Clay Brinson is picking up where he left off last year as 2013 starts to heat up at Hawthorne. The Canterbury Race Club’s primary trainer has had four starters through the first few weekends of racing at the Chicago oval and has a 75% winning percentage!
His first starter of the meet, Lookinatmindy, stalked the early pace and was able to pull away for the win earning a career best 74 Beer Speed Figure in the process. Divine Doris, who you may remember from her efforts to break her maiden at Canterbury as a two-year old last summer, hit the win column for Brinson in her first start as a three-year old while the hard knocking Jimmy Got Even recorded his 8th career win in 40 starts this past Sunday.
It is small sample size and no trainer can be expected to keep up that kind of strike rate, but it does point to Clay’s expertise in getting horses ready to race and being able to place them in spots where they can win. His one finisher not to win, by the way…finished second.
Congratulations on the hot start, Clay!
We’re about three weeks from closing out the Club for 2013 and there is certainly still room for you to join us. We’re just about at the point where we were last season for membership, so we look like we’re going to be bigger than ever which hopefully translates into more horses, more racing and more fun all summer long!