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Update 5513: Another jockey gets seriously hurt: Apprentice Jockey Straight Injured.
Update 5512: A little chilly first thing this morning at Woodbine, but it soon turned into a gorgeous morning for training. I had nine to gallop for Steve. And all galloped nicely. Three of them also went to the gate for some schooling and schooled well. There was an altercation in one of the barns this morning involving two hot walkers I think. A fight that turned nasty. Police and so forth were needed and I am not sure of the outcome, but not good.
And to continue our Woodbine Characters series:
Raymond Perez, groom for Terry Jordan. Raymond Perez is a groom for Terry Jordan. Raymond has worked for Terry for four years, and this is his second year working at Woodbine. He had initially worked for Terry out in Vancouver (Hastings Park.) Very friendly guy and always a hard worker.
Radar Gutzman, hot walker for Josie Carroll. Radar Gutzman is a hot walker for Josie Carroll, and has worked for Josie Carroll for 11 years. In fact Radar has worked at Woodbine for about 40 years (he saw Northern Dancer being paraded at Woodbine before he went to stud in Maryland) and has only worked for five different trainers. Prior to being a hot walker Radar was an exercise rider. And Radar is his real name, I thought it was a nickname because of his likeness to a character in the Mash television show!
Update 5511: This week's contribution to Eclipse Magazine (UK): Alex Brown 25 August 2009.
And please keep calling.