Just like that! Clay called us just a little awhile ago to let us know that he had claimed (purchased) a horse out of today’s 7th race for $5,000 at Hawthorne Race Course in Chicago. The horse’s name is Great Bam, he’s a four-year-old gelding that has won one race lifetime. Brinson told us that he has been watching this horse for a month or so and thinks that he can improve it.
Three different groups tried to claim (purchase) this horse today. When this happens, lots are drawn amongst the competing groups and the lot that is drawn owns the horse. Our group won the shake – as it is known – and therefore got the horse.
He should certainly fit in our races here this summer. Clay reported that the horse will receive a full inspection later this evening, but that he looks to have come out of the race in good shape. He said that after he takes a closer look, he’ll start to formulate a plan to get him ready for the upcoming Canterbury meet.
We’ll provide another update tomorrow that will explain claiming races, provide past performances for the horse and discuss what Brinson finds after taking a closer look at Great Bam.
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