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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Okay, Now it's too hot

Sun and heat lovers need not read, it's too hot!!
Humidity readings - 45 yesterday, 47 today... gack!
How would you look to be a horse or human in a stall today?

Who's hot at Woodbine?
A few barns are heating up (Dan Vella, Mike Keogh) while others like Mark Casse and Mike DePaulo remain on a good roll.

One to watch - TWILIGHT METEOR could be at Woodbine for some 2-year-old stakes on the grass for trainer Todd Pletcher after an impressive debut win (although with a 68 Beyer Figure) at Saratoga on Saturday. The Canadian-bred colt is by Smart Strike out of the With Approval mare One Over Prime and was bred by Kinghaven Farms.
A $57,000 weanling purchase, the colt was bought last year by John Fort (Peachtree Stable) for $150,000 as a yearling. Twilight Meteor's big brother, Stormkick, races at Woodbine for trainer Mike Doyle.

The Casse family and top trainer Reade Baker were active at Fasig-Tipton recently, purchasing one yearling each. Baker, as agent, bought a Forst Camp youngster for $97,000 while Casse Racing paid $175,000 for a Successful Appeal colt.


  • At 11:17 AM, Blogger Tote Board Brad said…

    Now, don't get all terrance & phillip on me, but what's a humidity reading? Is that per cent humidity? 45% isn't too bad at all. At first I thought that was the temp in celsius. When I went to the converter and found 47c to be something like 116f, I was aghast. Perhaps that's the heat index?


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