Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Just By A Nose!!!




This post is dedicated to one of our most exiting days spent. Competing in the "Sport Of Kings". It took place at historic Churchill Downs on November 18th, 1990. After "Dance For Lucy" enjoyed a successful meet at Keeneland Recourse located in Lexington, Kentucky. The decision was made to try to win the Cardinal Stakes run a Churchill Downs.
Dance For Lucy continued to train and prepare well for the race. I was looking after Lucy as her groom and was also assistant trainer for my dad Sheldon Wolfe. I did my jobs and gave Dance For Lucy her chance to shine in the big league.
This race would be our first start at the historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Dance for Lucy had drawn the outside post. The 10 position. So her start would be very important.
Dave Penna did his usual great job. Also "Dance For Lucy" gave an extraordinary effort to win the first division of the Cardinal Stakes Race. By a very slim nose!!! But that is all that was needed to produce this great victory. That will always be a lasting very fond memory.

You can watch the video of the race. Here is the link;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DYXiLyp1GI
Stay tuned for a full post on our gallant and very talented race mare "Dance For Lucy"
The first picture presented on this post. Was the original photo finish picture. That was purchased and framed by me, as a souvenir of this great victory. But sadly the picture had become damaged being exposed to direct sunlight, over time.
This rare picture was restored with expert work by "Harry Miller Images". They can be reached by phone; 416-300-5764 or by e-mail; harrymiller@ rogers.com