Welcome to the team Dos Cuernos. We claimed Dos Cuernos with Nevada Litfin out of the opening race at Oaklawn Park on Thursday, April 4. “Dos” as he’s known in the barn (a group of former Clubbers claimed a horse earlier in the meet “One Bet From Even” earned the nickname “Uno”…”Dos” seemed appropriate on a couple of levels).
As you can see, his weanling photo shows a much darker horse but greys are born dark and “roan out” over time. Now he’s a handsome grey.
Dos is a 5-year old son of Tale of Ekati out of the Smoke Glacken mare Imanheiress. He has started 30 times and has four wins, three seconds and four thirds. He is well travelled and oft-claimed (you can review his lifetime past performances below). He should be competitive here from $5000 – $7500 and be able to win us some races.
He finished 3rd in the race we claimed him in over a sealed and sloppy racetrack making a belated bid to get up.
The rules at Oaklawn state that a horse claimed there cannot run until after the meet is over. Some tracks have a 30-day after claim rule – it varies from state to state. This season Oaklawn has moved to a new schedule that has them running through Kentucky Derby Day which means the earliest we can run here would be the second weekend of the meet – which we will be hoping to do. Traditionally that is also the weekend when the “kick off” coffee and donuts at the track is scheduled.
The Club now has one runner. Karl Broberg is still on the lookout for horse number two, so finger crossed that we can start the season with a pair!
What a messy rainy day for Dos to run. Saw race in person!! Maybe Karl will find a horse tomorrow while I’m still here!! It
Let’s hope Dos comes in Uno many times!
I’m always a sucker for a beautiful grey runner!! Can’t wait to see him run!
First of the “dumb” questions from a rookie in the club. The race that Dos is entered in on Thursday is “For Four Year Olds And Upward Which Have Not Won A Race Since November 25, 2018”. But, from looking at the past performances, he won a race on December 19, 2018. What am I missing?
Disregard my question. Looks like this is what I missed : (Races Where Entered For $8,000 Or Less Not Considered In Allowances And Eligibility).
NEVER any dumb questions. The entire purpose of the Club is to be an educational experience for folks and, as you saw, the conditions can get intricate and confusing at times. THANK YOU for the question!