April 10, 2010
I love horses. I love horse racing. I’d forgotten, it having been some 30 years since I’d been to the track, how much I loved horse racing until I moved over here, where several of the past few years’ triple crown contenders including Kentucky Derby winners Curlin and Smarty Jones have raced.
So needless to say, I was thrilled beyond belief at getting to watch one of the legends of racing, Zenyatta, win her 16th graded race and tie Citation and Cigar for the title of winningest horse ever.
She raced against four other horses, ran dead last until she got into the final turn, and hit the overdrive gear she has. And 45,000 people went nuts.
If you want to see one of the most unbelievable feats of horse racing ever, watch this video: http://www.drf.com/replays/RachelZenyattareplays.jsp?RACE=0, and keep your eye on the 4 horse.
Today it was a long shot, Line of David, breaking out of the box first and leading box to wire to take the Arkansas Derby, one of the prestigious preps for the Kentucky Derby. Look for him on May 1. Today’s race was televised live, I don’t recall what network, but you ought to be able to find it on the website of whichever one it was.
This after a morning drive up Hickory Nut Mountain, to one of the most gorgeous views in Arkansas. And that after breakfast at the Pancake Shop.
God, I love Hot Springs.