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Dogwood Stables has announced its Dominion Award winner: Shetron Named Dogwood Dominion Award Winner, excerpt:
Shetron was instrumental in rescuing more than a dozen horses consigned to a livestock auction in Pennsylvania. Shetron and a friend went to Pennsylvania, where they tracked down the Finger Lakes horses. One had already been lost to the slaughterhouse, but over the course of three weeks and several trips to the state, all the other horses were found and purchased. From that, the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program was born. Both the track and the local HBPA help fund the program.
Update 2126: A bit muggy and dreary this morning at Fair Hill. The main track was closed so activity on the Tapeta track was brisk. I only had two to ride today. First out was Nautical Agent, she went to the Tapeta track with Tim on Fortuna. We jogged forward to the 5/8ths pole (as usual) and galloped a mile and a half. I was in front by a couple of lengths and Nautical Agent went nicely. She then high-stepped it all the way home. Next out was Kitty, she went with Nonpariel and we went across the fields. We did a good bit of galloping up the hills and Kitty really grabbed a hold of the bit at the end. She went very nicely.
Joe Bravo, a New Jersey fixture, recorded his 4,000 win ysterday at Monmouth Park: Joe Bravo Reaches 4,000-Win Milestone.
Update 2125: A great day at Finger Lakes yesterday: Funny Cide Responds to Hero's Welcome. Railbird was there for the event reports and took some pictures: Funny Cide adventures & pics! This was Funny Cide's first victory for a year, lets hope its a spring board for a great second half of the year.
Any Given Saturday appears back on track. Earlier in the year he finished a very close second to Street Sense. Yesterday he turned the tables on NoBiz who had beaten him in the Wood: 'Saturday Upstages 'Shobiz in Dwyer.