Monday, April 25, 2011
Maryland Grand National
We did not get to attend this race but some friends did. They reported fairly nasty weather but an exciting main event.
Private Attack, Ridden by Blythe Miller Davies, won the $30,000.00 Grand National in 6 min. 39 seconds. Blythe had won this race back in 1991...so it was a long time between victories for her at this venue. I have seen Blythe race numerous times at Radnor and she is a damn fine steeplechase jockey. Congratulations to her and her team on a fine win.
Parenthetically, what can we say about the choice of pants for the two "gents" pictured above? On a wet, windy and raw day are these really the pants you pull from the closet?....a bit too much "oooh look at me I'm a zany Prep-guy" for true Steeplechase afficiandos.