Racing Stable Update

Thanks for your patience on the Friday update. Here’s an overview of the Racing Club stable.

Clay has had a good chance to look over High Spirit. He thinks that he will run his race if given the proper pace to run at. When Jeff and I spoke with him yesterday, he thought that High Spirit is about 10-14 days away from his next race which would put us somewhere close to the end of July. The plan is that it will be a turf race and, assuming he comes back at the same level, those races haven’t been too difficult to fill. He’s continued with a fairly regular training routine since the race so let’s hope that a little rest and a faster pace have him ready for a top effort!

The plan with Lovely Tak is to enter her tomorrow in a $3,500 N2Y race going 6 and 1/2 furlongs. If the race goes, it would be used on Thursday. Not sure what to expect as far as entries for this level, so we’ll have to play it by ear to see if the race is used or not.

After talking with Clay, we all came to the conclusion that she probably can’t win the Claiming Series Final on August 2. The track has favored speed so much that it isn’t likely she’ll be well suited to go the 5 and 1/2 furlongs in the final against the likes of Boneafide Cat, Gracias, etc. Therefore, we’re going to see what happens with the race tomorrow as we think that would be a good spot for her. The extra distance will only help her run down the leaders.

In addition, there have been a couple of people asking about whether she might be for sale. At this point, we haven’t received any offers but as an owner you always have to listen if someone is talking.

Great Bam continues to train. He had a new glue-on shoe put in place earlier this week and the hoof continues to grow out. Clay still doesn’t have an estimate of when a race may be possible, but he does look good. Hopefully, the hoof will continue to heal and we’ll get that guy back to the races soon.

We’ll keep tabs on entries tomorrow and will let you know what happens! Thanks again for your patience today.

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6 thoughts on “Racing Stable Update

  1. Thanks for the update. Glad to hear that Bam continues to improve and that High Spirit looks good. I am wondering why someone would be asking about buying Lovely Tak. Why not just claim her in her next race? Also, is her name pronounced “tack” or “talk” or even “take”? Thanks.

    • Pronounced “Talk”.

      Someone may be interested in buying her because there are only 6 horses eligible to race in the Claiming Series Final. If too many defect, the race won’t be run and those that think they can win the $25,000 pot won’t be able to run.

      Not certain what will happen, but wanted to give the group all of the info up front.

    • I agree. It also makes me wonder why the final race in the series is only 5 1/2 furlongs instead of 6. I could be wrong, but isn’t the final race in a series usually the same or longer?

      • Hi All… As far as distances, the hope was to get some horses that wanted to run at 5 and 5 and 1/2 and others that wanted to run 5 and 1/2 and 6 and that they would all meet in the 5 and 1/2 furlong final. Hasn’t worked out as well as we had hoped, but we’ll look at retooling the event for next year. 🙂

      • I really like the idea of the claiming series so I hope that it comes back next year. Thanks for the info.

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