With one horse to go, Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Jose Vazquez had a 7.5-point lead in the Carolina Classic Derby Non-Pro. The win was so close. The last person with a chance to beat him: his daughter, Mariana Vazquez.
As Jose Vazquez rode Like Shiner into the ring at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) in Katy, Texas, the stakes were high. Jack Medows and Chicsdreamofdiamonds had marked a 222 only nine runs before, and Vazquez knew he would have to lay it all on the line if he wanted to best Medows’ score. […]