Thursday, January 14, 2010

Say Hello to My Little Friend

This young fellow is Diplo. He is a California bred gelded son of Pleasant Tap out of the Polish Numbers mare Blackjack Angel. He will be training and racing in Southern California in the Doug O'Neill barn. Some friends and I kicked in to buy a small (10%) part of him. In fact, technically this isn't even a GRS purchase, just four dopes buying a piece of a racehorse.

In his very short career, Diplo has a record of 3 starts with a second and a third and just a shade under $7,000 in earnings. He has bounced around a bit from barn to barn and hopefully with some time off - he has been turned out since October - and the steady hand of O'Neill at the helm, he can strut some stuff for us. Time will tell. He's still a young one and has some learning to do - hopefully it won't be too big a curve! I'll keep you all posted.

4 comments:

wendyu said...

very cute! and hopefully he'll do well for you!

The Paper Tyger said...

He's gorgeous! Good luck with him :)

Jack said...

I'm considering a similar "investment" just waiting to the other guy to say ok and we're in for a fractional share of a dream.

Karin said...

Fantastic. Wonderful pedigree and I'm sure Doug O'Neill and Company will do right by him.