The day had finally arrived for Hope’s first race. Not only was it special because it was her first race, but this race happened to fall on my birthday as well. Prior to the race, my Mom and I visited Hope in her stall where we found her to be cool as a cucumber. When they saddled her in the paddock, she appeared to get nervous and reared up, but as soon as Malcolm was onboard, she calmed right down and acted respectfully in the post parade over to the gate. She was in race # 6 an Indiana sired and bred maiden race with a field of 12. She broke well from Post 9 and stalked 4 wide and dueled in the stretch before pulling away for a 5 length win. Let me tell you this, nothing compares to your horse winning on your birthday. What a bonus! Thank you Hope!
See the link below for the article on Margaux’s website and race replay. http://www.margauxfarm.com/articles/margaux-moment-of-the-month-2yo-starting-and-training-grad-wins-debut.html