Rereadthefootnotes Makes The Grade
If a horse race were a college class (and thankfully it's not) yesterday's effort by Rereadthefootnotes in an open "a other than" allowance at Aqueduct would be akin to the feeling a student gets after they just hand in a twenty page paper with citations. Pure joy. However, unlike those pesky footnotes at the bottom of a paper that nobody really reads, yesterday's race will be one that we want to examine from start to finish over and over again. Rereadthefootnotes broke well, set the early pace through fractions of 22.3 and 46.1 and improved his position from there to win by six-lengths. The final time for the six furlongs was 1.10:64.
Trainer Mike Hushion said, "I told a lot of people before the race that if he showed up with his normal race he would win. He was training very well. We were 1/4 for a reason, and that's exactly why we pointed for this race. We knew we would be the big horse. When he made the lead I knew it was over. When a horse runs like that he makes his trainer look like a genius."
Jockey Ramon Dominguez said, "That was the best kind of race, easy. He broke, made the lead, and it was over. Mike told me to ride him like I had the best horse, and I knew I did."
Rereadthefootnotes earned $25,200 for his winning effort. This brings his career earnings to just shy of $175,000. He has developed into a very productive horse for West Point, with a record of 4-1-2 from 8 career starts. We look forward to a winning season with this New York Bred son of Readthefootnotes.