Photo taken in November 2010, first race back after 6 months off
The world of Thoroughbred racing (at least pre-Zenyatta) had a pretty bad reputation, and not entirely undeserved. We are lucky enough to know some really great folks who care a lot for their racehorses--enough to find two of them good homes with us when they couldn't race anymore.
They had a good day today. A really good day.
Their big mare, Sittytwofitty, won her first race today. Sitty nearly always finishes in the money--and runs like she loves it--but today was special. Today she hung at the back at first but finished at the front, her big strides eating track as she passed the other horses to beat the field by 2-1/4 lengths. I want pictures of her there at the end--stretched out, happy ears, reaching for the finish line with every part of her big body.
Congratulations to my favorite ON-Track Thoroughbred! Great job, Big Girl--we all knew you had it in you and really wish we'd been there to see it in person!