Well, it was a little good news, bad news tonight. Downerbythemeadow ran a nice race sitting just off the pace-setter but was unable to fend off a challenge from Gail’s Jewel and the red-hot Tanner Riggs who rode the first five winners to victory on tonight’s card.
For the second place effort, you get 20% of the purse (before expenses) and because Downerbythemeadow is a Minnesota-bred, you also get 20% of the Minnesota Bred Purse Supplement. All total, you should have netted slightly more than $2,000 before expenses.
Unfortunately, Downerbythemeadow was claimed by trainer Valorie Lund for Zephyr Stable. The claim price was the same $3,500 that we claimed her for, so the purchase price and the sale price basically become a wash. In all, you should have done a little better than breaking even with this specific purchase… so it’s not all bad.
Looks like we’ll have to start looking for another horse or two…
We’ll post soon after we get a chance to talk to Clay and find out what he thinks the next plan of attack should be.