Our thanks to everyone who came out for the tour this past weekend. It was a lot of fun with a lot of good questions and some quality time with the girls! Heather took a bunch of photos and we took a few and published them below for everyone.
MARYJEAN worked out this morning and fired a good one: four furlongs in :47.2, the fastest work at the distance today out of 24 horses. She’ll have a black dot (a “bullet”) next to that workout in the next Racing Form indicating that. In track slang that’s called “firing a bullet”.
We’ll enter on Thursday for Sunday so we’ll know on Thursday evening if the race fills and we’ll be racing.
Part of the group watching morning workouts. As it turned out, TERICE came out on to the racetrack for a gallop which was an unplanned surprise.
TERICE galloping by under Juan Delgado.
A closer look at TERICE
Done for the morning, Juan takes TERICE off the track and back to the barn to cool out and wait for visitors!
Clay with Jeff – as Jeff wags his finger at the photographer and says something about security…
A visit to the pool where we watched a few horses work and learned about the therapeutic benefits of aquatic exercise.
“CHEESE!! I’m swimming!!!”
TERICE soaking up the attention.
Not to be left out, MJ basks in the lovin when it was her turn!
We’re full up for Sunday! Very exciting stuff. Michelle, Heather and I will meet you at the stable gate and then escort you all in.
If you’re not familiar with where the stable entrance is, here are some directions:
If you come off of 169 on Canterbury Rd, go past the track, past Culver’s and you’ll see the KMart warehouse on your right and the backside on your left. Take the next left and then your first left into the stable gate area. There is some parking available. If you can’t fit, you can park across the street near the open field, but please make sure that you are pulled as far to the side off the road as you can be.
See you Sunday!!
MJ and TERICE appear to be doing well. TERICE heads back to the track to gallop tomorrow and MJ continues to train well. It looks like we’ll be bringing back (at least trying to!) MJ on July 27th, same level, while TERICE may make her Club debut on August 3 in a step up.
The RSVPs for this Sunday’s tour are a little over 30. If you haven’t sent me your RSVP to email@example.com for Sunday yet, please do so. We will meet you all at the stable gate at 9:30 AM. While we may wait a couple of minutes, late comers cannot be allowed entry to the backside, so please be prompt. We will check out the end of morning works, visit the admin building, go up to the pool and then head over to Clay’s barn to see our girls. Here are some ground rules to keep in mind:
- There will be a LOT of walking so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared. The tour will take about 2 hours, perhaps a bit more so be comfortable and dress for the weather;
- If you’re bringing kids, keep a close hold of them. There is a lot of potential for injury and we cannot be responsible for kids wandering off. Which leads to the next point…
- Horses have the right of way at all times. We’ll keep the group close together and make sure that we give the horses a wide berth. There will be a lot of activity this time of the morning and we need to make sure that we stay out of the way.
- When we get to Clay’s barn we will gather outside, like we did last year for those of you that went on last year’s tour. There are simply too many of us to go inside the barn. Remember that while this is a tour for us, it’s also their workplace. Juan will bring our gals out one at a time and there should be the opportunity for petting, photos and mint giving!
See you Sunday!
Terice came back from her win the other night in fine fettle, though we always know more when they head back to the racetrack. We’ve heard she can a bit to handle but she seemed nice enough when we went to go see her in the barn. Of course if she wants to get feisty when she heads to the racetrack, I’m okay with that!
Here are some pictures of her the day she foaled and then another a little while later. Also attached are her lifetime past performances which shows her flexibility and the updated financials for the month of June. It should be noted that we still have not received a vet bill.
Terice on her birthday
Close up birthday shot.
A little older and stronger
2014 CBY RC Running Financials June
The Club finally claimed our second horse, a six year old mare named TERICE.
Foaled in Minnesota, at our very own Michelle Benson’s family farm, TERICE has been a very solid mare. She has 35 career starts, notching her 10th win this evening. She’s even a stakes winner, taking a minor stake at Fonner Park a few years ago.
She appears to be better than she ever has been, earning a career high 83 Beyer Speed figure in her last start.
While this race was a $7500 claiming race, we claimed her for $12,500 because there is a premium placed on Minnesota breds in open company. However, we will also earn additional money as a Minnesota bred in open company where she has been competing successfully.
More on her this weekend!
Here is a video that the incomparable Michelle Benson put together for us of MARYJEAN’s day.
Unless there is something that Clay picks up on a visual inspection, look for a claim slip to be dropped later this week.
Financials should be updated shortly though we still have not received a vet bill…
MARYJEAN came back just fine. Clay had her scoped after the race which revealed that she bled a little bit during the race but not too much. There will be an adjustment of Lasix for her next race but she is fine. Generally speaking when a horse is affected by bleeding they’ll virtually stop running and she was far from that as she was still gaining near the end of the race. On a scale of 1 – 5 she was maybe a 1. We’ll see how she is when she heads back to the track and go from there with her next race.
Now without further ado…
Here are some shots that Heather took of MJ. In a day or so I’ll also be adding some video that Michelle put together as well.
Heading to the paddock
Heading to the paddock, a look of determination
Coming down the lane
Alex working hard with her
Crossing the finish line.
Unsaddling and quick post race inspection