Breeders' Cup Here We Come
It's hard to believe that another season at Del Mar and Saratoga are in the books. Driving down the NJ Turnpike was somewhat bittersweet, but I can't hang my head for too long because this fall looks like it might be one of the most exciting in our company's history.
After success on both coasts this summer, the stable looks poised to make waves nationally this fall. I was looking at it yesterday, and we have a chance to run a horse in four different Breeders' Cup races this year. That would be second only to the record five that we ran in 2007. Not many public stables can boast that kind of success.
Looking at some of the developments in racing from the summer, I am interested to see how reinstalling dirt at Santa Anita goes over. At the end of the day I think that it will help California racing as trainers will now have different "seasons" at the different tracks and that might lure some people back into the state. A strong California is good for the game. That's why we have invested so heavily there.
The yearling sales are underway, and we'll be active again this year. We're heading back to Ireland in a few weeks. This year we'll be bringing a handful of clients with us. This kind of trip is what we like to do. We want our owners to experience more than race day. This is going behind the scenes and learning about the selection process. There's nothing like being there from the beginning.
I wanted to get back into the swing of things with a few thoughts. Be on the lookout for Awesome Gem, Mr. Fantasy, Phosphorescent and Tropic Storm on the Breeders' Cup trail. Check the site often to follow their progress.
Until next time,