I know there was the same reaction from humans as that of my dog all over the world. It was great to see such a monumental accomplishment. It was funny how it looked like Sherlock was looking at the whole field at the beginning of the race trying to size up if there was going to be any comers from the backfield. And then when they turned that corner he spazzed on que.I'm a long time die hard Thoroughbred racing fan. Watched my first Kentucky Derby on t.v, back in 1972, when Riva Ridge won it. A year later, from the same stable, the powerhouse and now legendary Secretariat came along and won the Triple, breaking a 25 year long drought from when Citation had won it.
My all time favorite race horse was Alydar. In the over one hundred years since those 3 races have been run, he was the only horse ever to finish 2nd in each race...and he did it behind a Triple Crown winner, Affirmed. So, if it hadn't been for Affirmed and him coming along in the same year, Alydar would have won the Triple. Then...the long long drought....37 years of no Triple Crown winners although a good number had a shot at it and failed in that last long grueling race.
So, if you think that dog looked excited, you should have seen me...LOL. When I saw American Pharoah drawing away, I started cheering and clapping my hands, and yes, I started to cry.
All of this, of course, upset Jaya and HaHa.
And HaHa, being HaHa, made me laugh.... his reaction toward my excited and crazy behavior, was to run and grab his favorite stuffed animal and look like he was ready to head for the exit door in case we need to evacuate the house...lol.
He had his toy packed and was ready to go! LOL I'm trying to see the end of race he's standing there on alert with that stuffed toy in mouth...lol...all excited...and a little afraid...looking at me like 'WHAT!?"
That video of of the poodle is great....loved it. I'll have to share it with all of my horse racing friends on the horse racing forums I belong to, I'm sure they will get a huge kick out of it. Thanks for sharing it.