10260 <![CDATA[test]]> Jul 18 2013 11:48AM ]]> 10310 <![CDATA[Training Report for Red Outlaw - 4/14/2013]]> Apr 14 2013 3:41PM ]]> GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Current Location: Hollywood Park 
  • Born: 2011 Color: Chestnut
  • Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: CA
  • Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
  • Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
  • Tattoo Number: 

PEDIGREE

  • Storm Cat 
  • Tribal Rule, Sown
  • Red Outlaw Anachristina Slewpy
  • Childhood Memories

OWNER INFORMATION

  • Owner Info 
  • Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
  • Blinkers On Stable 
  • 100.00 %

WORKOUTS

  • Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
  • 4/14/2013 Breezed first ¼ strong throughout good gallop out 25 flat

UPCOMING RACES

  • Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 

PAST RACES

  • Race History 
  • Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
  • Training Report for Red Outlaw [4/3/2013]
  • Race History 
  • Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
  • Total:


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10751 <![CDATA[Blinkers On has 5 probable starters during final weeks at Del Mar!]]> Aug 23 2013 12:00AM ]]> Blinkers On horses will be busy over the next 3 weeks at Del Mar. In order:
  • Running Water will make his first start on 8/24 in a Maiden Special Weight race going 6 furlongs on the main track. Joe Talamo will be in the irons trying to take down the lions share of the 75K purse. 
  • On 8/31 Blinkers On should have 2 runners going to post... first Stole a Kiss in a Cal Bred Maiden Special Weight race for 2 year old fillies. Joe Talamo has the mount and Stole a Kiss should be very tough. She is coming off a strong closing 3rd at the same level and now will get an extra half a furlong. 
  • Unseen Visitor is also possible for 8/31, she is coming off an unlucky 4th place finish after encountering traffic trouble. Edwin Maldonado retains the mount in this 6 furlong first condition allowance race run on Del Mar's Polytrack. On 9/1 our stakes winning filly, Hidinginplainsight, will try and knock out the 2nd condition in a 6 furlong allowance race on the main track. 
  • Hidinginplainsight lays it down every time so you know she will be right there at the wire! Her next start following Del Mar will be the stake at Stockton on 9/28. 
  • On 9/4, the final day of the Del Mar meet, our handsome son of Visionare, True Visionary, is scheduled to make his first start. This is a Maiden Special Weight race for 2 year olds going 5 1/2 on the main track. Our big striding colt will likely excel with more real estate but this will be a good education and if he gets rolling...you never know. Jockey TBD. 
  • Top of the World, Mass Transit, Salute to Summer, Bullwhip and Nothing to Hide, all 2 year olds from the "Class of 2013", will be making their first starts at Santa Anita or at the Hollywood fall meet. 
  • Humming Beethoven and Just Your Shadow are back from the farm, back in training and doing great! Next stop, Santa Anita. 
  • High Test is back training after his brief freshening and is being pointed to Santa Anita's downhill turf course at the beginning of the meet, he loves the hill! 
  • Island Freedom, Red Outlaw and Off the Deep End are enjoying the vacations at beautiful Magali Farm.
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35831 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 11/2/19]]> Nov 2 2019 1:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:02.40, 4 of 9 at the distance. Brian said this work was in the dark because of the Breeder's Cup early track hours so he only caught him down the lane. He said he was moving well and reaching nicely. He pulled up in good shape and we will enter Wednesday for Saturday's allowance race at Del Mar.

Scott

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10326 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight breezes a half mile at Hollywood Park]]> Apr 14 2013 4:35PM ]]> Hidinginplainsight breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park officially in 50 flat, Mike actually had her in 49.2. She worked by herself with Manny, Mike's exercise rider up (Joe had to be at Hollywood today). 

She started off nice and relaxed just how we wanted her to. As she hit the top of the lane she kicked it into another gear powering home with authority through the wire. She galloped out very well also, past the 5/8ths pole. 

Mike immediately commented how nice of a work that was doing it all on her own and finishing so well. Manny came back and said that at the top of the lane he looked back to see if someone was chasing her because she was pulling so hard but there was no one there, he was very impressed with how she trained. She will be moved to Hollywood Park tomorrow or Tuesday to start training over the Hollywood track. She will breeze again next week.

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10692 <![CDATA[High Test breezed a half mile yesterday]]> Jun 3 2013 12:00AM ]]> 10846 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 9/1/13]]> Sep 1 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Humming Beethoven breezed a half mile yesterday at Del Mar in 49 flat, 32 of 50 at the distance. Mike had her work by herself again this week but wanted her to go easy since we don't have a race in the next couple weeks. Manny had her nice and relaxed going an easy first quarter and then finishing very strong down the lane striding out beautifully. She galloped out well and Mike continues to be pleased each week with her fitness and the way she trains. The Santa Anita condition book is out and there is a Maiden Special Weight race at 6 1/2 furlongs down the hill on October 13 which should be perfect for her. She will ship into Hollywood Park on Thursday to continue training. We will keep you posted.
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11821 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 12/5/13]]> Dec 5 2013 8:59PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed 6 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:12.2, 1 of 9 at the distance, the bullet work of the day. Peter had his start about 4 lengths back of his workmate who is a 3 year old allowance filly. Joe had him nice and relaxed down the backstretch doing everything nice and easy. Around the turn he made up a lot of ground and when he switched leads coming down the lane he looked great striding out. He finished very well with a good gallop out and Joe never even really asked him. Peter was happy with the work and said we are right on track for the upcoming race on the 22nd. The tentative plan will be to breeze him next Tuesday and then the final breeze before the race will be on Monday the 16th. We will keep you posted.
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14352 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 4/27/14]]> Apr 27 2014 8:59PM ]]>

Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End had another good work at San Luis Rey yesterday. He worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.40, 6 of 11 at the distance. Peter said he did it easy and was in a nice hold the whole time. He said we should be looking for a race in about a month and he said he will begin his gate work this week. He pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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18555 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 5/11/15]]> May 11 2015 6:36PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End had his first recorded work at GGF yesterday. Off the Deep End breezed in 49.40, 22 of 59 at the distance. Steve said he was moving well and did it very easy. He felt he had no problem handling the surface which we expected based on his Del Mar form. He pulled up in good shape so we are now looking at races. The new book just came out and there is a 1st condition allowance race going 5 furlongs on the turf (we know he likes the turf as well) on 6/6. This will give him a bit more time between races which will give Steve a chance to get him really sharp and the 5 furlongs should be perfect. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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11035 <![CDATA[Red Outlaw 7/5/13]]> Jul 5 2013 4:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Red Outlaw had his first breeze after his convincing maiden win. Red Outlaw worked 3/8ths in 38 flat in nothing more than a cantor. Peter just wanted Outlaw to stretch his legs, mission accomplished. Peter said he came out of the work in great shape and he is back to 100%. He will move to a half mile work next Thursday and we are right on target for the stake at the end of the month. Sorry there is no video, Nick was off. I will keep you posted.
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10309 <![CDATA[Red Outlaw breezes a quarter mile at Hollywood Park]]> Apr 15 2013 3:40PM ]]> Red Outlaw breezed a quarter mile yesterday at Hollywood Park officially in 25.3, 4 of 10 at the distance and Peter actually had him in 25 flat. 

Peter said that he was visually very impressive, and breezed very strong with a great gallop out through the 3/8ths pole. Peter was very happy with his work and said that Red Outlaw is right on track and doing everything just the way he wants him to. 

There is no video today because I was at Santa Anita watching Hidinginplainsight train. He will breeze again next week.

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24162 <![CDATA[Right Hand Man 7/1/16]]> Jul 1 2016 1:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Right Hand Man worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.60, 20 of 60 at the distance. Miguel said the work was very good. He said he did it very easy, just pulling the rider around. He said the gallop out was strong and we are ready to go. We nominated yesterday and the nominations should be out later today or tomorrow so we will have an idea who might run. Entries are on 7/6 for the race on the 9th. After entries I will get back to everyone to find out who is attending and would like seating.

Scott

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32731 <![CDATA[Square Peggy 10/1/18]]> Oct 1 2018 2:12PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Square Peggy worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 49 flat, 26 of 73 at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said she relaxed well and did it all on her own. She will need to relax to get the 7 furlongs if we end up in the Golden State Juvenile. He also said she was moving very well, hitting the ground nicely. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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32531 <![CDATA[Square Peggy 9/10/18]]> Sep 10 2018 3:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Square Peggy worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 47.40, 4 of 108 at the distance. Brian said the work was excellent. He said Peggy was hitting the ground beautifully, doing it all on her own. He said she galloped out big which was good to hear since she will be going 6 1/2 furlongs in her upcoming race. She pulled up in good shape and entries will be taken Wednesday for Saturday's Barretts Debutante. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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30122 <![CDATA[Steph Being Steph gives the Blinkers On horse racing partnership another stakes win after scoring in the Golden Gate Debutante, next the G2 Santa Ynez on 1/7 at Santa Anita!]]> Dec 9 2017 6:28PM ]]> Steph Being Steph is now a stakes winner after she captured the Golden Gate Debutante Stake at Golden Gate on 11/24. She will now step up to graded stakes competition in the G2 Santa Ynez Stake at Santa Anita on January 7th. This is a 7 furlong race for 3 year old fillies and carries a purse of $200,000. With her stakes win in the Debutante she already secured value as a broodmare when her racing days are over. A graded stakes win will make her a very valuable filly. Good luck Steph!

In other racing news...Gee Street will gun for her maiden win at Golden Gate in a 1 mile turf race on 12/29. Next up will be Angels N Devildogs at Santa Anita on 1/14. She will be running in a maiden 50K sprint race for 3 year old fillies.

Finally, shares are still available in our Cal-bred yearlings. Our Smiling Tiger colt is built like a rocket, is bred speed on speed and represents a great value especially for somebody that is just jumping into ownership.

Have a great holiday everyone and the best of racing luck in 2018!

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12015 <![CDATA[Stole a Kiss 1/4/14]]> Jan 4 2014 5:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,  
Stole a Kiss worked yesterday at Hollywood Park in company in 1:00.40, this was 2 of 14 at the distance. Mike took the blinkers off and put her a couple of lengths back and the idea was to get her to relax then finish. Mike said she easily went by her workmate and did it all very professionally. She came out of the work in great shape so we will enter tomorrow for Fridays 50K claiming race. As I said, we hope the easier company will give her some confidence so she can move forward and we get to see how she handles the grass. I will get back to everyone after entries to see who would like seating.

view training report here...

Scott
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10259 <![CDATA[test]]> Jul 18 2013 11:48AM ]]> 10329 <![CDATA[Training Report for Hidinginplainsight - 04/01/2013 - 04/08/2013]]> Apr 3 2013 4:41PM ]]> GENERAL INFORMATION 

  • Current Location: Santa Anita 
  • Born: 2009 Color: 
  • Sex: Filly State Foaled in: 
  • Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
  • Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
  • Tattoo Number: 

PEDIGREE

  • Gone West 
  • Elusive Quality Touch of Greatness
  • Hidinginplainsight Hot Storm Stormy Atlantic
  • Forgotten Secret

OWNER INFORMATION

  • Owner Info 
  • Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
  • Blinkers On Stable 
  • 100.00 %

WORKOUTS

  • Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
  • 4/8/2013 4F 0:48.2 None SA Breezed easy by herself. 
  • 4/2/2013 4F 0:50.4 None SA Breezed evenly and easy in first work since stake win.

UPCOMING RACES

  • Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 

PAST RACES

  • Training Report for Hidinginplainsight [ 04/01/2013 - 04/08/2013 ]
  • Race History 
  • Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
  • 03/09/13 GG Stake (Camille Urso Stakes) All Weather Track 1 7 1(3:50 PM) Antongeorgi III $30,450.00 
  • 02/09/13 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 9(3:00 PM) Talamo $3,480.00 
  • 01/18/13 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 7(4:00 PM) Talamo $11,600.00 
  • 12/01/12 BHP Allowance Turf 2 9 9(4:30 PM) Flores $9,600.00 
  • 05/05/12 BHP Allowance Turf 2 9 12(4:30 PM) Valdivia Jr. $10,800.00 
  • 04/05/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 3 1(2:00 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
  • 03/09/12 SA Maiden Special Turf 1 3 6(2:00 PM) Flores $33,600.00 
  • 02/18/12 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 6 4(3:00 PM) Flores $6,720.00 
  • 12/31/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 2 3 7(1:30 PM) Flores $11,200.00 
  • 11/13/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 4 6 8(3:00 PM) Flores $2,700.00 
  • Total: $131,750.00


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10307 <![CDATA[Training Report for Red Outlaw - 4/14/2013]]> Apr 21 2013 3:32PM ]]> GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Current Location: Hollywood Park 
  • Born: 2011 Color: Chestnut
  • Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: CA
  • Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
  • Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
  • Tattoo Number: 

PEDIGREE

  • Storm Cat 
  • Tribal Rule, Sown
  • Red Outlaw Anachristina Slewpy
  • Childhood Memories

OWNER INFORMATION

  • Owner Info 
  • Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
  • Blinkers On Stable 
  • 100.00 %

WORKOUTS

  • Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
  • 4/14/2013 Breezed second 1/4 in string 24 flat in company on the inside, well within himself

UPCOMING RACES

  • Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 

PAST RACES

  • Race History 
  • Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
  • Training Report for Red Outlaw [4/3/2013]
  • Race History


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18626 <![CDATA[True Visionary 5/18/15]]> May 18 2015 2:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

True Visionary worked 6 furlongs by himself yesterday at GGF in 1:14.20, 2 of 7 at the distance. Steve said he worked really well with a big gallop out so we feel we have taken a nice step forward fitness wise. The rider told Steve he had a lot more horse and Visionary was doing it all on his own. He pulled up in good shape so we are ready to go. The racing secretary said he would put up an extra on Thursday for Sunday, MCL 20K going a mile on the main track. Of course if that doesn't go we still have the race on 6/11. All time leading rider Russell Baze has taken the mount for either race. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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18940 <![CDATA[True Visionary 6/14/15]]> Jun 14 2015 7:02PM ]]> 35802 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 10/29/19]]> Oct 29 2019 6:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 3 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 35.20, 1 of 6 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work. He said he was moving beautifully and did it all on his own with no urging from the rider. He said he didn't expect him to go this quick even though the track is playing fast but he said he did it easily. He pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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35886 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 11/12/19]]> Nov 12 2019 2:11PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 47.40, 3 of 9 at the distance. Brian said this was another fine work. He said he was moving great, very athletic and did it all on his own. He said he was very pleased with how strong he was for his first half mile. He also made the comment on how much more precocious he is now with the time off. He pulled up in great shape and we are trying to get him ready for his first start at the upcoming Los Al meet in early/mid December. We will hope the MSW CA race falls toward the end of the meet and if he keeps training forwardly we should make it to the starting gate.

Scott

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35917 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 11/19/19]]> Nov 19 2019 5:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 46.40, 1 of 13 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this work was excellent. He said he was getting over the ground beautifully, covering a ton of ground with every stride. He said his regular exercise rider who is very experienced and has a good clock in his head told Brian he had no idea he was going that fast. That is a good thing, it means the horse is moving fluidly and doing it easy. He pulled up in great shape and we are getting close to running. The MSW CA race at Los Al is on 12/8 going 5 1/2 furlongs. This will only give us 2 more works. They will both be 5/8th's works and 1 will be from the gate. If both go well and he shows us he is fit enough we will run. If not we will be forced to wait until racing resumes after the Christmas break on 12/26. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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35958 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 11/27/19]]> Nov 27 2019 12:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 5 furlongs from the gate at Los Alamitos yesterday in 58.40, 2 of 27 at the distance. If you were to compare this to a non-gate work you would subtract 1 second. Brian said the work was excellent. He said he broke alertly then got into a nice powerful stride with little urging from the rider. He said he finished strong and feels like he showed enough to point to the race on 12/8. He said he pulled up in great shape so assuming next weeks work goes well we will enter for that race on 12/5.

Scott

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35859 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 11/5/19]]> Nov 5 2019 12:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 3 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 34.80, 1 of 10 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work. He said he was eager and into the bit with the rider sitting motionless. He said he acts like a different horse after the time off. He said he pulled up in great shape and will move on to a half mile next week.

Scott

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36218 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 1/20/20]]> Jan 20 2020 4:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 36.00, 1 of 17 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was a really good work. Since A Man's Man is cutting back from 6 1/2 to 5 1/2 on the turf Brian was looking to sharpen him up. He said A Man's Man broke off like a rocket from the pole and the rider was sitting chilly. He said he was moving beautifully and galloped out well. Brian actually had him in a faster than given 35.1. He said he pulled up in good shape other than it looks like he banged himself up in the stall and had a little filling in his hock but Brian did not seem concerned. So we are still pointing the the MSW CA race on 1/31 going 5 1/2 on the grass. We think with City Zip on the bottom and his knee action he should like the turf. Also, we have made a rider change, Joel Rosario will have the mount. We were looking for a stronger finisher. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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36092 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 12/21/19]]> Dec 21 2019 12:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.80, 10 of 25 at the distance. Brian was happy with the work and it can be viewed on XBTV. A Man's Man was on the inside and was moving fluidly, well within himself as his workmate was being asked. The pair finished head and head after the other rider had to make a run to get there. The gallop out was also very good. He pulled up in good shape and we are pointing to a race on 1/3 at Santa Anita. This race is at 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track for Cal-bred's 4 years old and up. He will get one more work prior to running.

Scott

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33562 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 1/22/19]]> Jan 22 2019 5:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 3 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 35.60, 5 of 16 at the distance. Brian said the time was a tick slower than given. He said this was a nice work, easy in hand. He said he hitting the ground nicely working head and head with his workmate. He pulled up in good shape and will go another 3/8th's next week. Nice to have him back on the tab.

Scott

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36122 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 12/29/19]]> Dec 29 2019 5:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.00, 33 of 109 at the distance. This was a nice work and it can be see on XBTV. Brian and Diaz were both very happy with the work. A Man's Man was on the outside traveling very comfortably working head and head through the wire then galloping out powerfully. Brian said this was just what he was looking for, nice and easy with a big finish. He pulled up in good shape and we entered today for Friday and the race did not fill with 6. The race has been carried over till Saturday the 4th and we enter on Wednesday, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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36003 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 12/3/19]]> Dec 3 2019 5:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 5 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:00.00, 5 of 25 at the distance. Brian had him in 59 flat. Brian said the work was "great". He said he was in hand, moving like a horse with talent. He said his gallop out was powerful and he pulled up in great shape so we will plan on entering the race at Los Alamitos on 12/8. Entries are on Thursday. We elected to ride the bug boy J Diaz Jr. Bejarano and possibly Prat won't be riding and Cedillo had a mount so we elected to take the weight break and put a kid on that's hungry to get into Brain's barn. I will get back to everyone after entries to see who will be attending that would like seating.

 Scott

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36249 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 1/26/20]]> Jan 26 2020 5:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 50.20, 30 of 49 at the distance. Brian said this was a nice work and just what he was looking for. He said after last week when he went very quick this week he just wanted something nice and easy. He said it was a very professional work, straight and smooth. He pulled up in good shape and we entered today for Friday's race and it filled. I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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33596 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 1/29/19]]> Jan 29 2019 1:48PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 3 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos on Sunday in 39.80, 10 of 10 at the distance. This work was slow by design because A Man's Man went too quick last week. In this work Brian had him go solo in a strong hold so he wouldn't run off then had him gallop out strong. The idea with the works now is fitness not speed. Brian said he was moving well and was happy with the work. To help get him fit he was moved to Santa Anita after the work so he could train on the deeper, more tiring track. Physically he is doing great, I will be sending out a photo and video of him at Santa Anita shortly.

Scott 

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36339 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 2/14/20]]> Feb 14 2020 1:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.00, 12 of 32 at the distance. Brian said it was a good work. Strong, smooth with a good gallop out. He said he pulled up in great shape and he is "ready" when the race shows up. The new book should be out early next week.

Scott

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33764 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 2/18/19]]> Feb 18 2019 10:24AM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 3 furlongs in company at Santa Anita on Saturday in 37.00, 1 of 3 at the distance. A Man's Man worked in company with another Koriner trainee, Road Rager. Brian was very happy with this work, he said it was his best to date. He said the pair worked head and head in hand and A Man's Man was moving well. He said he is looking more athletic and starting to take his job seriously. He pulled up in great shape and will move on to a half next week.

Scott

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36380 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 2/22/20]]> Feb 22 2020 11:23AM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.40, 23 of 69 at the distance. Brian said this was another good work. He worked with Silent Fury, another Koriner trainee. Brian said A Man's Man was moving smoothly, well within himself. The set worked head and head and galloped out strong. He pulled up in great shape and we are ready to run. There are two possible races, both MSW CA races and only 1 day apart which doesn't make a lot of sense. On 2/29 there is a 6 furlong race on the dirt and the following day a 5 1/2 furlong race on the turf. I'm not sure both races will go so we will monitor that and enter accordingly. If I had to guess I would think the grass race would have the best chance of going. I will keep you posted.

Scott

 

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33804 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 2/24/19]]> Feb 24 2019 4:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs in company with Road Rager yesterday at Santa Anita in 49.80, 26 of 32 at the distance. Brian said he liked the work. He said they worked evenly, head and head and were in hand. He said A Man's Man was traveling well, nice a fluid and galloped out strong. He pulled up in good shape and will go another half next week.

Scott

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33714 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 2/9/19]]> Feb 9 2019 5:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 3 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 38:00, 28 of 36 at the distance. Brian said the first half of the work A Man's Man was green, looking around, then he focused, leveled out and finished up nicely. He said he was hitting the ground well. He said next week he will work in company and should be much more focused.

Scott

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33962 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 3/14/19]]> Mar 14 2019 4:03PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.00, 36 of 74 at the distance. Brian said the work was fine and said he should have got a lot out of it. He said A Man's Man was moving well, nice and fluid but got very tired at the end of the work. He also said he wasn't really surprised with him missing so much time because of the track. He reiterated he is a big, heavy horse and it will take some time to get him fit. He pulled up in great shape and Brian said he looks really good. He will go another half next week.

