“I’ve never heard anyone boo me – not even in New York,” Sutherland said.
|Game On Dude (right), outlasts Setsuko. Photo: Alex Evers/EquiSport Photos 1/1000 @ f/3.2, iso 1000, 400mm|
The whole cluster looked like a three-man bobsled team, out of control, bouncing down the stretch. Thankfully, everyone stayed up. Twirling Candy, rank from the gate, was never going to hit the board this day.
Winning trainer Bob Baffert said after the race, “Twirling Candy, I hope fans understand, he was out of horse; he started all of the ping-ponging. I think the stewards made the right call."
Espinoza was not so diplomatic, “It’s the wrong decision,” he said. “I don’t know why it took so long to make the wrong decision. I think the stewards are blind.”
|Chantal after winning the Santa Anita Handicap. Photo: Alex Evers/Equisport Photos 1/320 @ f/3.2, iso 1000, 400mm|
Her disappointment in the crowd was short lived, “This is by far the best win in my career. Even getting a leg up from Bob on the horse was great. I just had such a good feeling today, I’m glad it came to fruition."
That's all for now... mw.