To all the fans of our Arabian, Alan Greenspan, whom I wrote about in the post “There’s Something to be Said About a Mid-life Career Change“, there’s news. He has his third race tomorrow. 🙂
He’s now had some serious training and for an old guy, I’m pretty damned proud.
Here’s his racing history thus far…
Race #1: He took the lead right out of the gate in his very first race. He was in sixth position, then he quickly past fifth, fourth and so-on, taking the lead. We screamed. We stood up like crazy racehorse owners do. And we stood in dead silence in an almost sureal moment. For over three-quarters of the race Alan was in the lead. Then something happened. He started falling back, until finally he was in last place. He didn’t just finish last. He finished a full 15 lengths behind the other horses. I lost my shirt.
Race #2: Again, Alan Greenspan bolted out of the gate. He immediately took first and held on until the very last second, when he took second. Our trainers other horse took first. This caused some suspicion on my part, but hell, this isn’t business for me and our Alan Greenspan was in the money. I cried. He smiled. (do horses smile? I’ve got a story about that I’ll share with you sometime). Fortunately, we bet win or place, so we took home some bank and Alan got to stay on the racing circuit.