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OneMoreForTheRoad
Oct. 7, 2009, 01:30 PM
1995 dark bay gelding by Private Terms.
Raced 56 starts, won $683,000.

Well I some how ended up getting him from a racehorse adoption and just wanted to know if anyone remembered watching him race?

Sing Mia Song
Oct. 7, 2009, 04:12 PM
ARE YOU SERIOUS?!

Hell, yes, any Marylander worth their salt will remember P Day. He's named that because he was born on Preakness Day. He was bred and raced by Charlie Hadry, who died of cancer a few years back. I think his son was racing his stock for a while.

How's he doing? He was quite the warrior. He always showed up on race day.

OneMoreForTheRoad
Oct. 7, 2009, 07:35 PM
He's doing great and loves his new job :)
We are eventing him Novice level right now and planning to move him up to training next year. He thinks the little jumps are boring and he makes time just by cantering.
I did gallop him just for kicks and giggles once and it was amazing (and a bit scary) a lot different from my little appendix qh for sure.
but here are some recent pictures of him:
http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs109.snc1/4636_1146693307230_1224450250_30546347_416609_n.jp g

http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs036.snc1/4331_1140023300484_1224450250_30526842_441979_n.jp g

http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs036.snc1/4331_1140023260483_1224450250_30526841_2969789_n.j pg

http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs109.snc1/4636_1146693267229_1224450250_30546346_6610487_n.j pg

Lincoln
Oct. 7, 2009, 07:48 PM
Just makes me so happy! A professional horse is just that - he is so proud of himself and of doing a good job. I wonder if he'll actually have to make an effort jumping anytime before Prelim - yet he's got his game face on and is totally showing up in this new life of his. You are so lucky and he is so lucky to have you! What a happy, athletic team!

DLee
Oct. 7, 2009, 08:39 PM
I don't know him, but I love a great OTTB story like that. :yes: Great job!!

OneMoreForTheRoad
Oct. 7, 2009, 08:40 PM
Thanks!

MissMolly
Oct. 7, 2009, 10:51 PM
I barely follow racing at all and I remember reading about him. He looks great!

tlw
Oct. 7, 2009, 11:01 PM
Too cool. I event also and love this story. Good luck and have lots of fun.

halo
Oct. 8, 2009, 07:27 AM
Great story, and he looks like he loves his new job. Congrats to you and him.

elsbet
Oct. 8, 2009, 09:22 AM
Of course I remember him! How awesome - for both of you!!! I'm so glad you have him. He looks FABULOUS!!!! Good to hear that he is happy too.

Acertainsmile
Oct. 8, 2009, 06:31 PM
I remember him! Good to hear he is alive and very well!!

caffeinated
Oct. 9, 2009, 12:41 PM
aw cool! he looks great and like he LOVES his job!

Laurierace
Oct. 9, 2009, 12:50 PM
I didn't know him personally but knew his legend. Congrats to you for having such a warrior in your barn. Nice job!

Sing Mia Song
Oct. 9, 2009, 01:27 PM
You have GOT to contact the Mid-Atlantic TB magazine. Every month they do a column called "Pensioners on Parade" of a notable local runner in retirement. Email Lucy Acton at lacton@marylandthoroughbred.com and send her the photos!

Laurierace
Oct. 9, 2009, 01:55 PM
That is a great idea! Even better get them to send Lydia out to photograph him for you. She does great work, I had her shoot my brood this summer and got some lovely pics.

Lady Counselor
Oct. 9, 2009, 02:02 PM
Wow! He looks GREAT! Nice job!

OneMoreForTheRoad
Oct. 10, 2009, 01:30 PM
Thanks everyone, and Sing Mia Song I just emailed her.
And if anyone here is going to the MD HT we're going to be there going novice. eek!

Sing Mia Song
Oct. 11, 2009, 04:10 PM
Awesome! Can't wait to see him in a future issue! :yes:

Forego
Oct. 15, 2009, 12:55 PM
I won some money on him once,this is a wonderful story.
Great pictures,I'm guessing you never have any time faults!

bunkerave
Oct. 15, 2009, 09:13 PM
any MD racers know anything about this?

http://www.chronicleforums.com/Forum/showthread.php?t=225200&highlight=dawn+kemp

Thanks if you respond...

Linny
Oct. 15, 2009, 09:52 PM
Great to hear about P Day. I'm in NY but follow mid Atlantic racing a bit and I remember him as a hard hitting runner. I imagine eventing might be right up his alley.
I love happy TB stories!!!:yes::D:)

Lady Counselor
Oct. 17, 2009, 09:32 AM
I'm just getting caught up on my reading with Thoroughbred Times, and I wanted to say there's a nice write up about New Vocations, P Day and the OP. Great before and after shots of him in it too. On page 13 in the October 10 issue.
Hats off to New Vocations. Great progam, one that we could use more of across the country.

OneMoreForTheRoad
Oct. 19, 2009, 07:59 PM
Anna, from New Vocations is sending me a copy of the thoroughbred times. :)
And me and P-Day just did the Maryland Horse Trials a week ago and we are doing the Waredaca Horse trials this coming weekend, pictures from MDHT below!

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs220.snc1/8718_1219742853423_1224450250_30740987_3965370_n.j pg

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs220.snc1/8718_1219743013427_1224450250_30740991_1001931_n.j pg

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs220.snc1/8718_1219743093429_1224450250_30740993_2739033_n.j pg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs240.snc1/8718_1221890787120_1224450250_30746024_5871101_n.j pg

midnightride
Nov. 28, 2009, 09:30 PM
oh yea!!!!! Love a good TB story!!!!!

keep it going!!!!!!!

Sing Mia Song
Jan. 22, 2010, 02:34 PM
I received my January issue of Mid-Atlantic TB last night, and guess who was featured in Pensioners on Parade??

Hope this link works: http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/publication/?i=29124&&p=17

Terrific article! I had no idea he had been in such a bad way!

caffeinated
Jan. 22, 2010, 02:43 PM
I can't see the story (have to subscribe apparently) but wanted to mention I met P Day and his lovely rider at a clinic a few weekends ago.

He is absolutely gorgeous and just amazing at his new job :)