The Club finally claimed our second horse, a six year old mare named TERICE.
Foaled in Minnesota, at our very own Michelle Benson’s family farm, TERICE has been a very solid mare. She has 35 career starts, notching her 10th win this evening. She’s even a stakes winner, taking a minor stake at Fonner Park a few years ago.
She appears to be better than she ever has been, earning a career high 83 Beyer Speed figure in her last start.
While this race was a $7500 claiming race, we claimed her for $12,500 because there is a premium placed on Minnesota breds in open company. However, we will also earn additional money as a Minnesota bred in open company where she has been competing successfully.
More on her this weekend!
Terrific! Funny thing, I just happened to tune in just as they were loading for her race and I was very impressed with her win. Nice claim!
So how will she be placed in races and competition? Also what will the criteria be for her to sustain the 83 speed rating?
We’ll see how she comes back the next couple of days and then decide. We could bring her back right at this spot again or raise her up a bit if Clay feels that she can handle it.
As far as part 2 of your question, I’m not sure I understand. The criteria used to calculate the Beyer Speed Figure are a number of variables including average times over the distance, class, track condition and more. Clay will develop a training plan that will hopefully keep her sharp and competitive. The Beyer is just one measure of speed and, to a lesser degree, class.
Can you post her record like you had done for MJ back in the beginning of the season. Its nice to have her pedigree and record for reference. Thanks!
We will. That’ll be a new post this weekend!
Ted is she strictly a turf horse or can she handle the dirt as well.
She’s handled both well.
I just watched a few of her races (Canterbury, Fonner and Remmington) and she looks like a good runner on both grass and dirt. Of course we get a nail-biting late running closer but that will just make the races more exciting.