As we head toward the and of the year and the mandatory disbanding of the Club we have one more race to run and we want to get a win!
Tentatively – because by now we all know all the things that can happen – we are looking at Tens Wild’s last start for the 2016 Club to be on December 30 in an $8,000 claiming race at Hawthorne going a mile and a sixteenth. We want to drop him enough that we can really push for a win but not far enough that we’re racing at the bottom and giving him away either.
Should he not get claimed, we do have a back-up plan provided he comes out of the race okay. We have a group that will buy him and race him elsewhere. We won’t get market value but I think we’ll receive enough value out of him that we won’t feel like we’re giving him away either. And if he gets claimed out of the race? More the better as we’ll make a bit more money on him. Either way we will be horseless by the end of the year as mandated by our charter.
I’m still waiting on bills for November and we’ll get the financials. While we won’t break even, a win and a claim gets us close again, but let’s not jump the gun and get to race day first.
Tens is one of the most beautiful gray race horses that I have seen. It has been fun watching him race. I hope he does well on the last race for us. He looked so great in the paddock last time out. Ted – do you have any idea who will be the jockey?
I don’t yet. Until the race starts to take shape when entries are drawn it’s hard to say who’s available with jocks leaving for other meets and others committed to certain trainers. Jocks have to wait and see who draws in case they are the regular rider of two in the race and have to choose.
Makes sense. I hope the race goes!!
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