To make a long story short - we are now owners of 5% of White Thunder!
His first race was December 26 at Aqueduct in New York. It was a race for New York bred 2 year old horses who had never won. The excitement mounted as we headed over to the Beck for the 2:48 post time. Thumper and Lynn, Joe and Sherine and others anxiously awaited the closed circuit telecast.
Bill, Lisa, Lynn, Joe & Thumper
Aqueduct had received lots of rain and the track condition was rated "good." White Thunder, a 60-1 long shot, had the number 2 post position and entered the gate calmly. Unfortunately, the number 6 horse wouldn't load and the rest of the horses had a long wait for the bell. After what seemed an eternity, they were off. White Thunder broke flat footed and was trailing from the start. We cheered our steed on mightily but he couldn't make up the lost ground. White Thunder finished 9th out of 12 horses.
We were disappointed but Thumper and Joe reassured us that we should hang on to race another day! Our managing partner, Renee, tells us that White Thunder recovered well and is in for some additional "gate work." We are already looking forward to the next race in a month or so!