My other horse, #4 Zapeye, who was coming off a long layoff, never threatened and I was quickly down 0 in imaginary betting money.Ask Drayden Van Dyke about the last quarter-mile of the fourth race at Santa Anita on Jan.The Drayden Van Dyke people have come to know is a soft-spoken young jockey of 22 with a sly sense of humor and the smarts to choose riders like Mike Smith and Gary Stevens as mentors.
“Chantal came and visited me in the hospital,” Van Dyke said this week from his home near Santa Anita.
Physical instinct threw her weight to the right, and her foreleg fractured.
Van Dyke went straight down while Tawny tumbled behind him, tripping another horse, Rally Back, who threw Chantal Sutherland clear and became tangled with the fallen Van Dyke, who sustained a compound fracture of his right forearm. In such moments, the ordered chaos of a parimutuel Thoroughbred race turns suddenly into a tragic battlefield, where casualties are littered in the wake of advancing troops.
Street Titan went the first quarter in a quick 21.89 seconds and got to the half in 44.53.
In deep stretch, Street Titan was cooked and faded to third.