Our first disqualification!

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Our first disqualification!


Daring Destiny, Ahvee’s first-born,

could have won the 9th race at Aqueduct on Saturday. However, he kept wanting to “get out.” Coming around the stretch turn, he did… from the three or four path to the eight or nine path. It looked like he was going to take the lead until he decided to run towards the grandstand… maybe he wanted a hot dog?

Aside from making his journey much longer than it had to be and losing a good chance to win, the Stewards ruled he interfered with the 8-horse, who was running on the outside and finished just behind Daring Destiny, who still came on to get 2nd place. So, they disqualified “DD” from 2nd and put him back to 3rd, behind the 8-horse.

This was his first race in 7 months and his first race on dirt. There’s reason to look forward to our first home bred’s next race, if he can learn to run with the other horses and go to the concession stand after getting into the Winner’s Circle.

Ransom Note ran in the last race yesterday at Aqueduct. He almost went wire-to-wire but his head went up at the wire, while the horse to his outside had his head down. I thought we ‘got the bob,” but I was wrong… and it really hurt. Very exciting but very deflating!

Southern Union ran last for Assaf yesterday. It was the last time we’re going to race him. He’s not fulfiiled Assaf’s expectations. We didn’t believe in the claim.

Beyondelle ran a credible 5th on Friday at Aqueduct. When we spoke to the Jockey, Kendrick Carmouche, after the race, he said the horse was making sounds like she flipped her palate. So, today, she had surgery to try and correct that problem. Assaf says she’s really a turf horse. Hopefully, she’ll be ready for turf season in the Spring.

No new foals yet. Ahvee’s Destiny should be bred to Bernardini shortly in Kentucky. We’ll go visit Candy for Kisses at Bill’s farm when we visit Saratoga for President’s Weekend. She’s not due until the very end of March.

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