Unsaddling after the Big Race at Belmont Park
Here is a quick shot of Our Lake and Ludlow coming back from his first race. All the horses (except for the lucky winner who is headed to the Winner's Circle!) come back and meet their handlers. The Jockey dismounts and takes his tack and equipment with him to the scales to weigh in. He must weigh in with the same weight he was carrying before the race. After he weighs in then we approach him and get the needed feedback about the race and the horse's trip. In this case Jamie "the Rocket" Rodriguez was very excited about the way L&L ran. He said he was closing nicely at the end but got a bit tired. This may have been due to the very gooey yielding turf. He said next time we will see a great improvement because in his words "this horse is very competitive". That is great news to hear from the Jockey after a first race!
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