Scott

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36501 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 3/17/20]]> Mar 17 2020 3:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 50.60, 117 of 156 at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said he was just cruising in a snug hold pulling the rider around the track. He said he finished strong with a good gallop out. Brian said he pulled up in great shape so we are looking at the 5 1/2 furlong Cal-bred allowance on the turf on 3/29. We have weather to deal with so we may have to make a decision to run on the dirt on an off track and that is assuming they don't change their mind and cancel racing. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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36536 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 3/23/20]]> Mar 23 2020 4:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 47.80, 6 of 67 at the distance. Prat was in the irons for the work because Rispoli's agent would not commit to riding our horse. This is the last book Rispoli will have this agent, he switches agents next book. (Rispoli wanted to ride A Man's Man). Well now we have the leading rider. Brian said this was a nice looking work. A Man's Man was outside another Koriner trainee that was working 5/8th's and the set were just cruising with the riders sitting chilly working head and head until a Man's Man dropped off. He said he pulled up in great shape and we will be entering the 5 1/2 furlong grass allowance CA race for Sunday this Thursday. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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36570 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 3/30/20]]> Mar 30 2020 3:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.20, 13 of 89 at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work. He said Prat was aboard and had him in a nice hold and A Man's Man was traveling beautifully, wanting to do more, and they just cruised around there then galloped out big. Brian's comment after the work was "he looks like he's more than just a Cal-bred". Prat also loved the work. He pulled up in great shape and as you know it's a day to day thing on will we be able to run at Santa Anita and if so when. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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31045 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 4/1/18]]> Apr 1 2018 2:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked one furlong in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 12.80, 2 of 3 at the distance. Brian said the was a very nice work. He said he was strong, into the bridle and very professional. He said he was hitting the ground beautifully. He pulled up in great shape and will work another eighth next week. After that work he will move into a quarter. With no setbacks I would guess we would be looking to make our first start sometime in June. On we go.

Scott

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36619 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 4/13/20]]> Apr 13 2020 6:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.80, 41 of 61 at the distance. Brian said this was a nice maintenance work. He said he worked solo, 3 to 4 off the fence just cruising in a nice hold. He pulled up in great shape and the waiting game continues. Santa Anita is supposed to have a meeting Saturday with the County Health Department to try and have them let us race or tell them what they have to do to let us race. We just need a date so we can point to it or we will need to go to plan B.

Scott

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31157 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 4/15/18]]> Apr 15 2018 4:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 2 furlongs in company on Friday in 24.20, 7 of 11 at the distance. Brian said this was a really good work. He was working with that nice Jay Em Ess horse again  and they worked head and head in a nice hold without ever being asked. He said he was moving fluidly, hitting the ground nicely. The farther they train the more you get to know about the horse and we like this guy more and more every week. He pulled up in good shape and will work again next week.

Scott

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34285 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 4/22/19]]> Apr 22 2019 2:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita on Thursday is 50.20, 32 of 37 at the distance. Brian said he went nice and easy per instructions and was moving fluidly. Overall a nice work. The following day he was lame on his right front and had a little filling in the ankle and the knee. The quarter crack/patch is on the left. Brian said he was really surprised based on how easy the work was. So we gave it a day and he was a little better but still sore. On Saturday our vet Melinda went over him and ended up blocking the foot, ankle and knee. He blocked to the knee meaning when we injected anesthetic in the knee he traveled soundly other that being a tiny bit sore on the left with the quarter crack. Once he blocked to the knee she took x-rays. Well, because of the holiday she just got back to me and said other than a little wear and tear and some arthritis the knee is clean. After all of this Brian and Melinda are confused, he is still lame and based on the x-rays he shouldn't be this sore. He may not tolerate pain too well and based on his history I would say that is the case but this is beyond that. So, the next course of action is to do a front end nuclear scan to see what lights up. This is a way to pinpoint the problem and then we can figure out what we need to do. I will keep you posted and I am sorry, I know it is frustrating. Personally I think all of the problems they have had with the track at Santa Anita may have played a part in it.

Scott

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31215 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 4/23/18]]> Apr 23 2018 5:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 2 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Al in 24.80, 1 of 4 at the distance. Brian said this was another very nice work. He said he did it nice and easy, very professional. He is doing everything we ask of him with ease at this point. He pulled up in great shape and will move on to 3 furlongs next week.

Scott

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36656 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 4/26/20]]> Apr 26 2020 3:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 3 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 38.40, 14 of 24 at the distance. Brian said this was a nice work, simply a leg stretcher. He said he was moving well, very smooth. He pulled up in good shape and we are hoping to get some guidance next week.

Scott

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31302 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 4/30/18]]> Apr 30 2018 5:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 3 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 36.40, 2 of 13 at the distance. Brian said he liked the work and really liked the way he was moving. He did say he started to get a little lazy during the work so the rider had to give him a reminder. He will do the same thing when he gallops in the morning, he will only give you what you ask for most of the time. On another note, Brian said A Man's Man is on a diet and he will be asking for more when he gallops in the morning to try to keep his weight down. He is really thick now and we don't want that to go too far. Having a horse that can keep weight will be a good thing down the road when he starts racing. He pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

 

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34116 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 4/3/19]]> Apr 3 2019 4:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 50.40, 7 of 9 at the distance. Brian said this work was just what he was looking for, something nice and easy. He wanted to see how A Man's Man was traveling and he said all went well. He said he was moving fluidly and pulled up in good shape, no issues with the patch either. Good news, he will work again next week.

Scott

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31104 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 4/8/18]]> Apr 8 2018 10:46AM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 1 furlong in company on Friday at Los Alamitos in 11.80, 1 of 9 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work. He said A Man's Man worked with a highly regarded 2 year old owned by Jay Em Ess Stables. He said they worked head and head and A Man's Man did it all on his own with no urging from the rider . Brian said he was just floating over the ground. He galloped out a strong 3/16th's and will move on to a quarter next week. We like what we see.

Scott

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36709 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 5/11/20]]> May 11 2020 5:50PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.40, 4 of 69 at the distance. Brian said this was a strong work. He said he was into the bit, pulling the rider around the track and galloped out big. He said he came out of the work in great shape, everything cold and tight. The plan is to have one more work prior to his anticipated start on 5/24. Fingers crossed they get Santa Anita opened for racing on Friday.

Scott

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31418 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 5/13/18]]> May 13 2018 6:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 3 furlongs out of the gate yesterday at Los Alamitos in 37.20, 3 of 11 at the distance. If you were to compare this work to a non gate work you would subtract 1 second. He picked up company in the gate (not the Koriner barn) and when the broke A Man's Man was a step slow. He recovered quickly and out worked the other horse but he clearly needs a couple of more gate works before running. Other than the tardy start Brian said he liked the work and the way he was moving. The plan is one half mile work next week at Los Alamitos then he will ship into Santa Anita. On we go.

Scott

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31510 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 5/23/18]]> May 23 2018 5:43PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 3 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Al in 38.00, 12 of 17 at the distance. A Man's Man worked with a Quality Road colt owned by Jay Em Ess. A Man's Man was on the outside and Brian said they were into the bridle but went a little slower than he would have liked early. They finished well and A Man's Man galloped out huge, putting 2 lengths on his workmate coming home in 12 for the final eighth. (50 flat for the half) Brian was happy with the work. Coleen said he pulled up with a small bump on the shin today but Brian has not seen it, he will look at him tomorrow. Assuming we can work though it without time off he will move to Santa Anita for his next work. I will email everyone tomorrow with Brain's thoughts.

Scott

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36679 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 5/3/20]]> May 3 2020 4:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked four furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.20, 5 of 46 at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said he was moving fluidly and galloped out very strong. He pulled up in good shape and we are ready to run. The Santa Anita condition book is out and the Cal-Bred turf allowance race going 5 1/2 furlongs is on 5/24. This is the spot that we are targeting but Santa Anita still needs the green light to run from the county health department. We are hoping to hear something concrete this week. I will keep you posted. 

 Scott

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31357 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 5/6/18]]> May 7 2018 5:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 3 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 36.80, 4 of 8 at the distance. Brian said this was a very good work. He said he was pleased to see A Man's Man more aggressive and eager to train. The idea with this work was to learn to rate and finish. The team went slow in a tight hold early then finished powerfully and galloped out a half mile strong. A Man's Man pulled up in good shape and will have his first gate work in company next week.

Scott

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36825 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 6/14/20]]> Jun 14 2020 3:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos on Saturday in 47.20, 1 of 15 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was a strong work. He said the rider had him in a tight hold and A Man's Man just dragged the exercise rider around the track. He said this was as slow as he could have gone with the rider never letting him run and it was still the bullet work of the day. He is a head strong, talented horse and that is why Brian continues to work on getting him to rate. He came out of the work "okay, not great". He was a tick off and it was the high suspensory that flared up again. This has been a day to day thing, one day he looks perfect then the next day it bugs him. Assuming he looks okay in a day or two our plan is to stay short for now and run in the Allowance turf sprint on 6/20. The route turf race was at 1 1/8th and Brian didn't feel great about going that far first time routing combined with the nagging suspensory and his aggressive behavior. He will have his chance at 2 turns when the timing is right. We enter on Wednesday for the race on Saturday.

Scott

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31912 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 7/10/18]]> Jul 10 2018 6:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 2 furlongs in company at Los Alaimotos yesterday in 24.40, 1 of 6 at the distance and the bullet work at the distance. Brian said this was a strong work. He said both horses showed speed with no urging from the rider. He said A Man's Man was athletic and fluid. He came out of the work in great shape and the shin looked good. He will move on to 3/8th's next week.

Scott

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31849 <![CDATA[A Man's Man 7/3/18]]> Jul 3 2018 6:20PM ]]> Dear Partners,

A Man's Man worked 2 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 23.60, 1 of 5 at the distance and the bullet work at the distance. A Man's Man worked with a highly regarded 2 year old by Fed Biz. They worked head and head and galloped out a strong 3/8th's. Brian said he wasn't really looking for something this quick but they did it easily, all on their own. Even with his size (big!) Brian said he didn't lose too much fitness because he had been stretching out his strong gallops. He pulled up in good shape and the shin looks good. There is no profile and no soreness, fingers crossed we got through this and we don't have a reoccurring issue.

Scott

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33881 <![CDATA[Angels N Devilddogs 3/4/19]]> Mar 4 2019 1:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 49.20, 11 of 73 at the distance. John said this was a very nice work. He said she was in hand the whole way, hitting the ground beautifully. He said she pulled up in great shape so now that the new book is out we are looking at races. We have decided on the Starter Allowance $12,500. This is a race where she is protected and is for horses that have ran for $12,500 or less and we qualify because of our race 2 back. It was this race or a first condition allowance race and we opted for the easier spot even though the purse is smaller. We would like her to take another step forward from a speed figure standpoint before going into the open allowance ranks. The Beyer Par at GGF for the first condition allowance is 77, which, on paper, says we need to improve 2 to 3 lengths. That race was run yesterday and the winner won the 5 1/2 furlong race in 1:03.2 so the numbers make sense. The 6 furlongs STR ALW 12,500 is on 3/17 and we enter on 3/14. She will have one more work before we run.

Scott

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28509 <![CDATA[Angels N Devil Dogs]]> Jul 8 2017 3:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 2 furlongs in company yesterday in 24 flat, 1 of 13 at the distance and the co-bullet work at the distance. This was an excellent breeze and I will be forwarding a video shortly. She was on the outside and leveled out beautifully, really reaching out. There was very little urging from the rider she she galloped out strong. She pulled up in great shape and Brian said he is very happy with her progress. She will move on to 3/8th's next week.

Scott

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29608 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 10/15/17]]> Oct 15 2017 1:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita on Friday in 38.80, 9 of 12 at the distance. Brian said was traveling great, reaching out nicely and hitting the ground well. The good news is she pulled up in good shape and the shin looked great. She will move on to a half next week and then we will start pointing to a race.

Scott

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29683 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 10/23/17]]> Oct 23 2017 4:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 50 flat, 20 of 39 at the distance. Brian said this was a very good work, easy, all on her own. He said she was reaching out nicely, doing it the right way. The good news is she pulled up in great shape with the shin looking perfect. Hopefully that is behind us now. She still had a little mucous so Brian will give her a little stronger med, no big deal. We will start looking at races after her work next week, hopefully there is something that fits at Del Mar in the second condition book that starts on 11/16 and goes through the end of the month.

Scott

 

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29774 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 10/30/17]]> Oct 30 2017 4:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.20, 15 of 47 at the distance. Brian said this was a very good work. Joe Talamo was up for the work (Maldonado was a no show and lost the mount) and Brian said she was strong, moving beautifully doing it all on her own. He said Joe just pointed her in the right direction and she just dragged him around the track. After the work Joe told Brian he loved her and asked to ride and I agreed. She pulled up in great shape with the shin looking perfect. There were a couple of race options at Del Mar on the 5th but Brian wanted to get at least one more 5/8th's in her so he knows she's dead fit. The new book is out next week and we will point to a race.

Scott

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29902 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 11/12/17]]> Nov 12 2017 1:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 38.60, 12 of 13 at the distance. This work was actually a blowout quarter in 24.2 and gallop out three eighths. The clocker picked up the three eighth's time. The idea behind the work was to be ready for Thursday's MSW race going 5 furlongs on the turf. We have always wanted to try her on the grass because of her strong turf pedigree. We heard the race was going to over fill so we could scratch if we didn't like the field or post. Well it did over fill but we got in and got a good post. The PP's came out last night and it is a bunch of firsters and on paper no monsters. So, with a good blowout and her pulling up in good shape we will be running on Thursday. I will be sending out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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30331 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 1/12/18]]> Jan 12 2018 5:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 3 furlongs on Wednesday in 37.80. This was just a little leg stretcher for her anticipated start on Sunday. Brian said he didn't want to go too quick with the track still drying out from the rain. He said all went as planned and she was hitting the ground nicely. What didn't go as planned was the race for Sunday, it did not fill, was written back for Monday, it did not fill and they killed it. There are no other high priced maiden claiming races in the book or the next book because of the new restricted MSW races. (homebred or purchased for 100K or less) So, we can't sit in the barn and I am not ready to drop to maiden 30K at this point and I don't want to run MSW at Santa Anita so we will be shipping Angels to Golden Gate to run in a MSW race going 6 furlongs on 1/20. She is bred for turf and she worked on synthetic at the OBS sale when we bought her so she should really like the surface. We enter on Monday and I will get back to everyone with details. We need to get into a rhythm with this filly to see how good she can be, very frustrating these races haven't filled

Scott

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30043 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 11/27/17]]> Nov 27 2017 5:06PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:00.00, 1 of 7 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work, he said she was reaching out nicely, hitting the ground well and best of all made no noise. She worked in a figure eight bit but no other different equipment was used, throat flush etc, so either the bit made her not displace or it was because she didn't get so wound up like Brian thinks she may have done early in the race. She pulled up in good shape and will work once more prior to her next start. Assuming she is ready to go I will be asking for a vote to run in the Maiden Claiming 50K race going 5 1/2 furlongs at Los Alamitos on 12/9. Off her last 2 races we are in a good spot to enter aggressively and not worry too much about a claim. Running for the 50K tag also gets her eligible for a starter.

Scott

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33227 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 11/30/18]]> Nov 30 2018 3:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 3 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 39.40, 1 of 1 at the distance. John said it was a good work, just what he was looking for. He said he just wanted something nice and easy for her first work. He said she was moving well and was happy to be out there. She pulled up in good shape and John said he was going to step it up a bit next week.

Scott

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29861 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 11/7/17]]> Nov 7 2017 12:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.40, 22 of 56 at the distance. Talamo was in the irons for the work and Brian said it was a very nice work. She worked in company for the first half mile then the last eighth solo. He said she was hitting the ground nicely and did it all on her own. He said she galloped out well but was blowing when she got back so his plan is at least one more work and the plan for next week is a 6 furlong breeze. She pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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30388 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 1/18/18]]> Jan 18 2018 7:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:02.40, 13 of 18 at the distance. Tyler was in the irons and Angels worked with a 4 year old that is a pretty good work horse. Brian wanted her down on the inside taking pressure, all a part of the ongoing effort to get her to relax. Brian said he was happy with the work, they went slow early, finished up well and she kept to task. He said she is starting to look a little better as well. She is dappling out and gaining some weight. He had put her on a little medication a week or so ago when he started to see her tailing off and he thinks she is responding. She came out of the work in good shape, everything cold and tight, no noise etc. She will have one more work and if all goes well we will enter for the Maiden 30K at Santa Anita if the vote is to run. I will ask for the vote after her next work.

Scott

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33345 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 12/14/18]]> Dec 14 2018 1:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 51.60, 17 of 21 at the distance. John said she actually went a full 4 1/2 plus a strong gallop out. He said this was a good work. Easy, then finished up nicely. He said she was hitting the ground well and is happy. She pulled up in great shape and will move onto 5/8th's next week. We will be looking at races by middle of next month.

Scott

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30221 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 12/18/17]]> Dec 18 2017 8:00PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:02.60, 31 of 43 at the distance. Brian said the idea behind this work was to go evenly, head and head with her company and to do it in hand. He wanted her to relax and finish strong. He said all went as planned and he was very happy with the work. He also said she was reaching out and hitting the ground nicely. He said she pulled up in good shape and will work again next week.

Scott

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33373 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 12/21/18]]> Dec 21 2018 1:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs solo at Golden Gate yesterday in 1:02.80, 12 of 25 at the distance. John said this was a solid work. He said she was moving well in hand and was getting over the surface nicely. She pulled up in great shape and the plan is next week to work her in company and step it up a bit. John will be assessing where she is at over the next few weeks so we can enter in the right spot.

Scott

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33389 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 12/27/18]]> Dec 27 2018 1:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 1:01.80, 4 of 10 at the distance. John said this was a good work. He said he elected to work solo one more week and he said Angels was eager and moving fluidly. He said she was reaching out nicely and galloped out strong. She pulled up in good shape and should be ready to go with a couple of more works.

Scott

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30263 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 12/30/17]]> Dec 30 2017 1:50PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 6 furlongs in company at Santa Anita on Thursday in 1:16 flat, 6 of 10 at the distance. Brian said this was a foundation work since we missed a work when she shipped to Santa Anita as well as losing a few days this week when she got a running nose. Brian said this work was "fair". She was working on the outside, pressing the other horse and he said she was pulling and wouldn't relax. This of course has been a problem in the past. She did finally relax but because she was going 6 furlongs and the track was deep she got tired and didn't gallop out too well. Hopefully as she gets older she will learn to rate. Luckily her upcoming race is at 5 1/2 furlongs so we can just let her run. She pulled up in good shape and should get 2 more works in before the race.

Scott

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30075 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 12/3/17]]> Dec 3 2017 6:33PM ]]>  Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 1:01.60, 7 of 22 at the distance. Brian said it was a very nice work and again no noise. He said she worked head and head, nice and relaxed. He said she was striding out nicely, easy and fluid. She pulled up in great shape so we are ready to run. The Maiden Claiming 50K race at Los Alamitos going 5 1/2 on 12/9 seems like an ideal spot. This requires a vote and that will be done in a separate email.

Scott

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33304 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 12/7/18]]> Dec 7 2018 3:12PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 51.40, 13 of 18 at the distance. John said this was a good work, nice and easy with a strong finish, typical Martin work. He said she was traveling smoothly and was eager to work. He said she pulled up in great shape and is a happy horse right now. The goal is to keep her feeling good, it will be important if we expect a good performance.

Scott

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33589 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 1/27/19]]> Jan 27 2019 1:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 50.40, 32 of 50 at the distance. John said this was a nice work, nothing more than a maintenance drill. He said she was moving fluidly and is happy. She pulled up in good shape and the new condition book will be out on Tue/Wed and we will be looking for a race.

Scott

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30282 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 1/4/18]]> Jan 4 2018 3:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:03.00, 43 of 57 at the distance. Tyler was in the irons for the work and the idea behind the work was to relax early and finish. Brian said all went exactly as planned, she rated early and then flew home the final eighth of a mile. She was working solo so of course it is easier to get them to relax but both Brian and Tyler were very happy with the work. She didn't make any noise and pulled up in great shape so the plan is one little blowout before her anticipated start on 1/14.

Scott

 

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33437 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 1/4/19]]> Jan 4 2019 1:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs in company at GGF yesterday in 1:02.20, 2 of 8 at the distance. John said this was a decent work. She worked with another Martin trainee and they went evenly working head and head to the wire. He said Angels was moving fluidly, hitting nicely. He did say her gallop out was not that strong as she let her workmate go by after the wire so he said she is not 100% fit yet. He said 2 more works and we should be ready for a race.

Scott

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30607 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 2/11/18]]> Feb 11 2018 10:34AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs at Golden Gate on Friday in 50 flat, 10 of 24 at the distance. John said he liked the work. He said she did it easily all on her own. He also said he felt she really liked the surface which makes sense the way she breezed over the synthetic at the OBS sale. He said she pulled up in great shape, everything cold and tight and said she should be ready to run after one more work in company next week.

Scott

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33725 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 2/12/19]]> Feb 12 2019 12:20PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs at GGF on Sunday in 48.80, 12 of 90 at the distance. John said this was a good work. He said she was sharp and into the bit. He said she was moving well and galloped out strong. She pulled up in great shape and we will enter Thursday for her Starter Allowance race on Sunday. I will get back to everyone after entries to see who will be attending.

Scott

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30649 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 2/17/18]]> Feb 17 2018 6:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs in company at Golden Gate yesterday in 48 flat, 2 of 21 at the distance. John said this was a very nice work. She worked with Princess Ashlyn, an older mare with 140K in earnings. Angels N Devildogs outworked Princess Ashlyn by about 2 lengths. John said he was a little surprised because Ashlyn is a pretty good workhorse and a 6 time winner. John said Angels was moving well and and showed a lot of gas. She pulled up in good shape and we are ready to run. I will send out a separate e-mail regarding the race and a vote.

Scott

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30704 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 2/24/18]]> Feb 24 2018 6:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo yesterday at GGF yesterday in 49 flat, 3 of 14 at the distance. John said this was another solid work. He said she was moving fluidly, doing it all on her own. His goal between now and our next race is to get more weight on her. He has his own vitamin and feed program that takes a couple of weeks to kick in so he was actually happy the race didn't fill so we are 100% when we go to post.

Scott

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33676 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 2/3/19]]> Feb 3 2019 5:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 1:03.80, 32 of 37 at the distance. John said this was a good work, nothing more than maintenance. He said she did it easy, in hand and was moving well. She pulled up in good shape and the new book is out and there is a Starter Allowance race at GGF going 5 1/2 furlongs on 2/17 that we are pointing to. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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30845 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 3/11/18]]> Mar 11 2018 2:50PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 50.60, 39 of 55 at the distance. John said she did easy and did it the right way. He also said physically she is looking better, he said she is carrying more weight and her coat looks good. She came out of the work in good shape and we are ready for the Mdn 25K race on Saturday. Entries are on Wednesday. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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33923 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 3/11/19]]> Mar 11 2019 2:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs at Golden Gate yesterday in 50.00, 42 of 104 at the distance. John said this was a nice work. He said she was in hand, doing it all on her own evenly. He said she pulled up in good shape and continues to thrive mentally and physically. The 12,500 Starter Allowance race is in the book for the 17th and we enter on 3/14. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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34016 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 3/18/19]]> Mar 18 2019 4:43PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 1:04.40, 60 of 64 at the distance. The work was slow by design, John said she is dead fit and he just wanted something nice and easy so she could stretch her legs. He said she was moving beautifully. She pulled up in great shape and we will enter tomorrow for Friday. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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31031 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 3/31/18]]> Mar 31 2018 4:35PM ]]> Dear Partners,

 Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 50.80, 24 of 28 at the distance. John said this was just a maintenance work. He said he just wanted something nice and easy to keep her happy and to keep her weight on. He said all went according to plan and she pulled up in great shape. We entered Fridays Allowance race today and it filled. I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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30790 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 3/3/18]]> Mar 3 2018 4:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 51.40, 21 of 24 at the distance. John said this was simply a maintenance work. He said he didn't want anything too quick. The work was in the rain on a slow track and he is still putting weight on her. She pulled up in good shape and will have one more work prior to her anticipated start in the Mdn 25K on 3/17.

