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Update 4144: Another fun day at the races. We had two runners, and Jimmy Simms won the allowance race at the end of the day. A good way to finish the day. We went out for a meal.
Casino Drive also won his Breeders' Cup prep race at Santa Anita.
Update 4143: A well deserved award: Rep. Whitfield named 'Horseman of the Year', excerpt:
"Kentucky is the horse capital of the world and we should be the leader, it seems to me, in protecting these animals who mean so much to our economy," Whitfield told a group during a meeting at the Hunt-Morgan House.
Found on Paulick Report.
Update 4142: Another gorgeous morning this morning at Woodbine. I had seven sets this morning. Four before the break and three after the break. While all galloped nicely it was just one of those morning's when it was hard to get going. A little tired from yesterday I guess. We also have a couple of runners today, so back to the races later this afternoon! A good day to be outside for sure.
Update 4141: John Velazquez, who had been recently sidelined, returned to take the feature race yesterday at Keeneland: Alwajeeha Takes QE II Under Velazquez.
Update 4140: A gorgeous day to be at the races. I had a fun afternoon. We ran thrid in the second race. We also schooled a couple of horses during that race. I then went up and sat outside on the third floor (Champions Bar) and spent time editing an essay I am writing while watching a couple of races. I then went down to the paddock area for the first stake. Found a friend and grabbed a drink while watching the stake and following race. Went back downstairs for the next stake and then the following race watched the horse I "freelance" gallop finish fourth. He ran well. We then had a runner in the last, she finished second and ran a good race too. Finally I went to the jock's room to pick up some mints for one of our horses, courtesey of his jockey Chantal Sutherland. On my way home I chatted with Tim, and there is an outside chance he may bring a runner up here in a week or so! Very cool.
Update 4139: Off to the races!
Update 4138: Another crisp and gorgeous morning this morning at Woodbine. And it looks like it is shaping into a beautiful day for the races. I had eight sets for Steve. Four before the break and four after the break. One went to the gate for a little schooling. All galloped nicely. One horse I have galloped a few times lately ran in Barbaro's Derby. Storm Treasure is a beautiful looking horse and feels great underneath you when you gallop him. I hope we keep him around for a while longer. He just ran here in a Stake, and while he was only fifth, he was a fast closing fifth and ran a very good race I think.
We have a couple of runners this afternoon, so lets hope for some good racing luck. The horse I have been riding for Anita (Terry Jordan) is also running. Hopefully we will have a fun afternoon!
Update 4137: The Breeders' Cup is only two weeks away. All the major contenders, with the exception of Casino Drive, will have run their final prep races. There are feature races today from Keeneland (Magical Fantasy faces tough test in QE II Challenge) and Hawthorne (Hard to look beyond Adriano), but these will likely not have Breeders' Cup implications.