We can smell the scent of racing horses!
Visited the barns today. Fed treats to Daring Destiny and FlatteryWillGetYou at Linda’s barn. Got to spend some time with Linda at the Track Kitchen for lunch. So nice to see her, discuss the horses, families, etc.
Then we visited Hay Field and Beyondelle at Assaf’s barn. The horses got treats too. Mrs. Pasture’s cookies were loved by all the horses today.
We’ll review all the horses who we look forward to racing, explain why you did not receive any picks from us for the Kentucky Derby or Preakness and congratulate friends on a big win at Belmont..
Ransom Note starts tomorrow at Finger Lakes in the 8th race at 5 1/2 furlongs, post time is 4:19. pm. His main competition is Chico Grande. Normally, we’d predict a win but Ransom Note is off a little in his front left leg. So, we’ll hope for the best. Kevin Gomez, the son of Ahvee’s Destiny‘s first exercise rider, Oscar, is the jockey. He’s been doing well. Go Ransom and Kevin!
Daring Destiny may make his first start on the grass at Belmont on Thursday, June 8th. He’s our first home bred and we’re very excited and anxious, too!
Another Genius may be shipping down to Belmont for a race on June 11th on the grass.
FlatteryWillGetYou is pointing to a 6 furlong Stakes race called the Dancin Renee on June 17th.
Two-year old, Aussie Ahvee, has some leg problems, so she’ll be coming out of training until the Fall. She won’t be racing this year. She’ll continue to bask in the Florida sun.
Hay Field breezed in a fast 36.33, out in 49 today. This was her best performance on a racetrack. Can she maintain this for at least 6 furlongs? We’ll see this month. Hopefully, she’ll get a start on the turf at the end of June or early July.
Beyondelle looks good. Assaf is taking his time with her. She’ll start breezing soon with an objective of racing in Saratoga. Yes!
Finally, we went to Belmont on Memorial Day to accompany Jen and Larry for lunch and to support them in their two races that day. Bobby Fab only an fifth in the 3rd but Katherine the Wise won by 8 1/4, maintaining her perfect record and looking like a really superior race horse. Congrats to them and to Sheila, whose Holiday Disguise won The Bouwerie Stakes, which Flattery won last year!
Sounds like we’ll have more news soon. Let’s hope, it’s good news!