Sunday, August 31, 2008
Xela - What a Race!
6 Furlongs 3 Year Olds And Up Allowance Purse: $41,790
Times in 100ths: :22.28 :45.47 :57.37 1:09.70
In tight traffic at the head of the stretch, about four lengths back, Xela exploded when asked, and had to angle sharply in to get around a horse, then straighten out and bear down on the leaders. One of those leaders was Liberty Bull, winner of $403,592 lifetime including the $600K WinStar Derby and the Smarty Jones handicap.
Xela was second in the photo by a head bob, just a head bob, bringing his 2008 earnings to over $85,000.
We're telling him he won.
What a race horse.