Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day from The Turk and the Little Turk

The Turk would like to wish a Happy Mothers Day to all of my friends, family and readers. I'm not sure what it is, but many of the people I connect with on horse racing are women, and while some may not have children, they are mothers, be it for horses, cats, dogs or racetrack tramps.

The picture above was taken at Fort Erie Race Track, home of the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown. It's where the women of the Turk Clan gather to gamble and enjoy each others company every Mothers Day, a proud tradition going back may years now.

I'll be joining Grandma Turk; never have I met a person more prone to bridge jump, but it works for her. Happy Mothers Day. I'll be joining Sister Turk and Mama Turk, with more grade 1 races under their belts collectively than can be remembered, as well as Deana Turk, a kind soul who is growing into adulthood quicker than imaginable.

Happy Mothers Day to all. A special Mothers Day prayer goes out to those women who have lost their children prematurely. Be strong and think of the happy reunion along the rail at the great racetrack in the sky that will come one day.

Turk Out!

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