Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sweet Repent daughter of Florida-bred Repent, winner of the
$300,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff at Gulfstream in 2010 was seen grazing under the watch full eyes of her trainer J.D. Braddy. The mare has just come back from some time off at the farm and has put on some weight. She looks wonderful!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Giant Oak Wins Donn Handicap

Giant oak made an impressive stretch run to overtake Morning Line. Donn Handicap Video

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Benny the Bull's First Foal Is a Colt |

"Benny the Bull", first foal a colt. I had the wonderful experience of exercising him for his final comeback at Four Roses Thoroughbreds. Being married to the farm trainer had it's perks. I have this picture to remind me of how graceful he is, a true gentleman. Benny the Bull's First Foal Is a Colt |

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tackleberry leads good day for Calder horses at Gulfstream - Sun Sentinel

Calder trainers shine at Gulfstream Park on Saturday .Tackleberry pays $56.60 in the Sunshine Million Classic, a $500,000 guaranteed, feature race at Gulfsteam park for owner /trainer Luis Olivares. Trip for A.J. paid $14.40 for veteran Calder trainer Milton Wolfson in the $300,000 guaranteed Sunshine Million Filly and Mare Turf Stake. Tackleberry leads good day for Calder horses at Gulfstream - Sun Sentinel

Saturday, January 29, 2011

"Gourmet Dinner"

Steve Standridge trainer of Gourmet Dinner returns the Trippi colt to Florida and a conventional dirt surface  at Gulfstream Park for the Hoy Bull  Stakes (Grade 3). The California trip in which the colt ran 4th, in the Cashcall Futurity (Grade 1), was a disaster for Gourmet Dinner. I have never witness such a debacle as I had watching the paddock show in California. The race was held up for at least thirty minutes waiting for the eventual winner to have a shoe replaced. Gourmet Dinner also was bumped around in the race. When I spoke with Steve he seemed surprised that the officials allowed the race to be held up that long .Holy Bull Stakes (Grade 3)

Calder Prepares for Annual Florida Million |

Calder trainers are ready for a big day of racing at Gulfstream Park.Calder Prepares for Annual Florida Million |

Friday, January 28, 2011

Quarantine Lifted at Gulfstream |

Trainer Jonathan Sheppard's unidentified horse that showed possible EHV-1 symptoms tested negative. Samples had been flown to the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Quarantine Lifted at Gulfstream |


Carterista Carterista retired from a successful racing career at the age of ten. I was given the opportunity to exercise him towards the end of his racing career, he is so graceful and energetic. When I was informed of his retirement, I just knew he could make a difference in someones life.

Thoroughbred Retirement FoundationP.O. Box 3387
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 226-0028

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Despite Suits, Hialeah Moves on Slots Parlor |

Despite Suits, Hialeah Moves on Slots Parlor |

Calder, Gulfstream Dates Dispute Persists |

Calder, Gulfstream Dates Dispute Persists | Calder has scheduled a general horsemen's meeting  Feb. 15, 2011

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Day 2

I am going to need a little time to get used to this blogging thing. As soon as I have it down I will start posting more news. Our horses had a month off from training, but it's back to work on Monday. Calder Race Course is the place to be for me.

Day 2

I already have the story line for book number two. It will be about a Saudi royal who gets killed in a car accident. He,s a prominent Thoroughbred owner with american  diplomatic ties. The horse racing world is oversuspicious about the details of the case.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011