Crown the Cat is entered for Sunday in race 2 which should go to post around 11:25AM. So be to the paddock right after race 1 if you want to join the group.
She will be in a six-furlong sprint this time at the $5,000 claiming level for fillies and mares that have not won three races lifetime. With Eikleberry now at Zia Park in New Mexico, we have secured Lori Keith to ride. Lori has had a great meet and will give CtC a good ride. This is a full field of 12 and she has drawn the 5 post position.
Crown the Cat Club member Kathy Young will be purchasing CtC and will take her home on Tuesday. She is planning on breeding her at some point. Kathy wanted to let the group members know that she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and is willing to email photos of CtC to anyone interested in following her progress.
This really is a good ending for our club. One thing I always stress to owners is to have a plan for your horse when the racing career ends. Not all owners are able to do that. The $1 per start that each owner pays is one way to help retired horses find a home. Canterbury then matches that amount. Recent recipients of that money have been Dr. Bowman’s Second Chance Ranch and the Minnesota Retired Racehorse Project.
Dr. Bowman has been helping to place retired horses for years. He has dozens of horses at his ranch now with more to come as the meet comes to a close. It is an amazing thing that he does. You can read a story by Rachel Blount of the Star Tribune here: http://www.startribune.com/featuredColumns/95285509.html?source=error
We know that your filly will have a good home. You won two races and hit the board three more times. I would call that a success regardless of the bottom line of the account. This is not an easy sport to in which to make money. Not at the current purse levels. So it needs to be fun. We have received a lot of positive feedback. I hope that you have been able to share the experience with friends and family. It is pretty cool to tell people you own a racehorse and all even better to show them the winners’ circle photo!!!!
Best of luck Sunday