Barbaro Updates: 746
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Update 4312: Jen's thoroughblog has a great update today which includes a report from the sales last night, the jockey's race at Woodbine, which remains close, and much more: RESPECT.
Update 4311: Six sets this morning at Steve's. A nice easy morning for us. All mine galloped nicely. Things are continuing to wind down and we are expecting a bad winter storm to come in later today which will likely interrupt training tomorrow. We shall see!
Update 4310: Yesterday Curlin made his final public appearance on a racetrack before being retired to stud. Curlin will head to Lane's End Farm today: Curlin Bids Farewell at Churchill Downs, excerpt:
"It's very emotional," said Asmussen, who led Curlin to all but one of his 11 career victories. "The things he's done for us that we hadn't done, everything he's accomplished, leaves us with a great sense of pride."
Asmussen said Curlin will leave Churchill for Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky. Nov. 30, where he will begin his stud career next year.
"We're so happy to see him retiring sound, 100 percent, not even slightly phased and so spectacular," said Barbara Banke, the wife of Curlin's majority owner, Jess Jackson. "He couldn't be in any better health, and Jess is looking forward to seeing a lot of baby Curlins running around."
And here are some Curlin retirement pictures.
Update 4309: Today we lost a very very good horse. Let's hope we can get better news for the Josie Carroll trained Springside: WANDERIN BOY EUTHANIZED, SPRINGSIDE INJURED AT AQUEDUCT.
Update 4308: Off to the races and then to the sale.
Update 4307: Another quiet and straightforward morning this morning at Steve's. We only had five sets, four before the break and one after the break. All galloped nicely. We are starting to ship a lot of horses out, as are other outfits. This is the second to last weekend of racing here, and I am guessing we will only have horses here next week that will be running next weekend.
Update 4306: Einstein posted a mild upset in the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs yesterday under the leading jockey Julien Leparoux (Leparoux Sets Churchill Record for Wins). Commentator was third and Magna Graduate, running his final race fourth: Einstein Looks Brilliant in Clark.
Paulick Report's daily charity focus for this week: THANKSGIVING WEEK CHARITY FOCUS: TRANQUILITY FARM.