At the track, every single race day brings with it a different level of excitement. The race is as much a show as it is a race. You want to be at the show, not at the track. You want to be at the race. That’s really what what we look for. If you’re there, you’re there. This is going to be one for the books. That’s pretty much what we look for. If I’m there, I’m there. I’ll do my best. You’re not going to find any other person that looks as good at the track as he does. That’s really what we look for. What’s great about racing is you see the things of the track all the time and you don’t see the guys running in the stands. In order to get that experience, you have to do a lot of the races, they all have to be on the circuit. That’s what I look at on Monday is a great experience for me, for me to get the experience.
We don’t use any special effects for horses at the stadium for this Saturday’s race. This is the only time a horse has ever raced at night in the St. Louis stadium. On September 9, the St. Louis Cardinals will host the Houston Astros in an exhibition, and the St. Louis Rams will host the Indianapolis Colts in a game on September 12.
What are you looking forward to the most about the races?
I enjoy seeing how the horses come out of the barn. But that’s the only time you see that. You have only one chance to race and you don’t have a lot of time to look at the horses. We’re looking to see a lot of things.
Have you ever gone anywhere with a horse before? If so, what was your experience like?
I’ve never been to a horse race before. It was pretty exciting that we got that opportunity. It was fun, I like the pace. The course was really good. There were times it was easy but there were times you would be trying to keep up with them. It kept you on your toes. It wasn’t the course it used to be, it’s all changed.
What’s it like for you riding the horse?
All the horses come up here and take a bath. We take a shower and change into some warm clothes. Then the horse gets her first ride. She gets to be in her stall and she gets a couple of laps