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.
What a great day I had today at Oaklawn Park today. It started at 7am. I worked two horses. One for Ingrid Mason and the other for Helen Pitts. They both worked great. My future winners! I was scheduled to ride 3 races today. All for trainer Steve Hobby. He has been a big supporter of mine here at Oaklawn. Out of my eight wins I have won, 5 were for him. The first horse I rode, Got a Stash, won going wire to wire. The second one was head and head for the lead most of the race and then the other horse drew off to win. But my horse kept trying and held on for second. The last race I rode for Steve was on the lead all the way until just past the 1/8th pole, got passed by about a length and a half and then he was steadily gaining again to only get beat a length to be second. It is a great feeling when everything goes right and the horses give it there best effort. Thanks Steve Hobby for giving me such a great opportunity to ride and win for you.