Normally, Tuesday is the day for the Super Six Derby Pix here at They Are Off. However, today at Turf Paradise featured a milestone victory for one of our riders. It just so happens to be one of the female jockeys I featured in the "Here's To The Ladies" post last week. Vicky Baze collected win number 2,000 in the Tuesday finale at Turf Paradise aboard Decarchy Park, who was the favorite in the maiden event. Vicky positioned Decarchy Park nicely just behind the pacesetting longshot Vegas Tushy during the early stages of the race and made her move on the far turn to sweep to the lead she never relinquished. It was a textbook victory for an excellent rider and certainly worthy of being the milestone score. Ironic isn't it, that Baze collects her 2,000th win aboard a horse that collected her first win at the same time. Anyway, a very hearty congratulations to Vicky Baze on winning 2,000 races in her proud career!!! Here's hoping there will be many, many more.
Tune in again tomorrow when They Are Off returns with the Super Six Derby Pix for this week. For right now, I am Gone... GOODBYE!