High Spirit Wins, Great Bam Entered & More!

Congratulations on your second victory of the meet! High Spirit did what he was supposed to do last night and dispatched of his competition with relative ease as the wagering favorite!

Adolfo Morales gave him a very good ride keeping him tucked inside early in the race before angling him off the rail and swinging him wide for the drive where he was able to cruise home for the victory. Click here to see the full chart. Replay below:


Additionally, he was claimed for $3,500 by trainer Clinton Venner for new owner Jill Houston. In all, not a bad way to have that one wind down as we get the plus part of the purse ($5,400) plus the claim price of $3,500.

Congratulations on the victory! We’ll be working another deal with the photographer so that you can all have a picture of the win. More information to come on that later today or tomorrow.

Next, Great Bam’s race did fill for Monday. It will be run as the second of eleven races on closing day. Post time should be approximately 2 p.m. Make plans to attend closing day and watch Great Bam! It’s the M-Z group’s turn in the paddock. Please be sure to line up outside the paddock shortly after the first race to go in as a group.

He looks to be competitive in this spot. Obviously, we’ll need a little racing luck with a full field and we’ll have to hope that he’s at a pretty high fitness level. In any case, it will be good to see him running.

Lastly, Lovely Tak has been sold for $1,500 to a member of the racing club that intends to breed her next year. This is a good solution as she’ll be going to a good home… the same home as Crown the Cat! The group will collect the $1,500 and it will be placed in the account. Lovely Tak will likely ship out early next week.

We looked for a race for her, but it was clear this morning that there weren’t going to be enough in the race to make it go. Thus, we wish her well in her new career as a mom!


13 thoughts on “High Spirit Wins, Great Bam Entered & More!

  1. Crown the Cat and I look forward to making room for Lovely Tak at I Kin Ye Farms. My email address is ikinye@webtv.net if you would like to keep in touch with Lovely Tak. For Club members who remember Crown the Cat from last year, she is pregnant and her due date is 04/25/13. Kathy and the Cat

  2. Jeff, it’s been a great experience. Clay has sure been an ambassador for the sport to all of us new “owners.” I would like to think everyone in the Club would do something for him before he heads out of town. Anyone have any suggestions?

  3. What a thrill that was last night! Thank you!

    So glad to hear the news about Lovely Tak we wish her well.

    Really looking forward to Great Bam running on Monday. Is there any chance we will be able to keep him until the end of the year?

  4. how long does it take for the pics to become available ? Can we get a release if we choose to enlarge them or can we order directly from photographer.
    Thanks it was a great night !

  5. Ken, I have no ideas for what we should do for Clay, but I would love to be part of whatever the group decides. I am so very happy about Lovely Tak (or Lovey as Kathy calls her!) It is a wonderful home for her to go to! Kathy loves all her animals, especially her horses. The Cat now follows her around like a puppy dog and I’m sure “Lovey” will do the same in time!

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