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Update 4105: Casino Drive, who impressed in only his second lifetime start by winning the Peter Pan Stakes, is now back in the US to make a bid for the Breeders' Cup Classic. The plan is to make a start within the next couple of weeks: Casino Drive arrives in California.
Off to the races!
Update 4104: A cool and crisp morning this morning at Woodbine. Horses love this weather. Riders perhaps not as much and we did have one loose horse this morning as Dominic parted company! I had eight to ride. A couple were a little tough galloping, but not too bad. I did take three to the gate for a little schooling. I saw Neil Drysdale a couple of times, and nearly ran him over coming home on one of my horses! The rider I noted yesterday who was taken off in an ambulance. She spent the day in hospital, was still there this morning but may be being discharged today. She suffered some kind of back injury I think, but I assume if she is leaving hospital so soon it's not critical. Fingers crossed!
Update from Penny today at timwoolleyracing.com:
What a nice crisp Friday morning. I have just a brief update today from a very short conversation with the trainer. Little Bubble Gum is doing fine and staying sound which is really great news. We are looking forward to getting her to the races. Tim is on his way to the Meadowlands tonight with Vicar's Tune. I'm not sure what sort of race it is but he is a tough bugger and hopefully he will run well. Tim also has Ms. M.V.P. who is a first time started making her debut in the last race at Laurel Park today. She has grown up so much since coming to our barn from the Two Year Old in Training Sale in May. We will get to see a little of what she's made of today. Now that the yearling sale is over hopefully I will get some more updates from Tim Woolley racing.
Update 4103: Keeneland's fall meet opens today with two Grade 1 stakes: Keeneland hoping to buck dipping handle trend.
I had a pleasant afternoon at the races. I met an anti-slaughter activist and we hung out for two to three hours swapping stories and information. We will plan on doing some work together. I then caught up with Jeannine Edwards, and we went out for an early dinner. Very cool to catch up!
For Canadians: Canadian Horse Defense Coalition Call to Action.