Tens Wild has come back from his race well. Clay likes to walk his horses for five days following a race and he’ll be going back to the track tomorrow to start jogging and giving Clay an idea of what is we have. We’re not certain to bring him back at the same $10,000 level where we bought him. Clay wants to let him train for a week or so and see how he’s coming along after his layoff before deciding on where to slot him next.
Clay also heard from Leandro Goncalves, Tens Wild last rider, who indicated that he would like to keep riding the horse going forward as well. Certainly a positive sign since riders really make their money on winning horses and he must feel that he has a good chance at it with our boy.
Though it is early, I am posting the paddock groups here. Please be mindful of space limitations. I’m dividing us up in 3 groups since the entire paddock group is unlikely to be here on the same day given past experience. If the groups end up being too big because of guests or other concerns, I will revisit the groups and perhaps carve out an additional group or two. I would rather not and give everyone the opportunity to get into the paddock a few times.
As for the winners’ circle, should we be fortunate enough to get there, we are working with Coady Photography to perhaps take the picture out on the track to create a safer environment for all the folks that want to get into the picture, but details on that later.
Here are the groups with Group 1 being the group to get into the paddock for our first start of the season:
Group 1: Grussing – Nelson
Group 2: Anderson – Griebenow
Group 3: Nierman – Zibley
The groups were split alphabetically and then they were drawn out of a hat.