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Happy new year!

Posted by Avram Freedberg

Hope your holidays were swell. We spent over a week in Cancun. Though several of the group got sick, it was a nice trip with nice weather. Weird to be on the beach in the morning on the day we came back and then to arrive to snow falling in CT that night. Heard that the Eliot Spitzer family was in Cancun that week. Oh, drat. He wasn’t at my hotel!

Ahvee’s Destiny continues to bask, barefooted, in the Florida sun. She’ll be turned out on the farm for another 30 – 60 days, probably will go back into training by end of February. She’s doing well and we’re looking forward to getting her back to the races.

Hear the Footsteps has recovered from his injury and is galloping at Belmont now. His training schedule will continue to progress. We look forward to getting this 3 year old to the races.

Conseated Lady had her first timed workout (breeze) today, since her injury. She ran 3 furlongs on the Belmont training track in 36.8 secs., a good time for her first breeze.

On the other hand, Holy Blitzer, who had been progressing nicely, had a poor breeze yesterday. Linda will give a her a little extra time before her next breeze. We’ll re­evaluate then.

Arielle’s Song is training at Palm Meadows in Florida. She’s still a handful. She was scheduled for a 4 furlong workout but ran away from her rider for another 1/8 mile. Linda may be pointing her to a race at Gulfstream on January 22nd… 5 furlongs on the grass. We’ll see.

Katy’s Office Girl is also in Florida. Linda will try to breeze her on the turf next week. If she continues going well, she may get to race soon.

Our yearlings are now 2-yr olds. I’ll have to name them soon. First, I hope to hear from Pat Hoppel about their potential. He hopes to have an opinion by end of month or so. That’s the deadline for naming with no fee.

Wish a successful recovery to Rob on his shoulder surgery. His colt, Jess Not Jesse, ran 4th yesterday. It was his first race after surgery and a long layoff. He’s a beautiful specimen.

We’re off to Saratoga Springs tomorrow. Thought we had a deal for summer rental but not yet. So, we’re checking out the alternatives.

All the best,


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