Racing partnership owners often ask us, “Why are we shipping out of town when the purses are better at my horse’s home track?” Every horse is an individual but the vast majority of times it’s to take an edge, to get a horse in a better position to win.
Take Brokered for example. Our 3-year-old son of Eddington was originally slated to run at Santa Anita before being rerouted to a maiden special weight at Golden Gate Fields. Maidens run for $45,000 at Santa Anita, and $27,000 at Golden Gate. A bewildered Partner asked, “If you like this horse so much, why are you taking away from the top venue?” Continue »