One of the reasons I enjoy racing is because at times I get to see things I have not seen before. Horses are pretty unique, because from what I can tell, they generally give their all most times in the lane with the electricity, alacrity and general urgency of the moment. Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me, but this mare seems to be one of the only horses bred who could win a $500k grade one stakes race, while running the last 220 yards with her ears pricked.
Claire Novak sums up the day beautifully on ESPN.com here. That's some of the better racing writing you will read anywhere, in my opinion.
If you have not seen the race, give it a whirl below.