ROCKHAMPTON track work jockey Mick Attard reckons his false teeth go faster than some of his horses.
"Wish I had a horse as fast as they went on Saturday morning," Mick laughed yesterday, falsies in hand.
Mick was riding and galloping his horse, Master Roshi, alongside stablemate Vancouver Gold (Kylie Welburn) amid wet and squally conditions at Callaghan Park.
"It was raining and as we galloped and were pulling-up, Kylie sang out to me that she had a mouthful of dirt. I started laughing and said to put the rein in her mouth to wipe it out. Next thing as I demonstrated my top denture went flying out of my mouth. I couldn't believe it and Kylie gave me a mouthful and all I could do at the time was laugh along," Mick said.
"I pulled the horse up after a distance and we turned the horses around to go back and look for the choppers," he said.
As they say "hope springs eternal" on a racetrack and down the track, our Mick couldn't believe his eyes.
"There they were lying in a sandy loamy dirty puddle of water virtually baring right at me," he said. "What are the odds about that?