I have been following and wagering on her all along and am very pleased that she is still running. True, it was only three horses this time, but it's a little more money for oats this winter. : ) She gets my HOY vote anytime!
I see Lisa tried her hand at the Presque Isle tapeta to start off her 2012 season.. seemed to take to it pretty well, with 2nd and 3rd finishes and 80 Beyers..
Back at Finger Lakes this past weekend, and stretching out to a mile. For some reason, Dennis Carr (who has been her regular jock and also rode her at PID) was off her and on another horse in the race.. thought that was strange..
Anyway, she went too fast early and ran out of gas late, but had enuff to hold 2nd..
I saw Tim at the track last weekend and spent about 20 minutes talking to him about Lisa and life in general. He told me about the book and showed me his advance copy and explained that the book is about more than LBT. He's had a kind of storied life (he was literally born at the track!) and, along with the whirlwind of his success with Lisa, he's had a crazy year with some health issues that are resolving and a wowza! personal surprise that I don't feel is okay to share in a public forum eventhough he probably wouldn't care if I did. He also mentioned that there might be some Hollywood interest in his life story as told in the book.
I think Lisa looked terrific in her first out in almost a year. When I talked to him on Saturday he was pretty confident in her fitness level and she certainly proved him right!
Got the book from Amazon yesterday, read about 50 pages last nite. Yikes.. to say Tim had a rough and challenging time as a youth would be an understatement. Always so sad when someone who experiences up close and personal how destructive alcohol abuse can be, then turns to the bottle themself.
That article mentions Dateline will finally be running a LBT piece.. folks will remember they shot a lot of footage of LBT and Tim back when she first stormed on the scene, but the project was then shelved after the fairy tale fell apart on the SAR turf..