Scott

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31201 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 4/21/18]]> Apr 21 2018 1:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at Golden Gate on Thursday in 50.20, 7 of 15 at the distance. John said this was just a maintenance work and all went well. He said she was moving well, really reaching out. He also said she has been putting on weight which she needed to do. He said she came out of the work with a little heat in the knee but he isn't overly concerned at this point and she is traveling sound. We will monitor the situation. Entries are today for the starter allowance race on 4/27, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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34351 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 4/28/19]]> Apr 28 2019 11:37AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 49.00, 5 of 40 at the distance. John said this was a good work. He said she was well within herself and was moving fluidly. He said she pulled up in great shape. He also said she has bounced back nicely from her last race and is ready to roll. A race opportunity presented itself yesterday and I will send out a separate email with details.

Scott

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34161 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 4/7/19]]> Apr 7 2019 4:25PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 49.80, 23 of 51 at the distance. John said this was a really nice work. He said she was eager and did it all on her own. She pulled up in good shape so we will be ready for the race on the 14th. John also said she is really feeling good right now and just reading between the lines I think she may be going into this race even better than the last race. I will get back to everyone after entries on Thursday.

Scott

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34517 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 5/19/19]]> May 19 2019 2:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 50.60, 24 of 36 at the distance. John said this was a nice work, just a leg stretcher. He said she was feeling good and moving fluidly. She pulled up in great shape so on we go. The new book is out and the 12.5K Starter we have been shooting for and is back in the book but this time it is 5 furlongs on the turf so it should have a better chance of going. Angels has turf breeding and ran okay on it in her only start over the surface so it should be a good spot. That race is on the 25th. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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34760 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 6/15/19]]> Jun 15 2019 4:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at Golden Gate on Thursday in 51.60, 22 of 30 at the distance. Billy was in the irons for the work. John said everything went according to plan, nice and easy, just what he wanted after she got a little jarred up after the turf race. He said she was moving fluidly, no problems behind. He said she pulled up in good shape and we will now start looking at races. There is a good chance we will ship to Los Alamitos for something there prior to the meet heading off to Del Mar. The other option is Sacramento but we like Los Alamitos because she can ship into Koriner's barn and we know she likes the track, she grew up there. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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34815 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 6/22/19]]> Jun 22 2019 12:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs solo at Golden Gate on Thursday in 1:03.60, 11 of 15 at the distance. John said this was a good work, nice and easy as planned. After her steady campaign he has just wanted to give her a little break and keep her happy. She pulled up in good shape so on we go. At this point we are focusing on a race at Los Alamitos on 7/4. The race has a unique clause, it is for horses that have run for 12.5K in 2018-2019 and not won at a higher level in that time OR claiming 10K. We would have to enter for the 10K tag but that means we would be facing 10K level claiming horses or horses that haven't won for more than 12.5 in a year and a half. This is action spot with a 50-50 chance of being claimed but a very good chance of winning. The race is at 5 1/2 furlongs which is the right distance as well. There are no more easy spots for her and against open company and John and I feel she is a 12.5K-16K horse with her numbers so the 10K claiming price with the clause seems appropriate. If she were to be claimed we would get over 21K with a win.We are still looking at possibilities but if we don't see anything else soon I will be asking for your vote on this race.

Scott

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34864 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 6/30/19]]> Jun 30 2019 1:02PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at GGF on Friday in 52.00, 25 of 30 at the distance. John said this was a nice work. He said Angels was moving well, going easy and finishing strong. She pulled up in good shape and is ready to run. Her race did not fill for the 4th but was carried over to the 5th. We enter today, I will update everyone after entries.

Scott

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28451 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 7/1/17]]> Jul 1 2017 2:43PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 2 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 26.40. This was actually a modified work. Because her workmates were not ready to go a 1/4, only 3/16th's, she started 6 lengths back. She was instantly making up the ground so the rider had her in a big hold so they could stay together and basically she was never able to really run. No worries though, it was her first 1/4 and she got something out of it. Brian said she was very quick and was moving fluidly. She pulled up in great shape and her feet are looking good. She will work another quarter next week.

Scott

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28599 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 7/15/17]]> Jul 15 2017 3:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 3 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 36.00, 3 of 12 at the distance. Brian had the pair in 35.00. Brian said this was a very nice work, a little faster than he was looking for considering in was their first 3/8th's but he said they did it very easily and she was hitting the ground beautifully. Angels was down on the rail inside our big colt, Cupid's Claws, and she didn't care for that and was leaning in. She got a few taps on the shoulder from the rider and straightened out but that is probably why she went a litter quicker than planned. This was a very good education, she needs to relax with horses on her outside. She pulled up in great shape and will work again next week.

Scott

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28681 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 7/23/17]]> Jul 23 2017 6:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 3 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 36 flat, 4 of 15 at the distance. Brian said this was a nice work, doing it very easily. Angels was working with a horse that's not quite as far along in training so Angels had to wait a bit and could have gone much quicker. She was down on the rail again and this time she handled it like a pro. As far as her feet, she is back in regular shoes, they look really good and she is traveling beautifully. On we go.

Scott

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35125 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 7/29/19]]> Jul 29 2019 2:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at Golden Gate yesterday in 51.00, 50 of 71 at the distance. John said he was happy with the work. He said she did it easily and was hitting nicely. He said the rider did not hear any noise. She pulled up in good shape and was not tight behind today. She will work again next week and will be scoped immediately after the work to see if she displaced. Our plan is to get her to a race when GGF opens in the middle of August.

Scott

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28777 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 7/30/17]]> Jul 30 2017 3:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 48.60, 18 of 40 at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work and all went as planned. He said she was strong, easily outworking her workmate. He said they were working head and head and finally Coleen, his assistant and exercise rider, couldn't wait any longer and pulled away in mid stretch. She pulled up in great shape and Brian said she is feeling great. On we go.

Scott

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35236 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 8/12/19]]> Aug 12 2019 11:30AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at Golden Gate yesterday in 48.20, 2 of 66 at the distance. John said this was a good work. The idea was to sharpen her up to have her ready to run. He said she showed her customary speed and was moving fine. She pulled up in good shape, a little tight behind which is par for the course now. We have an action spot that we feel is the right race at this point. I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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28926 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 8/13/17]]> Aug 13 2017 4:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs in company out of the gate at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:00.60, 4 of 15 at the distance. Brian said this was a solid work especially since it was her first 5/8th's and her first gate work. He said she popped out a step slow then made up that ground on her workmate and finished head and head. He said she was traveling beautifully and was happy how she fared against her more experienced workmate. (An older Sadler horse was in the set as well and finished in front being pushed along) Brian said a couple of more 5/8th's and we will be looking for a race. We will not however be targeting the end of Del Mar, he doesn't think he can get her fit enough for that deep, tiring racetrack and he doesn't want her training there if he doesn't have to because of all of the soft tissue injuries that have taken place. She pulled up in great shape and will work again next week.

Scott

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29032 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 8/21/17]]> Aug 21 2017 12:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs in company on Saturday on 1:00.40, 3 of 24 at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work. He said she was moving well, really reaching out and did it all on her own. He said he will have to work her with stronger company next week because she put this filly away so easily. The problem being she may not have got as much out of the work as she could of if she was pushed a little more by her company. She pulled up in great shape and should be ready to run after a couple more works. The Los Alamitos condition book is out and there are MSW races on 9/8, 9/16,  and 9/24. Any of those races are a possibility. 

Scott

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29106 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 8/28/17]]> Aug 28 2017 1:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos on Saturday in 59.60, 2 of 30 at the distance. She worked with Meet My Kitty, an older winner and a very good work horse according to Brian. Brian said they worked head and head and Angels was traveling beautifully. He said she was very game even though she was getting a little tired at the end of the work. This was exactly what we were looking for and she should get a lot out of it. She pulled up in great shape and we are looking at 9/8 or 9/16 for her first start.

Scott

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35173 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 8/5/19]]> Aug 5 2019 4:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 52.80, 72 of 73 at the distance. John said he was happy with the work. He said he wanted her to go easy because her throat was still a little red from the procedure. He said this was no more than a strong gallop, he said she was moving fluidly and asking for more. He said she pulled up in good shape and his plan is to step it up next week then we will point to a race.

Scott

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28846 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 8/7/17]]> Aug 7 2017 12:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs in company at Los Al on Saturday in 49:20, 16 of 24 at the distance. Angels worked with a filly only going 3 furlongs so they broke off from the 3/8th's pole and Angels went a furlong past the wire. The idea behind the work was to relax early then finish strong through the wire. Coleen was on Angels and she said when she asked Angels she hit another gear and powered past her workmate. There is no pole a furlong past the wire at Los Al so the clockers have to guess the time, Brian had her 1 second faster. Brian was very happy with the work, especially the fact that she would do what the rider asked. We don't want her to be a one dimensional speedball. She pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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29256 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 9/11/17]]> Sep 11 2017 5:27PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 4 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 47.20, 1 of 17 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brain actually had her in 46.3. She worked with another highly regarded 2 year old trainee from the Koriner barn. Brian said the work was excellent. He said she was eager, did it all on her own and galloped out well. He said she was traveling beautifully, working head and head with her workmate. The only thing that didn't work out was her rider for the race, Edwin Maldonado, was supposed to work her but he was on a horse that broke down the day before so he didn't work horses and was off his mounts yesterday. He is fine, he is the best gate rider on the circuit and our filly has gas so it shouldn't be a problem come race day. She pulled up in great shape so we will be entering for the MSW race going 5 1/2 furlongs at Los Alamitos on 9/16. We enter on Wednesday and I will get back to everyone after we draw to see who will be attending and who would like seating in the Vessels Club.

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29157 <![CDATA[Angels N Devildogs 9/2/17]]> Sep 2 2017 5:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Angels N Devildogs worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:00.00, 2 of 29 at the distance. Brian had the pair in 59.2. Angels worked with the talented Steph Being Steph. Brian said this was an excellent work, he said they were well within themselves so much so neither horse had the upper hand. He said 
Angels was hitting the ground beautifully working head and head with Steph then galloped out much stronger than last week which means she got a lot out of her previous work. She pulled up in good shape so on we go. I believe Brian plans on next weeks work to be out of the gate. Assuming that all goes well she could make her first start on 8/16 in the MSW race. If not most likely the following week on the 24th.

Scott

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17578 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 2/17/15]]> Feb 17 2015 6:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 50.40, 44 of 50 at the distance. This was her first half mile work. Peter said she was moving beautifully but had to wait on her workmate. He said the horse she was working with was a pretty nice horse but something was amiss. He commented on how much ground she covers and again reiterated she will need to route to show her best. He said she pulled up in good shape and will work another half next week.

Scott

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17712 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 3/1/15]]> Mar 1 2015 1:04PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready had her first 5 furlong work on Friday at Santa Anita. She worked in 1:03.40, 123 of 131 at the distance. Peter said she was moving along nicely with her big, long stride but did not finish the work well. Peter spoke with the rider after the work and he said he heard her make some noise. This seemed a little strange because she had had 5 official works including the one they missed on the fog day. She also had a slow half on the 21st that wasn't timed because of the poor track (Peter told me yesterday) and no rider had ever mentioned her making noise. She was scoped and a procedure will be required to fix the problem. I will detail the following steps in a separate e-mail.

Scott

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18668 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 5/21/15]]> May 21 2015 1:48PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 38.20, 18 of 21 at the distance. Peter said she worked well, traveled nicely but got tired the last half a furlong. He also said the rider heard no noise and she scoped clean. Seems we are coming back the right way.

Scott

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18772 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 5/29/15]]> May 29 2015 2:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and ready worked 3 furlongs by herself on Wednesday at Santa Anita in 38.40, 16 of 18 at the distance. Peter said she moved well and did it easy. He said he doesn't want to push her at this point because she is still carrying a lot of extra weight and she will need to go another 3/8ths next week. The vet scoped her after the work and he said her throat looked really good. On we go.

Scott

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18978 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 6/17/15]]> Jun 17 2015 7:03PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked 4 furlongs by herself yesterday at Santa Anita in 50 flat, 26 of 34 at the distance. Peter said time wise that was about what he was looking for and he said she worked fine. She worked a few days later than scheduled because she kicked the wall and bruised her foot. He said she is fine now and physically is doing well. We should be ready for a start in the 1st or 2nd book at Del Mar.

Scott

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19045 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 6/23/15]]> Jun 23 2015 7:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.80, 19 of 50 at the distance. Peter said she took a nice step forward in this work, probably because of the company. He said she is kind of a one pace grinder and should like routing. Also, we scoped her after the work and her throat looks great. She is getting her air with no noise. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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19132 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 6/29/15]]> Jun 29 2015 10:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.40, 17 of 56 at the distance. Peter put blinkers on for the work and he said she took a step forward. He said she showed more speed and was a bit more eager to work.She pulled up in great shape so on we go. We will be ready for the beginning of the Del Mar meet or possibly at Golden Gate when racing returns if we feel she fits better there. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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18850 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 6/3/15]]> Jun 5 2015 5:59PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita on Wednesday in 36.20, 4 of 28 at the distance. Peter said she was much improved this week, much more eager to work. He said she is getting fitter but he also put blinkers on her and he thinks that really helped. She pulled up in good shape and will move on to a half next week. She should be ready to go by the beginning of the Del Mar meet.

Scott

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19308 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 7/13/15]]> Jul 13 2015 12:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked 5 furlongs out of the gate on Saturday at SA in 1:01.80, 68 of 76 at the distance. Peter said the first half mile of the work was very good, covering a lot of ground with her big stride. He said the last eighth of a mile she got tired but Peter wasn't surprised since this was only her 2nd 5/8ths and first gate work. We did scope her and she scoped clean. The plan is to bring her to Del Mar for 2 works and we will make the decision to leave her their and run or ship her to Golden Gate for a little easier group. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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19362 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 7/18/15]]> Jul 18 2015 4:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready  worked five furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 1:02.20, 37 of 61 at the distance. Peter said this work was similar to last week, very good early then not a great finish. He does attribute some of this to fitness, he feels because of her size she is still 4 to 5 works away from running. In this work she did bleed a trace as well and we have not had that problem in the past. He said it happens quite often when they come to Del Mar with the humidity. Based on talent and the humidity we feel Golden Gate will be a better fit. She will ship to the Steve Sherman barn in the next few says, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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19460 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 7/27/15]]> Jul 27 2015 6:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked a half mile at Golden Gate yesterday in 51.40, 28 of 37 at the distance. Steve said she worked very evenly all the way around. He said it was actually a pretty good work for her first work over the track and the fact she was still working good through the wire. We scoped her and she scoped clean and everything is functioning well. She will be ready when the meet comes back to GGF on 8/21.

Scott

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19183 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 7/5/15]]> Jul 5 2015 2:07PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.40, 43 of 75 at the distance. Peter said she continues to improve with each work and is showing more speed with the blinkers. Peter said probably 3 more works and some more gate work and we should be ready to run. We are still up in the air about running at Del Mar or shipping to Golden Gate for the easier competition.

Scott

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19652 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 8/10/15]]> Aug 10 2015 9:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked 5 furlongs in a set of three out of the gate at GGF yesterday in 1:04 not 1:05 as the clocker reported it. She out worked both of her gate partners but they reversed the times. Steve said she opened up 5-6 lengths on them but backed up the last half furlong to finish 3 in front. He said she showed MUCH more speed this work and it was visually very impressive  until she gave it up late. We just don't know if she is still just not fit enough, or she just isn't that good. Regardless, she should win for fun cheap and nobody will be looking at her. She will go 3/4's next week and we will put a plan in place for a race. Physically she is doing great.

Scott

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19849 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 8/24/15]]> Aug 24 2015 7:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked 3 furlongs in company from the gate yesterday at Golden Gate in 36.20, 1 of 22 at the distance. Steve said it was a very good work, best to date. He said she out worked her company and was not giving it up late. She pulled up in good shape  and everyone was on board for the race on 8/30 at GGF so we will be entering on Thursday.

Scott

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19555 <![CDATA[Awesome and Ready 8/3/15]]> Aug 3 2015 2:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked 5 furlongs in a set of 3 at GGF yesterday in 1:03.20, 35 of 50 at the distance. Steve said she worked well but got a little tired right at the end of the work. He said she out worked one of the horses and was outworked by the other. Steve feels we need to get a little more bottom in her and we will be ready to go when the meet comes back to GGF on 8/21. She pulled up in great shape.

Scott

 

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21152 <![CDATA[Back to back wins for Last One Standing and the Blinkers On horse racing partnership. Red Outlaw to prep for the Daytona G3 with an Allowance race at GGF on 12/6. Off the Deep End goes on Sunday.]]> Nov 28 2015 6:54PM ]]> Last One Standing made it two in a row with a stylish win at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday. Last One Standing, will Hall of Fame rider Russell Baze in the irons, was well placed to the second turn, rallied two wide to grab the lead from Aragorn Flyer, pushed away to mid stretch then rallied for a 1 1/4 length score. Congratulations to Last One Standing and the Blinkers On Partners!

In other racing news...Off the Deep End will try to get back to his winning ways at Golden Gate on Sunday. If he can regain his past form in this 5 1/2 furlong claimer he should be tough to handle. Red Outlaw is being pointed to the G3 Daytona at Santa Anita on 12/26. The Daytona is run at 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course, a layout that Red Outlaw in undefeated on with two stakes wins. He will prep for this race in a 6 furlong Allowance race at Golden Gate on 12/6.

Echo Chamber continues to train forwardly for conditioner Peter Miller and is now up to a half mile in her breezes. Blinkers On horse racing partnership purchased our beautiful daughter of Majesticperfection out of  April OBS where her preview was a standout at the sale. Echo Chamber is scheduled to make her first start right after the first of the year at Santa Anita. We have very high hopes for this girl! Look Me in the Eye and Plane Lucky ship in from the farm on 12/1 to resume training.

Finally, our two recent yearling purchases, Jet Ski, a colt by Vronsky and Right Hand Man, a colt by Street Boss also are scheduled to come in on 12/1 to begin there careers with trainer Jeff Bonde. 

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32568 <![CDATA[Blinkers On acquires two promising Ca-bred yearlings at Barretts, partnerships are forming now! Square Peggy favored in the 100K Barretts Debutante at Los Al. Steph Being Steph targets the Unzip Me.]]> Sep 13 2018 5:42PM ]]> Blinkers On enjoyed a successful Del Mar summer meet and now we move on to Los Alamitos, Santa Anita and back to beautiful Del Mar for the fall meet. Our next runner to go to post at Los Alamitos is Square Peggy in the $100,000 Barretts Debutante for 2 year old fillies going 6 1/2 furlongs on 9/15. She is coming off a smashing win at Del Mar, owns the best speed figures and looks like the speed of the speed. She will be a short price in this small field. Peggy will come out of the 2 hole with regular rider Tiago Pereira in the irons. Good luck to the Blinkers On Partners! The following day at Los Alamitos our stakes winner Right Hand Man will shoot for his 5th win in 11 starts in an open allowance race going 5 furlongs. Salty field but he is training great and there seems to be plenty of speed to flatter his off the pace style. Leading rider Fuentes will be in the saddle to enjoy the ride. When we move to Santa Anita stakes winner Steph Being Steph will try the turf for the first time in the $75,000 Unzip Me Stakes going 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course. We have always wanted to try her on the turf, she has a brother that has won on the turf and a number of Majestic Warrior's have had success on the weeds. Also, this will be one of the last chances to run against 3 year old's only. The next horse in the blocks will be Cupid's Claws, very impressive in his debut and training great. Looks like he will be tough 2nd time out. He is a 2 turn grass horse and the problem is they didn't write a MSW race going long on the grass in the first book at SA so we may call an audible and ship to Golden Gate. First Dudette will resume training on 9/18 so we will have her back in stakes action in the next 90 days or so. Rose Dunn, our beautiful daughter of Violence, is back in the Koriner barn and is on the same 90 day time table. She is with Don'tteasethetiger, a 2 year old in training also at Los Alamitos. Two year old's A Man's Man and Grinningeartoear are both huge horses and will make their appearances on the racetrack as late 2 year old's or early 3 year old's.

In other racing news...the Blinkers On horse racing partnership purchased 2 Cal-bred fillies at the Barretts Select Yearling Sale. The first filly acquired was the filly sale topper, an outstanding individual by Shackleford. She is from the family of Wise Dan and is built like a rocket. We were very excited to land her! The 2nd filly we added to the stable is by the leading first crop sire in NA, Cross Traffic. We feel she was a terrific buy and we hope to add to the success of  a new sire. Partnerships are forming now on both of these outstanding fillies. You can check them out by clicking the offerings tab on the website. Good luck at the races!

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10750 <![CDATA[Blinkers On has 5 probable starters during final weeks at Del Mar!]]> Aug 23 2013 1:29PM ]]> Running Water will make his first start on 8/24 in a Maiden Special Weight race going 6 furlongs on the main track. Joe Talamo will be in the irons trying to take down the lions share of the 75K purse. 

On 8/31 Blinkers On should have 2 runners going to post... first Stole a Kiss in a Cal Bred Maiden Special Weight race for 2 year old fillies. Joe Talamo has the mount and Stole a Kiss should be very tough. She is coming off a strong closing 3rd at the same level and now will get an extra half a furlong. 

Unseen Visitor is also possible for 8/31, she is coming off an unlucky 4th place finish after encountering traffic trouble. Edwin Maldonado retains the mount in this 6 furlong first condition allowance race run on Del Mar's Polytrack. On 9/1 our stakes winning filly, Hidinginplainsight, will try and knock out the 2nd condition in a 6 furlong allowance race on the main track. 

Hidinginplainsight lays it down every time so you know she will be right there at the wire! Her next start following Del Mar will be the stake at Stockton on 9/28. 

On 9/4, the final day of the Del Mar meet, our handsome son of Visionare, True Visionary, is scheduled to make his first start. This is a Maiden Special Weight race for 2 year olds going 5 1/2 on the main track. Our big striding colt will likely excel with more real estate but this will be a good education and if he gets rolling...you never know. Jockey TBD. 

