Whoda thunk the most action of the first day of BC 2010 would be in
the MARATHON? The race so boring people wish they’d cancel it was the
scene of some crazy riding and major dumb-assery.
At the top of the stretch in the 1 3/4 mile Marathon, Javier
Castellano, riding Prince Will, I Am spied a tiny space that just so
happened to be in front of Martin Garcia on Romp. Castellano steered
his horse into that hole, cutting off Garcia and causing Romp to clip
heels with Prince Will I Am. Romp nearly went down, and Garcia flew
completely out of the saddle. Only by his sheer athleticism (I’d like
for the guys who claim jocks aren’t athletes to watch this race &
try to make their argument again…) did Garcia manage to not get
killed. Unfortunately, when Romp stumbled, he took out Calvin Borel’s
horse, A. U. Miner. Borel & A. U. Miner weren’t hurt but they lost
all chance at the race, in which A. U. Miner was one of the favorites.
Meanwhile, Castellano on Prince Will I Am made it out of the pack and
challenged Eldaafer in the homestretch. Eldaafer drew off to win with
Prince Will I Am second. If the drama on the track wasn’t enough, the
thrills and spills continued in the winner’s circle.