Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Competition

Friday is only a day away! Waaaaahhhh! I'm not ready! I need more time! *ruffling through hair*

Luckily, Lady is ready (this is where the huge emoticon with the big cheesy grin would go).

I need to share about our competition. The morning line odds have been published. We, along with another filly, are the longest shots. Little do they know we don't need to shoot...
Ok, ok, I'll stop. I'm giddy with excitement, can you tell?

Here is the line up:

Churchill Downs - October 31st, 2008 - Race 10
Estimated Local Post Time: 5:03 PM
Race Type: Maiden Special Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred
Age Restriction: Three Year Old and Upward
Sex: Fillies and Mares
Purse: $46,000
Distance: Six Furlongs
Surface: Dirt
Post Horse
Jockey
Owner
Age Sex Weight
Trainer
Breeder
Odds
1
Dress in Dubai (KY)
Joe M. Johnson
Brian S. Dance
3 Filly 120
Michael T. Trivigno
B. S. Dance
20/1
2
Splash of Colour (KY)
Rene R. Douglas
Mrs. John Magnier, Michael B. Tabor and Derrick Smith
3 Filly 120
Todd A. Pletcher
Iron County Farms, Inc.
7/2
3
Esther Got Even (KY)
Julien R. Leparoux
Tomisue Hilbert and John R. Menard
3 Filly 120
Nicholas P. Zito
Hilbert Thoroughbreds, Inc. &Menard Thoroughbreds, Inc.
5/1
4
Coy Cat (KY)
Kent J. Desormeaux
Jay Em Ess Stable (Mace and Samantha Siegel)
3 Filly 120
Paul J. McGee
Nick Cafarchia
4/1
5
Elusive Sparkle (KY)
Calvin H. Borel
James B. Tafel, LLC (James B. Tafel)
3 Filly 120
Carl A. Nafzger
James Tafel
12/1
6
Sapphiresndiamonds (KY)
Shaun Bridgmohan
Courtlandt Farms (Donald A. Adam)
3 Filly 120
Neil J. Howard
Kilroy Throughbred Partnership
8/1
7
Gold 'n Brush (KY)
Corey J. Lanerie
Purdedel, LLC (Mara and Edwin Edelberg)
3 Filly 120
Dale L. Romans
James A. Cater Family Trust A
20/1
8
Yes Im Woman (FL)
Robby Albarado
Gold Mark Farm, LLC (Theodore P. Bulmahn)
3 Filly 120
Dallas Stewart
Rick Sutherland
3/1
9
One Lady's Vice (KY)
Michael J. James
William Stull
3 Filly 110
Tres J. Delaforce
Claude Felts
30/1
10
Tithe (KY)
Miguel Mena
Claiborne Farm (Seth W. Hancock)
3 Filly 120
Albert M. Stall, Jr.
Claiborne Farm
10/1
11
Thendara's Passion (KY)
Jamie Theriot
Lisa and Tommy R. Mills
3 Filly 120
Tommy Ray Mills
Diane T. Webb & T & L Equine
20/1
12
Bozena (KY)
Tracy J. Hebert
Jody Guida
3 Filly 120
Jared Roberts
Anthony E. Guida
30/1
AE
Haunted Hotel (KY)
Tracy J. Hebert
Donamire Farm (Don and Mira Ball)
4 Filly 122
Katherine G. Ball
Donamire Farm
10/1
AE
Laca (KY)
Julien R. Leparoux
Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey
3 Filly 120
Michael J. Maker
Hokuyou Farm
8/1

Are you guys reading all those names? The trainers?
Pletcher, Romans, Zito, Nafzger- we're in a race with Carl Nafzger!!!!!
Mike Maker has an also eligible on the list. AE= Also Eligible. Those horses can draw into the race if some other horse scratches. If no one else scratches, the AEs will automatically be scratched from the line up.

How about some of those owners?

Mr. & Mrs. John Magnier- those folks own Coolmore Stud. Ya'll know what that is, right?
Claiborne Farm, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey.

This reads like a who's-who of racing.

Cept for lil' ol' us there.

Underdogs. Underdog owner. Underdog trainer. Underdog horse. Underdog jockey.

Wooof wooof woooof!!!

I'd say this is a heavenly alignment of deserving participants waiting to be rewarded by the Universe for their faith, hard work and good humor.

If Lady wins this race, I'm not even gonna die, I'm just going straight to heaven. So will her owner and our little bug boy. Lady? Well, I think she'll just take it all in stride and act like she never expected anything less. The racing news headlines will be off the charts. A barefoot horse??? No way!

If she doesn't win, well, she'll run a good race anyway, I know that much. And she'll gain a huge load of experience. And then she'll go out and win her next one. Either way, we can't lose.

Are those crosses toes I'm seeing beyond the monitor? Are they? I better! Fingers, too!

Wooof wooof wooof, watch out big dawgs, cause here we come!

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Toes and fingers all crossed! I hope she loves running in the pack as much as she sounds like she loves running alone. Oh. Wait. Hopefully she won't be IN the pack..she will be running alone...in the front, making all the rest o' the big dawgs eat her dirt.

Jackie said...

Rooting for you, Lady, and the bug boy all the way. Who doesn't love an underdog? (should that be underhorse?). Let the little guys with no shoes go out and kick some tail. Can't wait to see how it goes.

Holy Racehorse! said...

Thanks, you guys! Frankly, I gotta tell ya'll - I feel like tomorrow is Xmas! LOL
I wish I could harness all the good luck wishes and blow them into Lady's ear *G*
I might need a nightcap to get to sleep tonight.
No matter what happens, it is going to be an amazing day.

Trail Riding Cowgirl said...

Go Baby Go! I mean Go Lady Go!
Rooting for you here in Indiana and I am placing a bet on the girl as well. Big hugs!