We will be taking one last look in Chicago this weekend as the Hawthorne meet comes to a close. We may even look a bit higher than our $10,000 budget per horse and start with one for now and then go ahead and claim another at Canterbury once we have a race or two under our belt.
We have scoured CA but finding something in our price range plus shipping, plus a 10% commission for the agent has made it a bit difficult. In looking at other locations: Florida, Ohio, Kentucky we have licensing issues. Not issues, per se, but the requirement to be licensed prior to claiming which would have amounted to 100s of dollars with no guarantee of finding the horse we want. Also, the further afield that we go, the less input we have from Clay which I do not like. I want him to have as much input as possible on a horse that he will be training.
If we do not get anything this weekend, we will come out swinging when the meet starts here at home.