Sunday, May 17, 2009


I can't lie...I wanted the Bird to win yesterday...and I still feel he could have pulled it off if the race was either a smidge longer or he had not been forced to stop his charge when running into a wall of horses.


I was really pulling for the little guy. Admitedly, this is the first time since I can remember that I have wanted the winner of the Derby to win the Triple Crown, but oh well.

On a brighter note, Rachel you are an amazing animal. Why you were sold between an amazing performance at the Oaks and another great one at the Preakness is beyond research, but dang the girl can run! I'm looking forward to watching both hers and Mine That Bird's careers blossom in the upcoming months.

Back to the Bird though, I'm really glad he ran as well as he did. He at least proved he wasn't a fluke and that alone makes me happy. For me, he is an exciting horse to watch run. Closers always help create that anxious excitement down the homestretch that just makes me love racing that much more. Mine The Bird did not dissapoint in that sense. Yesterday was the first time in forever that I have been cheering for a horse while watching them run on the TV. So thanks for that!
I'm still not sure what keeps happening to my other favorites, Fresian Fire and General Quarters...but I'm sure the excuses will bubble to the surface soon.

Another good Crown race, I just can't wait to see what the Belmont holds!

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