Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Marq Your Bible Race #4 @ Laurel #2

Pictures from Marcus' second race at Laurel Park in Maryland, fourth race overall.

Ever since the storm incidents at Colonial, Marcus has needed a pony horse to keep him calm during saddling. It has worked wonderfully.  I can only imagine what words pass between the two.  We have been very pleased with all of Laurel's staff, including the gate crew and pony horse riders.  They don't get paid enough for what they do.
No Delay (eventual winner of race) didn't delay the race this time.
 In Marcus' last race, No Delay didn't want to go in the starting gate.

His race line read "steadied at first turn." I think this is what the racing secretary meant!

Eight of ten, not good, but not bad.  He got up as close as third before better horses passed him. He finished only seven lengths back from first.  So that's encouraging.