Spent a week in California inspecting the West Coast stock and also watching my son Ryan play in a soccer tournament out there. I think I went four days without seeing a cloud in the sky. Great weather.
I go back to Kentucky this week for the first yearling sale of the year. Prices are way down (they are getting closer to where they should be - when you factor in purse money we run for). This may be the best buying era in the history of our industry. I know that is a bold statement - yearling prices may be down by 50% in 2009. I've said it before and will keep saying it - the turbulence in the market is not all bad. Lets hear it for the end user!!!!
Del Mar opens their summer meet in 48 hours and Saratoga one week after that. It's a bit of a bummer that both meets a happen at the same time - two treasures of our racing industry overlap each other. However, we are primed and ready to be a force at both meets. Got to love summer racing.