I've likely just jinxed him/myself by writing how much I want him to win. I hope not... :/
You are my 2017 Prince Charming, Underpressure!!!
He just won the Prince Stakes at Delta Downs in dramatic Unbridled/Birdstone come-from-behind fashion (Gawd I love the closers!) and I'm praying he keeps it up so he can go up in class and maybe make it to the 2017 Crown races. I would so love to see another "Mine That Bird"-type run at the Derby.
I've been chasing Unbridled progeny since the '90s/Birdstone's offspring and it doesn't seem to get old for me 'specially when they behave like Underpressure just did. LOL. (I'll chase them even if they lose but its much better when they win. Like tonight's race - but with closers, its always a joyful heart-attack)
But for now, I will happily wallow in the 51 bucks he just made for me and be grateful I got to see him run beautifully for the 4th time in a row. (I think he would have won his 3rd race if he'd had a few more strides - jmo. I hope he earns his pedigree by being a classic distance runner now. Wheeee)
OK, I'm done fluttering. For now. I wonder what he will be entered into next...
Whahoooooo! I knew you could do it, baby of Birdstone!!!! You are my pick for 2017! LOL
I can't help it, I just like this one a lot. And I like Underpressure even more for just making me 51 bucks on an ATB bet.
BLACKFOOT MYSTERY results for 2016 Rio Olympics
Total Score 70.90
Here's Water Cube having to negotiate his first 'track' covered in wood poles everywhere. It must have been confusing for him, trying to figure out what Dutton was attempting to do. Dutton seems optimistic for Water Cube's future success.
Thanks for the update, Patricia.
No medal yet then, Blackfoot M will just have to try again. lol At least they improved their standing from 35th place - pretty good for his dubut . He's only 12 yo so hopefully he can try again in four years with Boyd for the Team event.
Congrats Dutton on your individual medal! Finally! Maybe we'll see you on Water Cube for your 7th Oly since Water Cube made it over the cavaletti without tripping lol
Jumping for Individual medals, the team of Martin/Blackfoot Mystery have climbed up the standings in the Rio Olympics Eventing competition over the past 3 days. Last I heard, the Americans were in 4th and 7th place and I am assuming that Blackfoot Mystery is the 7th placing. Good Luck, Blackfoot!! It would be neat if you medaled in the Games!
Martin/B.Mystery competed as a team in the cross-country
I look forward to it as well and hope for no injuries, Human or Equine.
I would have loved to be in Rio to watch them compete Live (not like it seems getting a seat would have been a problem). What an elegant creature Blackfoot Mystery is!!! Thoroughbreds rule! lol
Blackfoot is currently a 4-star event horse now. Ridden by Boyd Martin, he finished 6th at Rolex 2016 in May.
$ kaching! $
In June he was named to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Eventing Team.
I know it's not exactly HRN news, but I think it's nice to know where some of these ex-race horses end up. Especially when it's glory-filled like this horse's story.
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