Kentucky Derby, Derby, Riddick discussed on The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
Derby, or they see the feel good stories that they choose to show and then they hear all the negative press that we get and I wanted her to see that it's it takes a village to get a horse to a race. No matter if it's a 5000 claimer, no matter if it's The Kentucky Derby, no matter what. So immediately, when I got the opportunity, I took her to the backstretch, and I showed her what people do and how hard they work. And everything entailed in it that it's this is people's lives. This is their and they do it because they love it. They don't do it because, you know, they're looking to get super rich or you know, you know what I mean? Clearly. Yeah, right. There's the assumption that it's just for the elite people and only the rich can afford it. But yet, you know, like these people give everything they have every day to get these horses and to the races. And to me, that's what it's about. So I wanted to learn the process from my eyes, not from what everybody else told her. And that gave her such a view of what the equine world is really about, whether it's the show jumping or the race track. Like it just gave her a more broad scope as to what the equine world involved. And then she can make chrome decisions from there. But I wanted her to know that hey, this is like these are people's lives here. It's just like anybody else going to work. These guys go to work. And then they have to go to the track to race their horses in the afternoon. They go to do nights feed. They got to do early morning. They got to and so she was just like, wow, I can't look like they've been here all day. I'm like, yeah. All day. So it was just important because I wanted her to understand why I loved it so much. And it wasn't just, it's not just about the gambling part. You know, do I like it? Sure. Yeah. But it's more it's more than that. It's more than just that for me. And why I have the connection that I do. And when we all tend to have our favorites or we like to have the trainers that we follow and but you got to be the early morning to watch the workouts and stuff like that to actually really know the process and behind it. And there's so many people that don't know the process, but I wanted her to know the process. So she could be like, wow. And you know what? She tells her friend that her friends want to come to the track. I've taken so many little girls to the track, and that's what makes me proud. Is because they don't see it the way that it in that negative light that I think was just out there for so long. And if I can just, if I can just change that little bit of thinking, then I feel like I've done a good job. Sure, Riddick our guest here on the program. You can find sharing selections that would buy as they have their final four days of the season. You can also find her on Twitter ecto Philly where her soon to be sovereign award photography is available for you. Yeah. Things that will never happen to me. Yeah, that's all right. Jerry, it's great to chat with you. Really appreciate you coming on the show. Thank you so much. Thank you so much for having me, Jason. All right, we'll be right back after the short time out. It's a JSON B horse racing podcast brought to you by to inspired. This is the Jason beam horse racing podcast, brought to you by twin spires. All right, big thanks to a sheriff for joining us here on the program, joined taco with sherry..