My Songbird Drawing from March of 2016, at the time she was undefeated in six starts.
Songbird on my Bardsley Equine Art Business Cards
I have joked for over a year about Songbird being my "Horse Crush" There was no way I was going to miss her running in the Delaware Hadicap.
Songbird on the Track, heading to the Paddock areaThroughout the under-card leading up to the running of the Delaware Handicap, I had gone back and forth during every race, from the track, through the casino to the paddock area, to the walking ring, to the paddock exit to the track, back through the casino, and down to Winners Circle. All of these test runs, were so that I could follow Songbird though all of the stages of the race when it happened.
Songbird in the Walking Ring
Songbird saddled in the Walking Ring with Mike Smith in the irons
Songbird with Mike Smith up exiting the Paddock area to the Track
Songbird in flight on the first time down the front stretch
Songbird approaching the wire to win the Deleware Handicap
Songbird adorned with the flowers approaches Winners Circle with Mike Smith up
Songbird in Winners Circle
Mike Smith talks to the media in Winners Circle
Me with Songbird flowers in the Delaware Park Casino
That's me in the bottom right with the plaid shirt as Songbird approaches Winners Circle!
She has now won 13 of 14 starts!