This piece of fictional fun is a chance for us to be introduced to one of the SIMS jockeys based on a popular TV show that features Comedians and Coffee.
WELCOME TO THE FIRST EPISODE OF “JOCKEYS ON HORSES GETTING MILK”.
On today’s show we are riding on two of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. The Budweiser Clydesdales were first introduced to the public on April 7, 1933. To qualify for the team, a Budweiser Clydesdale must be a gelding with an even temperament and strong, draft horse appearance, be at least four years old, bay in color, stand at least 18 hands when fully mature,have four white socks and a blaze of white on its face. Today we are riding on “Buck” and “Barney”.
My guest today is Joel Selden, a twenty-two year veteran of the game that calls Brazil home. He has an impressive lifetime mark of finishing in the money in 61 % of his races. Joel is married and has three kids and a dog named “Pelé”.
I’m DUNN and this is “JOCKEYS ON HORSES GETTING MILK”!
Dunn(on phone): Hey Joel its Dunn, I’m in the neighborhood and have two great horses for us to ride. Want to go for Milk?
Joel(on phone): I would love to Dunn, I have been looking forward to your call.
DUNN ARRIVES AT JOEL’S HOUSE
Dunn: What do you think of our rides today?
Joel: Dunn, this is a dream come true. I never thought I’d get a chance to ride one of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
Dunn: While today is your lucky day.
DUNN AND JOEL SADDLE UP
Joel: I’ve ridden some big horses in my life but this is ridiculous.
Dunn: I’ve been wondering Joel, how did you get into Horse Racing in the first place?
Joel: While I was always very athletic growing up and was the star of my Football (what you call Soccer)Team and had dreams of playing for PALMEIRAS and then a funny thing happened…I stopped growing. I grew up on a farm and had always been around horses and actually my Uncle was a jockey and he introduced me to it.
Dunn: What was it like the first time you raced?
Joel: Lots of different emotions really. It was exciting and scary at the same time. The horse seemed so big and the speed that everything happens at, you have to just react and trust the horse and trust your instincts and training.
Dunn: How did you do in that first race?
Joel: Not good….I think I finished second to last but it was a start and I knew that I would get better.
Dunn: Did you have any role models early on?
Joel: I am a big Jorge Ricardo fan. He won 400 races in a year on five occasions and he has been very supportive and someone I looked up to.
Dunn: You just had a big win at the “Equinics Ray of Pye” aboard Major Dansili . What is it like winning a big race like that?
Joel: Any time you win a big race like that it is exciting. It was great working with the jbcri48 team. The race really couldn’t have been any closer, to win by a nose like that just adds to the thrill. He is a really nice horse to ride, with a great future ahead of him. I hope I get the chance to work with him again soon.
Dunn: Congrats on a great race, unfortunately I didn’t bet on you that day. It’s really hot out here! Are you ready for some Milk?
Joel: I am always ready for Milk Dunn!!
Dunn: Great, lets stop here for a drink. It has been great getting to know you Joel. Thanks for being my first guest.
DUNN AND JOEL ENTER RESTAURANT “UDDERLY DELICIOUS”
TUNE IN NEXT TIME AS WE MEET TEXAN TOMMY ACE ON ANOTHER EPISODE OF “JOCKEYS ON HORSES GETTING MILK”.