Sunday, December 28, 2008


Jon's father fell yesterday and fractured his skull. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition. But it's not a good condition to be in.

We went to the racetrack to get our minds off things. This jockey above, who's the top jockey in the country, was on a horse that suddenly tried to jump the inside fence, fell and rolled on him. He survived, incredibly, but with fewer teeth and lots of injuries. I took this picture right before the race. He was walking backwards and laughing.

In the next race a really great filly that was leading had to be suddenly pulled up-- a leg fracture, her racing career over, but will likely survive as a brood mare.

Life is so fragile, isn't it?


Linda said...

so incredibly fragile and precious.
I hate hearing that about jon's dad. What a day.

Namowal said...

What a day indeed!

Sorry to hear Jon's dad getting hurt. :(

I agree that life is fragile. I think a lot of people forget this.

stray g said...

Wow. So sorry to hear about Jon's dad. I hope he's OK. Yes, what a reminder to appreciate the moment.

Sally said...

The jockey got back on horses yesterday and won two races! Jon's father is still in uncertain condition, but seems to be on a recovery road that seemed unimaginable two days ago, talking now and berating his wife. Thanks for your concern. Jon's off to see him New Year's Day.