Barbaro Updates: 365
updates are now here.
Update 2349: A small development in the Biancone case: Biancone Veterinarian Suspended by KHRA.
Now off to the races at Penn National, or at least for the first couple of races.
Update 2348: Street Sense has post position 4 for the Travers on saturday and is a heavy morning line favorite: Street Sense Draws Post Four in Travers.
An update from Penny at timwoolleyracing.com:
Another great morning at Fair Hill. Meghan came in to check on Whip Smart who had and easy go around the field today. Tim tried the new happy mouth bit( a snaffle with a rubber coating) on her. She seemed to like it. Meghan also reported that she didn't think Grandma had lost any weight just yet. She loves her anyway! Michelle rode Mass Romantic first set and galloped her on the Tapeta track. She went great. Real Lace went back to the track for the first time after her win, Tim jogged her and said she was moving fine. The next set we had to put Luke to work. He went accross the fields with Our Diva (Real Lace's sister). Tim was quite surprised when he was so fresh that he was jumping in the air. His feet love the soft turf. Victor Molina stopped by early this morning with the most wonderful danishes I have ever seen. They were wonderful (I may have to run an extra mile today on my lunch break to work it off), anyway it was worth it. Thanks to Victor and Whip Smart winning at Penn we all got to indulge ourselves. Carrot man George stopped by to see his horses today. Real Lace was very vocal when he was in the barn. The horses seem to know that he will give them loads of treats and they all try to get his attention in whatever manner they can. We also had another visitor today, Rosemary Homeister Jr. She stopped by on her way to Presque Isle where she will be riding for the meet. She has won a lot of races and hopefully we can get her to win a few for us.
Update 2347: Phew, sixteen ridden today and all safe! I rode twelve at Penn National and four at the farm. I also went to the gate for the first time while here, just walking a young filly through the gate a few times. She went nicely. It was a bit of a mucky morning but thankfully there was no rain again this morning hence the busy activitity. Will sleep well this afternoon before heading to the races tonight. I am also planning to relocate next week to Erie PA, for the Presque Isle Downs meet.
Update 2346: The Travers undercard on saturday includes the 3yo sprint race, the Kings Bishop, and Hard Spun is shortening up looking for that elusive grade one victory before leaving for stud at the end of the year: Hard Spun set to use King's Bishop as Classic warm-up. ESPN is televising the Travers show from 4 - 6 pm.
Dual Eclipse award winning mare Life's Magic died yesterday: Two-time champion Life's Magic dies at 26.