Randy is a respected horseman. He is semi-retired and has only two horses in his stable. Henderson (called Harry) and Jemma, racing name Jemma Jets.
|The race is on.|
Harness racing is putting the cart behind the horse and the horse's gait is called pacing. The horses never lose their stride. In fact they are eliminated if they do.
Most of the drivers, owners and grooms dealt at the bank Sandi and I worked at so I knew quite a few of the people in the barns today.
At the end of the day, I checked the results for the tenth race. Randy's horse, Jemma's Jet placed first in her race. She was the favourite so the payout wasn't much. I don't know how it works for the horse owner, but this morning Randy said that Jemma had won $32,000 in the last six weeks. Not bad for a horse that was free.
|Sandi, Henderson and Randy|
|And they're off.|
|Driver, cart and horse posing for us|