Barbaro Updates: 908
updates are now here.
Update 5382: Blue Horse Charities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fasig-Tipton, is awarding $218,685 to 52 non-profit Thoroughbred adoption and retraining centers this year: F-T's Blue Horse Charities Awards $218,685, excerpt:
Said Liz Harris, the executive director of TCA: "For this year's round of grants, the top five most productive Thoroughbred retraining and adoption centers were New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue, and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, which together placed 317 of the 717 tattooed ex-racehorses funded."
Update 5381: Rachel Alexandra is the 4-5 morning line favorite for the Haskell, which is to be run at Monmouth Park on August 2: 'Rachel' Heads Field of Seven in Haskell.
Update 5380: Eight horses galloped for Steve this morning at Woodbine. And each galloped nicely. Three also went to the gate for a little schooling, and stood quietly. A very straightforward morning's work.
And to continue our Woodbine Characters series:
Matt Moore, jockey. Matt Moore is a jockey at Woodbine, and riding his first full year after losing his apprenticeship last year. That is probably the toughest transition a jockey has to make, from apprentice to journeyman jockey. Matt rides for a few clients including Sandy McPherson and Bob Tiller. His best day for the meet this year so far was when he rode a double for Sandy McPherson!
Caroline Duquet, new jockey. Caroline Duquet began her career as a jockey here at Woodbine last week with her first ride. As a new rider she will ride her first five races without a stick. Caroline has her second mount on Friday. She works horses in the mornings and works with Emma Wilson's agent Mike Luider.
And please keep calling.