Not For Men In Short Pants
Really have a heavy heart over the loss of our Northern California budding star, Our Reward after a paddock accident on Sunday night. This sure is a tough game – as they say “not a game for men who wear short pants”.
Just got back from a trip to New York City with Josh Cooper, our crackerjack Chief Operating Officer. I take the train from Trenton and am in the middle of NYC in about 70 minutes. Always good to get out of the office to meet with clients away from the racetrack.
South Bronx and Prince Teton saw the winner’s circle last week at Belmont and Keeneland. Both are hard trying three year-olds who should have good years in 2010. The action moves to Aqueduct this week for the long winter/spring meet. Just think at the end of the Aqueduct meet in 2010, we'll be a fews weeks away from the Kentucky Derby. Somewhere on a backstretch (most likely in America), the 2010 Kentucky Derby winner is munching on hay and having bandages applied. Where is he (or here)?
Breeder’s Cup is next week. We are going in with two horses under the radar screen but two that we think could upset the apple cart. We just made the pre-entry for both on Monday with a bank wire to the Breeder’s Cup. We enter next Tuesday at the draw party held at Santa Anita. Should be a fun week. Reni Schriek, who works with JB on the West Coast, is at the helm of our Breeder’s Cup planning. Give her a shout if you need anything out there next week (760) 458-3448.
The first time we ran a Breeder’s Cup starter was at Santa Anita in 2003 with a nice sprinter named Ethan Man. The best we’ve finished was third the 2007 Classic at Monmouth. It’s time we won one of these BC races…