I don’t know how many of you have ever seen the Delaware Handicap in person. I have, and it’s a real treat.
I was not able to get there in person this year, but I did see the race, and one of our regular correspondents (i.e. a friend) was there and said that Blind Luck and Havre de Grace put on the show racing fans hoped for.
As you know by now, Blind Luck edged out her arch-rival by a nose in the Grade 2, $750,000 Delaware Handicap.
The call basically went like this: Havre de Grace tracked Life At Ten and Thundering Emilia down the backstretch, came three wide around the far turn, and took the leadpast the three-eighths pole.
Race over? Right?
Blind Luck turned for home in full flight.
Havre de Grace turned back Blind Luck’s initial testing surge at about the eighth pole, but Blind Luck would not be denied, putting her nose in front yards before the wire.
The winner was timed in about 2:01.20 for 1 1/4 miles on dirt.
She paid $4.20 to win.