is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hold Me Back. I Mean, Really...Hold Me Back!

by Kim Thomas

It's not very often that a 3-year-old colt comes from 11th of 12 horses, and puts on the power to surge ahead to win, but Hold Me Back did just that at the Grade II Lane's End Stakes at Turfway Park (in my hometown of Florence, Kentucky) with jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard.

(Photo of wild man with crazy headgear taken at 134th Kentucky Derby and is provided courtesy of Thomas Eisenhauer Photography)

This son of English and Irish superhorse Giant Causeway is being trained by the great Bill Mott. The intrigue (to me, anyway) here is that his mare, Restraint, daughter of Unbridled's Song, was unraced. He has earned over a quarter million dollars, and with Hall of Famers all around him, Hold Me Back looks as if, well, there's no holdin' him back! Hehah!

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