Saturday’s Tour Details

Belle is doing well. We didn’t get her in this weekend but, as Nevada mentioned in the video that was posted earlier, we will work her out this weekend and shoot for a conditioned (non-winners of 4 lifetime) claiming race for next weekend.

Here are the details for Saturday morning:

– We will meet you all at the stable gate at 9:00 AM. While we may wait a couple of minutes, late comers cannot be allowed entry to the backside, so please be prompt. The stable gate is located on Barenscheer (sp) Rd. If you’re approaching Canterbury from 169, go straight through the lights instead of turning left at the light. The backside will be on your left. Take the first left and then the first left again. That is the stable entrance. You can park along the side there or along Barensheer on the grass. Please make sure that you are off the road.

– The second training break of the morning is from 9-9:30 so we will take advantage of this time to visit the Administration building, then we’ll watch some horses working over the track as it reopens, visit the equine pool and then by the Litfin barn to visit with Belle;

– There will be a LOT of walking so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared. The tour will take about 2 hours, perhaps a bit more so be comfortable and dress for the weather. There are rest rooms in the admin building and not along the way, so plan accordingly;

– If you’re bringing kids, keep a close hold of them. There is a lot of potential for injury and we cannot be responsible for kids wandering off. Which leads to the next point…

– Horses have the right of way at all times. We’ll keep the group close together and make sure that we give the horses a wide berth. There will be a lot of activity this time of the morning and we need to make sure that we stay out of the way.

– When we get to the barn and Belle is brought out for us, please mind the stable folks that bring her out. Please don’t crowd and listen to their instructions. She’s a sweet girl BUT she’s still a horse and there will be a lot of people.

– If you go to take pictures with her, please don’t dawdle. We want to make sure that everyone gets a chance with her!

The tours are always a big highlight of the Club. It looks like Saturday – at least as of right now – is going to be overcast and a bit chilly (for summer) so dress accordingly!

July Tour In The Books

The weather certainly cooperated for our backside tour yesterday. It was sunny, warm and dry which made for a really nice couple of hours watching horses.

Many thanks to everyone involved that helped out including Michelle Benson, Oscar Quiroz, all the trainers we overwhelmed on the trainer’s stand and, of course, Clay and his team. A special shout out should go to Miz Owell herself who was very happy with all the attention and love (not to mention carrots!) that she received.

And thanks to all of you that made the time to come on out and join us. The tour is always a highlight every year for us and we’re glad that you came out and spent your morning in one of our absolute favorite places.

Here are some pictures of the visit with our girl:

Club 1

Club 2

Club 3

Club 4

Club 5

Tour Details

Miz Owell is doing well, we just need to find her a new race which could take up to 2 weeks since that is about the time it takes for conditions to come back, but we’re hoping that we might get lucky and get something earlier.

While we wait…we tour!

There is still some room on both tours, but not a lot, so if you haven’t RSVP’s for either July 2 or August 14, please do so ASAP via email at ted@grevelisracing.com. Please see the list below (my apologies if I spelled your name incorrectly whilst I was transcribing) and make sure that you are added correctly. Please just drop me a line if I messed up!

Here are the details:

– We will meet you all at the stable gate at 9:00 AM. While we may wait a couple of minutes, late comers cannot be allowed entry to the backside, so please be prompt. The stable gate is located on Barenscheer (sp) Rd. If you’re approaching Canterbury from 169, go straight through the lights instead of turning left at the light. The backside will be on your left. Take the first left and then the first left again. That is the stable entrance. You can park along the side there or along Barensheer on the grass.

– We will check out the end of morning works, go up to the equine pool, swing by the barn and wind up at the admin building;

– There will be a LOT of walking so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared. The tour will take about 2 hours, perhaps a bit more so be comfortable and dress for the weather;

– If you’re bringing kids, keep a close hold of them. There is a lot of potential for injury and we cannot be responsible for kids wandering off. Which leads to the next point…

– Horses have the right of way at all times. We’ll keep the group close together and make sure that we give the horses a wide berth. There will be a lot of activity this time of the morning and we need to make sure that we stay out of the way.

