Barbaro Updates: 288
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Update 1934: Tiago worked today in preparation for the Belmont, he will have at least one more work: Tiago works for Belmont, excerpt:
"His big work is coming up," Shirreffs said. "He had just worked five days ago, but because of the shipping arrangements we had to make to get him to New York, I couldn't wait and work him later. It just wouldn't have come out right. Things would have been out of synch. So I gave him a little work. This way, he can have a longer work when I want him to at the end of the week."
Update 1933: A great Preakness summary with lots of background information on Curlin: Steve Haskin's Preakness Recap: Crafty Curlin..
Update 1932: Another gorgeous morning this morning to be riding horses. Three for me again today. First was Whip Smart, who went out across the fields. She seemed to enjoy herself but does not yet seem to be sensitized to the deer population we have (she whipped around very smartly when confronted with a deer that waited until we were 10 feet away before moving off.) Anyway, that's what neckstraps are for. Second out was Farouche. She galloped a mile and a half on the dirt track, leading Quick Quest and Tim. Going to the track I saw Steve Klesaris walking back from the track. He apears to be OK after his car crash on friday. Finally, Cover Girl (OK, that will be my last reference to Grandma's new nickname, but here it is). Grandma went to the Tapeta track, along with Tim on Who's Happy. She galloped around very nicely for a mile and a quarter. A lovely, short morning to be outside.
Update 1931: Street Sense is not entirely ruled out of the Belmont: Big 3 showdown in Belmont?, excerpt:
"Right now, I'd say I don't think we're going to run in the Belmont, but there's a couple of factors that have come up, so we're going to put that decision off for a week," Nafzger said.
Nafzger said he had spoken to owner Jim Tafel on Sunday, and would do so again at mid-week.
"What we have to decide is what we want to do with him the rest of the year, because what we do regarding the Belmont will determine what we do the rest of the year," Nafzger said. "The main factor is, how did he bounce out of the Preakness? That will take a week."
Fair Hill trainers were the underbidders on the top two from monday's Fasig-Tipton sale: Chief Seattle Colt Tops Opening Session of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale. Tim is planning to head down there for today's session.