Saturday, December 4, 2010

Vacation Ends and A New Era Begins

Vacation Ends for Tabby Lane

As I finished digging out from the latest Midwestern snowfall, I gave our trainer, Bernell Rhone, a call to see how Tabby Lane (Even the Score-Keeley Chay-Rodeo) enjoyed her vacation. She was just settling into the barn at Tampa Bay Downs after galloping a bit to stretch her legs. It was her first day back on the track and she is doing pretty well. Good attitude, went well and is eating well. All the key ingredients you want to see in a horse coming back from two months off.

She'll exercise the kinks out and build up her wind over the next 3 - 4 weeks and then she'll start picking them up and laying them down with some purpose to get her speed back. If all goes well we should see her back in action before the end of January. Here's hoping that Tabby has a great run in 2011.

New Focus

Events over the last week have given me the opportunity to turn 100% of my focus into racing and writing. I know change can be a fearful thing, but I choose to look at this as a wonderful opportunity to take some time and work on what I love. I'm hopeful that will lead to more opportunities in racing and also make more a more active blogger and productive writer.

New Claiming Group

This newly found focus has me targeting the formation of the 2011 Claiming Group(s). The parameters look a lot like the Tabby Lane and Fizzy Pop partnerships. I hope that we can be organized, up and running shortly so we can start shopping. We've already got our eyes out, but once the Tampa Bay Downs meet on is underway come December 11, things will start happening in earnest. Please touch base with me if you're interested for more information. The more the merrier and we can split into several groups as necessary.

1 comment:

Nicholas said...

Great news about Tabby. Look forward to the posts. If I lived near Tampa, your new partnership would be dangerous.

Keep up the great work, can't wait for me.