Sunday, February 17, 2008

TBA Affiliated With Some Long Odds

Yesterday, there were a couple of noteworthy longshots. No, no, no ... I didn't win anything, although I wish I had. But what makes these interesting is that there is a direct relationship with a few TBA members.

Highland Cat, who at one time had a close and personal relationship with Genius Alan, won a $12,500 claiming race at Gulfstream. He went off at 28-1 and, rumor has it, paid Frank Stronach's drinking buddy, John, a handsome $58.00 on the win.

And while John was busy gloating, a few miles away along the Gulf Coast, a 5-year-old mare, Elliecat (Crafty Prospect - Sage Cat by Tobasco Cat), won the $60,000 Chou Croute Handicap at the Fairgrounds Race Course in New Orleans. Elliecat, trained by Dallas Keen who happens to be married to the very fashionable Donna Keen who happens to write her own Thoroughbred Race Horse Blog which happens to be part of the TBA, went off at 70-1 and paid $159.40 to win! Congratulations!

(AP Photo/Fair Ground Race Course, Lou Hodges Jr.)

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