Top of the World, Mass Transit, Salute to Summer, Bullwhip and Nothing to Hide, all 2 year olds from the "Class of 2013", will be making their first starts at Santa Anita or at the Hollywood fall meet. 

Humming Beethoven and Just Your Shadow are back from the farm, back in training and doing great! Next stop, Santa Anita. 

High Test is back training after his brief freshening and is being pointed to Santa Anita's downhill turf course at the beginning of the meet, he loves the hill! 

Island Freedom, Red Outlaw and Off the Deep End are enjoying the vacations at beautiful Magali Farm.

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22863 <![CDATA[Blinkers On horse racing partnership 2 year old's on the work tab for trainer Jeff Bonde. The stable sends out three runners at the upcoming Los Alamitos meet.]]> Apr 11 2016 5:02PM ]]> The Blinkers On 2 year old's have started breezing for trainer Jeff Bonde. With no setbacks these runners could be making there first start in late June or early July at Santa Anita or at Del Mar when that meet begins in mid July. Like all athletes they develop at different times so we will let the horse tell us when they are ready. The first horse to breeze for the partnership was Right Hand Man, our good looking son of Street Boss. He worked a furlong at Pleasanton last week in 12.40, the bullet work of the day at the distance. Gee Street, Jet Ski and Maven Harry will have their first works this week. Maven Harry, a son of the hot young stallion Coil, is training forwardly and looks very quick. Hopefully we can get him to the races early, he should be very tough in the Cal-bred MSW ranks. Big purses and the $17,500 Cal-bred bonus are up for grabs!

In other racing news...Last One Standing will be looking at a claiming race at Los Alamitos. The decision on the level and distance will be determined by Last One Standing's new trainer Richard Baltas. "Standing" was transferred from conditioner Peter Miller to Richard with the hope figuring out what needs to be done to get our horse back in the winner's circle. Look Me in the Eye will go on 4/30 at Los Alamitos in a Ca-bred MSW race going 6 furlongs. "Eye" showed such promise as a 2 year old at Santa Anita and Del Mar before being injured. Rafael Bejarano will have the mount again and the horse is training great, it's time for him to get his picture taken! Plane Lucky will also run in a 6 furlong Cal-bred MSW. Her race is on 5/1. Plane Lucky was also sent to Richard Baltas and she seems to be on the improve. She has always showed speed but With Rafael working her she seems to have been able to relax and finish stronger. Our horse racing partnership is ready to start rolling!

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27934 <![CDATA[Blinkers On Horse Racing Partnership adds three exciting 2 year old's to the stable, Del Mar here we come!]]> May 14 2017 2:30PM ]]> Simply put, this may be one of the finest fillies ever purchased by Blinkers On Racing Stable. From a physical standpoint she is the total package, good sized with a powerful hip and shoulder and what we would call “perfectly balanced”. Her conformation is excellent and she is a wonderful mover. During the OBS under tack show she was brilliant showing off her beautiful stride and big reach. And our filly is fast, she worked in 10 flat for the eighth of a mile then went 20.4 for the quarter and 33.1 for three eighths on the gallop out. The gallop out time was the fastest of any horse inspected by the Blinkers On team.

We also like her pedigree. She is by Majestic Warrior out of a More Than Ready mare. Majestic Warrior is a Grade 1 winning son of the infamous A.P. Indy and the grandson of Seattle Slew. Majestic Warrior has 6 crops of racing age and has produced two champions including the amazing Princess of Sylmar, a 9 time winner of over $2,000,000. Her dam, More Than Proud, has only had one foal to race. This is a very fast colt that ran a 7 on the ThoroGraph sheets and a 98 Equibase Speed Figure as a 2 year old.

Shortly thereafter Hip number 809 went into the ring and after a short bidding war with the Peter Miller team Blinkers On had made it's second acquisition, a Midshipman filly out of My Coastie.

Our filly is built for speed. From a physical standpoint she fits the sprinter mold, not too big, not too small, good engine behind and a big efficient stride. She worked an eighth of a mile in 10.0 with an excellent gallop out at the OBS under tack show. This was the co-fastest work at the distance the day she breezed. Based on her physical and breeze we feel she is an excellent value.

The breeding on our filly is speed on speed with a dosage index of 3.80. Her sire is Midshipman, the Grade 1 Breeders Cup Juvenile winner and a sire that has gotten off to an excellent start in his stud career. Her dam is My Coastie, a three time winning Trippi mare, with her best race being a win at 5 ½ furlongs. Our filly is her first foal.

The second hip through the sales ring on the last day of the sale was Hip number 910 and Blinkers On went to 90K for a big Kittens Joy colt out of Primetimevalentine.

Our colt is a horse with scope and plenty of leg. He has a big walk, really stepping over, which translates into a beautiful stride. This colt worked a quarter mile at the OBS under tack show in 21.3, doing it the right way.

His handsome physique goes hand in hand with his impressive pedigree. He is by Kittens Joy, the leading turf sire and Grade 1 winning Champion grass horse with career earnings of over $2,000,000. Kittens Joy has 9 crops of racing age with progeny earnings of over $64,000,000. His offspring have won 1542 races and 75 stakes races which have produced 4 champions. Our colt’s dam is Primetimevalentine, a stakes winner at a mile and a quarter on turf and she earned over $130,000 on the racetrack. She is also an excellent producer with 4 foals to race, all winners, including the stakes winner All For Thee.

So...Del Mar here we come. Not only will these promising 2 year old's be debuting but a strong group of Blinkers On horses will also be getting back on the track at Del Mar, let the fun begin! If you have thought about making the move from spectator to owner partnerships on these 2 year old's are forming now and you could be part of the action! Check out our Offerings page for more information.

 

 

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23359 <![CDATA[Blinkers On horse racing partnership "Class of 2016" 2 year old's showing great promise, set for June debuts. Three Blinkers On runners to start at Santa Anita 5/26-5/30.]]> May 18 2016 6:35PM ]]> It's one of the most exciting times of the year, when the 2 year old's start making their way to the starting gate. For owners and horse racing partnerships that have raised their babies or purchased them from one of the yearling or two year old sales the wait and anticipation is almost over! At Blinkers On we currently have four 2 year old's and they are all showing a great deal of talent. Normally as they train farther they start to separate themselves and some just don't live up to expectations but this year seems to be the exception. (knock on wood) Our filly Gee Street and colt Right Hand Man, both by Street Boss, look like they will be special. We expect both to debut at Santa Anita in mid June. Maven Harry, a really quick Cal-bred by Coil looks like the win early type. Our long term goal is the 100K Everett Nevin Stake at Pleasanton on 7/3. This race is restricted to Cal-bred's and is part of the Golden State Stake program. And Jet Ski, our colt by the hot CA sire Vronsky. This guy has really grown and it looks like he eventually will go long but looks quick enough to win CA MSW sprinting. Good stuff!

In other racing news...Look Me in the Eye will go to post on 5/28 in a CA MSW race at Santa Anita. He ran 3rd in his last effort coming off a 9 month layoff. We expect a step forward. Plane Lucky will make her first start off a similar layoff on 5/30 in a CA MSW race, also at Santa Anita. She is a very quick filly as she displayed last summer at Del Mar but conditioner Richard Baltas has been working on getting her to relax and finish. He feels we are there and leading rider Rafael Bejarano looks like he will take the call. And last but not least, Last One Standing will run on 5/26 in a claimer for 3 year old's IF the race goes, it is a sub race in the condition book.

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26445 <![CDATA[Blinkers On horse racing partnership gears up for opening day at Santa Anita and Golden Gate on 12/26. Three runners will go to post to close out 2016.]]> Dec 23 2016 7:38PM ]]> Maven Harry will kick off the new meet at Golden Gate on 12/26 in a 5 1/2 furlong claiming race for 2 year old's. We think the drop in class will get "Harry" back in the winners circle, he is the 3-1 morning line favorite. Jet Ski runs on 12/29 at Santa Anita in a Cal-bred MSW race for 2 year old's going a mile on the main track. He drew the 2 hole, a great post with his speed. It doesn't look like there is much other speed in the race, wire to wire? We are running for the 54K purse and the $17,500 Cal-bred bonus, go Jet Ski! Last One Standing will run on the last day of the year at Santa Anita in one of 2 races, a 16K claimer or a 25K claimer for 3 year old's. We have been entering and the races haven't been filling, this guy needs to run! Plane Lucky will try and rebound in an allowance race right after the first of the year. Gator Don't Play will also go in January when he makes his first start for the horse racing partnership in a Cal-bred MSW race. Trainer Richard Baltas thinks our big son of Decarchy has some real talent. He sure looks the part, what a handsome boy. Finally, Gee Street is back on the work tab and is training lights out for Baltas, it looks like the brief freshening did the trick.

In other news...Blinkers On will be attending the Barretts mixed sale on January 17 and will be looking to add to the stable. We will be looking at the Cal-bred just turned 2 year old's. If we are able to acquire one or two promising individuals offerings will be available by the end of the month on the website. Sign up for Stable News on our homepage and you will be notified if offerings become available. Happy Holidays to all!

 

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26050 <![CDATA[Blinkers On horse racing partnership gets another stakes win with Right Hand Man shining in the Golden Nugget. Plane Lucky points to the Bear Fan Stake at GGF.]]> Nov 16 2016 3:03PM ]]> Right Hand Man got his second stakes win on Saturday with a 3 length win in the $50,000 Golden Nugget Stake at Golden Gate Fields. After hopping at the start he quickly made up ground, then pressed the pacesetter around the far turn and pulled away in the stretch for the score. Right Hand Man, our handsome 2 year old son of Street Boss, now has 3 wins in 5 starts and earnings of over $110,000.

In other racing news...Plane Lucky will make her first stakes appearance in the $75,000 Bear Fan Stake at Golden Gate Fields on 12/4. This race is for Cal-bred fillies and mares going 6 furlongs on the Tapeta. We feel she has earned the opportunity, the horse she beat convincingly in her last start just won the Betty Grable Stake at Del Mar over the weekend. Maven Harry goes to post tomorrow at Golden Gate Fields in a Starter Allowance race for 2 year old colts and geldings. He seems to love the synthetic at Golden Gate based on his stylish maiden win and the way he has been training over it. Maven Harry is the 9-5 morning line favorite. Jet Ski will be representing the horse racing partnership at Del Mar on Friday in a 1 mile (turf) MSW CA race for 2 year old's. We having been waiting for months to get him on the grass. His 2 full siblings both won going long on the weeds including G3 winner Poshky. Last One Standing is pointed to a 20K claiming race at Del Mar on 11/25. This race is for 3 year old's only and these races have had trouble filling, fingers crossed. Decoded and our unraced 2 year old Gator Don't Play are training at Santa Anita, no races are targeted at this point. Finally, Gee Street will be coming in from the farm after her brief freshening, can't wait to have her back. We have high hopes for this filly! 

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27378 <![CDATA[Blinkers On horse racing partnership heads to the the April OBS 2-year-old in training sale on 4/25. New partnerships will be forming soon after!]]> Mar 23 2017 3:35PM ]]> Is it time to make the move from spectator to owner? If you have been thinking of becoming an owner in a Blinkers On horse racing partnership the opportunity is right around the corner. New partners will be admitted for the first time in over a year after we add to the stable at the OBS Spring sale being held 4/25- 4/28 in Ocala Florida. The team will be in Ocala evaluating under tack workouts, including stride analysis, as well as doing physical inspections and pedigree work. Blinkers On has purchased multiple stakes winners from this sale including multiple Grade 1 winner Turbulent Descent. We feel this sale offers some of the best values because there are over 1200 horses in the sale and the money gets spread around. It takes a lot of hard work with that many horses to inspect but that's how you find the "diamond in the rough". You can sign up on our homepage to be alerted when the new offerings become available. If you are interested in learning more about 2-year-old sales please read our most recent blog at http://blinkersonracing.wordpress.com. (click on our blog icon at the top of this page)

In other racing news...Gee Street will be the next Blinkers On runner to go to post. She will be entered to run in a MSW (CA) race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the Santa Anita downhill turf course on 3/30. We really were looking to stretch her out to a mile but the race wasn't in the condition book. If we find out the racing secretary will be writing a mile grass race early in the next book we will wait to run. Next up will be Gator Don't Play in a MSW (CA) race sprinting on the Santa Anita main track on 4/1. We were also looking to go farther on the grass with "Gator" so we may call an audible on this race as well. Next will be Plane Luck in a first condition allowance race on 4/8 at Santa Anita. This race is at 6 1/2 furlongs. We were looking for 5 1/2 or 6 furlongs with her gas and distance limitations but again the racing gods were not helping out.  We will be playing that by ear. Finally, Decoded and our stakes winner, Right Hand Man, will be coming in from the farm next week to resume training. Great to see them back on the racetrack!

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25628 <![CDATA[Blinkers On horse racing partnership sends out Right Hand Man in the Speakeasy at Santa Anita on 10/16. The partnership will be looking to add to the stable at the Barretts Fall Sale on 10/18.]]> Oct 12 2016 6:12PM ]]> Blinkers On horse racing partnership will be active at Santa Anita over the next few weeks as the track gears up for the Breeders Cup on 11/4 and 11/5. The stakes winner Right Hand Man will try and add a 2nd stakes win to his resume when he goes to post in the Speakeasy Stake at Santa Anita on 10/16. The race is for 2 year old's going six furlongs on the main track and carries a purse of $75,000. Regular rider Stuart Elliot will be in the irons. Maven Harry may go to post on the same day in Fresno in a Maiden 25K race going 5 1/2 furlongs. Plane Lucky will shoot for a first condition allowance win on 10/20 at Santa Anita. Leading rider Rafael Bejarano will be in the irons in this 5 1/2 furlong sprint. We know she loves the track and the 5 1/2 furlongs, all systems are a go! On the same day at Santa Anita Last One Standing will be looking for his second win in a row and fourth overall when he runs in a 16K claiming race going 6 furlongs. Decoded will try and break her maiden in a Cal-bred MSW race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track on 10/23. The distance looks to be perfect the way she was closing in her last race at 5 1/2 furlongs.

In other racing news...Blinkers On will be looking to add two Cal-bred yearling thoroughbreds to the partnership at the Barretts Fall Yearling Sale being held on 10/18 at Fairplex in Pomona California. Over the years Blinkers On has had a great deal of success at this sale purchasing 4 time stakes winner Red Outlaw as well as Right Hand Man at last years sale. With the Cal-bred bonuses and the Golden State series of stakes races in pays to own a Cal-bred! For those thinking about making the step from spectator to owner this could be the perfect time based on the value that can be found at this sale. If you have interest sign up for stable news on our homepage at www.blinkerson.com and you will be notified when offerings become available.

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25806 <![CDATA[Blinkers On horse racing partnerships get back to back winners at Santa Anita and Golden Gate, gearing up for Del Mar. Right Hand Man points to the Golden Nugget Stake.]]> Oct 26 2016 6:42PM ]]> On 10/20 Plane Lucky played come and catch me when she went wire to wire at Santa Anita in a 6 furlong Cal-bred Allowance race. This was her second win at Santa Anita in as many starts and pushed her career earnings to $108,000. The 85 Beyer Speed figure she earned in this race may have punched her ticket to the Bear Fan Stake at Golden Gate on 12/4. This race is for Cal-bred fillies and mares going 6 furlongs on the Tapeta. On 10/21 Maven Harry broke through at Golden Gate with a stylish win, running down the favorite and completing the 6 furlongs in 1:10.3. Maven Harry's maiden win comes in his 4th career start, looks like the light bulb went on!

In other racing news...Last One Standing will be gunning for his 4th win on 10/30. It will either be a 20K claimer at Golden Gate or a 25K claimer at Santa Anita. We would prefer to stay at home and run for the bigger pot at Santa Anita but we just want at least one of the races to fill. Both tracks have had problems getting races to go. Next up for the horse racing partnership will be our stakes winner Right Hand Man. He will be looking for his 2nd stakes win in the 50K Golden Nugget Stake at Golden Gate on 11/12. We expect he will be the heavy favorite based on his strong second place finish in the Speakeasy Stake at Santa Anita on 10/16. Jet Ski will kick off Del Mar for the horse racing partnership on 11/18 in a MSW 1 mile turf race for Cal-bred's. We are excited to get Jet Ski on the turf, he has two full siblings that have won going long on the grass including G3 winner Poshky. Decoded will try and rebound on 11/20 in a Cal-bred MSW race going 6 furlongs on Del Mar's main track. She stretched her stifle in her last start which we feel contributed to the off effort. Finally, Gator Don't Play should be ready to make his first start in 4 to 6 weeks and Gee Street will return from a freshening at Magali Farm in about 3 weeks. We have high hopes for this filly, what a stride on her!

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25339 <![CDATA[Blinkers On horse racing partnerships Last One Standing goes 108.4 at Los Alamitos for his 3rd win. It's on to Santa Anita with Right Hand Man shooting for his 2nd stakes win in the Speakeasy.]]> Sep 19 2016 3:27PM ]]> On Friday Last One Standing went coast to coast at Los Alamitos getting his 3rd win for the horse racing partnership. Last One Standing covered the 6 furlongs in a quick 1:08.4 winning by an easy 2 3/4 lengths. Last One Standing will make his next start at Santa Anita in mid October. Congratulations to the Blinkers On Partners!

In other racing news...Jet Ski will kick off the Santa Anita fall meet for the horse racing partnership on 10/7 in a MSW (CA) race for 2 year old's going a mile on the main track. Jet Ski ran 2nd in his last start sprinting and has been screaming out for more distance but there hasn't been a route race for for Cal-bred 2 year old's for some unknown reason. He should love the added ground being a full brother to G3 route winner Poshky. Next up will be Right Hand Man, he will be gunning for his second stakes win in the $75,000 Speakeasy Stake going 6 furlongs at Santa Anita on 10/16. Our 2 year old son of Street Boss is training lights out and should be one tough customer will his speed. Plane Lucky is also training very well and will try and knock out that 1st condition allowance win when she goes to post sometime in mid October. Decoded will also make her next start in Santa Anita's second condition book when she try's to to get that MSW (CA) win. She ran 4th as the favorite last out at Los Alamitos when, after getting pinched at the start, got too far back and ran out of real estate when she came rolling home. The 5 1/2 furlong was probably too short anyway and with a clean break and an extra furlong she should get the job done. Gee Street and Maven Harry are training at Pleasanton with conditioner Jeff Bonde. Both horses showed speed in their last race then didn't finish. Jeff is tweaking a few things and hopefully they show more down the lane in their next works. Based on these works we will point to a race. Finally, our big boy, Gator Don't Play, is up to 5 furlongs in his works at San Luis Rey and is being sent to Richard Baltas's barn at Santa Anita this week. Our 2 year old son of Decarchy has been training forwardly and should be ready for his first start in about a month.

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24991 <![CDATA[Blinkers On horse racing partnerships' Plane Lucky will try and prove she is ready for stakes action with a win in an allowance race at Del Mar on 8/31. Right Hand Man targets the Speakeasy Stake.]]> Aug 29 2016 3:21PM ]]> Plane Lucky and best friend Rafael Bejarano will try and get her NW1 allowance win at Del Mar on 8/31. After stumbling badly at the start in her last race Plane Lucky showed her heart with a game 2nd place finish. Plane Lucky should be heavily backed at the windows for Wednesday's 6 1/2 furlong sprint. This is the 4th race on the program and post time is 3:30. If she can come away with a convincing win she should be ready to make a start in one of the Cal-bred Golden State stakes races. Right Hand Man's easy win in the Cavonnier Juvenile Stake will lead to more stakes action for our handsome son of Street Boss. Not wanting to over race our promising colt the horse racing partnership has chosen the Speakeasy Stake at Santa Anita on 10/16 for his next start. This stake is run at 6 furlongs on the main track and carries a purse of $75,000.

In other racing news...Maven Harry will try and bounce back after a disappointing debut in a Maiden 32K race for 2 year old's going six furlongs on Del Mar's main track. This is the last race on the 9/1 card. Gee Street will make her debut at Golden Gate on 9/10 in a MSW race for 2 year old fillies. We shipped her north because we thought she would like the synthetic surface at Golden Gate with her strong turf pedigree. She worked in 59 flat, the bullet work of the day the first time she set foot on the surface so it looks like we might be on the right track. Jet Ski is hoping an extra race will fill for the last weekend of the Del Mar meet. Coming off a solid 2nd place finish in a 5 1/2 furlong race at the MSW (CA) level in his last start he should appreciate the extra half furlong in this weekends race. We just need another horse or two to enter, fingers crossed. Decoded and Last One Standing will be pointing to races at the upcoming Los Alamitos meet for their next starts. Finally, Gator Don't Play, our newest 2 year old in the Blinkers On stable is training well for conditioner Richared Baltas at San Luis Rey and will be moved to Santa Anita after the closing of the Del Mar meet.

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20570 <![CDATA[Blinkers On is locked and loaded for the Barretts Yearling Sale on 10/27. Last One Standing will kick off the Del Mar Fall meet on opening day!]]> Oct 14 2015 7:01PM ]]> Blinkers On will be looking to add to the horse racing partnership's stable at the upcoming Barretts Fall Yearling Sale being held at Del Mar on 10/27. The business model will be the same, purchase the best Cal-bred we can find and hope to take advantage of the fantastic Cal-bred bonuses and the 5.5 million in purse money offered during the Golden State series of stake races. Our success with Cal-bred's is well documented with 4 time stakes winner, Red Outlaw purchased for $40,000 at the sale. Red Outlaw has won close to $400,000 for the Blinkers On horse racing partnership. Kiss at Midnight was purchased for $27,000, is stakes placed, and has gone on to earn over $200,000. Greg Gilchrist, Peter Miller and Jeff Bonde, Blinkers On's bloodstock consultant's, will look at all 210 horses that will be going through the ring looking for the next champion!

In other racing news...Last One Standing will run opening day at Del Mar in a 40K Maiden race going a mile on the main track. The big guy has run 2nd and 3rd in his last two starts and is ready to break through! This is a sub race in the condition book and if this race doesn't go we have options on 10/31 and 11/7. Red Outlaw and our beautiful 2 year old filly by Majestcperfection, Echo Chamber, will go to post as soon as the Santa Anita winter meet kicks off. Off the Deep End will be back in action at Golden Gate later next month. Plane Lucky and our extremely talented 2 year old Cal-bred, Look Me in the Eye, are vacationing at the Bonnie Acres farm and we will see them back in action early in 2016.

