He's been in the game for 34 years. Chet Myers loves horse racing, and has bred, trained, and owned more than 50 horses in the Tri-Cities, since 1977. At 82 years old, he's simply just an owner and a spectator of the sport.
On Sunday at Sun Downs race track in Kennewick, Myers and his family watched their horse Queens Dasher race in the first Pot O'Gold Futurity trials of the afternoon. Queens Dasher was the big underdog in this field at15-1 odds.
It's not like horse knows its odds. Queens Dasher, dashed to the front to start the 300 yard sprint. This race would come to a photo finish, where Unique Sneak, ironically snuck up on Queens Dasher to claim first place.
Myers said, "When a race is that close it depends on the head bob. And that's how the other horse got the win ... Because his head went down first to cross the finish line. Get them next time. Some people like boats. I like horses. I really enjoyed it. I've had a lot of fun."