Friday, April 03, 2009
Big Day at Santa Anita
Saturday's the Santa Anita Derby, and the showdown between my favorite horse, The Pamplemousse, who's thinking about winning above, and Pioneerof The Nile, a less impressive horse to my mind. Is The P thinking about extra carrots? Or Kentucky grass? He's already got a sure spot at the Kentucky Derby.
I went for my Friday dollar hot dog and beer and was getting into some betting trouble until the horse I came to see, Aggie Engineer, came in first and wiped out all my losses and then some.
He was ridden by Alex Solis, who rides The Pamplemousse tomorrow.
Here he is walking back from his win, as I called out to the horse like a crazy bag lady.
This is Garrett Gomez, the best jockey in the country. The colors were this intense. I had to get the picture.
He's riding Pioneerof the Nile tomorrow.
Neither horse nor rider was hurt, but I hate seeing things like this. I couldn't believe I got the picture actually. The jockey walked away and the horse kept on racing. I was hoping this horse was going to win, before the race started. I never get action shots. I wouldn't have posted this but I was just stunned that I actually got the moment.
Here's to The Pamplemousse. Let's see him win tomorrow.