Monday, June 14, 2010

Zenyatta Is the Queen

Zenyatta did it. She won her race by only three-quarters of a length, but she keep on gaining inch by inch down the stretch, and overcame St. Trinian's, who was carrying 9 pounds less than she was. Some of the other mares she defeated were carrying 17 pounds less than her. Zenyatta is the Queen of the race track! She has compiled 17 straight wins in a row; beating the past record-holders Cigar, Citation, and Mr. Frisky. Having beaten the boys in the Breeders Cup Classic last year, I think that the folks who vote for the Horse of the Year should take another look at this mare! (And, she's a grand daughter of *Forli - just like Court Jester, Gandalf, Fancy Fax, and most of the other young horses I helped raise and train in Micanopy.) Zenyatta is one super mare!
It seems to be drying up here. We've had intermittent showers all day, but the sun is now shining for the second time this afternoon. Cloudy and Shady are outside playing. I've visited Brandi 4 times so far today, and spent time with my kits as well, after returning the rental car. The weather folks say we'll be in the upper 80s on Wednesday and in the low 90s on Thursday - I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, considering how wet we are right now. If it's not humid outside, I can handle it. The baby squirrels are out and about starting this past weekend - they are so much smaller than their parents, and do such idiotic things that it's easy to pick them out. A momma fox has her 5 half-grown kits living next door, and Cloudy and Shady are always on their guard - and I make sure they're inside before dusk.
I hope everyone has a good week!

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