Colonel John after winning the Santa Anita Derby (Charles Pravata)
Congrats to Colonel John, Visionaire, Shakis, Porte Bonheur and Alan Garcia on great days! I’d like to particularly thank Visionaire and Desert Key as I had the win and exacta tickets in the King’s Bishop (and almost the tri!).
I’m a sure a few of my west coast pals (you know who are you) are celebrating Colonel John finally showing the rest of us that he’s not a one trick pony. But perhaps they’re not celebrating as much as trainer Eion Harty plans on celebrating tonight!
And how about Visioniare emerging from the fog, so to speak, as a classy sprinter? The best thing about the day was having 4 exciting stakes races packed with well matched horses fighting right down to the wire, unless of course you one of the lucky folks who hit some of the crazy payouts earlier in the day. For the rest of us only moderately folks, that was one damn fine day of racing!