The horses are in the starting gate for the Iowa Caucuses.
AND THEY'RE OFF!
Southern Man takes the lead with First Lady on the inside. Chicago Kid is close up in third. Senor Ambassador stumbled a bit coming out of the gate and runs several lengths back in fourth with Talk Show Joe close behind. Further back to Little Big Man and Connecticut Yankee.
Oh Oh! Baked Alaskan has veered off the track and appears to be racing the outrider's pony.
As they round the clubhouse turn, First Lady pulls away from Southern Man opening up a three-length lead. The time in the first quarter is a blistering :22.2 seconds.
Down the backstretch, First Lady still in front, Southern Man a close second and Chicago Kid begins to make up ground. Further back, Senor Ambassador and Talk Show Joe are moving up, vying for fourth place with Little Big Man close behind. Connecticut Yankee is in sixth. The outrider has straightened out Baked Alaskan and he is now rounding the clubhouse turn -- don't worry folks, he's alright, just a little confused.
As they round the turn and head for home...
CHICAGO KID MAKES A SPECTACULAR MOVE ON THE FAR OUTSIDE, ROARING PAST FIRST LADY AND SOUTHERN MAN!
BUT FIRST LADY IS NOT GIVING UP!
AND HERE COMES SOUTHERN MAN RUNNING BETWEEN HORSES!
IT'S HEAD TO HEAD, NOSE TO NOSE! DOWN TO THE WIRE! ANYONE COULD WIN IT!
Now isn't this exciting!
Monday, December 31, 2007
And DOWN the backstretch they come
I enjoyed this after spending a few days last week at Delta Downs: