We left for Saratoga about 2PM and by 5PM we were at Rojan Farm to visit with Ahvee and her new foal.
We saw them in their stall. The foal was very snuggly and Ahvee’s Destiny gave us kisses to get carrots.
We rested for an hour and drove to Albany for a synagogue service… couldn’t get one in Saratoga. Then, we drove back to Saratoga for dinner, where we had a tasty dinner with Tom and Nancy at Wheatfields. I was surprised the food was so good. Good call, Tom!
We lost an hour Sunday morning at 2AM thanks to Daylight Savings Time and I got up at 5AM DST, so we could go to another service in Albany (It was my grandfather’s yahrtzeit — the anniversary of his passing). From there we left for Stamford and a brunch where our nephew David was honored.
Afterwards, home to open the mail and answer phone calls. We spoke with Linda about the 2-yr. olds in Florida and got a nice report. She believes that three of the fillies, FlatteryWillGetYou, Hay Field and Candy for Kisses may be ready to run in Saratoga this summer. Even Blitzer Too looked good and might be ready to run, if she stays in the barn, rather than get sold (right now, it looks like she will stay in the barn because she had a sharp breeze). Another Genius is on the bubble because she is very nervous. Ransom Note looked very good but is not training because of an issue with one of his hocks. He’s very large and may not run this year, depending on his maturity rate. All in all, a good review. And, oh yes, Linda even thought Little Ahvee was looking better.
Then, we changed and left for the JCC gala, where Eric, the JCC Director, arranged for the final service commemorating my grandfather’s passing. We bid on some items at the silent auction, partook of the canapes and followed that with a buffet dinner. Is it any wonder I’m not skinny!
I thought we were pretty active until I heard about the number of organizations for whom the various honorees contributed their time. It made me feel lazy!
We have to decide if we’re going to sell any of the 2-yr. olds by early April. So, that’ll be when the next update takes place. In the meantime, we may send some additional photos of the little filly and her mom, when Skip Dickstein send us the photos he took.