Hello fellow pony lovers. Miss Paula and Mr. Jim went to Pony Finals in Lexington to see Rafael in the Small Green division. Their trip started out in the Orlando airport. While waiting for their plane to Lexington, a nice, pretty lady complimented Miss Paula on her horse themed carryon bag. One thing led to another and it was discovered that the lady’s daughter was working for the trainer that has Raffie and she knew of our little superstar! I’ve been hearing that he was famous, but I didn’t want to believe he was more well-known than moi! After all I write a widely read blog! Now I hear he’s not just being called cute, but “drool-worthy”! If its drool-worthy they want…I’m the guy! Raffie certainly left his mark at the competition, winning the model, coming in second in the undersaddle, and ending up Reserve Champion and then coming back on Saturday to win the debut Top Model. I guess you’d call him a Super Model! Congrats, little man, and you’ll always be #1 in our hearts. And congratulations to Miss Paula, too. Her first pony went to pony finals and ends up a winner!
In other horse show news, Winchester won a $5,000 Gambler’s Choice class in Chicago. He is really developing into a top notch jumper.
In racing news, Miss Paula and Mr. Jim joined the Haskell family at Monmouth Park on August 1st for the running of the Haskell Invitational. They said they had a great time visiting and watching the races. The next weekend, Fedex redeemed himself by coming in 4th in a Maiden Special Weight race for two year olds.
Snickers, Hailey, Cesar, Lily, and I are all enjoying the “dog” days of summer. We like lying on the cool concrete in front of a fan or under a shade tree by the riding arena. Many a time, we will all give each other that knowing look..that look that says, “it doesn’t get any better than this!”
Your drooling, I mean, Drool-worthy pal,