05 September 2005

The end of the streak

The Summer Finale Stakes, the fourth race at Mountaineer today, did indeed have a sense of finality. My lucky horse, Lady Grace, the favorite, went off at 5-6, and ... ran third. Sigh.

I'll admit I wasn't thrilled with the her post position (8), and I suspected that Tempus Fugit, the eventual winner, would set a fast pace. And yes, the results from Equibase shows my concerns were well-founded.

The upside is, I suppose, that the next time she runs, her odds will be better than 5-6. But meanwhile, there's a chill in the air, leaves are falling from the trees, and picnics are pretty much over. It's the end of a beautiful summer -- and the end of a beautiful streak. Sigh.

3 comments:

Ruben Bailey said...

Queen of the Quinellas, I have added T.L. to my blog roll. Thanks for stoppping by. I look forward to checking in on your literary escapades. I am currently in the middle of enjoying Bill Barich's "Laughing in the Hills". Pretty good book based around and about the life with the horses.

alan said...

I've added you as well. I love the blog title.

You mean, people still bet Quinellas these days? :-)

QQ said...

Thanks, guys!