Here’s an update to where the clubs stands financially as we enter November. This updated account of our financial position includes Great Bam’s October earnings in addition to October training expenses and October vet bills.
Here’s a closer look at the numbers:
Racing Club Balance 9/30 – $17,959.53
1st Place Finish (10/6) – $6,600
1st Place Finish (10/27) – $7,500
Total October Earnings – $14,100
October Training (31 Days @ $60 per day) – $1,860
Great Bam Shoes 10/5 – $125
Jockey Fee to Seth Martinez 10/6 (10% of $6,600) – $660
Trainer Fee to Clay Brinson 10/6 (10% of $6,600) – $660
Jockey Fee to Seth Martinez 10/27 (10% of $7,500) – $750
Trainer Fee to Clay Brinson 10/27 (10% of $7,500) – $750
Pony to Post (10/6 and 10/27) – $50
Groom Bonus for the Win (10/6 and 10/27) – $100
Win Photos for Jockey – $24.04
October Veterinarian Expenses:
Raceday Medication – $45
Electrolytes, Vitamins and Enzymes – $90
Thyroid Medication, Joint Lubricants and Supplements – $439.95
Total October Training & Veterinarian Expenses – $5,553.99
Total Remaining Balance – $26,505.54
Is there a chance that we could keep Great Bam racing with the club after Dec 31?
Marian – This particular club had a pretty strict policy set forth in the club agreement. However, it could certainly be possible for a group to come forward out of the club that would like to continue with him. Lots of different options on that front and we’ll begin to discuss toward the end of the month.
Click to access horse_-ownership_club_membership_agreement.pdf
Thanks for the information. I had forgotten about the contract. I would be interested in staying with BAM, too.
Count me in on being interested in continuing with Bam. I would be very interested.
I’m in with Bam….I promise I won’t buy him from the club! 🙂
LOL Kathy ! I would like to stay with him too !
Has Great Bam been vaccinated for equine herpesvirus ?
I’ve seen in the DRF that’s been going around at Hawthorne.
Equine Herpesvirus is typically dealt with through quarantine. Hawthorne has had an issue with it during the current meet, but it typically appears to be under control. Clay is not stabled in either of the barns that have dealt with the outbreak. Here’s the most recent update: http://www.drf.com/news/hawthorne-drops-wednesday-racing-due-herpes-outbreak
That does seem to raise a question though, if there’s a vaccine, why not use it?
JD – Great question. This is above our level of knowledge… Jeff and I will try to get some information on the issue as we don’t have any idea as to the typical protocol.
After consulting with Dr. Hovda of the Minnesota Racing Commission, here is a better answer to some of the questions.
First, there are several forms of EHV-1 – abortigenic, respiratory, and neurologic. Typically, racehorses are vaccinated againt the respiratory form. They receive this as a two dose vaccine as yearlings or two year olds and then yearly after that. Some folks vaccinate every 6 months, especially in close confinement or with lots of travel.
Sadly, there is NO vaccine for the neurological disease and this is why racetracks or barns are quarantined. The best defense against the neuro form of EHV1 is simply taking temperatures 2 times a day as the temp typically rises 2 days before the onset of signs. If the temp goes up there are some effective anti-viral vaccines that can be used to stop or moderate the progression of the disease.
That brings up a question…..what vaccines do they regularly use in the racehorses as well as de-worming. I’ve never seen a charge for vaccines or de-worming before. Wouldn’t you think it would be easier to vaccinate routinely against EHV as well as strangles, etc. since the horses are constantly coming in contact wtih other horses as well as being shipped from place to place?
Good questions. Neither Jeff or I know the answers, we’ll try to get some additional information from another source to share with the group.
After consulting with Dr. Hovda of the Minnesota Racing Commission, here is a better answer.
There are no “rules” mandating vaccinations for racehorses and, seemingly, the level of participation varies by each trainer with some fully vaccinating, others partially vaccinating and some forgoing it all together.
All trainers should vaccinate, however, because they lose valuable days once a horse is sick as it takes several weeks for them to recover.
AAEP core vaccines include:
a. Eastern and Western Encephalitis virus
c. West Nile Vaccine
Other suggested vaccines include:
c. Potomac Horse Fever and Clostridial vaccines only if endemic area
Thanks for the information. Knowing that I’ll make sure Lovely Tak is vaccinated and de-wormed soon.
Can we get an update of how Bam came out of his last race? Is Clay still going to look for a step up to a allowance race for the next race.
Check out the new post.