Barbaro Updates: 123
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Update 981: We are operating on the assumption, as always, that no news is good news. Alex didn't get a Barbaro update this evening...understandably with the Breeders Cup today but likely all is well. Alex will have lots more news regarding his day at the races when he gets back tomorrow.
Update 980: A great win in the Breeders Cup Classic by Invasor. However, I was severely disappointed with the ride Bernardini got. It looked like Castellano panicked and he went too soon. It's a shame if this is Bernardini's last race...going out on what appeared to be nothing more than a jockey error.
I just walked over to the backside with Invasor and am stood outside the receiving barn. I saw and congratulated Lord Derby on his nice win today (Ouija Board). I also saw John Sherrifs and congatulated him on Giacomo's nice fourth. A great day of racing that was tragically marred by Pine Island's fate. I am very grateful to everybody who made this possible for me. Thank you.
Update 979: Better Talk Now, clearly the most underrated horse in North America, showed that he is the real deal just getting beaten by Red Rocks. Another great ride from Ramon Dominguez who must have thought he had the race won at the quarter pole but Red Rocks is the real deal too. Just stood at the paddock waiting for Bernardini and those who wish to challenge him.
Update 978: A brilliant win by Round Pond but obviously, hearts go out to Pine Island and all her connections.
Update 977: A great ride by Ramon Dominguez second in the Sprint on Friendly Island, his first ride on the horse. Clearly no one was going to beat the winner but a nice result for Ramon.
Update 976: Great tickets at the Breeders Cup! Just been screaming and hollaring Ouija Board and Film Maker down the lane. It's a shame one of them had to beat the other...two world class mares. Maybe I can start to forgive Frankie for his terrible ride on Swane.
Update 975: Another comfortable night last night for Barbaro (friday night). I spoke with Peter Brette who had heard from Michael Matz this morning.
I am just now walking into Churchill Downs for the Breeders Cup. Absolutely gorgeous day- a little crisp but excellent horse racing weather. Anticipating probably the best day of racing I have witnessed since Sunday Silence beat Easy Goer in the 1988 Breeders Cup Classic. I am psyched ! (saturday 11:45am)
Update 974: A short article with a nice picture of Redaspen's win last night in the Navajo Princess Stake. She cooled out well and went home for a few days to her farm.