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Update 5076: Off to the races tonight at Woodbine. We have a couple of runners, so lets hope for a little luck!
Update 5075: My OLEX report from yesterday's visit is included in this link: OLEX May 27th 2009.
Update 5074: In lieu of going to Woodbine this morning, I headed out to the slaughter house in Ontario. This was my fourth trip to the slaughter house, and I have yet witnessed slaughter first hand. I chose to go today because there was a buyer at OLEX yesterday competing with the main kill buyer, and he bought 31 horses. It was suspected he was a kill buyer for the Ontario slaughter house. And it made sense. Buying kill horses, and able to pay a little more than the main kill buyer, who buys for a Quebec slaughter house. More travel, more expenses. Anyway, when I arrived at the slaughter house today a couple of guys were hanging around outside. I chatted with them. One guy I knew from my previous visits. I asked for the owner. He was not there. I reminded the one guy I knew I was asking about horses to be slaughtered and so forth. They were just cleaning up. I don't know if they clean up before "processing", or after ""processing". And I don't absolutely know if they are slaughtering horses, although it does seem the case.
Update 5073: A morning off from galloping at Woodbine!
And please keep calling.