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21522 <![CDATA[Blinkers On looks to acquire additional Cal-bred's for it's Horse Racing Partnerships at the Barretts Sale on 1/20. Wet weather will be a problem for racing and training in So.California.]]> Jan 4 2016 2:03PM ]]> Blinkers On hopes to acquire another two Cal-bred 2 year old's to race for it's Horse Racing Partnerships at the upcoming Barretts Mixed Sale on 1/20 at Del Mar. With the maiden bonus, additional purse monies and over 5 Million up for grabs in the Golden State Series stakes program "it pays to own a Cal-bred!" Four time stakes winner Red Outlaw is just one of the success stories Blinkers On has had campaigning a Cal-bred in recent years.

In other racing news...it looks like we are in for a wet El Nino winter and it is sure to play havoc with horse racing especially in Southern California. Tracks will be sealed for racing which will limit training and if they aren't sealed they will get so messy trainers won't train because of safety concerns. Gates won't be available for gate works/schooling on real muddy tracks and I am sure a countless number of races will come of the turf and will have to be run on the main track. Patience will be a virtue for Horse Racing Partnerships and Owners!

Red Outlaw, Off the Deep End and Last One Standing will be looking to make a start this month. Echo Chamber, our 3 year old daughter of Majesticperfection, will also be looking to make her first start at the end of the month if the weather will cooperate so she can get her needed gate work in. Look Me in the Eye and Plane Lucky, just turned 3 year old's coming off the farm are back training and will also be dealing with the weather as they get back into racing shape. Finally, Jet Ski and Right Hand Man are doing great for conditioner Jeff Bonde. Our two colts just turned 2 on Jan 1 and have already been broke and are on the track jogging. After they have galloped for a couple of weeks they will go back to the farm to mature for a couple of months then it will be back to the track to get serious and get ready to run. Good Racing Luck to All in the New Year!

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18374 <![CDATA[Blinkers On makes two purchases at the April OBS 2 year old in training sale. Goose Bumps will try and break through at Santa Anita on 5/8.]]> Apr 29 2015 7:44PM ]]> Blinkers On had a busy week last week in Ocala Florida, looking at over 1,200 2 year old's at the April OBS 2 year old and training sale. Blinkers On with trainer Peter Miller and his local bloodstock staff studied over 1,200 breeze videos, examined hundreds of equine athletes and did a little bidding to come up with 2 horses that with think have promise and offer value. The first horse purchased was a filly by Majesticperfection out of the productive mare Echo Echo Echo. She is a well balanced, classy filly with a beautiful stride. She worked a quick 10 flat eighth, then went a quarter in a blistering 20.4 and galloped out three eighths in 34.1. The second purchase was an A.P. Warrior colt,  a son of A.P. Indy. He is one quick looking individual with a great hip and shoulder, totally built for speed. He also worked an eighth in 10 flat and with his good conformation and nice stride we feel there is a lot of value there. These horses will be available for viewing on the site by early next week so if you have interest in moving from spectator to owner, check it out.

In other racing news...Goose Bumps will try and break her maiden going 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course on 5/8 in a MCL 50K race. Peter wants to try her on the grass because she breezed so well on the synthetic at the sale when she was purchased. Off the Deep End and True Visionary will be next up in a month or so at Golden Gate. Our 4 time stakes winner Red Outlaw is back in training and will be ready for Del Mar. He loves that place! Our 2 year old's, Plane Lucky and Look Me in the Eye, are training forwardly and should also be ready for Del Mar. Look Me in the Eye is a men among boys, conditioner Mike Puype says he looks like a 4 year old!

 

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16267 <![CDATA[Blinkers On purchases 2 yearlings at the Barretts sale. Island Freedom goes for 2 in a row at Santa Anita on Sunday, True Visionary in the 2nd on Monday!]]> Oct 11 2014 7:42PM ]]> Blinkers On was active at the Barretts October yearling sale on 10/7. We purchased a quick looking filly by Lucky Pulpit, sire of Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome. She is out of the productive mare Jetinwith Kennedy. She is now named Plane Lucky and will be trained by conditioner Peter Miller. Our second purchase is a well balanced, leggy colt by Marino Marini out of Just Lookn. Now named Look Me in the Eye, this athletic colt was our top pick in the entire sale. These offerings will be available for viewing on the website in about a week.

In other racing news...Island Freedom will be looking for his second win at Santa Anita on 10/12 in a Starter Allowance race on the downhill turf course. Joe Talamo will be in the irons. This is the 4th race on the card with a 2:30 post and Island Freedom is 5-1 on the morning line. The following day True Visionary will try and break through in a MCL 40K race going 1 1/16th on the main track. This is the 2nd race on the card with a 1:30 post. Good Luck to all!

Red Outlaw has a number of stakes opportunities upcoming. Our undefeated son of Tribal Rule may go in the California flag H on 10/18 or the Uniformity stake the following day. The G2 Twilight Derbty on 10/31 is still in the mix as well. We will keep you posted.  Humming Beethoven looks like she will return to action at Golden Gate on 10/30 in a 1 mile grass race. Kiss at Midnight, our 2 year old filly continues to train up to her first race. Salute to Summer is back in training and she breeze shortly. Finally, Off the Deep end and Goose Bumps are enjoying the Indian summer on the farm.

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22017 <![CDATA[Blinkers On purchases a Street Boss filly and a Coil gelding privately for the horse racing partnership. Both are Cal-bred! Cal-bred bonuses, Golden State stake races, it pays to be Cal-bred!]]> Feb 9 2016 5:15PM ]]> Blinkers On has acquired two "just turned two" 2 year old's privately for the partnership. The first is a leggy filly named Gee Street by the terrific KY stallion Street Boss. She is out of a stakes winning mare with earnings over 150K. Gee Street has a huge walk that will transfer to a big stride on the track and she was foaled in Ca so she is Cal-bred! The second purchase is a quick gelding by Coil, the hot new CA stallion. This son of the G1 winning sire Coil is a great mover and very powerful behind, we look for him to be the win early type. With the Cal-bred Maiden bonus, purse bonuses and the 5 million dollar Golden State series of stakes races, it pays to be Cal-bred. If you have interest and would like to get on the list for available shares in these offerings please call Scott at 1 888 TO RACENOW.

In other racing news...Last One Standing will be looking for his 3rd win at Santa Anita this weekend. He is being pointed to an allowance dirt race on 2/14 or a 1 mile allowance race on the turf the following day. Echo Chamber got beat under 5 lengths for the whole thing after breaking last and having a rough trip in a MSW race at Santa Anita on the downhill turf course. She should take a big step forward next out with the education. Look Me in the Eye, our talented son of Marino Marini, is getting close to his comeback race. He finished 2nd and 3rd in his first two races at the MSW level. He is training well and should be ready by 3/1. Plane lucky, our other Cal-bred 3 year old, is right behind Mr. Eye in her way back to the races. Conditioner Peter Miller says all is going well and she will have a breeze by the end of the week. Our 2 year old's, Right Hand Man and Jet Ski have been broke and are maturing at the farm and will come back into training in 30 days. We are targeting June/July for their first starts.

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11762 <![CDATA[Blinker's On sends out 2 live runners at Golden Gate Fields!]]> Nov 25 2013 6:40PM ]]> 19434 <![CDATA[Blinkers On sends out the promising Look Me in the Eye at Del Mar, True Visionary and Off the Deep End will be tough to beat at the Sonoma County Fair.]]> Jul 24 2015 4:11PM ]]> Look Me in the Eye will be shooting for his Maiden score at Del Mar on 8/1. He was a game 3rd in his debut at Santa Anita last month and should be double tough in this spot. This is a Maiden Special Weight race for 2 year old's and carries a juicy 70K purse plus a $17,500 bonus because he was bred in the Golden State. Leading rider Rafael Bejarano will be in the irons and the plan will be to come from just off the pace.We need to avoid getting involved in a speed duel on the front end, the scenario the cost us the last race. The extra half furlong should help as well. Off the Deep End will be looking for his 3rd Allowance win in a 5 furlong dash at Santa Rosa on 7/30. He stumbled out of the gate last out and the race was over. Gate to wire for our speedy son of In Excess. True Visionary drops into a $12,500 non two lifetime going a mile on the grass at Santa Rosa on 8/1. All time leading rider Russell Baze will be in the irons. All systems are a go!

In other racing news...Red Outlaw, our 4 time stakes winner will return to action in about a month at Del Mar, can't wait to see him back in action, he is training great. Plane Lucky, our 2 year old Lucky Pulpit filly, will be back in action at Del Mar in the next few weeks as well. She is coming of a nice 3rd place finish in her Maiden Special Weight debut at Del Mar on opening day. Last One Standing may start on 8/7 at Del Mar in a MCL 40K 6 furlong sprint for 2 year old's. He was gelded after his last start on 7/17 so we will see if he is ready to come back that quickly. Goose Bumps and Awesome and Ready are in the Steve Sherman barn at Golden Gate at may make a start at the Santa Rosa meet or wait until they return to Golden Gate on 8/21. Finally, Echo Chamber will get a few months off after getting ill. Patience is a virtue, we have very high hopes for this filly!

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12038 <![CDATA[Blinkers On's January racing schedule starting to take shape!]]> Jan 7 2014 7:19PM ]]> Stole a Kiss will run on  Friday 1/10 at Santa Anita Park in a 50K Claiming race for 3 year old fillies going a mile on the turf. Decarchy, Stole a Kiss's sire, is an prominent turf sire so she should love the weeds. The class relief and 1 mile distance should also help her move forward. Regular jockey Joe Talamo will be in the irons coming out of the 5 hole in the 7 horse field. On paper it looks like a 2 horse race. Good luck Stole a Kiss! The race is the 3rd on the card and will go off at 2:00 PST if you have a chance to watch the race and root her on.

Mass Transit is back after a brief illness knocked him out of the King Glorious Stake. He worked a good half mile today and if all goes well may run in a N1X Allowance race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the Santa Anita downhill turf course on 1/16. Great to have him back!

Bullwhip is being pointed to a 5 1/2 furlong MSW race on 1/18 at Santa Anita. Cutting back in distance and getting a weight break with the bug boy should only flatter his speed. He is one quick horse, hopefully the gelding got his head straight and he sticks to business down the lane.

Red Outlaw's Cal Bred race scheduled for 1/9 at Santa Anita did not fill so we have had to go to plan B. We are looking at a N1X Allowance race at Golden Gate Fields on 1/19 for his next start. The beauty of running in No. California if you are a state bred is you can win this condition twice and Red Outlaw is a Cal Bred. The race is 6 furlongs on the main track. The distance and surface should be perfect because he broke his maiden on the synthetic at Hollywood Park at 6 furlongs. It also looks like a good spot coming off his layoff because of the softer competition. He should be a standout based on class!

In other news... Top of the World has been sent to conditioner Jeff Metz in Arizona. We are hoping the change in scenery will fix his problem breaking from the gate. From a talent standpoint he should be ultra tough at Turf Paradise. Salute to Summer is training and is finally recovering from being sick. Nothing to Hide is training great at Hollywood Park for trainer Peter Miller. She has had her second 5 furlong work and should make her first start in about a month. She is fast like her sire Run Away and Hide and Peter's challenge has been to get her to relax but I think the light bulb has gone on because she seems to be doing everything the right way now! Humming Beethoven, our beautiful daughter of Mr. Greeley, is less than 2 weeks away from leaving Magali Farm and getting back into Puype's barn. We have always had high hopes for this filly, now's the time! Off the Deep End's departure from Magali should be right behind Humming Beethoven. True Visionary and Island Freedom will start their training at the farm shortly, and finally, our just turned 2, 2 year olds, are growing up and looking good! There are still shares available in Chilled Mousse, our big striding son of The Pamplemousse starting at only $3,745 for a 5% share. Check out the offerings page on our website!

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35850 <![CDATA[Blinkers On will be sending out live runners at the Del Mar fall meet which starts on 11/8! Cupid's Claws, Grinningeartoear and Rose Dunn kick things off!]]> Nov 4 2019 2:37PM ]]> Southern California racing heads back to Del Mar for the fall meet that begins on 11/8. The Blinkers On Horse Racing Partnership will be busy the first two weeks of the meet. Our handsome son of Kitten's Joy, Cupid's Claws, will kick things off in an Allowance race going 1 1/16th on the turf on 11/9. This will be Cupid's first race off the layoff and he has been training lights out since returning to training. With his pedigree he should really be coming into his own as an older horse, it sure looks like it! On the same day Traffic Stopper will be running at Golden Gate in a MSW race for Cal-bred 2 year old fillies. Since shipping north she has been training very well and we are hoping the change of scenery will get her back on track. Next up on 11/15 will be Rose Dunn. She will be teamed up with leading rider Flavien Prat in an Allowance race going a mile on the turf for Cal-bred fillies and mares. She looks like she is ready to break through and win this condition. On 11/17 Grinningeartoear will try and make it back to back wins in a 5 furlong turf Allowance race for Cal-bred fillies and mares. She was all heart in her Santa Anita score!

As we enter the final two months of racing in 2019 the Blinkers On Horse Racing Syndicate has a winning percentage of 24% and an in the money percentage of 46%. These numbers are among the top of all leading Public Horse Racing Syndicates and are in line with historical statistics for Blinkers On Racing Stable. We want to thank all of our Partners because without great Partners it wouldn't be possible.

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11576 <![CDATA[Blinkers On will send out four runners over the next 2 days including 3-1 favorite, Unseen Visitor!]]> Nov 7 2013 4:46PM ]]> Blinkers On Racing Stable will be busy on Friday and Saturday with four runners going to post. Kicking things off on Friday will be Unseen Visitor, looking for her 3rd win at Hollywood Park. This race is at 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track and goes off as the 5th on the card. Joe Talamo will be in the irons and Unseen Visitor is the 3-1 morning line favorite. Good luck to the Unseen Visitor horse racing partnership! On Saturday our handsome son of City Zip, Mass Transit, will run in a Maiden Special Weight race at Hollywood Park going 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track and jockey Joe Talamo will again get the call for Blinkers On. Mass Transit couldn't be training any better and has shown signs that he could be special so are very excited for Saturday's race. Mass Transit's race is the 6th on the card with a 3:04 post time. Eleven minutes later Top of the World will be going to post at Golden Gate Fields in a Maiden Special Weight race going 5 1/2 furlongs on the main track. Frank Alvarado will be in the irons and will be coming out of the 11 hole in a 12 horse field. Our Saturday ends at Golden Gate with all time leading rider Russell Baze getting aboard Running Water in the 9th. We have dropped "Water" in to an action spot and expect him to be getting his picture taken with Russell. Post time for the 9th is at 4:45. Bullwhip, High Test, Salute to Summer and Stole a Kiss will all make their next starts at Hollywood Park's final meet with Stole a Kiss being pointed to the 200K Soviet Problem Stake. Red Outlaw is back and training well, can't wait to see him in the winner's circle again! Just Your Shadow and Off the Deep End continue their training and should be making a start in the near future. Nothing to Hide has just arrived at Peter Miller's barn at Hollywood Park to begin her career. Our daughter of Run Away and Hide looks like she will be quick like her sire! Hummining Beethoven, Island Freedom and True Visionary are enjoying their vacations at beautiful Magali Farm. Finally, our new Cal Bred yearlings are doing well on the farm. Check out Chilled Mousse, a colt by The Pamplemousse, leading sire at the Barretts October yearling sale. Shares are available in this outstanding individual, just click on the offerings tab on the homepage.

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11312 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 10/13/13]]> Oct 13 2013 4:03PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

Bullwhip breezed 5/8ths of a mile yesterday at Santa Anita officially in 1:00.2, 3 of 50 at the distance, and Mike had him in 59.4. Mike started Bullwhip a few lengths behind his workmate so he could learn to catch horse and also get some dirt in his face. Joe Talamo was in the irons for the work and had Bullwhip tracking his company nicely as they came into the turn. He cornered well and really started to make up some ground as he came down the lane. He headed his company at about the 1/16th pole and with a little urging from Joe, Bullwhip went by his workmate to finish about a half length in front. This was a very nice work, seeing Bullwhip make up some ground as well as seeing him respond well when we asked him for a little more. The new condition book is out there is a MSW race at Santa Anita at 6F on Sunday November 3rd that we will be pointing to. He will breeze again next week.

View training report here...

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11380 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 10/19/13]]> Oct 19 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

Bullwhip breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 59.3, 7 of 35 at the distance. Bullwhip breezed in company and Mike wanted him to start behind his workmate and learn to get some dirt kicked back in his face. Bullwhip started a good 4 to 5 lengths back of his workmate and Joe had him into a very nice stride and pace down the backstretch. Joe sat getting a ton of dirt kicked back on Bullwhip, as you can see in the video as he came around the turn. Joe asked him down the lane and Bullwhip responded well making up some ground on his company. He finished strong and galloped out well. Mike was very pleased with the work as Joe said that Bullwhip handled the kickback very professionally. Joe also said if he wasn't trying to get dirt kicked back he could have moved a little earlier and passed the horse they were chasing. Another step in the right direction for Bullwhip this week. He will breeze again next week.

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11465 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 10/27/13]]> Oct 27 2013 5:53PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

Bullwhip breezed 6 furlongs Friday at Santa Anita in 1:15.0, 4 of 6 at the distance. Mike had Bullwhip start at the 5 furlong pole and the plan was to finish a furlong past the wire. He started a few lengths behind his workmate because Mike wanted him to get some more dirt kicked back in his face this week. Maldonado was in the irons for the work as Joe could not get out of another commitment. Unfortunately, Bullwhip did not put in his best work this week, and we are a little confused as to why because his past two 5 furlong works were very good. Mike thinks that because Maldonado had to take such a strong hold of Bullwhip to keep him in behind his company that it may have slowed his momentum and taken some run out of him. Maldonado also came back and said that when he came down on the rail to pass on the inside, Bullwhip basically spit the bit and seemed to be intimidated by the rail. With that said, this is not how we would like to be going into a race. Mike wants to monitor his energy level this week and see how trains before we make a final decision on entering on Wednesday. We have already gone over Bullwhip with the vet and everything looks to be just fine on that end. Mike will also scope him after training this week so we can rule that out as well. We will keep you posted as soon as we know more.

View training report here...

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11511 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 10/31/13]]> Oct 31 2013 6:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Bullwhip breezed 3 furlongs from the gate today in 35.4, 2 of 15 at the distance. He popped out of the gate sharply on the outside breaking better than his company. He got into a nice rhythm early and looked strong down the backstretch. Bullwhip looked great on the lead, outworking the horse that came out of the gate with him. Bullwhip stopped after 3 furlongs, and the other horse was working 5 furlongs so that's why he passed us as we were slowing down. Mike was very pleased how he came out of the gate, and Manny, the exercise rider, came back and said he was very strong and traveled well. Assuming he comes out of the work in good order tomorrow, we are set for Sunday's race at Santa Anita. This is the 6th race on the card, and we drew the 6 post in a 12 horse field, with Edwin Maldonado aboard. There are only 2 horses entered that have run before and everyone else is a first time starter. With a decent post, hopefully Maldonado can get him out of the gate sharp and find a nice spot outside of all the kickback. If you will be attending and need help with seating please contact me ASAP. We will do our best to accommodate you but it will be hectic this weekend with the Breeders' Cup. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
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11166 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 10/3/13]]> Oct 3 2013 11:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

Bullwhip breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:01.3, 17 of 33 at the distance, and Mike had him in 1:00 flat. He broke off from the pole a few lengths in front and was off to a good beginning down the backside. Manny had him cruising over the ground nicely, as he cornered well and came home strong. With little urging he finished well not wanting to get passed by his workmate. Manny said he definitely can tell how much better Bullwhip is traveling over this surface. Mike was happy with the work and the way he finished today for his first 5/8ths since Del Mar. After speaking with Mike, he feels that Bullwhip would benefit from a couple more weeks of training to get ready for his first race, which would mean passing on the race on the 14th. Having a month off without a breeze and also having a little cough, Mike wants to make sure he has Bullwhip right where he wants him for his first start. The timing is just a little too tight so we agree that waiting until the next book will be the best decision. This will give Mike an extra week or two to tighten him up and be ready for his maiden start. The new book should be out this weekend and it will put the race somewhere between the 17th and the 3rd. We will keep you posted.

View training report here...

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11743 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 11/18/13]]> Nov 18 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Bullwhip breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:00.3, 12 of 55 at the distance. Mike had him breeze in company with another two year old starting about 2 lengths back. Joe Talamo was in the irons and had Bullwhip nice and relaxed early. Joe waited patiently and as they came around the turn to the top of the lane Bullwhip was closing in on his company. Down the lane Bullwhip was striding out very well and with a little urging from Joe he went right by his workmate finishing very strong, a few lengths in front. Mike was very pleased with the work, and visually this was his best work to date. Joe really liked how he trained as well. Based on how he trained and how the condition book came up we will be pointing to a MSW race on Sunday 11/24 at 6 furlongs on the turf at Hollywood Park. After some in depth research on Bullwhip's pedigree, his stride, and speed we think the turf will be a good fit for him. Bullwhip's dam, Color Me Special, ran 17 of her 33 races on the turf with 3 wins, 4 seconds and 4 thirds all on the turf. In addition she was stakes placed twice on the turf. Furthermore, Bullwhip's Grandsire, Lucky Lionel, ran 19 of his 21 races on the turf (mostly in Europe) with 3 of his 4 wins on turf and was also a Group 2 and Group 3 winner on turf. Realizing all of this in addition to his affinity for harder surfaces, and his higher leg action Bullwhip should be able to take the grass nicely. Mike will get Bullwhip over to Hollywood this week to get him use to the surroundings, we will enter Thursday for Sunday's race, and Joe Talamo has taken the mount for the race. Also, Bullwhip did not train on the grass because Maidens are not permitted to train on the grass. I have also attached the past performances of both Color Me Special and Lucky Lionel so you can see the information we have been looking at. We will keep you posted.

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12123 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 1/13/14]]> Jan 13 2014 8:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Bullwhip worked a half mile out of the gate yesterday at Santa Anita in 47.60, 2 of 54 at the distance. Mike actually had him in 47 flat so if you were comparing this to a non gate work you would subtract a second making the work 46 flat. Bullwhip worked with a filly of Mike's that hasn't made a start yet but Mike felt she was the only horse in his barn that could keep up with Bullwhip early. Orozco was on Bullwhip on the inside and Mike said both horses broke sharply and both horses worked on even terms head and head. Mike said Bullwhip didn't back down a galloped out well (for him) so we have done what we can do, time to see if the gelding and extra work pays off in the afternoon. We enter on Wednesday for Saturday and after entries I will get back to everyone to see who will be attending.

Scott

 

 

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11903 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 12/16/13]]> Dec 16 2013 3:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Bullwhip breezed a half mile yesterday at Santa Anita in 48.1, 11 of 44 at the distance. For his first breeze back since the gelding Mike just wanted to work him by himself for an easy half. Mike took the blinkers off today and had Joe aboard for the work. Bullwhip broke off sharp and caught some company in front of him that he passed on the outside as he came into the turn. He hit the top of the lane well and came home strong finishing nicely. This was a good first work back, and Mike plans to go 5 furlongs in company next week to try and simulate a race environment. We will keep you posted.
  

