I had a barrel race this past weekend- I ran two horses on Thursday night; my pretty gray mare, Streakin Iron (aka Sonora Nora) and the Gumpers, of course. They won 4th and 5th in the 4D for me (which means they ran 2 seconds off). The good news is, I really trusted Gump to the first barrel and that run (and all the others we made this weekend) felt a lot better than the previous week’s runs. I have video coming of our runs from Friday and Sunday, but it’s not here yet, of course. Nora, while bred to be a racehorse extraordinaire, could really care less about going fast, but she’s so fun to ride and makes the prettiest turns, that I think I want to start entering her again. I don’t really care if she wins me money or not, because after all, isn’t this game we play all about having fun? I mean it’s nice to win a check, but if winning were everything everyone who didn’t win would quit, right? Maybe I’m looking at it all wrong. What I won on Thursday night, paid all my fees for the entire weekend and gave me money towards fuel, so you can’t beat that. Green spends the same whether it’s 1D, 2D or 5D money. Money, is money.