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Update 5256: And we have two additions to the Woodbine Characters series:
Gail Cox, trainer. Gail Cox, a trainer at Woodbine, has a relatively small stable but from that small stable won a nice stakes race a couple of days ago. Chantal Sutherland rode the winner. Gail rides a lot of her own horses in the mornings.
Mike Novakovic, Champions Bar bartender. Champions Bar is on the third floor at Woodbine, and if you visit you will meet Mike Novakovic. He is the main bartender and seems to be there all the time. Champions Bar might as well be my local bar so I have gotten to know Mike quite well. Cool guy.
Update 5255: A fun afternoon at the races at Wooodbine, although we did not win a race from our two runners. Both were fourth. We did also paddock school in the second race (Paddock schooling second race at Woodbine). I then went up to the Champions Bar to watch some racing. Mike was bartending as usual (Mike Novakovic, Champions Bar bartender.) After the races I returned to our barn on the backside (Back at the barn at Woodbine.) Wayne Green, who had earlier won the third race with his new filly Victoria Charm, was finishing things up and putting on his fillies leg wraps (Wayne Green doing up his winning filly, Victoria Charm .)
Update 5253: A busy morning this morning for Steve at Woodbine. I had ten sets. No break. We just kept going. And a couple of my horses prooved trickier than usual so it was not such a straightforward morning. But I survived. That's not so for everyone as I saw Brian Lynch walking back to the gap, a loose horse had made that same journey ahead of Brian!
After I was done I headed over to the jocks room to catch up with Chantal Sutherland. I was helping her set up her iPhone so she can tweet more often. And this is Chantal's tweet as we tested things out.
And to continue our Woodbine Characters series:
Tyler Pizarro, jockey. Tyler Pizarro is one of Woodbine's younger members of the jockey colony. But Tyler has quickly established himself as a leading rider here at Woodbine. Tyler's services are in demand and he is well liked. A cool guy, Tyler rode a horse for us the other day (we had two in the same race and Luis could not ride both) and she ran a nice third in a stake.
Roger Broomes, David Cotey groom. Roger Broomes is another groom for David Cotey. And someone I have known since I first arrived at Woodbine last year since we share the same barn. All David Cotey's grooms are the same grooms as he had working for him last year. All good guys to help make the barn fun.
And please keep calling.