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11970 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 12/23/13]]> Dec 23 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
Bullwhip breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:00.4, 39 of 68 at the distance. Mike had him work in company, with the plan being to start behind his workmate, come down on the inside, and get pressure from his company down the lane. Unfortunately, the horse that Bullwhip worked with could not keep up with him and we did not accomplish creating the race environment like we wanted to. Bullwhip did breeze well, and Joe came back and said he felt good doing it easy. Next week the plan will be to breeze Bullwhip 6 furlongs in company with a horse that can challenge him. We will set him down and really ask him next week to see how he responds under pressure, and try to find out if the gelding has helped. We will keep you posted.

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11993 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 12/30/13]]> Dec 30 2013 7:27PM ]]>
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Bullwhip breezed 6 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:12.3, 4 of 20 at the distance. Mike had him work in company with 2 other horses with Bullwhip on the lead. One of the horses started just about 2 lengths behind and the other about 4-5 lengths behind. Mike's plan was to get Bullwhip some pressure during the work while stretching him out to 6 furlongs in order to try and simulate a race environment. Bullwhip was cruising nicely for Joe and even separated a little more from his company down the backstretch. He cornered well and came home strong, finishing in front as he crossed the wire. We would have liked to see a little more pressure but Mike said that the two he worked with were good work horses and they couldn't keep up. Joe liked the work and said that Bullwhip feels great on the lead when you let him run. Mike also liked the way Bullwhip trained and said he seems fitter so maybe the gelding has done some good. The condition book will be out Tuesday and we will look for hopefully a 5 1/2 furlong race. We will keep you posted.
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12035 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 1/6/14]]> Jan 6 2014 7:21PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Bullwhip worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:00, this was 7 of 59 at the distance. Manny was on Bullwhip with Talamo (aggressive and lightweight) on Bullwhip's workmate. Joe did not work Bullwhip because he took another mount in the race we are pointing to which is a MSW race at 5 1/2 on 1/18. Manny let Bullwhip's workmate cruise along him on the outside then both horses went head and head all the way to the wire. Bullwhip did not cave in and Mike called the work a "good work". I guess Mike was hoping Bullwhip would start to pull away near the wire but that is hard to do with a competitive jockey like Joe vs. a much heavier exercise rider. As I said Joe will not be riding so we went with I Orozco, the leading bug boy. We went with him because we get the weight break and he has been good on the front end. He will be on Bullwhip for his final work. I will keep you posted.

Scott

 

 

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12587 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 2/23/14]]> Feb 23 2014 5:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Bullwhip worked a half mile yesterday at GGF in 48.60, 8 of 31 at the distance. Steve actually had him a few ticks quicker. Sticking with the plan we came up with after his last race we just worked him by himself this week. He did hook some company that was out in front of him and he caught the company but didn't go by. We have no idea what kind of a horse that was so it didn't mean too much. Steve said overall the work was solid. He came out of his work in great shape, legs cold and tight. Next week he will work 6 furlongs in a set of 3. The 2 horses are maidens that he should be able to run down. We are going to break him off about 5 lengths back and have him wait and hopefully when he's asked he will go get them and run on by. Steve is also putting some small blinkers back on. I will keep you posted.

Scott

 

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12311 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 2/3/14]]> Feb 3 2014 5:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Bullwhip had his first breeze over the Golden Gate Tapeta yesterday. He worked a half mile in 49.80, 32 of 78 at the distance. Steve had him in 50.4. Steve said he did it easy, picking it up nicely down the lane with no stick or serious urging. It is very typical for a horse to struggle the first time they breeze over the surface because it is a slower, deeper surface but Steve said he got over it just fine. There is a race on Saturday 2/8 that we are looking at very closely. The distance is a 5 1/2 furlongs and that is what we have been looking for. We would have liked an extra week or two but he is feeling good, eating every oat, his coat looks great and we even took blood on him and it is perfect. In a perfect world we would like to see him carrying an extra 50 pounds but this might just be him anyway. We just think the 5 1/2 furlongs is worth shooting for because the next MSW race wont be for another 3 weeks and it will be at 6 furlongs. We will finalize our plan tomorrow, look at available jocks and if all seems to be in order we will enter on Wednesday. He came out of the work in great shape, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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12717 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 3/2/14]]> Mar 2 2014 1:59PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Bullwhip worked 6 furlongs in company yesterday in 1:15.20, 2 of 4 at the distance. Bullwhip worked in a set of three starting about 4 to 5 lengths back in a nice gentle hold. Bullwhip moved well past the 3/8ths pole slowly making up ground. When Bullwhip got the the quarter pole William asked him and he responded. He passed one of the horses and when it looked like he would go by the other horse Bullwhip shut it down at the eighth pole. He never switched leads and the other horse pulled away and finished three to four lengths in front, not a good work and I was there to see just how weak it was. We did scope him and everything was good, no bleeding  and the throat was functioning perfectly. The horse that Bullwhip passed is an 8K maiden and the horse he couldn't catch is a 20K maiden. It is clear that he has significant distance limitations and it looks like 5 furlongs is his maximum because he always shuts it down in basically the same spot, at the eighth pole whether its in a work or a race. Puype and Sherman discussed the work and both agree regardless of  what tactic they have used to get him to finish he will start backing up at five furlongs. We discussed all of our options and we feel we have come up with a plan that will give Bullwhip a chance to use the speed he has been blessed with to win some better races and earn some money for the partnership. We have elected to send Bullwhip to run at Charles Town in West Virginia. Charles Town is one of the few tracks in the country that run 4 1/2 furlongs for significant money because they have the casino. The Maiden Special Weight purse is 26K and Allowance purses can go up from there. Leading trainer Jeff Runco said he would train Bullwhip and after watching the video of his races said he will be even money when he starts because of his running style and the easier competition. Mike, Steve and I feel it was either this or run him 5 furlongs here for Maiden Claiming 12.5K-20K. At Charles Town you never know, he could become a star, they don't see this kind of California speed very often. He is tentatively scheduled to fly out next week, I am still work on the arrangements. Also, he will run under the Blinkers On Racing Stable, stable name only, to save everyone the cost of licensing, partnership paperwork, fingerprinting etc. I welcome your comments and I will keep you posted.

Scott

 

 

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14344 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 4/26/14]]> Apr 26 2014 6:17PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Bullwhip worked a sharp 3/8ths at Charles Town yesterday in 35.80, 2 of 11 at the distance. Jeff said he was strong and traveled well. He galloped out in 48.4 and Jeff said he is feeling good. He pulled up great so we are ready to go. We enter on Wednesday for Saturday and we have Jose Montano, Charles Town's leading jockey riding. I will send out an e-mail after entries.

Scott

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14543 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 5/22/14]]> May 22 2014 9:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Bullwhip worked 3 furlongs yesterday at Charles Town in 37.40, 2 of 11 at the distance. Bullwhip's work was given a "Breezing" not "Handily" because it was done without real effort. Jeff said he traveled well and pulled up in good shape so our plan is to enter the 1st condition allowance race on 5/30. Jeff said he would not want to wait for the 3 year old only race because it may not fill. He said Bullwhip is feeling great so we are ready to take them on. I will update everyone after entries.

Scott

 

 

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14854 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 6/15/14]]> Jun 15 2014 8:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Bullwhip worked 3 furlongs yesterday at Charles Town in 36.20, 5 of 37 at the distance. Jeff said Bullwhip did it easy and it was just a maintenance work. He said he was happy with the work so we will enter on Tuesday for the Allowance race on 6/20. Montano, the rider aboard for his win, is still not back so as of this posting Jeff was not 100% sure who he would have ride.  Jeff said his goal has been to have Bullwhip "fresh" so we get an alert break and a bit more fight. I will keep you posted after entries.

Scott 

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10838 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 7/10/13]]> Jul 10 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Bullwhip breezed his second half mile yesterday at Santa Anita officially in 49.4, 24 of 35 at the distance, and Mike had him in 49.1. Bullwhip started about a length in front of his workmate on the inside, and broke off very well. he cornered around the turn beautifully and started to separate from his workmate down the lane without ever being asked. He cruised past the finish line well in hand about 2.5 lengths in front of his company. Mike was very pleased with his work, and said that we are right on track. Bullwhip shipped into Del Mar last night and will breeze there next week. We will keep you posted.
 
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10839 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 7/18/13]]> Jul 18 2013 6:36PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Bullwhip breezed a half mile yesterday at Del Mar in 49.2. The clockers actually got him going 3 furlongs in 36.2 because Mike had him start from the 3/8ths pole and go a furlong past the wire. He breezed in company with another 2 year old, cornering nicely on the inside. As he came home he did not let his company pass him and did it all within himself finishing well. Mike was happy with the breeze especially with this being his first work over the surface. We are right on track, and he will breeze again next week.
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10840 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 7/26/13]]> Jul 26 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Bullwhip breezed his first 5 furlongs yesterday at Del Mar in 1:02.2, 42 of 49 at the distance. Mike worked him in company with a 4 year old MSW winner, with Bullwhip starting on the lead. Mike also did not want Bullwhip to go to quick today for his first 5/8ths. He was moving well on the lead setting good early fractions. As he came home down the lane he started to get some pressure on his outside and he hung in there nicely finishing about a half length behind his workmate without being asked. He was a little tired coming back, which is to be expected for his first 5/8ths, but he will definitely get a lot out of this work. Manny the exercise rider and Mike both think that Bullwhip may benefit from some cheater blinkers to get him a little sharper, so we will experiment with them going forward. In the next few works we will start asking him for a little more, but Mike is very pleased with his progress at this point. He will breeze again next week, and we will potentially look for a race in the next condition book.
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10842 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 8/10/13]]> Aug 10 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Bullwhip breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Del Mar officially in 1:01.1, 31 of 67 at the distance, and Mike had him in 1:00.2. Bullwhip breezed in company with another two year old starting head and head, and Mike's plan was to ask Bullwhip for a little more today. Bullwhip broke off very quickly and went the opening 3/8ths in 34 and change. When he hit the top of the lane, Manny the exercise rider, used the whip and asked him, but Bullwhip didn't go on as strongly. After talking with the rider and watching the work again, Mike feels confident that Bullwhip does not care for the Del Mar surface at all. Clearly the horse has talent going 34 and change but as Mike explained, if a horse doesn't like the surface it wears on them and the further they go the harder it is to keep the pace. Mike will also take a precautionary blood sample to make sure he doesn't have a little virus that is common this time of year among two year olds. The plan going forward will be to put Bullwhip on a van in the next couple days to Hollywood. He will have a normal week of training there to get use to the track and then Mike will plan to breeze him the following Tuesday or Wednesday assuming the blood test comes back normal. We will keep you posted.]]>
10841 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 8/1/13]]> Aug 1 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Bullwhip breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Del Mar in 1:02.2, 46 of 64 at the distance. Mike had Bullwhip breeze with blinkers for the first time yesterday and had him breeze alone to see if the blinkers would make a noticeable difference. The blinkers didn't seem to bother him, but Mike has concluded that at this point based on how he has trained since he has come to Del Mar that Bullwhip probably does not care for the synthetic surface here. This is not an uncommon circumstance for many horses, they either really like Del Mar's surface or they don't. His work times aren't terrible, but they are not in line with the talent we know the horse has. From his first work at Del Mar Mike noticed that he probably travels better over the dirt at Santa Anita. Mike has gone over Bullwhip with a fine tooth comb and there is nothing physically wrong with him. Mike will watch Bullwhip train tomorrow and discuss with Manny, the exercise rider after watching him train whether they really feel the surface is the issue before we make any more decisions. Based on Mike's assessment we may send Bullwhip over to Hollywood Park (Santa Anita is closed) and watch him train there to see if there is a noticeable difference. Assuming there is, we can discuss whether or not it may be in the best interest of the partnership and the horse to get him ready for Santa Anita where we know he likes the surface. We will keep you posted.
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15305 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 8/2/14]]> Aug 2 2014 2:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Bullwhip worked 4 furlongs at Charles Town yesterday in 48.40, 6 of 22 at the distance. Bullwhip's work was given a "breezing" versus "handily" because of the ease in which he worked. Jeff said he was in hand the entire work was strong through the wire with a good gallop out. He came out of the work in great shape so we will enter on 8/8 for the 6 1/2 MSW race on 8/13.

Scott

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11059 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 9/21/13]]> Sep 21 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

Bullwhip breezed a half mile yesterday at Santa Anita officially in 49.1, 12 of 27 at the distance, but Mike and I both had him in 48.1. He worked in company on the outside starting a little ahead of his workmate. Just as they broke off his workmate came up past him on the inside but Bullwhip got right back even with him as they came into the turn. He cornered well, and as he came home down the lane he looked great, eating up a ton of ground and getting stronger the closer he got to the wire finishing about a length in front of his company. Mike was very pleased with the work and really thinks that the Gastrogard has helped in getting rid of those ulcers. It looks like he is definitely feeling better so on we go. He will breeze again next week.

View training report here...

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11116 <![CDATA[Bullwhip 9/27/13]]> Sep 27 2013 12:00AM ]]>
Dear Partners,

Bullwhip breezed a half mile yesterday at Santa Anita in 48.4, 18 of 33 at the distance. He worked in company with another two year old and Bullwhip started about a length in front. Joe Talamo was in the irons for the breeze and had Bullwhip into a nice cruising speed as he came around the turn. He cornered well and came home strong not letting his workmate catch him and finishing a good length and a half in front. Mike and Joe were both happy with how Bullwhip breezed. It definitely looks like he is feeling better and likes this surface more, so on we go. He will breeze again next week and we will keep you updated.

View training report here...

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10268 <![CDATA[Bullwhip breezes 3/8ths at Santa Anita]]> Jun 14 2013 12:14PM ]]> Bullwhip breezed 3/8ths yesterday at Santa Anita in an easy 38.1. Mike had him work from the quarter pole on the inside and he went 25 flat for the quarter and was out in 38.1. Mike was pleased with effort and just wanted him to stretch his legs. He looked great on the track, and he really loves his job. In addition, the work was recorded, but it is listed under his old name (Behanan the Bull). It may take a few weeks for the change to occur since the Jockey Club will need to process it with the original paperwork. So for now you can see his official works on Equibase under his former name. He will breeze again next week.

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10264 <![CDATA[Bullwhip breezes 3 furlongs at Hollywood Park]]> Jun 28 2013 12:04PM ]]> Bullwhip breezed 3 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park officially in 37 flat, but Mike and I both had him clocked in 35.2. Bullwhip was on the inside again today with Joe Talamo in the irons. He broke off very sharp from the pole ready to roll. He hit the top of the lane full of run with Joe just sitting motionless letting Bullwhip do it all on his own as he cruised home past the wire, outworking his company. This was a very nice breeze today, and Mike said that he should be ready to move on to a half mile next week. On we go.

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10266 <![CDATA[Bullwhip breezes 3 furlongs at Santa Anita]]> Jun 20 2013 12:09PM ]]> Bullwhip breezed 3 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 36.2, 14 of 28 at the distance. Mike had him work in company with another 2 year old filly. Bullwhip was on the inside and broke off sharply, hitting the top of the lane full of run. He inched away from his workmate and had to wait on her down the lane. He finished very strong, about a half length in front with a good gallop out. The rider came back and said how much he likes our colt, saying he had a lot of horse left. He will breeze again next week, so on we go.

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10262 <![CDATA[Bullwhip breezes a half mile at Santa Anita]]> Jul 10 2013 12:00AM ]]> Bullwhip breezed his second half mile yesterday at Santa Anita officially in 49.4, 24 of 35 at the distance, and Mike had him in 49.1. 

Bullwhip started about a length in front of his workmate on the inside, and broke off very well. he cornered around the turn beautifully and started to separate from his workmate down the lane without ever being asked. He cruised past the finish line well in hand about 2.5 lengths in front of his company. Mike was very pleased with his work, and said that we are right on track. 

Bullwhip shipped into Del Mar last night and will breeze there next week. We will keep you posted.

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14412 <![CDATA[Bullwhip looks like the favorite at Charles Town in a MSW heat on 5/7.]]> May 3 2014 3:10PM ]]> Bullwhip will tackle a field of 8 on Wednesday at Charles Town in pursuit of his first victory. This is a Maiden Special Weight race going 4 1/2 furlongs and carries a purse of 26K. Bullwhip will be coming out of the 8 hole with Charles Town's leading jockey J Montano in the irons. Great post, speed, all systems are a go! Nothing to Hide will look to rebound from a dull effort on 5/11. She is being pointed to a Maiden 20K race going 5 1/2 furlongs at Golden Gate Fields. Hopefully she can get the lead against the easier competition and then finish with a little more interest.

In other racing news... Humming Beethoven came out of her last race in good shape and will be pointed to the next MSW race going down the hill at Santa Anita. She was only 2 lengths behind the winner after being off for more than a year and should take step forward in her next out which should put her right there at the wire. Off the Deep End and True Visionary are about a month away from a start. Both are training great for trainers Peter Miller and Mike Puype. Our talented 2 year old Chilled Mousse is not far behind them. He trains better the farther he goes, a very good sign!  Kiss at Midnight and Island Freedom are a couple of weeks away from leaving Magali Farm for the racetrack. Salute to Summer and our stakes winner, Red Outlaw, are back in training, great to have them back!

Finally, Blinkers On purchased a beautiful High Cotton filly at the Spring OBS sale. She has a big, ground eating stride and will be pointed to Del Mar. Shares will available by later next week so be sure to visit the website for details.

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14443 <![CDATA[Bullwhips dominates field to win by 7, Nothing to Hide and Russell Baze team up at Golden Gate!]]> May 10 2014 2:34PM ]]> Bullwhip, with Charles Town's leading jockey Jose Montano in the irons, sailed to an easy 7 3/4 length win over seven Maiden Special Weight rivals on Wednesday. Bullwhip was hustled clear to rate the pace inside, was urged away through the turn but raced mostly in hand through the stretch to win easily. Bullwhip earned the lions share of the $26,200 purse for the Blinkers On partners. Congratulations to all! Nothing to Hide is in the 9th race at Golden Gate on Mothers Day. Russell Baze will be the pilot as Nothing to Hide tries to break her maiden. She drew the 8 hole in a field of 9 and looks tough to beat with the Hall of Fame rider in the saddle.

In other racing news...Humming Beethoven will be pointed to a MSW race going down the hill at Santa Anita when the condition book comes out next week. Our undefeated stakes winner Red Outlaw is back in training and will be pointed to a stake in the next 60 days or so. Off the Deep End and Chilled Mousse are training great according to conditioner Peter Miller and will be making their first starts in the next 1-2 months. We can't wait, such high hopes for both of them! Island Freedom and our 2 year old filly, Kiss at Midnight, will ship into trainer Mike Puype's barn next week to start gearing up for Del Mar. Salute to Summer is back in training at beautiful Magali farm and finally, Blinkers On purchased a High Cotton filly with a beautiful stride at OBS, you can see her if you click the offerings tab on our website.

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14284 <![CDATA[Bullwip 4/20/14]]> Apr 20 2014 4:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Bullwhip worked 3 furlongs on Thursday in 36.2. Jeff said he got right into the bit and did it easy. He also said he really liked the way he got over the track. He pulled up great and will move on to a half later in the week. Jeff said he has gotten a lot out of his gallops and is really fit so we are pointing to a MSW race on 5/3. This is at 4 1/2 furlongs for horses 3 and up and carries a purse of 26K. I am sorry for the tardy update but the clocker didn't get the work reported even though Jeff reported it and I wasn't really expecting him to work until Saturday so there was a disconnect. I guess Jeff wanted to work him on Thursday because the track was "perfect".

Scott

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14057 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 3/31/14]]> Mar 31 2014 12:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse has his first recorded breeze at San Luis Rey on Saturday. He worked an eighth in 13 flat, 4 of 10 at the distance. Peter said he did it easy and said he liked the way he traveled. He also said with his size and stride length he definitely has the look of a two turn horse, just confirming what we thought from the day we bought him. With that in mind we would not want to push him too early knowing he will probably be better with a little more ground. Peter said he came out of the work in great shape so he will work again next Saturday.

Scott

 

 

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14187 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 4/13/14]]> Apr 13 2014 8:00PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse breezed a quarter of a mile in company yesterday at San Luis Rey in 25.40, 6 of 13 at the distance. Peter said he traveled well, was very professional, and said  he went head and head with his workmate just doing it easy. He also said he is going to take his time with Chilled Mousee because he is such a big, leggy horse. He came out of the work in great shape and will breeze next week.

Scott

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14286 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 4/20/14]]> Apr 20 2014 6:10PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse worked a quarter mile in a set of three yesterday at San Luis Rey in 23.60, 1 of 17 at the distance. This was the bullet work at the distance. Peter said it was a nice group of horses and said Chilled Mousse worked head and head with the group and did everything the right way. He pulled up great and will move on to 3/8ths next week. On we go.

Scott

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14353 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 4/27/14]]> Apr 27 2014 9:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

 

Chilled Mousse had his first 3 furlong work yesterday at San Luis Rey. He worked in company in 37.40, 8 of 17 at the distance. Peter said this was his best work to date and he said the farther he goes the better he works. In this work Peter said Mousse was waiting on the other horse and dominated the work. All of this makes total sense but it is always nice to hear. He pulled up great so on we go.

 

Scott

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14119 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 4/6/14]]> Apr 6 2014 6:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse worked 1 furlong in company yesterday at San Luis Rey in 12.80, 6 of 19 at the distance. Peter said it was a good breeze and said he really likes the way he moves. He also reiterated he looks like a route horse with his big stride. Peter said he came out of the work in good shape and will move on to a quarter next week. Nice report.

Scott

 

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14445 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 5/11/14]]> May 11 2014 4:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at San Luis Rey in 49.60, 13 of  25 at the distance. Peter said he was very happy with the work and that Chilled Mousse was just "cruising". He said he did it all on his own and was competitive. Peter is in no big hurry because he does not want to start Chilled Mousse at any shorter 5 1/2 furlongs. This will allow us to build a great foundation, we will log plenty of miles and not be short on breezes. He came out of the work in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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14511 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 5/18/14]]> May 18 2014 10:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at San Luis Rey in 50.40, 11 of 17 at the distance. Peter actually had him in 49 and change. Peter said he worked head and head with his workmate and Peter said he did everything the right way. He also said so far he has done everything we have asked him to do so next week he will ask him for a bit more speed. He has been in no hurry up to this point because we are waiting for the longer races to be written. He pulled up great so on we go.

