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From leg up aboard Unbridled Isabel the number 1 of the second race Terry was all business. Cheers from not only me but everyone around the paddock his only focus was totally on the race at hand and who would expect anything different from this professional.
It was one excited crowd that showed up Friday night to see this native hometown jockey of Hazel Park return to the sport of thoroughbred racing. I think even more so for those of us who have worked this industry as well for we know, once horses are in your blood they never leave.
And that’s a good thing. It’s a passion for life and TD wasted no time as he brought his horse across the wire for the win, his first race back. Thousands yelled him home then tears welled up in our eyes so happy for him.
A comment on his FB page, The Warrior Is Back. Thank you Jim Serafini for my headline! LOL …my paisan.
The winning connections to Unbridled Isabel, Trainer Wayne Bearden, Owners Wayne, Michelle, Gwen and Steve and Haggerty Bearden celebrated along with the family of Terry Houghton in the winners circle.
TD would capture win number two in the 6th race aboard the number 6 Machida for trainer James Jackson and owner Michael Jackson.
In all for Friday’s card in seven starts TD Houghton would have two wins, two seconds and a third. What a happy return after a 6 month layoff from serious injuries and no doubt with many more wins to come.
Racing resumes Saturday night.
You are home where you belong, welcome back Terry.
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Edit: Aug.31 2:50PM
On Saturday Nights Card, TD brought home another three more wins.
Congrats and let the streak continue.