The tours are always a big highlight of the Club and it looks like Saturday is going to be absolutely gorgeous!

Tour Lists

Tour Lists – JULY

2016 Backside Tour Dates

While we continue to look for a race for Miz Owell and an additional horse to join the stable, we have set the dates for the backside tours.  The tours will start at the backside gate and we will watch some morning workouts, visit the administration building, the equine pool and our last stop will be at the barn to see our horse(s).

Saturday, July 2
Sunday, August 14

There is too much activity and too many people to get through the barn but Clay will have a groom bring out our horse so we can take some pictures. Last year we were even able to feed some peppermint sand carrots, so bring some along!

We will meet at 9:00 at the backside gate. We will meet you there and escort you in. The tour is a walking tour and the distance traveled and amount of standing will be considerable so please keep this in mind when rsvp-ing. I would anticipate the tours lasting about 90-minutes to 2 hours.

Please RSVP to me at ted@grevelisracing.com and I’ll keep the list. Please do not RSVP in the comment section. It is too had to keep track. You’re welcome to bring family but the size limit will need to be enforced given all the activity on the backside at that time of the morning. Please let me know the number in your group when you RSVP. Should there be excess demand, we will try and schedule another tour before the end of the meet.

As we get closer I will post the guidelines for the tour for those of you that are unfamiliar. Safety is our top priority so there will be some guidelines to keep the horses and the tour members safe.

The Kid Back Okay; Tour Two Complete

By the time we got back to the barn last night CITRON KID was in his stall and chowing on his dinner. He seemed to come out of the race just fine and will walk the next few days before heading back to the track.

I talked to Dean between races and he felt really badly that he couldn’t win for us. He said that when he was coming out of the turn he looked like he was getting into some trouble so he tried to angle him away a bit and the KID got startled and panicked a bit. He was able to settle him but by then he’d lost some momentum. He certainly put KID back into a position to take a run down the stretch but his mount was tired.

We’ll look for another one in about 3 weeks for him. Maybe at this level or we may drop him down a rung as well – go and get a win!

We completed the second tour this morning and it went well! Both horses were in a good mood and TENS WILD really was interested in everything going on and visiting with all the people. Thanks to all of you that came out. These tours are always the highlight of my summer and I hope you all had as good a time as I did!

Tour Directions

I noticed that I forgot to mention where to meet for the tour on Sunday!

We will meet you all at the stable gate at 9:00 AM. While we may wait a couple of minutes, late comers cannot be allowed entry to the backside, so please be prompt. The stable gate is located on Barenscheer (sp) Rd. If you’re approaching Canterbury from 169, go straight through the lights instead of turning left at the light. The backside will be on your left. Take the first left and then the first left again. That is the stable entrance. You can park along the side there or along Barensheer on the grass.

Racing Saturday and Sunday Tour Info

A reminder to the folks signed up for the August 9 (Sunday) tour:

We will meet at the stable gate at 9:00 (please note that this is a half hour earlier than the previous tour). We will go into the admin building to talk about entering horses and what goes on in there before going over to the track and catch the last of morning workouts. We will then head over to the equine pool and then to the barn to visit TENS and the KID.

There is a LOT of walking and it could be hot and dusty so be prepared. Also, the only public rest room facilities are located in the admin building. If you’re bringing your children, please keep an eye on them – the backside can be an unpredictable and dangerous place. Horses have the right of way. Rarely, a horse can get loose and create a very volatile and potentially dangerous situation so please keep an eye out at all times.

CITRON KID will be making his first start for us this Saturday night in a $16,000 claiming race over the turf. The race is the 4th and will go about 7 1/2 furlongs with leading jockey Dean Butler once again on board for the CRC. We have come full circle and the 1st paddock group (Grussing – Nelson) is back in action. I’ll let you know if we have a spot in Silks as soon as I know.

Plenty of good racing on tap Saturday night with four stakes including the Minnesota Oaks and the Minnesota Derby, too!