Nevvy had a pedicure on Tuesday and the farrier probed her pretty good to check for signs of tenderness and, thankfully, there was not any. She is training well and it should be time to start looking for a race for her. Ideally we’ll get a maiden claimer on the turf – I think if we can catch one going 7.5 furlongs or so we can nail down that first win of the season.
Ark is training as well and we’ll try and find him a soft spot as well. It sure would be nice to get on a little roll.
I have had some people ask about how to get more involved in the racing industry here and what instantly came to mind was the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association. I asked my friend, Kay King, the executive director of the MTA, for a list she made up some time ago of reasons to join the MTA. I’m reproducing that here.
You can also go to their website by clicking here. Obviously there is no obligation and the MTA is NOT affiliated with the Club or the track but an independent organization. The MTA is an organization of owners, breeders and fans of thoroughbred racing with its own bylaws and Board of Directors.
Without further ado:
Why Join the MTA by Kay King
o Stay current on the latest and greatest information and updates on what is happening in Minnesota’s Thoroughbred industry!
o Take advantage of the MTA’s website – http://www.minnesotabred.com! As an MTA member you can list your farm and/or services on our website at no charge! Check out the “Directory” tab(s) and let us know which page you would like to put your farm, stable or service listing on!
o As an MTA member you also have the benefit of listing your equine related goods and services for sale – free of charge – on the MTA’s website for 60 days!
o Take advantage of special “MTA member only” advertising discounts in the MTA Newsletter!
o Invitations to all MTA events – including the Awards Banquet and other exclusive member events, at Canterbury Park!
o Complimentary gate passes to Canterbury Park for the Live Race Meet! Use them yourself! Share them!
o Only MTA members can enter horses in an MTA Sale!
o If you purchase a horse at the MTA Sale and are not a member, you will be charged for a membership. Renew your MTA membership today and get the most out of it!
o Only horses owned entirely by MTA members are considered for the beautiful trophies presented at the MTA’s Awards Banquet!
o MTA Members are provided the opportunity to get involved and support our industry on many levels, including important legislative efforts; helping with our charitable efforts on a local basis, such as the Leg Up Fund; working at the MTA/MQHRA Annual Backside BBQ to serve those who spend their days taking care of our favorite horses and let them know how much their dedication and hard work is appreciated; volunteering to help MTA events and activities run smoothly.
o MTA Members receive a complimentary subscription to American Racehorse, a magazine designed to showcase the horses and horsemen of Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, while also keeping members of those associations informed with updates and insight to help them succeed.