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Update 3195: Two favorites returned to the worktab today after some time away from the races. Rags to Riches breezed 3/8ths in Florida (Rags to Riches Works at Palm Beach Downs) and Lava Man also breezed 3/8ths, he breezed at Hollywood Park (Lava Man Works Three Furlongs.)
Update 3194: A Wednesday update from Penny at timwoolleyracing.com:
Not such a bad Wednesday today. Gator Nation and Rajasthan had an easygoing morning across the fields. Both are turf horses and seem to enjoy going cross country. Our Diva and Rose Campbell broke out of the gate this morning and both fillies were all business. Who's Happy continues to tote Tim around the track in the mornings, she is definately a lot stronger for being another year older. Kitty was a companion for Saar Treaty today. Kitty has really grown up since her race last week. She is eating everything and seems very happy with herself. We do need to report that Rocky went back to the track today after joining the gelding club. He has remained bright eyed through the ordeal and seems to enjoy spitting his anitbiotics all over me (small thing compared to what we did to him). Administering the drugs using a dose syringe seems to be the answer as he would not eat it in his food. We were hoping to run Molly this Saturday but it doesn't look like the race is going to be run. We'll have to wait and see. Real Lace is entered at Penn National tonight and I hope she runs well and is safely.
Update 3193: A gorgeous morning this morning at Sam Houston Race Park. We had nine sets so it was quite busy. Five of my horses were 2yos and each went to the gate to stand. All the horses went nicely. There was one loose horse on the track this morning, and he managed to elude the outrider who was trying to catch him, but ended up only chasing him around, first the right way, then they came charging back the wrong way before the horse exited the track. It must also be quarter horse day today as there were plenty on the track flying down the lane and breaking from the gate. They are definitely trained differently than thoroughbreds!
Update 3192: Day two of the Cheltenham Festival has been abandoned due to the weather. The races will be run over the remaining days of the meeting, tomorrow and friday. The marquee race for today was to be the Queen Mothers Champion Chase. The feature race yesterday, the Champion Hurdle, was won by the five year old Katchit: KING'S MEN STUNNED BY BRAVE KATCHIT.
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