Final Bills Paid

Both the vet bill and monthly training statement for August arrived today. This should be it but we will wait another week to make sure there is nothing else out there. I have submitted a request for these invoices to be paid.

There was $13,960 in the account.

Vet bill= $356 this includes prep for two races etc
Monthly Training = $1,825
$50 per day = $1535 30 days in training and one out of training (after the meet)
farrier= $100
percentage of earning (10%) for second place finish= $150
pony to gate for two races= $40

Account= 11,779

We should begin the dispersal of the account soon.


TQ Sold

Tahitian Queen has been sold and will likely race in Ohio. She should do well there.
The sales price was $1,500. Much less than we had hoped for but prices were driven down with horses selling for $1,000 (or less for those that can’t really run).

We likey could have sold her for more three weeks ago but then we would not have had that final race. Shipping her to Chicago at the end of the week in hopes of finding a buyer would have incurred costs and we wouyld have ended up at about the same place. This seemed like the lesser of evils and now she will stay in training, whihc is where seems to be her happiest.

The account currently is at $13,960. We will wait for the August invoices to arrive, pay them, and then disperse the account. HORSE WATCH

Daily Racing Form has a free service that emails you when a horse you wish to follow is works, is entered, and after it races the results are emailed to you as well. This is a great way to watch horses you have an interest in and also to track horses that had a bad trip so that you can look at them as a wagering possibility next time they are entered.

Go to

Then at the top of the page just under the Daily Racimng Form log poinmt at TOOLS and a menu will drop down. Point to Watches and another menu drops down. Click pn Horse Watch. This will take you to a page where you can sign up for a free DRF membership. It is easy and they don’t bombard you with spam. Having a membership also allows you to access stories and other information. Once you are in it will be evident how to add horses to the watch list. I have used this service for a number of years. It also offers a trainer list so you can get email notification any time a trainer you wish to follow enters a horse.