Photo: Eclipse Sportswire
It’s one of
my many faults. I can’t help it, really. But I was always the type to fall in
love easily back when I had permission to do such things. And with my wife’s
full knowledge, it’s happened again just like it used to. I’m like a schoolboy
who wants to yell, ‘Boy, do I love this horse, Caixa Eletronica.” And I don’t
know why, maybe because he has made me some money these past few months.
I know it
sounds like I just discovered him, but that’s not true. It’s just that I have
recently fallen for him. He certainly isn’t a superstar, but the journeyman
eight year old knows how to finish the race like a champ. Up in Saratoga in
July and then at Belmont just last weekend in the Duck Dance Stakes, Caixa
Eletronica did me well. With $10 bucks in July and another $10 bucks last weekend
bet on his nose, I was convinced. Cashing tickets will help you fall in love
with this Pletcher trained horse, trust me.
something shocked me as Caixa Eletronica crossed the finish line. I heard track
announcer Tom Durkin say something to the effect, “For the 23 time, its Caixa Eletronica.” Out of 68 races, this pony has won 23 times and another 20 times in the money. That’s
more than half of his total races he’s either won, placed or showed. If this
was baseball, this horse would be hitting over .500 and would be hailed as the
greatest hitter of all time.
But it’s horse racing and a winning percentage like that is something to be looked at, talked about it and remembered for the next bet. The Repole Stables owned chestnut, ridden by Javier Castellano, paid $7.50/$3.80/$2.60 in the Duck Dance. Next time out-bet the mortgage on him, I'm going to.