DARK STAR MEMORIAL
If you're coming down to Canterbury to watch I'll Have Another's pursuit of immortality in the Belmont stakes, try and come out early. Track officials have announced that at 10:00AM in the paddock they will hold a memorial for the late Dark Star. There will be plenty of stories and reminiscnences celebrating Dark's life. It's probably fitting that the memorial be held in the paddock - that's where all of Dark's picks could win. It's a good thing, too, as his spirit probably would have had a tough time finding the winner's circle if it were held trackside! God bless you, Drk, I hope you know how much you're missed.
NEW OWNERS' SEMINAR
The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association is sponsoring a New Owners' Seminar immediately following the Dark Star Memorial (approx. 11 AM) on the second floor of the grandstand. There will be several speakers talking about legal issues, accounting issues, partnerships, claiming, auctions, training, vet care for the racehorse and more. If you've ever thought about getting into the game but weren't sure how, this is going to be a great opportunity to listen to experts, ask questions and get a feel for what it's like to be a part of the game.
I'll Have Another's pursuit of the Triple Crown will end one way or another on Saturday afternoon in Elmont, NY. I'm not sure what I'll do about placing a bet on the Belmont Stakes yet. I really want to see a Triple Crown and am seriously thinking about purchasing a $2 win ticket on I'll Have Another and root for history. There may very well be value in trying to bet the colt, but I can't bring myself to do it. Those that know me know that I would bet against my mom if the line was right (sorry mom - and yes, she does read my posts), so that ought to tell you how badly I want to see a Triple Crown!