Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mario & I'll Have Another Win Kentucky Derby

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

** Just to update this I'll Have Another Just won the Preakness!!

*** I'm so happy for Mario!! WAY TO GO!!


Mario & I'll Have Another Win Kentucky Derby

 It was so cool, we were going out to a celebrate Cinco de Mayo and it was also a Birthday Party. I knew the  race was on at 3:26 pm PST but forgot as I was getting Angel ready. I was just braiding her hair when I said..."Oh No, What time is it?"  It was 3:25...Yikes, I started flicking channels, I couldn't find it and we had to leave in a I kept braiding and she was flicking the channels and we found it.

They closed the gates and THEY WERE OFF!  I couldn't tell who was who...I didn't know the colours or numbers but I was shouting "GO MARIO" (who's Mario my girl asks), "GO I'LL HAVE ANOTHER" I keep shouting!!

We couldn't tell what was going on...and I was trying to explain to my girl what was going on...and we could hear them saying and I'll Have Another...and I kept shouting "Go,Go,Go" and then at the end, suddenly it was over.

I was like "wonder who won" and then it said unofficial winner "I'll Have Another"

I couldn't believe it. I was so happy I was crying. It was just the neatest thing ever.

I had tried to place a bet online but it won't accept bets outside U.S. and I had a friend who was working near the track and had asked him...but he didn't get to because he was to busy...but I would have won. How cool is that. Alot of people did I heard. Lots of people in Vancouver bet.

Yes it was a Super Cool Race. I just really fell in love with the whole story because of the connections...a Mexican, who had worked in Vancouver, went to the U.S. and won the Kentucky Derby. A union between 3 countries. Really cool.

There was so much confusion after the seem like magic or something happened, a miracle. Super cool. Congratulations Mario Gutierrez and I'll Have Another. WELL DONE!!!  


Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 5, 2012

GO MARIO GO! Mexican Jockey at Kentucky Derby

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Here's an interesting story Mario Gutierrez of Mexico, who has been working in Vancouver at the Hastings Park Raceway is now about to race the Kentucky Derby on a horse called I'll Have Another!

 YOU GO MARIO!! GO I'LL HAVE ANOTHER!! Super Cool! BEST OF  LUCK! YOU WILL DO IT! We are all cheering for you!

For former Hastings Racecourse jockey Mario Gutierrez, the long journey toward fulfilling his childhood dream has finally become a reality. When he climbs aboard J. P. Reddam’s I’ll Have Another for Saturday’s 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, he will be living out his fantasy. In fact, Gutierrez may perhaps become the unlikeliest jockey to ever ride in North America’s biggest race.Read more in THE PROVINCE:


I'll Have Another