Barbaro Updates: 488
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Update 2986: Curlin had an easy 5/8ths work this morning: Curlin, Pyro, Grasshopper Work.
Update 2985: A post-ski vacation update from Penny at timwoolleyracing.com:
Today was a bright and sunny Friday which was quite a switch from the snow we returned in last night. It was gorgeous in Utah but we are so happy to be back with the horses. Needless to say that Tim will be keeping his day job!!! The horses seemed none the worse with us not being here. Under the watchful eye of Robbie and the grooms everyone appears to be fine. Rocky has gotten strong and competitve and must really love this cold weather. This morning I stopped in the barn to see everyone and Kitty was in her stall jumping up and down. She stopped whriling around long enough for me to give her a pat. Molly continues to be in great form as does Two of Wands. Binkley was very happy to see Tim and enjoyed his breakfast and a little attention. Luke has had new shoes while we were away and hopefully I'll be able to get him to the track a few times this weekend. He is steady as a rock and loves to go with the youngsters. I'm not sure what will be happening this weekend but I'm sure there will be some excitement to report on.
Update 2984: A chilly and damp morning here this morning at Sam Houston Race Park. Leaving work it was 44 degrees, which is pretty grim. I hope its warmer tomorrow, I am supposed to be sailing after work!
We had nine sets today, six before the break and three after the break. Two of my sets went to the gate and came out of the front. One set came out very sharply, and is ready to work from the gate (with the jocks), my horse in the other set sat back and when the gates opened it took me a while to encourage her out of the gate. We walked and then jogged away, but kept straight. She will require plenty of gate schooling in the next couple of weeks. All my other horses went nicely for a pleasant morning's work. One of our exercise riders (Scott), went shopping yesterday for Giant's gear. He had a few of the others' wearing Giants wear and they all thought it was rather amusing ...
Update 2983: Its sad to report that Hesanoldsalt, who ran in Barbaro's Florida Derby, died yesterday in a freak accident at Palm Meadows: Hesanoldsalt Euthanized.