First we want to thank all of the folks that came out for the tour on Sunday. It was one of the biggest turnouts we’ve ever had and the weather absolutely cooperated. It was gorgeous – sunny and warm – and we managed to witness some interesting things: horses swimming in the pool, the restart of training after the break and a loose horse on the racetrack, specifically illustrating the warning system we were discussing just moments before.
The Litfins were great with everyone and Belle, for the most part, was very cooperative. She stood for pictures and some treats and only a few times had to be walked around as she was getting a bit antsy. Hopefully everyone enjoyed themselves. I know for me it is always the highlight of the summer.
If you haven’t RSVP’s for the August 5 tour, please do so as soon as possible. There is still space available.
As the meet starts to hit the back end (hard to believe, already, I know) we’ll be getting more aggressive with Belle’s races. She’s been training well but her last couple have been flops and it’s time to get her back in a spot where she can prove herself and get some confidence back. We entered for Sunday but the race didn’t go.
There are times when a race, if it is close to filling, gets brought back as an “extra” for the next racing day to go along with the races published in the condition book. This was not one of those times…
So we shall keep looking to get her entered sooner rather than later – hopefully next weekend. Stay tuned!