Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Eye Candy

I've never seen anything quite as gorgeous as a really fit horse.

Admiring public, meet "Doozyburg", a filly I owned a couple years ago.

This was the first day of her racing career.

"Doozy", as the name implies, was a piece of work. A horse with attitude to the hilt. The queen of the shed row, the diva of the saddling paddock.

She doesn't even know you and look --- here she's batting her eyelashes and asking, "What 'er YOU lookin' at?"

We were thrilled Vicky (Aragon) Baze had come out of retirement and had selected "Doozy" as one of the first horses to ride at Emerald Downs. She wanted to be first up on her in case we had a winner.

Red Number 1 was "Doozy's" saddle cloth which put her on the rail. She liked the 'up front and personal' aspect of racing and we hoped the Number 1 would be an omen.

The days before the race had been horribly rainy, the track was a tendon-sucking monster. She'd galloped well during workouts on a muddy track so we didn't pull her from the race...just did up her tail in a special 'do for sloppy conditions.

She ran well but ran 4th...(sigh)

I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Churchill. He said, "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."

"Doozy" was good for me, even as the mud slathered filly who thought she was the princess of the horse racing world.

The princess who was sold later that summer --- and won her first race --- for the new owner.


the7msn Wednesday, January 20, 2010 4:57:00 PM  

A beauty, indeed. Was that first win for her new owner the first of many?

Sandy ~~~ Thursday, January 21, 2010 9:16:00 AM  

You know, Linda...Doozy ran a few more time that summer and I think went to the winner's circle one more time. I'm guessing she was retired and is living her life as a broodmare. I do miss the imp.

2Grandmas2 Saturday, January 23, 2010 7:39:00 AM  

Great pictures. I really loved the one of Vicky as well. I do enjoy animals that are fit and doing what they are supposed to do. Like artwork in motion.

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