Tuesday, July 29, 2008
STREET BOSS HAILED AS ‘FASTEST HOSS’ BY TRAINER HEADLEY
Trainer Bruce Headley, known to versify every so often, didn't let his fourth Bing Crosby Handicap victory go by without saying, "Street Boss looks like the fastest hoss."
That might not rank with Muhammad Ali's poetic style but it serves the veteran trainer's style. As for how his winner came out of the race, Headley said, "His legs are ice cold and he ate everything last night."
Headley praised both the horse and rider David Flores for accomplishing a hand-ridden victory. "David didn't have to use the whip, the horse just ran on his [Flores'] urging," Headley said. "He went eight wide at the top of the stretch, but that turned out to be the right way."
While Street Boss brought a roar of appreciation from the crowd, Flores created almost as much enthusiasm with his triumphant flying dismount following winner's circle pictures.
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