So many things go on daily at the race track. Things are always changing. Its like being on a roller coaster ride - sometimes your up and sometimes your down. Learning how to take it all in stride is a constant.
Racing has so many ups and downs I get dizzy. I thought I was going to have a great week with the horses that I was named on. Instead only a few ran well and the rest left me scratching my head. (What the heck happened!) But I just have to keep positive, keep moving forward and keep turning left and the wins will come again. I am grateful everyday for my racing career and being able to do what I am passionate about. I don't think I will ever have enough wins to be satisfied. Thats awful to say but everyday and every race is like starting over. Im constantly wanting to improve on every aspect of racing. Perfecting my riding style, stategies to win, keeping my focus on winning and being the best jockey I can be. I am the toughest critic on myself. I want to win every race I ride and when I don't its a let down. You start second guessing yourself. What if I did this, or I should have done that, etc... Its a total mind game that goes on in your head. One thing that I have learned thru out my career is to appreciate what I already have accomplished in this sport and to give thanks to GOD that I made it around safe and I am able to come back the next race or the next day to try again. Today is a day off for me so I will be spending it with my beautiful daughter. Remember, there will be many obstacles in your life, but if you train your mind to stay focused on a positive outcome on any situation it will be yours. You are in control of your own destiny!