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.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think Blythe Miller has had a legitimate ride in a 'chase in over 10 years! How's that for 1st off the bench?

Neil said...

Parenthetically, they look ridiculous. Put a Barbour on man! Oh, were we talking about the trousers?

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Ha, those pants! The brighter pair look like clown pants!

Preppy 101 said...

First-timers. :-) xoxo

TRAWETS NILTGEOV said...

Patchwork madras... ADG is Nostradamums. But the other ones --- the "clown pants," them, them I like!