We’re back at the track today and it’s always a weird feeling when the live race meet ends. It’s quite a ride during the season and it’s an odd letdown when it all comes to an end. This year, it’s quite a different mood here as the cooperative marketing agreement between Canterbury Park and Mystic Lake Casino ensures that racing will not only be here in 2013, but it will be here in a big way.
Here’s a look at the club’s finances through the end of August.
Final Balance as of 7/31 – $17,122.90
Lovely Tak 3rd Place Finish 8-17: $1,080*
High Spirit 3rd Place Finish 8-18: $1,210
High Spirit 1st Place Finish 9-2: $5,400
High Spirit Claim: $3,500
Sale of Lovely Tak: $1,500
Total Racing Club August Earnings = $12,690
Lovely Tak Day Rate (31 Days at $60 per Day) – $1,860
Great Bam Day Rate (31 Days at $60 per Day) – $1,860
High Spirit Day Rate (30 Days at 60 per Day) – $1,800
Lovely Tak Shoes (8/10) – $120
Great Bam Shoes (8/23) – $175
Lovely Tak Pony to Post (8/17) – $25
High Spirit Pony to Post (8/18 and 8/30) – $50
Equine Retirement Fees – $2 per Start – $6
Jockey Fee to Nik Goodwin for Lovely Tak (8/17) – $65*
Jockey Fee to Denny Velazquez for High Spirit (8/18) – $75
Jockey Fee to Adolfo Morales for High Spirit (8/30) – $540
Trainer Fee to Clay Brinson for High Spirit (8/18 and 8/30) – $661
Coady Photography for High Spirit Photos – $1,092.27
July Veterinarian Expenses:
Equine Pain Medication – $53.58
Thyroid Supplement – $22.75
Raceday Medication – $103.58
Electrolytes, Vitamins and Enzymes – $176
Thyroid Medication, Joint Lubricants and Supplements – $510.25
Floating Teeth – $80
Raceday Medication – $35
Electrolytes, Vitamins and Enzymes – $85
Thyroid Medication, Joint Lubricants and Supplements – $458.25
Total August Training and July Vet Expenses – $9,853.68
Total Remaining Balance – $19,959.22
* Lovely Tak originally finished fourth in her race on 8/17. However, Royal Gamble (the second place finisher) was disqualified for a positive test following the race. Therefore, we were awarded third place money.
You’ll note that this statement does not include September racing transactions which would include a second place finish for Great Bam worth $2,600 before expenses or the August vet bill. These will be reflected on the next statement.
Clay’s first group of horses will ship Saturday. Not sure if Bam is part of the first group yet or not. We’ll let you know when we find out more.