Horseshoeing

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

2016 Club Sign Up Time!

If you’ve been a member in the past you already know this information but if you’ve been following along wondering when you would get a chance to join up – this is for you.

Members will pay $250 to join the Club. There are no additional fees and the only additional expense will be if we are fortunate enough to get into the Winners’ Circle, there will be small charge for a photo.

The Club ends at the end of 2016 or when we have sold off our horses. As an example, in 2013 we closed in November because our last horse was claimed then and it made no sense to claim a horse for only a few weeks. Last year, however, we raced straight until December 30th before we had our horse claimed away.

Members get admission to Canterbury Park for the season as well as, if available, a special location to watch the races, rotating paddock access and – again, if we’re lucky – access to the Winners’ Circle. We will conduct a few backstretch tours during the season as well so we can visit the barns and get a glimpse at life on the backside.

You get to follow YOUR horse(s) during the year!

Members can only get back as much money as they put in. This is a not for profit venture and is used as an educational experience to get people familiar with all the ins and outs of race horse ownership and “pull back the curtain”, if you will, and de-mystify the game.

We’re launching our “open enrollment” period, if you will. We’ll be looking to close out by February 28, 2016. Admittedly this is a bit later than previous years, but that is a function of racing so late in the year last year and having time to close out 2015. Clay Brinson will once again be our trainer. Clay is operating this winter season at Oaklawn Park so we have a little bit of a twist this season as in past years we tried to claim out of Hawthorne Race Course.

I will be posting again once we close out 2015 and will have the rollover form available at that time as well. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later!

Sign up forms are at the bottom of this post. Please let us know if you have any questions either by leaving a comment here or contacting us directly at ted@grevelisracing.com or jmaday@canterburypark.com.

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TENS WILD Update

Our boy is doing well. Clay is happy the way he’s been working out. Right now he’s galloping and jogging over the track about 1.5 to 2.5 miles a day. We entered today for Thursday night in a $16,000 claiming race but the race only drew 5 entries. It did not come back as an extra for Friday but it may on Saturday.

Now to explain the vernacular a bit and the process of entering a race.

Each season a condition book is written for the season. There are several over the course of the season and they generally cover about a month at a time. It lists each racing day and the races planned for each day including substitute races. The order of the races on any particular day are NOT necessarily the order of the races for that day. The order is chosen AFTER the races are drawn to create the best wagering menu for that racing day.

You can click on this link to open up Canterbury’s condition book 2: Condition Book 2

Each morning trainers enter their horses for racing. They enter via a computer in the racing office that is in a cubicle so no one can see which horse is being entered. There is video board on the wall that tracks the number of entries in each race, NOT the name, just a running count of the number of entries.

Races that are in the published condition book are used first so, in theory, if condition book races all fill, none of the extras are used – not a common occurrence. Generally each race day is comprised of races from the condition book as well as the extras.

Once the races are decided upon, the racing office puts out an “overnights and extras” sheet listing that day’s race card as well as the “extra” races being offered for the next racing day. They are called “extras” because they are extra to the condition book. They may be there by virtue of almost being filled but not quite so maybe a couple of days will draw enough entries, because a trainer requested a specific type of race or the possibility that the complexion of the horses on the backside has changed a bit so different races need to be written.

You can click here to open up the overnights and extras sheet for Thursday: June18 overnight w extras

To bring it back full circle, we entered a $16,000 claiming race on Thursday and there were only 5 entrants. The race did not come back as an extra for Friday but we MAY see it on the extra sheet for Saturday. In which case we shall enter again and hopefully we can garner a couple of more entrants with the extra couple of days to make the race go on Saturday afternoon. We will know tomorrow if it is back on the extra sheet and would enter on Wednesday for Saturday.

TOUR UPDATE

We don not have a definitive day for our first tour yet. There are a few conflicts over the next few weeks but right now I am tentatively looking at July 12, the day after the Lady Canterbury and the Mystic Lake Mile. This is NOT definite but I hope to etch it in stone shortly.

This will NOT be the only opportunity to come out and visit, we’ll be looking to do another in early August and, if necessary, in early September.

Countdown to the New Club Season; Esquivel Injured

We’ve got about 10-days left to get the rollover forms in place if you are rejoining as well as the sign up form if you’re a new member. Right now we’re running behind last year’s record breaking numbers – mostly because most of the 34 folks who chose to join the “intermediate” Alumni Group decided to not rejoin the Club this year (though they are certainly free to do so!) – so there looks to be more opportunity to get into the paddock as fewer members means fewer paddock groups and more repeat trips! However it may also mean that we start with one horse instead of two and “grow” into more if we can win a few early. I’ve attached the forms below for your convenience.

Mary Rampinelli of the Daily Racing Form is reporting that Manny Esquivel, regular Hawthorne pilot for MARYJEAN and TERICE as well as author of our five consecutive wins to end the season, was thrown from his mount in the first turn of the first race at Oaklawn today. He was placed on a backboard and was transported to a local hospital. There is no indication of how badly Manny is hurt and the backboard may have just been a precaution, but any thoughts and prayers you can send his way I’m sure would be appreciated. When I get more of an update, I will post it. Speedy recovery, Manny!

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2015 Racing Club

If you’ve been a member in the past you already know this information but if you’ve been following along wondering when you would get a chance to join up – this is for you.

Members will pay $250 to join the Club. There are no additional fees and the only additional expense will be if we are fortunate enough to get into the Winners’ Circle, there will be small charge for a photo.

The Club ends at the end of 2015 or when we have sold off our horses. As an example, two years ago we closed in November because our last horse was claimed then and it made no sense to claim a horse for only a few weeks but in 2014 we raced straight into December before we had our horses claimed away.

Members get admission to Canterbury Park for the season as well as, if available, a special location to watch the races, rotating paddock access and – again, if we’re lucky – access to the Winners’ Circle. We will conduct a few backstretch tours during the season as well so we can visit the barns and get a glimpse at life on the backside.

You get to follow YOUR horse(s) during the year!

Members can only get back as much money as they put in. This is a not for profit venture and is used as an educational experience to get people familiar with all the ins and outs of race horse ownership and “pull back the curtain”, if you will, and de-mystify the game.

We’re in the midst of our “open enrollment” period, if you will. We’ll be looking to close out by February 15, 2015. Clay Brinson will once again be our trainer. Last year we had two horses, Maryjean and Terice, and between the two of them we were able to win 6 races and only finished off the board once, I believe. Not bad at all. That bar is pretty high to beat this season but we’re going to give it our best shot.

Sign up forms are at the bottom of this post. Please let us know if you have any questions!

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