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Update 2765: Just a very sad situation and a reminder of the dangers for those working with horses: Severely injured trainer seeks assistance.
Update 2764: Monday's update from Penny at timwoolleyracing.com:
I'm sitting at work on Monday morning going over in my mind the happenings at Double Trouble this weekend and my thought was to share with all of you. We had a very busy weekend. Saturday was a big breeze day. Molly and Wanda worked and they had a nice half mile work. Diva and Kitty went together and worked another easy three eigths of a mile. Diva is turning into a monster in that her body is becoming a machine. She is a big girl to begin with but now she is getting very muscular and doesn't look at all like a baby. Her mental state is a tough one. Luke was lucky and got to go to the gate on Saturday with Veiled Reference. I quickly reminded him not to do too much. He was a happy camper. Veiled Reference ran yesterday at Charles Town against the boys and Kicked butt. She won easily and came back happy with herself. That was a nice win. Along with the high of winning at Charles Town there is a bit of sad news. Mass Romantic was claimed on Saturday. I gave her a talk on Saturday morning and told her to take care of herself. Several times she got kisses as I passed by, she is such a love. Mike took her to the races and she was giving him back rubs in the receiving barn. I will really miss her. Meghan and I were feeding dinner on Saturday night and it was so quiet without her there pawing for attention and her dinner. There is always in this business the reminder that we only have these animals for a short while. My goal is to give them as much love as they can get while the're here. I'll leave the training up to Tim.
Update 2763: An interview with Barbaro's Penn Photographer, Sabina Louise Pierce, along with accompanying photographs: The 2007 'Best Of' Series.
Update 2762: Steve Haskin takes a look at the current state of the 2yo crop with an eye on next year's Kentucky Derby: Kentucky Derby Trail: Odd Man In.
Update 2761: Mondays are a day off here at Sam Houston Race Park. The track is closed so no training. I am trying to create a Mission Statement for the ABR sites, please provide feedback: ABR Mission Statement: RFC.