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.