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Friday, March 30, 2007

CALM BEFORE THE STORM

In this case, the storm is a huge, huge SATURDAY around the world for racing fans. Dubai World Cup starts tomorrow morning, Woodbine will be packed with people ready to get a look at live horses, fuzzy winter coats and all and Canadian-bred star JAMBALAYA takes on a large and difficult field in the Grade 3 Pan American.
Oh yeah, a little race known as the Florida Derby offers up $1 million and a guaranteed ticket to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby.

Many questions from readers in recent days about Queen's Plate horses, etc. Thank you to readers who answer questions for me when I am otherwise occupied.
MARCHFIELD, Eugene Malynnk's regally bred colt, bled through Lasix in his last start at Gulfstream and has returned to Ocala for training. Farm manager Phil Hronac said the colt can bounce back.
EASTERMAN, trained by Mike DePaulo, has indeed been missing from the worktab and I have not been able to find out anything as of yet on the Smart Strike sophomore. Stay tuned.

Yesterday, JOHN FORT returned a phone call (the owner of Peachtree Stables) and reported that TWILIGHT METEOR (the Plate favourite) is fine and the Queen's Plate is till the target for the Smart Strike chestnut colt. Fort said the colt got uncharacteristically unsettled in the paddock but has emerged from the race well.

Rain and more rain for opening day weekend at WOODBINE but at least that should make the Polytrack nice and comfortable with little kickback.

More news to come later today....

4 Comments:

  • At 7:35 PM, Blogger Valerie said…

    Thanks for the update on Twilight Meteor. I really like this horse, and was stunned with his performance at the Land's End. Glad to know he is well.

     
  • At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    More from Dubai...

    Post position draw article. Man that place looks luxurious! Note that Collier Hill scratched out of the Sheema Classic.

    http://www.horse-races.net/library/dubai07-entries.htm

    Friday morning workouts:

    http://www.horse-races.net/library/dwc07-frworks.htm

    http://horseracing.about.com/od/middleeast/ss/aa033007a.htm

     
  • At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    that is true. bakers horses were all steward scratches. why is that?

     
  • At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    that is true. bakers horses were all steward scratches. why is that?

     

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