It seems like such a short period of time but when I look out of the window at the piles of snow still out there and a low temperature this morning of 1, opening day at Canterbury Park seems like a very long time from now.
Since I started running these partnerships the same thing has happened every year like clockwork: we get a group together early, try to get one more going before the meet but just can't get it together and then, after the first week of racing, the e-mails and phone calls come asking if we are going to be starting another group for the season! I'm trying really hard this year to try and nip this one in the bud.
I rarely ever do a solicitation blog. That's not what this is all about. This is my forum to share with folks what it's like trying to get this thing off the ground and share our experiences as we campaign our runners. Last year it was all about Fizzy Pop, I Am Woman and the star crossed Miss Belle Express. This year we have our recent claim Tabby Lane and our small share in Diplo. Now that we're geared up, we should be showing more action here on the blog as well.
But back to my annual dilemma.
We have an opportunity for a Minnesota bred three year old filly that will very likely be a Canterbury only horse - of course you never know until you race 'em. She promises to be an 'action' type horse that should be able to entertain a group all summer long with hopefully a picture or two along the way. The entry point should be low, but the time to get her into real training is now. She'll need several weeks just to get her wind into her before she starts any speed training and have any hope of being ready for the beginning of the meet. Please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the winner's circle photo above right to visit the website to get more information.
What I'm trying to say is the time to get ready for the summer is now, not May 1st!