You’ve heard it before… (fill-in whatever sport you fancy) is a game of inches. Nowhere is that more true than in horse racing.
Jess Not Jesse was racing today for a $70,000 purse. He was #11 on the outside. When he reared coming out of the gate, he fell behind the field and had to be urged to catch up.
Catch up he did, as he took the lead between the 1/8 pole and the 1/16th pole. However, just as in his last race, there was another contender coming on the outside. They fought tooth and nail (maybe that should be hoof and nostril) all the way to the finish line. Jess trying to retain his perfect record at Saratoga.
Once again, the race was decided by a nose. Last time, we got the bob and beat our old friend Awakino Cat. This time, we needed Pinocchio’s nose which we didn’t have. So, no lies. We lost.
It hurts to lose a race you should have won. This time we got the “bad beat!”
At the horse sales, our friends did very nicely selling two horses they bred for nice sums. We did not buy anything but we were at all the sales. Rhoda loves to shop. I love to buy. We shopped but did not buy.
Footsie is entered in two Stakes races for Wednesday and Thursday. The lengths of the races are not ideal for him, one is too short, the other a little long. We’ll confer with Linda in the next day or so.
Patsy’s Effie Trinket ran 2nd in a Stakes race on Saturday. There are all together too many 2nds for us all this year!
The season is flying by. Too bad, but that’s just a indication of the fun we have here.
More to come.