Still, it was nice to get there and for the Personal Ensign and then leave. It was all I needed.
I soon got to talking with Good Ol' Pete and he asked if I had read any follow up. I just said the NYRA quotes.
"Did you read the quotes from John Velazquez?" he asked.
"Yeah, what about?"
Well, here's the quote:
“That was a speed duel. I thought my filly would be on the lead, [Calvin Borel, jockey aboard Rachel Alexandra (No. 2)] would rate in second, but he sent her out and got in the lead and all that did was create more problems for my horse because now she was engaged. But I wasn’t going to take her back; I just left her alone. I wasn’t going to go back either, so I just held my position and left it alone. The half-mile pole came and I thought she was dead and then the three eighths pole came and she was done. Nothing left.”
Pete said, "That was a subtle jab at Borel for sending Rachel to the lead. It sounded like he was surprised Borel sent her."
"Yeah, I think you're right. I didn't get that at first when I read it. Read between the lines, moron!"
Good Ol' Pete then said that his brother, Tommy, accidentally ate his Grilled Stuft Burrito on their way home from the Personal Ensign making for the Worst. Weekend. Ever.