Keeping Up With The Jones…. And the Servis’ too!

Lemons Forever one afternoon at Oaklawn Park
Lemons Forever after winning the Kentucky Oaks in 2006
ONE OF MY STABLE MATES!  After winning the 2006 KY Oaks!

Competition. Growing up in the bluegrass of the paddocks of Gainsway Farm, I never new how competive this horse racing stuff was!   I mean, on the track, the bickering between the trainers and the jockey agents about races and where to run? Makes this gelding confused and tired. I guess the other morning in one of my works where I was breezing my first 5/8ths, one of the jockey’s that was suppose to show up didn’t. Cathy was fustrated and not reall happy about this cause I was going in company. Luckily Walter was here to jump on my back and took care of the work.  As we were walking to the track, I heard Cathy say to another rider passing by, “Did you forget? You were suppose to work one for us at 7:30?”  The horse was trained by John Servis who had a barn full of high level allowance and stake horses.

Me, I didn’t care whether it was some big name jockey riding me or little Mikey, the gal that just lets me loap around on a loose rein.  I’m easy to please.  Well I worked

and this time I showed a little more then ususal. I worked in :49 and galloped out in 1:02.  Not bad, so I was told. I had to start getting my act together on the track. I had Marky who was at the top of his game, Lemons Forever who eventually won the Kentucky Oaks and Omaha Beach who was the best kept secret in Hot Springs, AR.  I had to blend in with the crowd I was in.

Servis’ barn was always winning those big stakes.  I decided to give up on my love for Round Pond and focus on my racing career.  This was my new chapter…

Sequoya’s Tears- RACEHORSE

Rockport Harbor one of the residents of the John Servis Barn