Elisa's Daily Scoop
Happy Sunday!! Woke up to the sunshine peering through my window!
Today, I've got a fun day planned with the girls - having a number of their barn friends to our community pool.
It felt like touch and go yesterday with all the sudden downpours and sun showers and so we decided to wait till the morning to see what it actually looked like outside, rather than rely on the ever-changing weather report.
Everyone confirmed that the plans are a go!
Gianna and Kelsey are so stoked!
Did you catch the Belmont Stakes yesterday??
I love watching the race each year with my girls. It was truly and exciting one.
The 148th Belmont Stakes certainly took everyone by surprise as Creator came in first. But, it wasn't so cut and dry.
If you were following the coverage, you would have heard that the two top horses constantly being talked about were Exaggerator and Suddenbreakingnews.
As the race took off, Destin maintained a good position at the front and Exaggerator, the much-anticipated favorite, didn't really make it beyond 5th place.
But, what was completely exciting was how Creator just creeped up and edged up neck in neck with Destin.
Watching the race, I was on the edge of my seat because at the finish line, it was so close that the winner was not able to be called! Folks, it was a photo finish!! This was the fourth time the Belmont was decided by a nose — the closest possible margin of victory.
In the end, Creator was declared the winer. The jockey, Irad Ortiz Jr. was convinced from the moment he passed the finish line that Creator had won - and he was right!
Creator, the 3-year-old gray colt trained by Steve Asmussen, finished 13th in the Derby and skipped the Preakness, and won the 2016 Belmont Stakes and the $1.5 million!!
Boy was it exciting!
Well, here's a big Congrats to Team Creator!!!
Have a great day!
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