SUPURR SATURDAY ~ 1/5 ** RESULTS** @ SANTA ANITA

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Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:10 pm

**CHIRPING RESULTS**

GOOD AFTERNOON -&- WELCOME
TO SUPURRR SATURDAY
WELCOMING THE NEW YEAR IN
THE CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE
COMING FROM SANTA ANITA PARK

JANUARY 5th = IS NATIONAL BIRD DAY
HONORING THAT HOLIDAY OUR FEATURE EVENT:
THE ''CHIRP-CHIRP-CHIRP" STAKES

WITH THE SCRATCHES OF: ROAMIN ~ RAVEN ~ REAL QUIET
DEFENDING CHAMP ~DUSTY~ WILL HAVE 10 CONTENTIOUS
CHALLENGERS TRYING TO PREVENT A REPEAT 'DUSTING!'

TEN ARE IN -- JUST WAITING FOR THE 'CHAMP' TO SETTLE DOWN
THE FLUSTERED FILLY IS PUTTING UP QUIET A FRUCKUS REFUSING
TO GO INTO HER GATE, SEEMINGLY DISTRESSED OVER SOMETHING!

THE BLINDFOLD IS ON, THE EXTRA HANDLERS ARE HELPING
FINALLY THE RELUCTANT, RESISTING FILLY HAS CONCEDED

AND THEY'RE OFF IN THE 'CHIRP-CHIRP-CHIRP' STAKES
BIRD'S AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

LIKE A PEREGRINE FALCON
~WHO ACHIEVES AIRSPEED VELOCITY OF 200 MPH~
IT IS ---> CRUZAN EXITING THE GATE
WITH A MIGHTY BLURR OF SPEED
LEAVING THE REST OF THE FIELD IN HIS WAKE

IT'S AT LEAST 15 LENGTHS BACK TO CIGARSHOP -&- CATALINA

AND A FEW LENGTHS BEHIND THAT DUO ARE:
ARE BLUNNY AND THUNDER CAT
FOLLOWED BY PEEPTOAD

IT'S OPEN DAYLIGHT TO THE REST OF THE FIELD

~~OUT OF THE TURN THEY COME~~

IN A 'WINX' OF AN EYE ....
WE SUDDENLY SEE A NEW LEADER IN COMMAND

IT IS THE 'ENERGIZER-BLUNNY' ....
WITH AN INCREDIBLY CHARGED BATTERY TODAY
WHO MANAGED TO CATCH UP TO CRUZAN
AND THEN FLY RIGHT ON BY THE CONFIDENT COLT

CRUZAN --- THO TEMPORARILY STUNNED
BY THE WHIRLWIND PASSING HIM BY
REMAINS FLYING STRONGLY IN 2nd

IT'S JUST 3 LENGTHS BACK TO
CIGARSHOP -&- THUNDER CAT

AND A LONG WAY BACK TO THE
TURTLE-DOVE TEMPO REST OF THE FIELD

SLUGGISHLY MOVING ALONG
APPARENTLY IN NO HURRY YET,
BECAUSE THAT'S JUST WHAT 'CLOSERS' DO!

PEEPTOAD ~ CATALINA ~ EL PRADO
RUFFIAN ~ DUSTY ~ TIGER DANCER
AND POST TIME MIKE ....
SEEMINGLY VERY CONTENTED TRAVELING
ALONG AMIDST 6 FLASHY FABULOUS FILLYS!

~~THEY'RE AT THE TOP OF THE STRETCH~~

ONCE AGAIN THINGS DRAMATICALLY CHANGE IN A WING-BEAT

ONLY THIS TIME, THE WING-BEATS -&- HOOF-BEATS
BELONG TO A PAIR OF FLAMBOYANT, FORMIDABLY FAST FILLYS!

LIKE THE OLE CLASSIC SONG
HEARD BY THE RAILBIRDS TRACKSIDE
'THE CLOSERS ARE COMIN
THE CLOSERS ARE COMIN'

AND INDEED THEY ARE A-COMIN ....
FAST ~ FURIOUS ~ FILLYOUS!

IT IS NOW THUNDER CAT -&- PEEPTOAD IN TOTAL COMMAND

THE 'ENERGIZER-BLUNNY' SOMEHOW HOPPED A SHADOW
{AS BUNNYS ARE KNOWN TO DO NOW & THEN}
LOSING HIS EARLIER POWERFUL MOMENTUM, DROPPING BACK

CIGARSHOP -&- CATALINA CONTINUE TO RUN EVENLY
BEHIND THE 'BUNNY' BUT NOT GAINING GROUND

CRUZAN -&- POST TIME MIKE ARE NEXT
FOLLOWED BY TIGER DANCER ~ RUFFIAN ~ EL PRADO
AND A VERY DISAPPOINTED DISGRUNTLED ~DUSTY~
WHO NEVER HAD A CHANCE --- AFTER GOING TO HER KNEES
RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE, THEN NOT RECOVERING COMPOSURE

