They were a couple of strong females, and boy, did the Santa Anita crowd of 37,205 at Friday's Breeders' Cup hear them roar.
Untapable, the female equine, won the $2-million Distaff. Her rider, Rosie Napravnik, announced immediately afterward that she was pregnant and retiring.
Whatever happened to the days when the jockey had a picture taken, waved to the crowd and walked over to the scale?
This was Hollywood stuff in Hollywood. All they needed was for Helen Reddy to conduct the post-race interview on TV.
The events went something like this:
Napravnik, who is so good at what she does that plenty of male, old-school, racetrack regulars bet on her all the...