Entry 29 / Monday, June 22, 2009

A good week on the racetrack.  S

A good week on the racetrack.  South Bronx breaks his maiden on Thursday at Belmont.  Voodoo Child shows quite a bit of improvement running second at Churchill the same day.  Rereadthefootnotes (pictured) wins a first level allowance off the layoff on Saturday at Belmont.  The Whammer runs a game second off the layoff at Hollywood.  Erin's Golden Star just gets beat in an allowance at Philly, and Palace On The Lake is a fast-closing third in her first effort against winners at Philly.  Pygmalion wins a thriller Sunday in the slop at Finger Lakes.

Dale Romans started our first two year-old of the year, Successful Score, in the last at Churchill on Saturday.  This colt has the potential to be a star after finishing a closing second to a very good Asmussen winner.  Watch out Saratoga.

Sure is nice to have several fit and fresh runners as we start the summer campaigns across the country.  I've said it for a long time – nothing is better for these horses then giving them time off and out of training. 

Sunday was Father's Day.  Many of our clients relate the fact that they caught "the racing bug" by going to the races as youngsters with their fathers.  I know that's how I got hooked.  My father was a teacher – after school, we used to go to Keystone Racetrack (now known as Philadelphia Park) for the last two races several days a week.  They used to let everyone in for free after the seventh race in those days. 

Have a good week.


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