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March 13, 2009 · By · Share

Just settling into Ocala for the next week. The March Sale is next Tuesday and Wednesday. We've always done well at this sale. Buzz Chace and Mike Shannon have been here in Ocala for the last eight days. They know every horse in the sale. We saw the entire catalog breeze over the last two days.

We have such an advantage over the trainers/buying groups who are just arriving and have to evaluate over 500 horses in the next few days.

Had a great trip out to the Barretts Sale earlier this week. Picked up a flashy, athletic colt by a new sire, Castledale.

Can't forget about the racetrack. We run our big gray, Macho Again, on Saturday in the New Orleans Handicap. Over the next few weeks we run in the Bonnie Miss, the Ashland and the Wood Memorial. Let's hope we can get a little lucky.

Magna Entertainment filed for bankruptcy recently. What a shame. We know some of the tracks under their umbrella will go by the wayside over the next few years. Our business is changing and changing in a big way. Bottom line is we have to get more people interested in our business. More people paying attention to the Derby Trail and Breeder's Cup. More people opening betting accounts. More people exposed to the MAGIC of our business.

It's up to each one of us to make it happen.

Have a great week.


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