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Update 5281: Off to the races at Woodbine. Night racing on Wednesdays: SMILE.
Update 5280: Tattoo lookup service expanded: Rescue Groups See Benefits in New TJC Policy, excerpt:
"Now that it is open to everyone and they (the Jockey Club) will also help ID horses with only partial tattoos, but also markings and descriptions, I see rescues across the country using this service," commented Beverly Strauss, executive director of the MidAtlantic Horse Rescue. "It is a great service and one that truly contributes to the safety and welfare of our Thoroughbreds."
And here is the service: Jockey Club Registry.
Update 5279: A busy morning this morning for Steve at Woodbine. I had ten to gallop, five of which went to the gate for some schooling. All galloped nicely and all schooled nicely. And the weather is gorgeous here today.
To continue the Woodbine Characters series, just one today, since I was busy:
Richie Callender, exercise rider for Danny Vella. Richie Callender gallops horses for trainer Danny Vella. Richie used to be a jockey back in Barbados. I met Richie last year, we used to hang out in the same bar, JJ Muggs, just across the street from Woodbine. A cool guy for sure.
Update 5278: The second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown is on Sunday, at Fort Erie. It is shaping up to be a six horse field, with the first three finishers of the Queen's Plate heading down for the Prince of Wales: PRINCELY.