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.