Yesterday, as many of you have probably heard, Bold and Bossy “escaped” Ellis Park before the first – and her first – race and ended up on a Kentucky highway:
Apparently, the filly is all right – for now. But what caught my eye were the comments from Bold’s owner/trainer, Michael Ewing: “You think of all the silly baby things that are going to go wrong. I didn’t think this.” Indeed, Ms. Ewing, a mere baby (Bold had just turned two), and yet you had her at the ready to be whip-raced around an oval track where her young life would have clearly been in jeopardy. Ewing then added a bit of levity: “Thank god for all the people who jumped in to go find her because she left town.” And: “Apparently, she can run.” Good, clean fun, huh? Vile.