Scott

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14420 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 5/4/14]]> May 4 2014 1:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse worked 3 furlongs in company yesterday at San Luis Rey in 38 flat, 11 of 18 at the distance. Peter said he liked the work and said how easy he did it. He also said how straight forward and how professional Chilled Mousse is on the racetrack. Peter said he pulled up great and doesn't have a pimple on him. He said he isn't sure but he thinks he will move on to a slow, easy half mile next week. That would mean having him go in 50 or 51. I will have an updated photo or two shortly to give you an idea how the big boy has blossomed.

Scott 

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14885 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 6/19/14]]> Jun 19 2014 7:50PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse worked 3 furlongs yesterday at San Luis Rey in 38 flat, 8 of 11 at the distance. Peter said he looked good and traveled smoothly. He made the comment he has moved well galloping for about a week now. Peter said he looked him over closely this morning and said he jogged sound. The key will be how he looks over the next couple of days when he get's back to the track. So far so good. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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14955 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 6/26/14]]> Jun 26 2014 7:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 50.20, 11 of 15 at the distance. Peter said Chilled Mousse worked head and head with his workmate and did it very easy. He said he is not asking for speed and he is just working on fitness at this point. As we have said before we feel his best days will be when he routes so to Peter is going to build a solid foundation and point to a 6 furlong race at Del Mar for his debut. Hopefully we can stretch him out shortly thereafter. He pulled up in good shape and traveled smoothly so it looks as though his setback was caused by a pulled muscle. On we go.

Scott

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15074 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 7/11/14]]> Jul 11 2014 5:08PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse worked 4 furlongs in company from the gate on Wednesday at SLR in 49.20, 10 of 18 at the distance. If you were to compare this to a non gate work you would subtract a second. Elvis Trujillo was on Chilled Mousse and they were working with a Papa Clem Cal Bred of Peter's. Peter said Chilled Mousse broke sharply and basically Elvis had him in a hold the entire work as he waited on his workmate. Peter said this was his best work to date and that he is basically ready to run now that he has his gate card. We actually discussed running in a 5 furlong Cal Bred MSW race on opening day because he is doing so well but resisted the temptation and will wait for the 5 1/2 in the next book and get some more work in. Chilled Mousse will be moved to Del Mar shortly for 1 or 2 works over the surface. Great report.

Scott

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15143 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 7/15/14]]> Jul 16 2014 7:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse had his first 5 furlong work yesterday at Del Mar. He worked in company in 1:02. The clocker reported an incorrect time of 1:03.80, I thinks it's a little crazy in the mornings with the meet just starting. Sean Elliot was in the irons for the work. Peter said he really liked the work and that he did it super easy. He also said he seemed to get over the track just fine. Peter said we will be ready to run in the Cal Bred MSW race in Del Mar's 2nd book. That book comes out next week. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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15195 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 7/22/14]]> Jul 22 2014 7:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Del Mar in 47.80, 7 of 42 at the distance. Although the time was quicker Peter felt this work was not quite as good as last weeks. He said he just didn't travel quite a smoothly and had to work a little harder. Peter couldn't quite put his finger on it, possibly he just wasn't feeling quite as good or could have had a little something bugging him. The vet will be going over him with a fine tooth comb tomorrow but Peter said he looked good today. Also, Martin Pedroza worked him yesterday and Elliott was up for the previous work so maybe that played into it. Having said that we are pointing to the CA Bred MSW race on 8/1. This race is at 5 1/2 furlongs and carries a purse of 75K. Our plan at this point is to give Elliott the mount because of how well he worked when he was in the irons. We enter on 7/27 and I will keep you posted with any updates and I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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15010 <![CDATA[Chilled Mousse 7/3/14]]> Jul 3 2014 7:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Chilled Mousse worked a half mile in company yesterday at SLR in 48.40, 2 of 16 at the distance. Peter put blinkers on for this work and he said he took a nice step forward. Obviously the time was quick but Peter said he did it easy, all on his own. This was his best work to date and it seems he is moving forward nicely. He pulled up in good shape and we will move on to 5/8ths next week. 

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36363 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 2/17/20]]> Feb 17 2020 6:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 3 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 36.80, 5 of 13 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work. He said the pair worked head and head and the Count was well within himself, doing it easily. He said he didn't hit behind so we are hoping since he has matured physically he has grown out of it. Especially when he worked in company he would get competitive and he would start scrambling and that's when he would hit but nothing yesterday. Everything else is cold and tight and the tendon area looks good so on we go. He will move on to a half next week.

Scott

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36393 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 2/24/20]]> Feb 24 2020 3:52PM ]]> Hello Partners,

Count Alexei worked 4 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 47.40, 2 of 24 at the distance. Brian said this was a powerful work. He said he was into the bit and reaching nicely. He said he was willing and did it basically all on his own. He did hit slightly behind, not bad but he did so the pads will go on and the farrier will make adjustments. He pulled up in great shape and will work another half next week.

Scott

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36427 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 3/2/20]]> Mar 2 2020 5:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 4 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 47 flat, 1 of 18 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work, his best in the sequence. He said he was moving well doing it easily and finished powerfully. The strong finish he is now displaying is what he wasn't doing before the freshening. He said he pulled up in great shape and did not hit behind this week. He also said he is getting bigger and stronger (he was already a stud!), I will have some pictures taken tomorrow.

Scott

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36554 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 3/27/20]]> Mar 27 2020 5:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 5 furlongs in company from the gate at Los Alamitos yesterday in 59.00, 3 of 16 at the distance. If you were to compare this to a non-gate work you would subtract 1 second. Brian said this was a good work. He said he broke very sharp and was very quick early. He put a little separation on his workmate, Strictly Biz, a talented older Koriner trainee, and was moving well. He said when they were coming down the lane the Count was getting pressure and got a little tired, finishing 2 lengths back. He said it was expected working against an older Maiden Allowance winner. He said he pulled up in good shape and only hit once. He did say this tells us he still needs a couple of more works to get him fit. Let's hope they open Santa Anita by that time or we will be running at GGF.

Scott

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36456 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 3/9/20]]> Mar 9 2020 3:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 59.40, 3 of 24 at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said the Count worked with Nice Ice and they went head and head. He said he was moving well "doing it the right way". He said barely hit and had his patches on so it was nothing. He pulled up in great shape and will go another 5/8th's next week. Brian also said he has been going to the gate and so far no issues.

Scott

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36626 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 4/17/20]]> Apr 17 2020 10:32AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos on Wednesday is 48.80, 15 of 22 at the distance. Brian said the work was simply a maintenance work now that he is fit and ready to go. He said he was moving well doing it easy. He pulled up in good shape and we are still playing the waiting game. Santa Anita is meeting with the County Health Dept. on Saturday to plead our case to race. We will see what becomes of that. If we don't get some clarity we may have to think about a plan B.

Scott

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36650 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 4/24/20]]> Apr 24 2020 4:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos on Wednesday in 58.40, 1 of 9 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said Prat was aboard for the work and it was excellent. He said the Count was a bit headstrong at the beginning of the work but Prat got him the settle and level out. From that point he said he was moving beautifully, strong but well within himself do it much easier than his workmate. He pulled up in great shape and didn't hit. Brian said he is so ready to run. Santa Anita met with the County on the 16th and they are still reviewing the proposed plan. We hope to hear something next week then it would still be 10 days or so before the meet could start. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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36583 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 4/3/20]]> Apr 3 2020 5:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 6 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:13.60, 1 of 2 at the distance. Brian said this was a super work. He said he worked with Strictly Biz again and this time Count Alexei came out on top. He said the pair worked head and head and when the real running started down the stretch the Count's workmate fell back and the Count finished 2 in front. He also said there was more in the tank and he could of gone much quicker. He said he pulled up in good shape and didn't hit. He also said if we were running we would be ready. So now the idea is to keep him fit and happy until racing resumes. As you know they shut down Golden Gate as well so now that isn't even an option. If it looks like it will be some time before racing resumes we will back off and do "modified" training at a reduced rate or go to train on a farm to save on expenses. All dressed up with nowhere to go, it's a shame.

Scott

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36723 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 5/17/20]]> May 17 2020 5:50PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 5 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 59.40, 1 of 13 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was a powerful work, he said he was moving well and full of run. He pulled up in great shape and we have called an audible on his first start. The new condition book came out and the MSW race for Cal-bred's on the grass (the race we hoped for) came up on the 2nd day, 5/30. Since this is only one week later we will go there, we feel it gives a much better chance at winning at first asking. So, he will have one more work then we will run on the 30th.

Scott

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36745 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 5/24/20]]> May 24 2020 5:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 4 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 47.20, 3 of 17 at the distance. Brian said this was another solid work. He said he was moving well, covering a lot of ground with every jump and was doing it all on his own. He pulled up in good shape and did not hit. Brian said this work should set him up nicely for his start on the 30th. We enter on Wednesday and I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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36691 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 5/7/20]]> May 7 2020 11:50AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 6 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:13.00, 4 of 4 at the distance. Brian said this was a really good work. He said he broke off the pole and was head strong (typical for him) so the rider had him in a snug hold. He said then he leveled off and was moving smoothly and finished well with the rider never really letting him go. Brian feels he is going to be very quick but rationing the speed is something he will need to do as we go on. He pulled up in great shape (did not hit) so we are ready. The book is out and we had 2 choices. The first is a MSW Cal-bred going 6 furlongs on the dirt on 5/24 or MSW open going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf on 5/23 and we elected to run on the 23rd. Normally with a Cal-bred we always run in Cal-bred races to break the maiden but we chose to run open on the grass for 2 reasons. First he is bred top and bottom for the grass and we want to try him on the turf and more importantly because the dirt surface is so dry and deep which is very tiring on a young 3 year old first time starter facing older. Brian is also a little concerned with the safety of the SA dirt especially with his past problems of hitting behind. He will have one more work before we run and we will enter for that race on the 20th.

Scott

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36822 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 6/13/20]]> Jun 13 2020 3:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 47.60, 2 of 17 at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work. He said he was moving well in a nice hold doing it all on his own. He said he was fluid and did not hit which seems to be a thing of the past. He pulled up in great shape and we are locked and loaded for the race on the 20th. We enter on Wednesday and I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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36932 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 7/6/20]]> Jul 6 2020 4:17PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 50.20, 22 of 37 at the distance. Brian said he liked the work, nice and easy because he wanted to keep him relaxed and happy plus he is dead fit. He said he pulled up in good shape, the tendon doesn't palpitate sore and he didn't hit. So, we are ready to go on the 12th at Del Mar in the MSW CA race at 5 furlongs on the turf. We have made a rider change and we are putting Rickey Gonzalez on. Rickey was the 2nd leading rider at GGF and has moved his tack to So California. I have had a lot of success with Rickey, he rode our stakes winner, Right Hand Man and most recently has won on Cupid's Claws. Rickey is a great speed rider and has very soft hands so he can stay out of the horses way. He also is a very good listener. We enter on Thursday for Sunday. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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35322 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 8/20/19]]> Aug 20 2019 12:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos on Sunday in 1:00.60, 8 of 15 at the distance. He worked with a highly regarded older Koriner trainee, Go Daddy Go. The idea was to put the Count on the lead, let Go Daddy Go roll up and then get serious down the lane. Brian was pleased with the work. He said the Count dug in and was very competitive. He said he was moving well, really reaching out. He also felt the work was very strong for his first 5/8th's. He said he pulled up in good shape and did not hit behind. He will work another 5 furlongs next week.

Scott

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35371 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 8/26/19]]> Aug 26 2019 3:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:01.20, 9 of 9 at the distance. Brian had the time in 100.40. Brian said the set was traveling easily as planned and the Count was on the inside which is the deep part of the track. He said he seems less comfortable being inside of another horse rather than outside which is not uncommon and is all about the learning process. He said he didn't know if it was because he got intimidated or a little tired but he fell back about a length at the end of the work. He said he was still happy with the work and he was also happy that he pulled up in good shape and did not hit. Next week he will work from the gate and depending on how things go we may look at running on 9/15 in a MSW CA race at Los Al. This would give Brian 2 more works to see if he is ready.

Scott

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35513 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 9/14/19]]> Sep 14 2019 12:59PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:01.00, 4 of 15 at the distance. Coleen told Brian who is at the Keenland sale that this was an improved work but she feels there is still more there. She said he was moving well, hitting the ground nicely, but could still be finishing stronger even though he was a length in front at the wire. Both Brian and Coleen feel he will step forward when he gets on grass. He is bred top and bottom for it as well as his action. He pulled up in great shape and will now transfer to Santa Anita. Since the MSW CA race at Santa Anita is at 6 1/2 furlongs which is not ideal we are discussing starting him in open company MSW going 5 furlongs on the turf on 10/5.

Scott

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35422 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 9/2/19]]> Sep 2 2019 11:43AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 5 furlongs out of the gate at Los Alamitos on Saturday in 1:01.80, 15 of 18 at the distance. If you were to compare this to a non gate work you would subtract 1 second. Brian said this work was a mixed bag. He said he was somewhat stressed in the gate and then broke okay. Once he leveled out he was moving fluidly and reaching nicely. At the end of the work he got a little tired and didn't gallop out real strong. Brian felt that he spent a lot of energy being worked up in the gate and that was why he didn't show a lot at the end of the work. Fairly common. He came out of the work in great shape and did not hit behind. Based on this work we know he will need a little more time to figure things out before he is ready to run.

Scott

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35466 <![CDATA[Count Alexei 9/8/19]]> Sep 8 2019 3:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Count Alexei worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:00.00, 3 of 18 at the distance. Brian said this was a powerful work, his best in the sequence. Brian had him start behind his workmate, he said he relaxed nicely and was moving fluidly well within himself. He said when they hit the top of the lane Alexei exploded going by his workmate then went on strongly through the wire. He said he felt one of the reasons he worked so well was his ability to breath and relax. He said in some of his works he starts try to run of and starts scrambling, another reason he could have been hitting which he didn't in this work. He pulled up in great shape so on we go. We are now caught in a funny spot with respect to the condition books. The MSW CA race at Los Al is on the 15th and Brian wants to see another good work out of him before he runs plus he said he a least needs 1 more work to be sure he is fit. That doesn't work for the 15th but if the race didn't fill for that Sunday it would get carried over to the following week. If that were the case he could have another work and if it was strong we could run. If not our plan is to wait until early October at Santa Anita. If that were the case he would get  a few more works which would be need for Santa Anita's deeper surface. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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35707 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 10/11/19]]> Oct 11 2019 5:48PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 59.00, 4 of 11 at the distance. Brian said this was another powerful work. He said Cupid was eager and really reaching. He said he pulled up in great shape and the knees look good. On we go.

Scott

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32864 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 10/15/18]]> Oct 15 2018 12:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.60, 28 of 56 at the distance. Joe Talamo was in the irons for the work. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said he was traveling fluidly, reaching out nicely. He said he did it easy and galloped out well. He pulled up in good shape and is ready for Friday's race. I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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35744 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 10/19/19]]> Oct 19 2019 4:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:02.00, 21 of 44 at the distance. Brian said this was another good work. He said they started a little slow and Cupid was waiting on his workmate then they both powered home head and head the final 3/8th's. He said he loped out big again and is getting fit. He pulled up in great shape and we are pointing to the first condition allowance race at Del Mar on 11/9.

 Scott

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32742 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 10/2/18]]> Oct 2 2018 6:28PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 49 flat, 27 of 63 at the distance. Brian said this work was just to let him stretch his legs, just nice and easy. He said he was hitting the ground nicely, reaching out and fluid. He pulled up in good shape and the plan is to work farther in company next week with Talamo aboard. The new condition book will be out a week from today and we will be looking for a race at that point.

Scott

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35780 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 10/26/19]]> Oct 26 2019 5:04PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 6 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:15.00, 3 of 7 at the distance. Brian said this was another very good work. He said he went slow early then came home powerfully with a big gallop out. He said since he has come off the layoff he is relaxing more early and showing a bigger turn of foot late. Brian said he pulled up in great shape, everything cold and tight and we are on schedule for the race on 11/9.

Scott

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35664 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 10/4/19]]> Oct 4 2019 6:04PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 59.20, 2 of 11 at the distance. Brian said this was a super work.  He said Cupid worked head and head with his workmate and with mild urging they were really moving. He said Cupid was reaching out and looking good. Brian said he pulled up in great shape and the knees look good. If all goes well we will start looking for a race in about a month.

Scott

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32816 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 10/9/18]]> Oct 9 2018 12:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.60, 5 of 50 at the distance. Cupid was working with the stakes winner Take the One O One. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said Cupid was traveling well and hitting the ground nicely. He said he needed to be urged to stay with his workmate but that was too be expected. The goal was to push him and make him work. Brian was pleased with the fight he showed. He also noted that he thinks taking the blinkers off has helped. The condition book comes out to day or tomorrow and we will then point to a race.

Scott

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33004 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 11/1/18]]> Nov 1 2018 1:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.40, 4 of 33 at the distance. Brian said this was a very strong work. He said Talamo was in the irons and Cupid was into the bit the entire work with no urging from Joe. He feels that Cupid is really starting to figure things out. He pulled up in good shape so we are on target for the race at Del Mar on the 12th.

Scott

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33498 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 1/12/19]]> Jan 12 2019 5:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.00, 11 of 99 at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work. He said he was moving great, really getting over the surface nicely and doing it all on his own. Brian said he pulled up in great shape and the horse is really doing good now. The new book is out and there is a 1st condition allowance race going a mile on the turf on 1/19 so we will be ready for that. There is also a race on 2/2 but our goal is the 19th. With the way he is traveling over Santa Anita surface Brian and I would consider running on the dirt if the race was taken off the grass. Entries are on Wednesday, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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33190 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 11/24/18]]> Nov 24 2018 5:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.20, 18 of 26 at the distance. Cupid worked with Blinkers On's Square Peggy. Brian said this was a good work. A nice and relaxed leg stretcher. He worked head and head with Peggy reaching out nicely, well within himself. He pulled up in good shape and full of energy. Even though we were planning on giving him a rest until after Christmas we will be looking at a race that is in the book for 11/30. This is an Allowance race going a mile on the grass for 3 year old's only. It is kinda of doubtful it will fill but if it does we plan on entering. He is feeling really good and it will have been 18 days since his win, we think it is worth a shot. Facing only 3 year old's is a big deal. I will keep you posted after entries tomorrow.

Scott

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35944 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 11/24/19]]> Nov 24 2019 4:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita on Friday in 48.80, 19 of 66 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work. He said Cupid was just cruising, working head and head with little urging. Cedillo was in the irons for the work and we will know shortly if he will be riding. He said he pulled up in good shape and we will enter on Thanksgiving for the 1 mile allowance (turf) race on 12/1. Depending on changing weather and the possibility of the race coming off the turf we may look at the race at Golden Gate on 12/8. Even if that race were to be taken off the turf it would move to the synthetic which we are confident he would handle. It is also a straight 1st condition with no optional tag so we would not be facing any grizzly veterans which would also be attractive.

Scott

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33093 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 11/8/18]]> Nov 8 2018 4:48PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.20, 10 of 34 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work, just what he was looking for. He said it was nice and easy, just letting him stretch his legs. He said he was moving fluidly and galloped out strong. He pulled up in great shape and we will enter tomorrow for the race on the 12th. Let's hope it fills, it was a short field last time.

Scott

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36210 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 1/18/20]]> Jan 19 2020 11:04AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 48.40, 5 of 48 at the distance. Steve said this strong work. He said he galloped out 5/8th's in 1:00.4 and kept rolling. He said he was moving well and Rickey told Steve he went great. He pulled up in good shape and yesterday we entered the race for the 24th but it did not fill, it had 4. The race was carried over to the 25th and we enter on Monday. The racing secretary told Steve he felt he could get a couple of more runners for the weekend. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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33321 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 12/10/18]]> Dec 10 2018 3:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.00, 34 of 102 at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work, possibly his best. He was inside another highly regarded Koriner trainee and Brian said his workmate was being pushed to keep up and Talamo was sitting chilly on Cupid. He said when the other horse tried to engage, Cupid could feel him and wouldn't let him by, doing it easily. He pulled up in great shape and we have two race options, both on the same day, 12/26. The first is a first condition allowance for horses 3 and up going 1 1/8th on the turf. This is the preferred spot. The second option is the Mathis Brothers Mile stake for 3 year old's. This is a mile on the turf. There are some very talented 3 year old grass horses and we would like to give him more time to develop before pushing him into a race like this but we plan on nominating to see who may be running. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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33559 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 1/21/19]]> Jan 21 2019 3:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.40, 30 of 73 at the distance. Brian said the was another good work. He said he was moving great, really reaching and was in hand the entire work. He pulled up in good shape and Brian says we are ready for Friday.

Scott

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36066 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 12/15/19]]> Dec 15 2019 5:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs solo at Golden Gate yesterday in 1:02.80, 21 of 36 at the distance. William Antongeorgi was in the irons for the work. Steve and William were both impressed with how Cupid worked. He was just in high cruise mode early then kicked it in coming home in 12 flat. Steve said he was really reaching and seems to get over the Tapeta great. He pulled up in good shape and the first condition allowance race is on 1/4. The race is carded on the grass but with the weather there is a very good chance it will be moved to the main track and based on how he worked over it I hope it does. 

Scott

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33353 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 12/16/18]]> Dec 16 2018 2:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.20, 3 of 65 at the distance. Cupid was working with the Koriner stakes winner Spiced Perfection. Cupid was on the outside and the two horses worked head and head with only mild urging from Talamo on Cupid's Claws. Brian said it was a really nice work and Cupid seems to be improving. He pulled up in great shape and we are still targeting the 1 1/8th allowance race on the turf on 12/26.

Scott

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33374 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 12/22/18]]> Dec 22 2018 1:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.80, 14 of 38 at the distance. Brian said this was another good work. He said he was moving fluidly and did it easy. He said he galloped out strong and is feeling good. He pulled up in great shape and Brian says he is ready for his 1 1/8 mile journey on Wednesday.

Scott

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36105 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 12/22/19]]> Dec 22 2019 1:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs at Golden Gate yesterday in 1:03.00, 25 of 30 at the distance. Steve said this was a nice work over the recently dug up deeper surface. He said he was moving fluidly and galloped out strong again. He pulled up in good shape so we are still pointing to the race on 1/4. He will have one more work prior to running.

Scott

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36121 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 12/29/19]]> Dec 29 2019 1:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 1:02.60, 20 of 48 at the distance. Steve was very happy with the work. He said Cupid was just in a strong gallop early then came flying home, really reaching and gathering up ground. He said he galloped out big again and is ready. He pulled up in great shape and we enter Wednesday for Saturday. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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33289 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 12/5/18]]> Dec 5 2018 10:09AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs solo on Monday at Santa Anita in 1:02.20, 37 of 66 at the distance. Joe Talamo was in the irons for the work. Brian was not at the work because he was traveling but his assistant said everything went according to plan. Brian just wanted something nice and easy with no race to point to. The work was all about fitness, 5 furlongs with a big gallop out. Brian assistant told Brian Cupid was moving well, in hand. He pulled up in great shape so on we go, from what we know we expect the Allowance race will be at the beginning of the first book, so basically right after Christmas.

