First Start of 2018 Thursday


Mr. Ark will take to the track on Thursday for the Club making our first start of 2018.  The race is the 2nd at Oaklawn and will be run approximately at 1:57 PM.  It is a state bred $16,000 claiming race going a mile and an eighth and carries a purse of $32,000.  He drew post position 2 and will have CJ McMahon on board.

This is a pretty big step up from his last race but he won it and looked good doing it and there is less separation between classes in state bred races than with open races so we’re hoping he can step up and get it done.

We’ll have an analysis of the race on Wednesday.

Bonus footage this afternoon: I Never Give Up head on shot!


The white on her legs is left from the poultice that is put on their legs for a few days after a race or work to keep down inflammation and reduce any heat. It’s a precautionary measure similar to a baseball pitcher icing his arm after a start.

The poultice is painted on and held in place by paper towels or newspaper and, as it dries, turns into a fine white power that will come off during a bath.

Horses tend to rub their legs with their heads and, as a result, she got some on her face around her eye.



4 thoughts on “First Start of 2018 Thursday

  1. My thoughts will be with Mr. Ark this Thursday since I have to work. All the best to Mr. Ark and I’ll watch the big guy on the replay from Oaklawn.

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