Distinguishable Finishes Third

Distinguishable relaxing Sunday morning

We have a new rival, her name is Jerre to Carrie, and we now owe her two races.

It just wasn’t Distinguishable’s day Sunday at Emerald Downs. She finished third as Jerre to Carrie led all the way for a 2 1/4 length victory in 1:09.99 for six furlongs. Parkers Delight finished second, 5 1/4 lengths ahead of Distinguishable, and Distinguishable edged Fly Far Away by a head for third place.

You might recall that Jerre to Carrie was the horse that beat McDove on April 22, meaning that Jerre to Carrie has now beaten both of our horses this season.

Sunday’s race was a $25,000 claiming race for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up which have never won two races (not including maiden races and claiming races for $22,500 or less). Distinguishable earned $2,250 for third, and in two starts for ERC she has a win and a third and $8,300 in earnings.

The bettors were right Sunday, as they made Jerre to Carrie the 8-to-5 favorite followed by Distinguishable and Parkers Delight both at 2-1. Jerre to Carrie took the lead and set fractions of :22.13 for the opening quarter-mile, :45.10 for the half, and :57.16 for five-eighths. Distinguishable was in second place most of the way, but weakened noticeably in the final furlong and barely held third place.

Afterward, jockey Javier Matias said Distinguishable simply got tired chasing Jerre to Carrie, and he already knew on the turn that it wouldn’t be our day. It probably didn’t help that Distinguishable hadn’t had an actual workout since her win on April 9, as she skipped a couple of scheduled workouts because of track conditions. Disitnguishable jogged or galloped almost every day, but it just isn’t the same as a timed workout.

Matias added that Distinguishable also threw her head a couple of times in the starting gate and said he might suggest some morning schooling in the gate.

The good news is Distinguishable seemed to walk back to the barn OK, so we should be able to regroup and look for another race before long.

Incidentally, none of the horses in the race were claimed Sunday. Jerre to Carrie, claimed for $15,000 in the race two weeks ago, earned a quick $8,250 for her new owners Sunday.

With Mike Puhich still en route from Kentucky, it proved difficult to meet with ERC members after the race. I dashed to the jockeys’ room for a brief chat with Matias, and then headed back to the winner’s circle area and did manage to find a few of you and relay what was said. Going forward I think the area directly back of the winner’s circle is a good area to gather for a quick rehash of the race. There’s plenty of room and the location is directly across from the giant TV screen.

McDove, meanwhile, breezed five furlongs in 1:03.60 Saturday morning and is about ready for another race. The new condition book begins Friday, May 19.

I’ll try and head back to the stable Monday and make sure everything is OK with Distinguishable, and I’ll also be out early for training Wednesday and Thursday.

Enjoy the sunshine!

Reminder: The Blue Ribbon Farm field trip is Saturday, May 13. Their address is 26719 120th Street E., Buckley, WA. 98321. I’ll confirm a time with Debbie Pabst and send detailed driving directions later in the week. We’ll probably start around 9 a.m.

6 thoughts on “Distinguishable Finishes Third

  1. Actually she came in 4th. It was a very close at the wire. Took a while for the officials to finalize the photo finish.

    • The official full race chart says we got third, certainly close though. I haven’t looked yet but the stweards photo is posted online somewhere. And what’s with Jerre to Carrie thinking she wants to be horse of the meet or something……good race for sure.

  2. I thought Distinguishable ran a decent race, she competed, but got tired. She did look like she was not quite as fit as the others in the race this time. I noticed the issues in the gate too, maybe that took something away from her effort.

    I like McDove next time out based on her effort against Jerre To Carrie.!

  3. 2 1/4 length victory is the same distance as McDove was beaten by Jerrie to Carrie; I think they should both have a rematch; pretty amazing all of these racehorses!

  4. Mr. Matias rode a good trip. Distinguishable simply didn’t have it at the end, in the money though. That’s horse racing!

  5. When will the financials be sent out to update expenditures and balances, etc.? The last one was two months ago. Never gotten anything on costs incurred on distinguishable. It was my understanding these would be all inclusive on a monthly basis.
    (no idea where else to put this as there is no topic matched to this here).

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