For the sixth year in a row, Dreamy and I went to the local trotting track here in town to marshal the amateur races at the Cornish Horseman's Day on September 10, 2011. We had a great time with Shelly and McKeever, our partners in crime. Sadly no one took any photos except the track photographer, so I have none to share right now! :-( Oh well!
It is neat that after a few years of attending as a part of a local club, Shelly and I (and McKeever and Dreamy, of course!) are now specifically requested as marshals. Diann P. has requested us for the last three years and it makes me feel very proud that she does so. Also, she has requested that we marshal at the Sire Stakes Finals at Scarborough Downs. Unfortunately, this year we could not be there for the 2 year olds (Sept. 11) but we will be there for the 3 year olds in October!
I enjoy being at the track and marshaling is one of my favorite activities. I also think it is a great way to show the public how STBs can have successful under saddle careers after racing. Highlights at Cornish this year included chatting with many spectators, ordering a hot dog over the fence and eating it on horseback (without even dripping ANY mustard on my white breeches! WHOOO!!), and having NO racing mishaps on the track! Yay!