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updates are now here.
And Salon wrote about horse slaughter. I was interviewed and am quoted: Horses to the slaughter.
Update 5242: Good news: Drumroll Please: Dam of Barbaro is Carrying a Filly! excerpt:
"Mr. and Mrs. Jackson are delighted that she continues to be in foal and it is a prospective full sister to Barbaro," Bell said.
Update 5241: A very pleasant morning this morning at Woodbine. I had six sets. All galloped, and all galloped very nicely. Luis, our jockey, was in to work a few horses. I went up to the track to watch the last one work, and it looked like she worked nicely.
During break I snapped a couple more pictures, in the track kitchen, for the Woodbine Characters series:
Don Parente, Eurico Rosa DaSilva's agent. Don Parente, who I don't know personally, is agent for one of the leading riders here, Eurico Rose DaSilva. Eurico recently won the Queen's Plate aboard Eye of the Leopard, so this team is obviously doing very well. Eurico rode one horse for us last year, I think to a second place finish. A very charismatic jockey. Don also used to be agent for Chantal Sutherland.
Joe Walls, trainer. Joe Walls, a trainer at Woodbine, is also father to Eclipse Award winning jockey Mickey Walls. Joe always has a good story to tell, and is someone I have been fortunate to get to know a little during my time at Woodbine. He recently had a bit of a Cancer scare, but told me this morning that all is well.
Update 5240: Here is the ABR Facebook Group e-mail for this week: Tweet this: OLEX, Chantal Sutherland, Rachel Alexandra, Paragallo, Chad Beckon, Greg De Gannes, Iavorone, Dutrow, Paragallo, Rene Douglas, Kelly Carlson, Olredlgetcha, Rahy's Attorney, Sterwins, Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Woodbine, Tour of the Cat, Syphon City, Bison City, Frazee's Folly, Woodbine Characters.
And please keep calling.