and someday.. God willing and the creeks don't rise I will get to the Kentucky Derby.

But today's Preakness was just amazing.. I love this jockey and am impressed with his talent and dedication. I was a bit miffed with him for switching horses, I truly believe had he been riding Mine that bird he would have won.. but to watch this race.. it was a joy..

I hope you all saw it, if not then check out the reruns. it was the epitome of what horse racing should be..


  1. It was an awesome race, wasn't it? I hope we see more of this amazing filly. She's what horse racing needs right now!

  2. We love going to the track on a sunny weekend. We don't bet much--a couple of dollars here and there, and we typically break even. You can wager without going crazy, but the kids like the challenge. I used to date a jockey in high school, so it's fun to tell the kids what's going on.

    I'm with you--had he been on Mine that Bird, he would have won.