Barbaro Updates: 144
updates are now here.
Update 1111: Maybe not today for Russell Baze ? Through race 7 he has been blanked.
Kathy left this message in the comments (timestamp 11:31 pm):
Thank you for the Pretzels,
Thank you for the homemade yummy candy,
Thank you for the delicious cakes and brownies today!!!
What a wonderful treat for all the staff at New Bolton!
Thank you for all the nice baskets and bags for Barbaro and all the animals at New Bolton Center
I am guessing (actually I know) gifts arrived today for the staff at New Bolton. Kathy Anderson was unable to visit Barbaro today.
Update 1110: This is cool: Barbaro as an SI Sportman of the Year candidate, and this is not so cool: Kieren Fallon in further trouble.
Update 1109: This morning was very foggy, and almost muggy. Seven sets. For my last set I took another "first time starter" to the track ... Gator Nation's two year old half sister. She was very well behaved doing one turn of the track. The synthetic track, which I had heard was to open today, is now scheduled to open tomorrow at 6:30 am. This opening I guess may be dependant on a noon inspection by Michael Dickinson.
Kathy Anderson said she might be going over to visit Barbaro later today. If I can, I will try to catch up with Kathy later to see if she was able to visit.
Update 1108: Another comfortable night last night for Barbaro (tuesday night). I heard from Mr. Jackson, who had heard from Dr. Richardson. The Jackson's also visited last evening, as usual, and Barbaro was comfortable.
update 9:30 am, wednesday, november 29
Update 1107: Russell Baze is three wins from setting an all-time record for number of wins by a jockey. Here is a transcript of a chat Russell had with Bloodhorse yesterday. It includes the following excerpt:
Russell, first of all I'd like to say you are a great jockey. You've ridden many winners obviously. Who is the best horse you have ever ridden?
Baze: I've been on a lot of really great horses. Lost in the Fog was the one who did the most outstanding things for me.
Fair Hill has a runner in a million dollar race on friday: Officer Rocket, Xchanger to meet in $1-million Delta Jackpot. Good luck to Xchanger!
Here are some more pictures of Showing Up at Hollywood Park.
Again, the Barbaro update will be after training hours. Keep calling.