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 |
Age Restriction: Three Year Old and Upward
Sex: Fillies and Mares
| Purse: $46,000 |
Distance: Six Furlongs
Michael T. Trivigno
B. S. Dance
Todd A. Pletcher
Iron County Farms, Inc.
Nicholas P. Zito
Hilbert Thoroughbreds, Inc. &Menard Thoroughbreds, Inc.
Paul J. McGee
Carl A. Nafzger
Neil J. Howard
Kilroy Throughbred Partnership
Dale L. Romans
James A. Cater Family Trust A
Tres J. Delaforce
Albert M. Stall, Jr.
Tommy Ray Mills
Diane T. Webb & T & L Equine
Anthony E. Guida
Katherine G. Ball
Michael J. Maker
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!