~~AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME~~

THUNDER CAT AND PEEPTOAD
WHISKER -&- WHISKER TO THE WIRE

BLUNNY TRYING TO RECAPTURE HIS BATTERY PACK ENERGY IS NEXT

SUDDENLY A MIGHTY ROAR ERUPTS FROM THE CROWD

LIKE 2 ZOOMING HAWKS ON A CLEAR DAY, SUDDENLY IT'S
A CONTENTIOUS COLT DUO OF CRUZAN -&- POST TIME MIKE
FLYING UP THE MIDDLE OF THE TRACK, SIDE BY SIDE
ALMOST REMINISCENT OF SUNDAY SILENCE / EASY GOER

BUT CAN THEY MUSTER UP ENOUGH SPEED TO CATCH
THE FEARSOMELY FAST FILLY DUO IN FRONT!

IT'S CRUZAN WITH A SUDDEN SURGE OF SPEED TAKING THE LEAD
LEAVING POST TIME MIKE NOW IN A 'FILLY-SAMMICH'
BETWEEN THUNDER CAT AND PEEPTOAD

SOMEHOW THIS COLT HAS MANAGED TO BE 'CUDDLED'
BETWEEN FILLYS THE ENTIRE RACE ~
WHICH MAY EXPLAIN THE SILLY GRIN ON HIS FACE,
ALTHO IT WOULD LOOK FUNNY ANYPLACE ELSE!

HERE IS THE WIRE
TOO CLOSE TO CALL!
**PHOTO FINISH**

4 LIGHTS FLASHING
4 JOCKS ON PHONE
HOLD ALL TICKETS!

BOTH FILLY'S JOCKEYS CLAIMING INTERFERENCE
IN THE FINAL FURLONG AGAINST BOTH COLTS!

THE STEWARDS EARS ARE A RINGING
FROM ALL 4 JOCKS ~ TRAINERS~ PHONES

STEWARDS RETIRING TO REVIEW THE REPLAY
AS THE CROWD WAITS IN ALMOST STONE SILENCE
NOBODY QUITE SURE HOW THIS IS GONNA PLAY OUT!

WHAT FEELS LIKE FOREVER IS FINALLY ENDING AS
THE TOTE BOARD HAS STOPPED FLASHING AND A MIXED
BAG OF CHEERS & GROANS EMITS FROM THE CROWD

THE GROANS DEFINITELY HAVE A HIGHER PITCHED TONE!
AS THUNDER CAT HAS LOST TO CRUZAN BY 2 WILTED WHISKERS!

PEEPTOAD HAS LOST THE BOUQUET BY EVEN LESS
BUT CONSOLED BY STEALING 'THE PRECIOUS'
{NOT MUCH OF A CONSOLATION WITH GOLLUM-FRIGHT WITHIN}

$$--OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINCHES--$$
''CHIRP CHIRP CHIRP'' STAKES

1st ~ CRUZAN === $76.60
*Incredible ''Falcon-Flight'' From The Gate
Fluttered In The Middle, Closed Like The Peregrine To WIN
And The Falcon Chirped All The Way To The Winner's Circle!
~WINNER / KING of the BIRDS~


2nd ~ THUNDER CAT === $74.00
*OUCH! And Then Some More!
'Aint Over Till Stout Lady Sings' {O Woe-Is-Me}
~RUNNER-UP / BRIDESMAID~
~THUNDER-BIRD~

3rd ~ POST TIME MIKE === $64.80
*Like A Sports Car From 0--60 In A Flash!
Steals The Bouquet Right From Under Peeptoad's Nose!
~FLOWER-BEARER~

4th ~ PEEPTOAD === $64.20
*Smashed Whiskers At The Wire!
Now, Anxiously Surveying The Shed Row For Gollum!
~RING-THIEF~
^Bird of Paradise^

~~ALSO RAN~~

BLUNNY === $58.80

CIGARSHOP === $41.00

CATALINA === $35.00

TIGER DANCER === $22.20

RUFFIAN === $19.00

EL PRADO === $13.60

{DC}DUSTY === $9.60
*Lost The Golden Goose Egg By A 'Bitter-Ring' Tone!
But "Wins" a Trip to the Bird-House
....


WE NOW BID YOU A FOND FAREWELL FROM SANTA ANITA
WISHING ALL A HAPPINESS FILLED NEW YEAR WITH
PEACE OF MIND & HEART, A HEALTHY BODY & LOTS O LOVE
BE IT FROM 2 LEGGEDS OR 4 ~ IT'S ALL WONDERFUL!
MAY THE PURRRRRRRRR BE WITH YOU
=^,,^=

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