Thanks to all that came out for tour 2 today. The day was absolutely gorgeous and we had several firsts today as well.
On the trainer’s stand where we watch workouts we were joined by Ton DiPasquale, Executive Director of the Minnesota Racing Commission. Tom was nice enough to spend some time with us and answer questions that we don’t normally get into and added a lot to the tour.
We also were able to watch Nevada enter Nevvy in the racing office – though we didn’t know that at the time, so that was fun!
By the time we made it up to the barn it was feeding time so a few folks got to go in and watch that and when that was done the rest of the group joined them and we had some in-the-barn time that we’d never had before.
It was a glorious day and, as always, my favorite part of the summer. Big thanks to Nevada, Veronica, the barn staff and Tom for making it a memorable morning.
Nevvy is entered Friday night in the 5th race, post 5 with Denny Velazquez aboard. It is a five furlong maiden special weight. As Nevada mentioned to the group, given her little break, we want to get a race into her before we stretch her out again.
Post time is about 8:23 PM and we’ll be checking on a seating area for everyone. Early indications are that the weather is going to be clear and nice.
Heather wasn’t able to make it this morning so try and enjoy my haphazard cell phone photos of this morning. If you took some of your own, don’t hesitate to share them with everybody on the Club’s Facebook page!