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 ANOTHER EPISODE OF “JOCKEYS ON HORSES GETTING MILK”.
On today’s show we are over at my stable close to Hamilton Ontario and will be riding on The Badger Express and Tap N’ Spin Hard.
My guest today is 37 year old Kip Ladera, a fifteen year veteran Jockey from Belleville Ontario that races out of Idaho. Kip is married to his high school sweetheart and they have one son named Gavin. Kip has had a nice career and has finished in the money in thirty-three percent of his races.
I’m DUNN and this is “JOCKEYS ON HORSES GETTING MILK”!
Dunn (on phone): Hey Kip it’s Dunn, I’m down at my stable and have two great horses for us to ride. Want to go for Milk?
Kip (on phone): I would love to Dunn, I have been looking forward to your call.
DUNN AND KIP MEET AT BARN.
Dunn: What do you think of our horses today?
Kip: They are great Dunn. It is so nice to be home in Canada and to have a chance to visit your farm and to ride some of your home bred horses.
Dunn: It is so great to have you here. Come on let’s get going.
DUNN AND KIP HEAD SADDLE UP.
Dunn: So Kip you grew up about three hours from here, do you get home very often?
Kip: I usually come home once in the summer and we always get home for Christmas too. My parents and siblings still live in Belleville and it is important to me that they are a part of my son’s life. We can Skype with them when we are home in Idaho but it isn’t the same. We usually drive here in the summer and make a trip of it and then just come for a week in December.
Dunn: That’s great. Have things changed much in your hometown?
Kip: It’s a pretty small place with just over fifty thousand people living there. It seems like since I have moved away, many of the farms that once were in operation have closed down and things are a little bit more developed. People from there are proud to call it home and I am proud to be from there.
Dunn: We recently celebrated Canada Day on July 1. How do you celebrate in Idaho?
Kip: I am not shy about letting people in my neighborhood know where I am from and we decorate our house proudly with the Canadian Flag and wear Canada Day shirts. We live on a bit of land so I usually do a fairly big fireworks display and invite some friends over for some Molson Canadian.
Dunn: You and I had a special Canadian moment just over a week ago. How cool was that?
Kip: It really was a story book moment Dunn. To have two Canadians team up a week after Canada Day and then to have me ride your horse with that same name. It is something that I will always remember and the fact that he won the race just adds to it. He is a really nice colt and he responded so well to me to go wire to wire in his first start. I hope we can team up again soon Dunn.
Dunn: I have been lucky to have some nice moments so far in the SIM Kip and that will definitely always be one of the best. I hope he turns out to be a good one for me.
Kip: I understand there is another big Canadian Moment coming up in the SIM with a race your son NEWF is promoting. What can you tell me about that?
Dunn: On August 4 the Elite Racing Club is having a race for two year olds that is a tribute to the Royal St. John’s Regatta which is the oldest sporting event in North American History. It is so nice for ERC to do the race and I know my son is so grateful.
Kip: Wow what an amazing tribute that will be and I am sure it will be a good race too with some strong two year olds representing the strong stables of the ERC. I will be hoping to get a mount in that race for sure.
Dunn:. It has been great getting to know you today Kip, thanks for being my guest. Are you ready for some Milk?
DUNN AND KIP ENTER RESTAURANT “MAPLE LEAF FOREVER”
TUNE IN NEXT TIME AS WE MEET ANOTHER JOCKEY ON ANOTHER EPISODE OF “JOCKEYS ON HORSES GETTING MILK”.