I hope everyone enjoyed the experience. Two win pictures to hang on your wall and a summer of memories is a wonderful thing. We will need to settle the books when the bills come in.
Selling the filly has not been as easy as hope. Right now the best offer is $1,500. Tammy likely will take that. If we haul her back to Chicago and try to sell her we likely would end up with another $1,000 in bills by the time it was accomplished.

I will give you details on how to track TQ’s activity, and any horse for that matter next time. It’s a simple thing to do through http://www.drf.com/. You get email updates when horses are entered. It is a great handicapping tool for trip players as well as you know when horses are coming back.

The meet ended fairly well with attendance holding in there. Your groups can take partial credit for that!


Tahitian Queen Rallies for Second

Tahitian Queen was enjoying the beautiful day today as she came around a wide final turn and finished second. She made a fine effort. You have been a great group, and we will keep you updated on post-race information from today.

Also, here is a short video of some highlights from Tahitian Queen’s last race of the meet.


Saturday’s Race

Tahitian Queen is listed at 7/2 on the morning line for Saturday’s race. I wrote the program comments last night and have her as my second selection. The horse to beat is Nortern Winn. She finished second in TQ’s race earlier this month off a big class drop. There is a decent amount of speed here so TQ should sit the trip. If Jose can keep her close enough it seems they could close. Cryptic Affais also beat TQ last time and Sneaky Irish Lass exits the same race but she just didn’t fire.

Kevin Gorg will select TQ as the winner in his Minneapolis Star Tribune analysis. I too think she has a big chance here. It isn’t easy to handicap objectively when you want to make something happen. If you have thoughts about the race please post a comment.

Account Status: after paying the vet bill from July the balance is at $11,036.67. There will be an August training bill as well as a vet bill. Eyeballing the math, you need TQ to run big here.

Thanks to those that were able to show up for the stable tour last night. Great to see all of you. Tammy apologizes for not being there but work called her away to Chicago. She saddles one there today and then flys back to saddle two here tonight.

Taking it Day by Day


On a rainy Wednesday morning, Tammy fills us in on a possible race…”we may be forced to run in her in a spot that may not fit her as well as I would like…”

Unfortunately, the race did not fill for Saturday. In the video above, Tammy discusses what needs to happen while we near the end of the meet.

We will keep you updated.


Once Again, No Go

The race did not fill again today and it is not back as an extra on the overnight. The race is in the condition book for Aug. 22 going a route and on Aug. 28 going short. If the office hasn’t been able to fill this race at all this week I don’t see how they can get both of those to go so we may be forced to enter the route.

There is a chance that you get last chance stabbers entering N2L types into a race like that just to run one final time but passing the route in hopes that the sprint will fill could mean not having a race at all.

Normally having a horse with conditions is a good thing but it sure has not been here in August.

Tammy D and Desert Storm

Although there has been no races for Tahitian Queen, Tammy has kept busy with Desert Storm, the camel. On Sunday, Canterbury Park’s popular Extreme Race day, the four camels loaded into the gate seconds before they flew open. Contrary to popular belief, Tammy’s camel was not the fastest. On the rail, Desert Storm (50-1) morning line, loped along half-heartedly and came in third. Maybe Desert Storm needed some blinkers? We always have next year. Good job Tammy!


Race Doesn’t Fill

11:37AM – Just heard that the race did not fill. This is disappointing and puts a damper on the plans to run twice before the end of the meet.

2:07PM – I met with your trainer at noon. “There’s nothing we can do about it. Hopefully the race will go on Thursday,” she said. “Otherwise it is open company and I am not too thrilled about that.”
Seven thoroughbred races were used for Sunday. Field size was ok except for two six horse fields, one being an allowance with four trainers handling the six horses. Unfortunately a couple more horses could not be hustled into TQ’s race or it would have been used as it was in the book and the allowance was an extra.