NEWS STORY 82 - FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN HORSE RACING...
Our connections in Horse Racing continue to grow and expand .....
Story by MC_Excelsior "The Stick"__________________________________________________
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10/18/07 - FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN HORSE RACING
Many of you are aware that we know a large number of people in the industry, including Oaklawn announcer, Terry Wallace and Little Red Feather Owner, Billy Kock. However, did you know we keep discovering new ties to Horse Racing with our Family and Friends.
*COUSIN LARRY BYER AND THE FINEST BRED HORSES IN AMERICA*
We(Myself and my father) had the great pleasure of speaking with a true gentleman of racing, who also happens to be our cousin, Mr. Larry Byer.
In addition to being an excited supporter and fan of Horse Racing, our cousin also owns a large number of horses in partnership and on his own. With breeding rights to some of the finest sprinters and speed based stallions in Kentucky, our cousin can lay claim to having some of the most well bred horses in the business.
Byer Stables owns and races the exciting new 2 year old filly, Tate's Queen.
We watched with great anticipation as Tate's Queen went to the track on Sunday at Keeneland. When our cousin told us of the bloodlines, we kew this one was going to be something special. In her first start, Tate's Queen finished 6th while breaking off the pace and showing some energy late.
In this second start, Cousin Larry and trainer Eoin Harty decided to stretch Tate's Queen out to a mile. We were glued to our large screen TV and TVG(we still love you guys too) and watched as Tate's Queen broke well, but then dropped back off the pace and out of the picture. I thought to myself something must have happened...maybe the saddle slipped, maybe the jockey felt she took a bad step...something mist have gone wrong for her to be so far back so early. As the field went down the backstretch, Tate's Queen was next to last and easily 30 lengths off the lead group of horses. Middle Movers were going after the front runners, and I thought that Tate might have been pulled up, after all, she was not even in the picture.
Coming around the clubhouse turn, we could see Tate's Queen in the long distance view still racing, but very far back. I noticed something interesting and I started to get excited. Tate's Queen was showing a very fluid motion in her strides and was begining to gear up a power run from the back of the pack. I thought to myself, she's just so far back, how much ground could she possibly make up ? Don't forget, Tate's Queen is a 2 year old filly making her second career start in this race. As the field straightened out in the stretch, the eventual winner drew off and was clear. The horse everyone was watching though, was Tate's Queen. Flying, through the stretch, as if she had afterburner jet engines strapped to her saddle, Tate's Queen came on like a mad bull charging at top speed for an incredible 3rd place finish. The margin of ground that Tate made up through the stretch had to have been a 50 length deficit. I don't think ANY 2 year old filly has ever run that fast a final quarter ever. Im not talking about the chart times for the lead horses, im talking about the time from which Tate's Queen hit the quarter pole to the time she hit the finish line. It had to be a sub :22 quarter, which is amazing for a young 2 yr old filly.
We are holding our breath and waiting with great anticipation for Tate's Queen to take the race track again. She should win in smashing form. According to the Owner, our Cousin, Tate's Queen should make her next start in California at Oak Tree/Santa Anita. Watch this filly Stick Fans, she is going to be a great one, and she will excite you through the stretch.
You never know where or when your going to make a new friend in the Horse Racing business. I have the great pleasure and enjoyment of meeting a waonderful and talented man in Harold Caribbean.
Harold and I had played in a poker tournament with each other, and then found ourselves walking up to the windows to place a horse racing wager at the Isle Casino at Pompano Park. We started talking about an upcoming race and became good friends in the interim.
It turns out that Harold owns 7 race horses and has one of the top 10 winning ranked horses at the current Calder meeting.
Harold Caribbean is also one of the finest Reggage musicians from Brazil that I have ever heard. I did not know this when I first met him, but after hearing a CD of his music, I can only tell you that he will be making a big splash here in America in the near future. Who knew you could make such great friend at the races ?
We will list Harolds horses when he gives us the names of his runner. PS - Harold Caribbean is not the name he races his horses under, this is his stage name. I want to be certain with him that its alright to put up his real name in this article.
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