Entry 36 / Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Just back from our first European Sale.  Last week, Buzz Chace and I visited Ireland and the Goff's Sale.  My first trip to Ireland.  A beautiful country.  Went racing at

Just back from our first European Sale.  Last week, Buzz Chace and I visited Ireland and the Goff's Sale.  My first trip to Ireland.  A beautiful country.  Went racing at The Curragh on Sunday and then visited the sale on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Bought three nice colts. Two Irish-breds and one Canadian-bred (go figure).  One will train and run in California; the other two will train in Ocala and run in the Northeast. 

They raise a very solid and sturdy horse in Ireland.  They are not as well prepped as the sales yearlings in the US – but that's not a negative.  More and more of the top bloodstock (stallions and mares) are finding their way out of the US market and into the European market.

We had a decent weekend – Awesome Gem got the money in the Hawthorne Gold Cup. 
Macho Again failed to fire against a solid group of top handicap horses in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont.  Flat Bold had a brutal trip finishing off the board in the Indiana Derby.  We'll live to fight another day with all three.

Breeder's Cup right around the corner.  We have a decent shot to run three.  Macho, Awesome Gem and El Gato Malo.  It's our Super Bowl and we need to win one of them sooner or later.

Until next week.

Terry
 



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