Thursday, May 13, 2010

Another Country Heard From

Ann-Marie sent me some pictures of Hershey and Biscuit. Biscuit (the spraddle legged blond!) is from the last Di/Brogue litter and is Hershey's uncle. Hershey is from Emy and Shadow. They live in the Atlanta area and have 5 (6?) year old triplets to keep them occupied. Ann-Marie said she was ready for another little puppy but the kids (and hubby) put the kabosh on the idea!

My apologies to Nick Zito

Well, guess who doesn't know what she's talking about! I said some harsh things about Nick Zito yesterday and I'm taking them back today. Yes, he HAS won the Belmont with some horses who have not run in the Preakness... but they didn't run in the Derby either. So it's not like he's skipped the Preakness just to be a spoiler in the Belmont. Yes, last year he scratched Miner's Escape from the P and entered him in the B... he finished 10th (last.) In 2008, Zito saddled Da'Tara in the Belmont and he, of course won. (Also of course, Da'Tara stopped Big Brown's Triple Crown bid in its tracks... although BB wouldn't have won that day anyway.) In 2007, Nick put CP West in both the P (finished 4th) and the B (led part of the way and then finished way back) and in 2006 his horse was Hemmingway's Key who finished out of the money in both races. Worthy of note: the 2006 Belmont was won by Jazil and the 2007 was won by the filly, Rags to Riches, who just happens to be Jazil's maternal half-sister. Their mom, Better than Honour, is also the dam of the 2008 humdinger, Casino Drive, but that's another story! ANYWAY, my sincerest apologies to Mr. Nick Zito and next year I'll do my research BEFORE running my mouth!

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