Friday, November 1, 2013

Breeders Cup, Friday, Gary Stevens



Brilliant ride, by one of the best jockeys, ever. Minimize this pup, it's just a soundtrack. If you click on the pictures, you can follow the race.

27 comments:

  1. My horse came in second. But I didn't really mind.

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  2. Congratulations, Karin!
    It is just great!
    Love these photos, principally when we can see the wonderful mountain on the background.
    Beautiful Joe Jackson's music with the lyrics on screen.

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  3. Extraordinary horses. wonderful photo sequence!

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  4. Terrific action photos - I feel I was a little bit part of that race. How did you get so close to the starting gates? Sorry you didn't bet on No. 5 but hopefully you won something for getting No. 2 right?

    I searched through the photos in the Star-News of the lovely hats and dresses, but I didn't spot you and Karen.

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  5. We we're wearing hats but we forgot our fascinators! And by the way, I think this is the only race Lucky Bugge did NOT win. I even got treated to a beer out of the dough that woman raked in! She knows what she's doing when it comes to the ponies.

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  6. Very cool action sequence. And oh yeah, I want to see those fascinators, I'll bet they've got ponies on them.

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  7. Yes, we had to bring the Brinks truck in, right Karen?

    What was so great about this race was, well first of all, Beholder wasn't supposed to win, so it had a whole lot to do with Steven's beautiful handride in the home stretch. A handride is when the jockey moves in the horses rhythm, pushing the horse forward to lengthen the stride. You can see it in the last photo.

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  8. Was he really all by himself at the end of the race?

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  9. Yeah, if you look at the photo of the three horses, Gary is in the lead, #2 is about to drop back, and my #3 is about to make a bid. And just when it looked like 3 might have a chance, Gary pulled away. He won by at least 2 lengths.

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  10. I read up on G Stevens and he's having a remarkable run these days. Even won the Preakness. Not bad for 50.

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  11. And Mucho Macho Man wins it! I couldn't believe the race was being televised, hope you were there for the excitement.

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  12. I was! Gaaaarrrreee! A brilliant performance! Did you see his handride -- this horse never would have won without it.

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  13. Tell me you saw the Classic.

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  14. Yes. No. Sort of. I wasn't there there, I was here there. Beautiful, amazing.

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  15. What a setting for the Cup. Great action shots! Beautiful colors.

    Image 6 was the winner, I thought, with 7 and 9 behind by just a nose.

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  16. Although I've escaped it, it's easy for me to see how people get bitten by the horse bug (extremely mixed metaphor?) --racing or otherwise. The mountains in the background make your shots even more unusual and dramatic. This isn't just any old race track.

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  17. This is great! How exciting!

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  18. I'd have forgotten to take the pictures.

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  19. My favorite photo is #4. You see Beholden striding out, and the lead horse in the back, who guided them onto the track. Clearly a thoroughbred, and possibly a racer in an earlier life. I believe the rider's name is Jorge Something, and he can stick a saddle.

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  20. I love how you speak foreign (to me) languages. The setting is beautiful. Still waiting for your handicapper's secret.

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  21. Oh, BTW, Harper Lee made the front page of the Wall Street Journal today. (THis race made one of the inside pages at the end of last week.) Your tales of both events were more entertaining.

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  22. Thanks for the kind words and the links, M. I am so in Ms Lee's corner.

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  23. Gary Stevens just keeps on doing it!
    Liked your photos! Action shots!

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  24. Congratulations Karin!!! Second place is pretty darned good!!! Wonderful shots!!!

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