Saturday, December 23, 2006

Looks Like A Million Bucks

Courtesy of Delta Downs News

Raymond H. Cottrell, Sr.'s 2-year-old colt BIRDBIRDISTHEWORD, used a big move on the far turn to take the lead and eventually win Boyd Gaming's $1 Million Delta Jackpot Stakes (Gr. 3) on Friday night at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel.

Under veteran rider and Louisiana native Robby Albarado, BIRDBIRDISTHEWORD, was bumped leaving the starting gate before settling near the back of the 10-horse field in the early stages of the 1 1/16-mile showdown. When Albarado decided it was time to launch a rally, he called on his mount to go after the leaders, which he proceeded to do in style . Within a few short strides Birdbirdistheword inhaled the front runners four wide with an Arazi-type move that advanced him from ninth to first turning for home. In the stretch the outcome was never in doubt, although a late rally by Pirates Deputy placed him within three quarters of a length of the winner at the finish line.


larrygreen said...

Mr. Cottrell and myself would like to congratulate the owners and crew of Pirates Deputy for the fantastic recent 7 furlong stakes race in California. Pirates Deputy is one fine horse and it was so fantastic to see him run such an awesome race.
Larry Green

John (AKA Not Too Swift) said...

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Brenda Cottrell Tyree said...

I have to tell you about what kind of horse "Birdbird" is. I am the owners daughter and although I can't sing worth a lick, I am crazy about horses. He is very gentle and loving but he has a wonderful sense of humor and is playful. This personality attracted me to him and we developed a special relationship. He like to play with my hair and have me sing the bird song to him. Thank you for a nice site. Brenda