Nevada discusses this Friday’s race and why Brilliant Belle is entered in a $20,000 claiming sprint.
As horse owners you are responsible for various bills including those submitted by the farrier when he shoes your horse. In general, a horse receives new shoes every four to six weeks. The farrier is a very important piece of the puzzle. As the old saying goes: ‘No foot, No horse.’
A good farrier can make a huge difference in horse performance. Nevada uses Scott Rhone in most cases.
Watch this instructional video to learn more:
Video by Michelle Blasko
If you have watched morning training, it may be confusing and appear chaotic as horses are traveling in both directions on different parts of the track. But it actually operates like a finely tuned machine. Katie explains the rules of the road in this video.
The track is open for training at consistent times so that trainers can make plans to have riders ready for whatever they need to accomplish each day.
Open at 5:30AM
Break – 7:30AM – 8:00AM
Open 8:00AM – 9:00AM – Starting Gate Up
Break – 9:00AM – 9:30AM
Open 9:30AM – 10:30AM – Starting Gate Up
Currently the main track is open every day for training but beginning June 5 it will be closed Mondays. The training track however remains open daily .
Brilliant Belle had a timed workout Sunday. Nevada explains why a horse might work and what a trainer hopes to accomplish.
Nevada discusses Brilliant Belle’s race at Oaklawn, the plans for training, and what might come next.
With racing beginning Friday, May 5 here is a reminder: club members will receive free admission to live racing by using the MVP Rewards card. Each member has an MVP account that is set for admission. Should you not have the actual card yet or lost yours over the winter, just go to the MVP Rewards booth near the casino entrance and ask for the card to be printed. You do not need a new account, only a replacement card!
Brilliant Belle arrived at Canterbury a couple of days ago and is settling in well. Here is a quick peek at her in the Litfin barn, D5.