Saturday, April 10, 2004

A Horse is a Horse, of course of course, and No One Can Talk to a Horse, Of course

I wish I had a great story to tell you all about the horse, Dash of Class.  Actually its kind of a story.  I went out to Keeneland, which is the very prestigious race track in Lexington that only has a meet for 21 days in the spring, and then 21 days in the fall.  The the "tour" moves on to Churchill Downs for months.  I went over there Thursday morning (during the morning work outs) to take pictures with my Canon 35 mm to make certain it is working properly before going to Ireland.  I see this beautiful horse, black and sleek and fast. As I was leaving the track the horse was being led back to the stable.  We chatted, the trainer the jockey and I not the horse, though in retrospect I should have asked the horse.  The trainer told me this was the horse that was going to win his maiden race tomorrow.

So, I get excited.  I think I have an exclusive tip. 

Friday was a beautiful day, and also Good Friday.  Everyone wanted to go to Keeneland that day!  I only wanted to get there for the Third Race.  And I did. 

I told Joe that I wanted to bet $50 on Dash of Class, but if I did the horse would lose.  If I bet $20, the horse would win.  Either way, I would be kicking myself.

Thank God I went with the $20.  The dang horse finished next to last.  I'm going to keep an eye on that horse though. He is a Two year old, this was his first race.  He is beautiful and I fell in love with him.

He went off at 23 to 1 odds. If he had won, wouldn't that have made a much better story.

7 comments:

my78novata said...

Friday was good for me I got my teeth LOL I was in Richmond and lexington not to mention my hometown of Winchester that day and with all that driving God kept me safe so I consider it great. I love horses I love to ride though.

sistercdr said...

About the most beautiful thing I can think of is a good hoorse running.  I'll keep my eyes open for Dash of Class.

krobbie67 said...

Maybe Dash of Class was insulted by your measley bet and decided to prove your 20 - 50 theory wrong. ;-) ---Robbie

yakima127 said...

No, this was a great story all in it's own!  You live such an interesting life...sigh...I love coming here to read!  Jae

ondinemonet said...

This was a fun entry...I love horse racing, but haven't been in years! Thanks for the remind. It's so funny, the best I ever did with the horses was when I accidently put $4 on a casino game of horse racing at Harrah's in Reno...I won $68! Take care, Carly :)

mlraminiak said...

An inside tip from the trainer?  Isn't that being just a TEENSY bit gullible?  LOL  Anyway, who cares?  He's beautiful, he's young, and you fell in love with him.  That's the real story...  Lisa  :-]

wfhbear said...

If there is one thing that can really get my heart pumping it is a horse race. Actually, Libby's Uncle owned "standards' that he raced with sulkies. I owned a piece of a throughbred for a while that ran the northeast circuit. Here in Las Vegas we can see any track and any race we want at the sports book but, we don't have a track of our own. To hot I guess. That is one of the things I miss about "back east". Regards, Bill.