Stockpig News October 7 2012
NEWS from the STOCKYARD 600
It is here with a flury of speed and bold moves! Farm Heritage Day featured the first of 4 weeks of racing. This year’s pigs are very smart, level headed , quick learners and Saturday showed some early signs of racing savvy. With 6 females and 6 males making the necessary adjustments to crowds and race day routines they got down to serious running, unlike last year’s "outlaw" tactics. What makes a STOCKPIG champion is a good head and lots of heart. Some pigs get it and it can really show when it is there. From the sounds of the starting gate through the intensity of the lineup one can tell when a pig senses the thrill of a running " hog wild" moment to come. Saturday several pigs honed into that level of running. Rahab the red & blue number 15 and Ester the pink & green number 9 set their sights on the joy of speed. Abigail the green & gold number 12 was the one pig that set the bar for the season. A large solid pig, Abigail found that magic of being able to work through the crowded track to get out front and take the point lead at 63. Ester is second at 45, Rahab third at 36. The field gets tight with Jeremiah( 11) , Hezekiah (17). Lydia (14) tied at 27 points each. Mordicai (16) and Asa ( 18) tied at 24 points each. Miriam and Jehoshaphat (10) both have 18. Josiah ( 8) and Ruth (7) finished with 15 and 12 points respectively.
Abigail is an easy-going calm, very clean natured pig that will be watched closely in the October 13 races.