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7 Lean Years


We Had 7 Years of Plenty, Now we’re making up for it!

Do you remember your Bible? Joseph interpreted a dream that called for 7 years of plenty followed by 7 lean years for the people of Egypt.

From 2007-2013, we had at least one winner at Saratoga Race Course every year. At least three times, we had multiple winners. Boy, were we spoiled. It was our 7 years of plenty.

In 2014, we felt like we had a winner when Hear the Footsteps finished second in the West Point Stakes. But there were no winners in 2014 and, in 2015, we had no runners at all.

Another Genius was the only runner we had in 2016. Linda predicted one of our horses would win (for the first time ever) and she did! But that was the only entry we had for the entire meet. [Nonetheless, 2016 was a great year at Aqueduct and Belmont when FlatteryWillGetYou won 4 in a row, including the Bouwerie Stakes, Another Genius won at Belmont  and Candy for Kisses won first time out, coming from last to first and ]

In 2017, we had two runners at Saratoga who finished 7th and 4th. At other tracks we’ve had several dead last finishers and no other winners. Things got so bad, that Linda didn’t want to train Hay Field any longer. Welcome, Assaf Ronen.

So, where do we go from here? Will the lean year continue? Can we get time off the lean years for good behavior?

I don’t know. But, I already miss our Honor Code foal. He’s so-o-o sweet. Of course, a curmudgeonly wag said it might be cheaper to just get a petting farm!

We’re going to give the young-uns some names and see what the future sets up for us. We believe we’ll have Hay Field re-appear at Belmont on September 17th. We’ll give up the Yankees tickets that Eddie has reserved for us to support Hay Field. Some might say that’s not such a good idea… but that’s us.

I’ll get back to you with the new names of the younger horses and info about the race. Since the Jewish New Year is upcoming, you’ll probably hear from me about something related to that too.

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