You have to remember that a large percentage of that crowd were casual racing fans and not quite as familar with her running style as you and I.
Yeah ... Definitely makes me think he was doing that for dramatic effect to the national audience ... Cause certainly he knows better.
Her start looked like every other Zenyatta race I've ever seen and I've seen them all. No different.
I was at off track and everyone around me was thinking the race was over at the start and I had to explain to them that the announcer knew better and that that was her normal running style. Cause they were all tripping.
So when the race was over I looked pretty smart and even smarter when I cashed my winning trifecta with Zenyatta SINGLED on top. Just wish I'd have played the Superfecta cause I'd have had that too.
When she crossed that line ... My eyes with tearing up with pride ... They never actually fell ... But they sure as heck were there!
LOVE my Cali horses and they had a darn good day.
At the start of this I said that if Zenyatta, California Flag, Life Is Sweet and Lethal Heat won ... It would be a perfect Breeder's for me ...
Well ... It darn near was!!
Wonderful experience!! I just wish I would have been there ... I should have been ... with wonderful company ...
But ... Come mid January ... I'm back ... No more missed moments ... But darn it!! I missed all but Zenyatta's 2 first races in person ... I doubt I'll get a chance to experience something like that again ... But if it presents itself again in my lifetime in SoCal ... I won't miss it again.
Hoping to get back in time to see Lava Man's first race back in person ... That will be something VERY special to me ... regardless of outcome ... as long as he's safe ...
Just to see him run again in person ... and to see his last race ... That's gonna be something special ...