Why We Do It

“What time do you get up in the morning?”


“You’re crazy.”

Check the Label’s Garden City, why we do it.

Watch the physical maturation of the 3-year-old filly, her improved physical appearance in the early Spring directly translated to an improved race, an improved season, then to a four-time stakes winner. Useful form to serious form then quickly to stellar form. The growing confidence, the presence that comes along with that swagger, her cool, calm and all-togetherness. Why we do it.


{jcomments on}Silver Reunion’s Ballston Spa, why we do it.

Watch her train everyday, whether you have done it your entire life or have never seen a horse in your life. She has it. In the eye and in the body. She wants to beat you. Get there first. Her run in the Ballston Spa, what it’s all about, and…why we do it. Nearly a year away from the races, breaks through the gate early, is reloaded and gets beat a half-length for the top prize. Let her at ’em. A second-place finish that will stick, because we are all lucky to watch her train and were gypped when we can’t watch her. She’s why we do it.

Aruna’s Herringswell debut, why we do it.

You’re not supposed to win from that far out of it on a speed-favoring course, when the eventual runner-up goes a loose-on-the-lead 49 and change. She’s why we do it.

Smart Seattle’s debut, why we do it.

“How much the best was that filly?” Jumping female family, the Smart Strike filly debuted at Saratoga travelling 5 1/2 furlongs, had to check and shuffle briefly to change lanes to get up comfortably. Why we do it.

Gypsy’s Warning’s Eatontown, why we do it.

Dead-aim at Maram in the stretch, “Gosh, she’s going to be second…ahh…there’s no way she got there.” She got there. “She didnt have to win that.” Why we do it.

Bullsbay’s 2009 Saratoga campaign, why we do it.

‘Longest shot on the board’ puzzled us because the horse gets us out of bed in the morning. 110% every time. Good trip or bad trip, not good enough or much the best. Bullsbay didn’t care who is to the right or left of him. Whitney day 2009 he showed he didn’t care. Biggest race of his life, best result of his life. That’s an athlete. That’s why we do it. Nearly a month later off of the performance of his career, he matched it with an equally impressive Woodward. Another defeat that will never disappear. Absolutely why we do it.

We do it because they do it for us. 

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