I love to win anywhere regardless of the purse or locale, but it is particularly fun and encouraging to win a major race at home, as Fashionably Fast did today.
His jockey, Tiago Pereira, a 33 year old native of Brazil, rode him perfectly. He was able to track the speed and then swing out for the stretch drive to come home in front, despite being bumped in mid-stretch by the place horse, Baja Sur.
My partners John Nicoletti of North Dos Palos and Per Antonsen were both there to help cheer him home. About ½ the grandstand got to the winners circle. Clearly a fun time had by all.