Scott

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33448 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 1/6/19]]> Jan 6 2019 1:59PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.80, 25 of 123 at the distance. Brian said this was a very good work. He said he was supposed to work solo but he ended up picking up company on the turn and dug in, reaching nicely and finishing strong. He pulled up in great shape and the new book is out on Tuesday and we will be looking at races.

Scott

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33743 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 2/14/19]]> Feb 14 2019 6:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 37.60, 11 of 21 at the distance. Brian went 3/8th's to sharpen him up so hopefully he will show a little more speed. Also, because of the timing of the race and his work schedule with the weather interruptions he didn't wan't to work him any farther this close to the race. Brian said this was a very nice work, he said he was into the bit and traveling well. He pulled up in good shape and we enter for Monday's race tomorrow. Brian said the knee looks better and other than a rash he said we are good to go. Finally, if the race does go we are entering for turf only, Brian doesn't want him pounding that knee on a sealed track. The weather this year has sure been something.

Scott

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36418 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 2/29/20]]> Feb 29 2020 5:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 48.20, 4 of 37 at the distance. Steve said this was an excellent work. He said he was powerful going out 5/8th's in 1:00.4 and galloped out like King Kong. Gonzalez was aboard and said he went "perfect". He pulled up in great shape so we decided to enter the race for 3/6. We were going to skip a race in the book but Steve said Cupid's energy level is as high as it can be and he worked so strong after running a 5 on the Thorograph Sheets we feel he is ready for a big effort. I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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33711 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 2/9/19]]> Feb 9 2019 5:12PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita on Thursday in 48.80, 16 of 27 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work. He said he did it easy, all on his own and was traveling well. Brian said he pulled up with a little pressure in his knee but was not off, jogged totally sound. Our vet examined him and feels with therapy we should still be a go for the race on the 18th (assuming it fills). He goes back to the track tomorrow and we will see how he looks after training. At some point he will probably need a break because of the wear and tear. The Santa Anita surface is tough on these horses, I hope they make some adjustments.

 Scott

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36314 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 2/9/20]]> Feb 9 2020 10:18AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 49.20, 11 of 67 at the distance. Steve said this was a very good work. He said he was moving well, really reaching out past the wire galloping out 5/8th's in 1:01.4. Rickey said he was very happy with the work as well. He pulled up in great shape and we entered yesterday for Fridays race and it filled. I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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36521 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 3/22/20]]> Mar 22 2020 1:50PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 48.00, 2 of 58 at the distance. Steve said this was an excellent work. He said he moving great, doing it the right way then galloped out big. He pulled up in great shape so our plan is to still look at a race in the next book which will come out next week. Assuming the weather cooperates and we are still running the turf allowance race should show up the 2nd week of April.

Scott

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36566 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 3/29/20]]> Mar 29 2020 5:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 50.00, 21 of 44 at the distance. Steve said this was a good work, nice and easy. He said he galloped out strong in 1:02.1. He said he pulled up in good shape and now we need to find a spot to run. There is no 2nd condition allowance in the new book so we are going to see if he will write an extra or we will have to think about a plan B.

Scott

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36633 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 4/19/20]]> Apr 19 2020 10:45AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 1:03.00, 35 of 67 at the distance. Steve and Ricky were both pleased with the work. Steve said he was reaching nicely and was doing it all on his own. He also said he is looking good, carrying really good weight. As far as a plan, Santa Anita met with the County yesterday and from what I have read things went well. They are hoping to get an answer back on resuming racing early this week. If approved GGF feels they would also be able to resume racing in the near future. Big picture, if racing will resume either at Santa Anita and or Golden Gate within a few weeks great, if not I will consider moving Cupid to another circuit depending on which tracks are running. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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36655 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 4/26/20]]> Apr 26 2020 11:06AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 6 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 1:12.80, 1 of 9 at the distance and the bullet workout of the day at the distance. Steve said this was a strong work. He said he was moving fluidly, reaching nicely and galloped out strong. Steve worked him 3/4's because there is a rumor they may be able to open in 2 weeks, we will see. He pulled up in great shape so we are ready. I have been considering Churchill Downs but they have delayed opening to training so their already delayed meet will be pushed out even farther so I'm not sure if that will get us racing any sooner. We will see how it plays out.

Scott 

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36585 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 4/5/20]]> Apr 5 2020 1:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday is 49.00, 5 of 56 at the distance. Steve said this was another good work. He said he was traveling well and doing it all on his own. As usual he galloped out strong onto the backstretch. He pulled up in good shape but as you know we have no race plans with GGF being shut down. As with Santa Anita the racetrack is working with the County to try and persuade them to let them resume racing, we will see. As with everything now days it is a day to day thing and we will make adjustments as we go. There is speculation racing could start back up in early May and if that is the case we would stay in full training but skip a work or two. If things get worse we would either stay at the track with modified training at a reduced rate, go to a farm and train or move to another circuit to run. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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36702 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 5/10/20]]> May 10 2020 1:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid worked 6 furlongs yesterday at GGF in 1:15.40, 4 of 17 at the distance. Steve said this was a very good work. He said he was doing it easy, just breezing, and galloped out strong. He pulled up in great shape so we are ready to go. Racing starts at GGF on Thursday and the new book is out. The 2nd condition allowance on the turf going long is on 5/31 and that is what we are pointing to. If an extra pops up before that and it makes sense we will look at that as well.

Scott

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36722 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 5/17/20]]> May 17 2020 5:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs yesterday at GGF in 1:01.60, 23 of 73 at the distance. Steve said the time was wrong, he said he went in 1:00.3 and galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:13.1. Steve said it was another strong work. He said he was moving well, full of energy. Ricky told Steve he is working as good as he ever has and we are ready. He pulled up in good shape and will have one more work prior to his anticipated start on 5/31.

Scott

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36743 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 5/24/20]]> May 24 2020 12:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 1:00.20, 4 of 40 at the distance. Steve said this was another strong work. He said he galloped out in 1:13.00 with no urging, wanting to do more. He pulled up in great shape and we will enter Thursday for Sunday's race. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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36759 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 5/31/20]]> May 31 2020 10:56AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 49.00, 20 of 72 at the distance. Steve said this was a good work, he said he did it easy, all on his own. He said  he galloped out big and and looked good doing it. He pulled up in good shape and we are ready for Thursday. It will be nice to have him back on the grass and stretching out again.

Scott

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31687 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 6/14/18]]> Jun 14 2018 3:21PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 3 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 36.80, 6 of 12 at the distance. Brain said this was a very nice work. He said he was pleased that Cupid picked up the pace and galloped out stronger with no urging from the rider. He said he was moving well, pulled up in great shape and will move on to a half next week. He will be ready for Del Mar with no setbacks.

Scott

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36853 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 6/21/20]]> Jun 21 2020 6:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 49.80, 21 of 66 at the distance. Steve said this was a nice maintenance work. He said he was just cruising, doing it easy. Rickey told Steve after the work how smooth he was moving. He pulled up in good shape so on we go. The Pleasanton Fair got the extra racing days so there is no racing at GGF until mid August and Pleasanton has no turf course so we will be shipping to Del Mar. Del Mar has a race that should fit our horse nicely. It is for a claiming tag of $40,000 going 1 1/16th on the turf. In addition Rickey will be riding the Del Mar meet so he will have his regular rider which I feels helps with this horse. We will just be shipping in for the race then back to GGF to train. He has been so sound and happy at GGF I really don't want to change things up.

Scott

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31755 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 6/22/18]]> Jun 22 2018 10:35AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos on Wednesday in 49.40, 8 of 9 at the distance. Brian said he wasn't looking for speed in this work just more of a foundation builder. He said he went evenly with no urging from the rider and was hitting the ground nicely. He said he was one paced, looking more and more like a route horse. He said next week he will be in company and will be asked for more speed and a stronger gallop out. He pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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28389 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 6/24/17]]> Jun 24 2017 5:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 2 furlongs at Los Al yesterday in 24.60, 1 of 4 at the distance. Brian said he was very happy with how he was reaching out and how he was hitting the ground. He said he was surprised he went that quick because he did it so easily. He also said Claws was feeling good, kind of goofing around, and wasn't 100% focused on business so we don't think we saw his best. He pulled up in great shape and will work another quarter next week.

Scott

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31808 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 6/28/18]]> Jun 28 2018 5:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 47.60, 2 of 9 at the distance. Brian said this was a very good work. He said he put a pair of cheater blinkers on and he felt this made him much more eager to work. He said the rider asked him to work as they broke off from the pole and Cupid did the rest. He said he was reaching out nicely, very fluid. Cupid pulled up in great shape and will work again next week.

Scott

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36890 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 6/28/20]]> Jun 28 2020 11:57AM ]]> Hello Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 1:02.40, 12 of 53 at the distance. Steve said this was a nice work. He said he looked good doing it, moving smoothly then galloping out a strong 3/4's in 1:14.3 He pulled up in good shape and Steve said he will work him one more time at GGF then ship into Del Mar for the race on 7/11.

Scott

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31633 <![CDATA[Cupids Claws 6/7/18]]> Jun 7 2018 4:59PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 3 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 37.40, 4 of 9 at the distance. The work went according to plan, nice and easy. Cupid is moving fluidly and hitting the ground nicely. Brian is very happy with where we are at. He pulled up in great shape, the tendon area looks perfect so on we go.

Scott

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28450 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 7/1/17]]> Jul 1 2017 2:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 2 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 24.40, 8 of 14 at the distance. Brian said it was a very nice work, doing it all on his own with no urging. He said he was really reaching out with good energy. He also said he galloped out very strong and will move on to 3/8th's next week. Physically the horse is doing great.

Scott

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31943 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 7/12/18]]> Jul 12 2018 7:20PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:00 flat, 1 of 6 at the distance and the bullet work of the day. Brian was traveling so his assistant Coleen was at the work. Coleen said he was moving well with his big stride. Coleen and Brian both said the farther he trains the more he looks like a route horse which totally makes sense with his pedigree. The plan going forward are works in company and more time at the gate. He pulled up in great shape and it looks like the 2nd or 3rd book at Del Mar and we will be ready to run.

Scott

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28600 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 7/15/17]]> Jul 15 2017 3:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 3 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 36.00, 3 of 12 at the distance. Brian had the pair in 35.00. Brian said Cupid was on the outside flashing his big, long pretty stride and actually went a little faster than planned but he did it easily. Brian said going forward his plan is to try and not have him work so quickly every week knowing he will need to relax when he routes. There is a fine line however, if they are doing it easily you don't want to take to big a hold and slow them down too much because they won't get anything out of the work. He pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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32006 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 7/20/18]]> Jul 20 2018 1:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos on Wednesday in 59.40, 1 of 5 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work especially without company. He said he was moving well, very fluid and did it all on his own. Brian has decided to move Cupid to Del Mar for his next few works so he has company to work with that can keep up with him. There is also a small chance he could make his first start on the dirt although our plan is still the grass. It all depends on how the condition book lays out. We would want him acclimated to the Del Mar dirt surface if he happened to run on it. We need 2-3 more works and more time in the gate and we will be ready. Physically he is doing great so on we go.

Scott

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32090 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 7/29/18]]> Jul 29 2018 5:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs in company at Del Mar yesterday in 1:02.00, 38 of 53 at the distance. Cupid worked with a winning 3 year old named Fast Cotton. Brian said Cupid worked very well and easily handled his workmate. He said he was hitting the ground nicely and galloped out strong. He pulled up in good shape and will work 6 furlongs next week. I will send out a photo I took of him last week right after he shipped in.

Scott

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31853 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 7/5/18]]> Jul 5 2018 12:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked five furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 59.60, 2 of 6 at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work, the best to date. He said he leveled out and was really reaching, showing off his big stride. He made the comment that he doesn't have a ton of knee action which means it looks like more of a dirt stride than a turf stride. Strides do change with different surfaces, the deeper the surface the more knee action you will see so it may change once he leaves Los Alamitos. He pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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36924 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 7/5/20]]> Jul 5 2020 12:21PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs at GGF yesterday in a recorded 1:03.80, 43 of 54 at the distance. Steve said they got the wrong time, probably picked up the wrong horse. Steve had Cupid in 1:01.00 and galloping out three quarters in 1:13 and change. He said it was a really good work, he said he was moving well, really reaching. He said he pulled up in great shape and will ship out to Del Mar shortly. We enter for his race on the 11th on Wednesday. Finally, since he has already run for the 40K tag I won't ask for another vote but is you would like to change your vote and not run for the 40K tag then please tell me and I will take that as a vote. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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28510 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 7/8/17]]> Jul 8 2017 3:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 2 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 24 flat, 1 of 13 at the distance and the co-bullet work at the distance. Cupids Claws was on the inside with outside pressure and handled it with no problem. As usual he was reaching out and hitting the ground beautifully. There was basically no urging from the rider and he galloped out a strong 3/8th's. Brian said he pulled up in great shape and and is very happy with where we are at. He will breeze 3 furlongs next week.

Scott

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32244 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 8/12/18]]> Aug 12 2018 6:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 5 furlongs in company out of the gate at Del Mar yesterday in 1:01.60, 19 of 40 at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work except he was a step slow out of the gate. Cupid was working within unknown company and his workmate jumped out in front of Cupid but once Cupid got into his stride he rolled by the other horse finishing multiple lengths in front. Brian said he was moving well and galloped out strong. He pulled up in good shape and with one more work we will be ready. Brian is still convinced going long on the grass first time out is the right choice. He said the more he trains (and the farther he trains) the more you see grass action in his stride. He also has been saying since the gelding and now that he is fit his body type looks more and more like long on the grass. The new condition book will be out next week and we will look at our options.

Scott

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32306 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 8/19/18]]> Aug 19 2018 1:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 6 furlongs in company (his workmate worked 5) at Del Mar yesterday in 1:12.00, 1 of 7 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said he worked with Tanners Pride and they worked head and head. Brain said he was moving well and finished in 12 for the final eighth with a good gallop out. He pulled up in good shape and Brain said he is ready. There is a MSW race going 1 mile on the turf on 8/25 and we will enter for that race on Wednesday. Tiago Pereira will have the mount. Tiago has been working Cupid since he arrived at Del Mar. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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32154 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 8/5/18]]> Aug 5 2018 6:28PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 6 furlongs in company at Del Mar yesterday in 1:15.20, 5 of 6 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work even though they didn't go real fast. Cupid worked with an older maiden Rak City. They broke off and went head and head and Cupid had to wait on his workmate. Cupid pulled away in the lane finishing 2 in front at the wire. Brian said he was well within himself and was moving fluidly. He pulled up in good shape and will work another 3/4's next week.

Scott

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32532 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 9/10/18]]> Sep 10 2018 3:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.60, 33 of 108 at the distance. Joe Talamo was up for the work and Brian said it was a very nice breeze. He said Cupid was strong and moving well. He said Joe never had to ask him, doing it all on his own. Joe told Brian he really liked the horse and he will be offered the mount when we run. I have not been too impressed with Tiago on the grass including our race. He has been really good on the dirt but he seems to be getting in bad spots on the grass. The new Santa Anita book is out and there was no MSW race going long on the grass which makes no sense since there has been no grass racing because of the Los Al meet. Brian is going to ask him to write and extra, if not I would consider running at Golden Gate. Easier competition but smaller pot of course. I am not happy having to sit in the barn until late October.

Scott

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35499 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 9/13/19]]> Sep 13 2019 2:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 3 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 36.20, 2 of 2 at the distance. Coleen, Brian's assistant, said the plan was to go easy in his first work off the layoff and all went well. She said he was moving fluidly and wanted to do more. She said he pulled up in great shape and the knees look great. On we go.

Scott

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32604 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 9/16/18]]> Sep 16 2018 11:59AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.40, 15 of 79 at the distance. Brian is in Keenland but his assistant told him it was a powerful work. He said all the rider did was point him in the right direction. He said he galloped out strong and pulled up in good shape. The race filled at Golden Gate and he will ship on Wednesday. I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott 

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35558 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 9/20/19]]> Sep 20 2019 4:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 49.40, 3 of 7 at the distance. The Koriner team had him exactly 1 second faster. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said he was eager, just pulling the rider around. He said he was hitting the ground nicely, really reaching. He said he was most impressed by the gallop out, he said it was huge. He said he is getting fit very quickly because he is putting so much into his gallops in the AM. He pulled up in great shape and will go 4 1/2 next week.

Scott

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35607 <![CDATA[Cupid's Claws 9/27/19]]> Sep 27 2019 1:03PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Cupid's Claws worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 50.00, 6 of 8 at the distance. Brian said this was a very good work and that he actually went in 48.2. Coleen was on her pony at the wire for the correct clocking. Brian said he was strong and moving well and actually worked 4 1/2 furlongs then galloped out 5. Brain said he pulled up in great shape and will move on to 5/8th's next week.

Scott

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25656 <![CDATA[Decoded 10/14/16]]> Oct 14 2016 4:05PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 4 furlongs in company out of the gate yesterday at Santa Anita in 48.40, 11 of 46 at the distance. Jeff said this was a very strong work. He said he broke her out of the gate because she hasn't broke that sharply in her last 2 starts. (as we all know). He said she broke alertly and straight. She then engaged with the company, was not urged by the rider and basically finished on even terms with a big gallop out. Clearly one of those horses that works much better in company. She pulled up in great shape so we are ready to run. The new condition book came out and it looks like they wrote the perfect race for us. MSW (CA) going 6 1/2 furlongs. The race is on 10/23 and we enter on 10/20. Also, we have made a rider change to a rider we feel may suit her well coming from off the pace. Rafael Bejarano will be in the irons for the race. I will get back to everyone after entries to see who will be attending.

Scott

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25719 <![CDATA[Decoded 10/21/16]]> Oct 21 2016 12:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita on Wednesday in 35.40, 2 of 10 at the distance. Jeff was just sharpening her up for her race this Sunday. She worked solo and and Jeff said she "visually impressive". He said she was eager and traveling well. She pulled up in great shape and is ready for Sunday. I will send out a separate email with race details.

Scott

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25475 <![CDATA[Decoded 10/2/16]]> Oct 2 2016 11:41AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs solo at Santa Anita on Friday in 1:03.80, 31 of 38 at the distance. Jeff said the work was okay despite the slowish time. Jeff told Perez he didn't want anything too fast because she just ran and we don't have a race targeted at this point. He said she did get a little lazy at the end of the work and he attributed that to not having company. She pulled up in good shape so we will see what races are available when the new book comes out a week from Tuesday.

Scott 

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25565 <![CDATA[Decoded 10/8/16]]> Oct 8 2016 3:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs solo at Santa Anita on Thursday in 1:03.60, 24 of 25 at the distance. Stewart Elliott was up for the work and despite the slowish time he told Jeff it was a solid work. He did not urge her so she was doing it all on her own and as we are finding out she is not much of a work horse with no company. At the end of the work he asked her to pick it up and she responded and finished up the work nicely. Every work cannot be in company once they are fit so this situation may be the norm. She will go in company next week to sharpen her up for a race so I would expect to see more effort out of her. She pulled up in good shape and the condition book comes out Tuesday night so we will hopefully have a race to point to.

Scott

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26044 <![CDATA[Decoded 11/14/16]]> Nov 14 2016 5:12PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:03.20, 37 of 43 at the distance. This was not a good work. She did not finish well and again was blowing like this was the first 5/8th's of her life. She had problems cooling out just like she did after her last race so we are certainly dealing with a  problem of some sort. You may remember we did the blood work on her and it looked good so now Dr Baker and Jeff feel we may be dealing with allergies. This is not uncommon. We will make changes to her bedding etc but more importantly she will be put on the horse version of Prednisone, Prednisolone. She will continue to train as usual and we will see if this takes care of the problem the next time she works. It seems like she really needs to exert herself for her breathing to be affected so she will go another 5/8th's in her next work. She will not be running on the 20th and I will keep you posted.

Scott 

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26115 <![CDATA[Decoded 11/21/16]]> Nov 21 2016 5:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:02.40, 47 of 75 at the distance. Jeff said this was an improved work. She was stronger, finished better and was not nearly as tired after the work. He feels the meds are working. I will be expecting another step forward next week because we still have a ways to go. She pulled up in good shape, the stifle is good and she is eating well so hopefully we are getting back on track. If not a barn change may be in order.

Scott

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25961 <![CDATA[Decoded 11/7/16]]> Nov 7 2016 3:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 47.80, 7 of 39 at the distance. Jeff said the was visually an improved work. He said she was more eager to work and was moving more fluidly. He said he worked her very early when there was more moisture in the track. He said she probably liked the tighter surface. In addition he said the stifle looks good and they have been using a special heating blanket and that may have helped loosen her up behind. She pulled up in good shape and cooled out normally after the work. She will work again next week and if all goes well we will point to the MSW CA race at Del Mar on 11/20.

Scott

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27794 <![CDATA[Decoded 4/30/17]]> Apr 30 2017 12:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 3 furlongs at Los Alamitos on Friday in 38 flat, 9 of 12 at the distance. Mike said everything went exactly as planned. He said she did it easily and looked good doing it. It also said he is very happy at how thing are progressing. She pulled up in good shape and the knees are cold and tight. She will work again next week.

Scott

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27919 <![CDATA[Decoded 5/13/17]]> May 13 2017 5:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 49.20, 12 of 21 at the distance. Mike said it was a very nice work. He said she worked head a head with her workmate doing it very easily. He said she worked evenly, staying strong through the wire. He said she looked good today and was moving well. She will work again next week.

Scott

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28081 <![CDATA[Decoded 5/27/17]]> May 27 2017 2:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 4 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 49.60, 10 of 23 at the distance. Mike said she was traveling well, really reaching out, which tells us the knees are not bothering her. He said she did it easily, working head and head with her workmate. Mike said she came out of the work in good shape and is ready to move on to 5/8th's next week.

Scott

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27852 <![CDATA[Decoded 5/6/17]]> May 6 2017 6:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 3 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 38.40, 11 of 14 at the distance. Mike had the set work easy, head and head, and he said all went well. He said she wasn't even blowing so the plan is to move on to a half mile next week. He also said the knees look great.

Scott

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28245 <![CDATA[Decoded 6/10/17]]> Jun 10 2017 2:00PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Al yesterday in 1:02, 13 of 25 at the distance. Mike had her in 1:01.60. Mike said she was traveling well and finished better than last week. She pulled up in good shape and the knees look okay. The new and final SA condition book comes out next week and we will see what our race options are. I think Mike would like to get 2 more works in her.

Scott

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23727 <![CDATA[Decoded 6/12/16]]> Jun 12 2016 3:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded breezed 3 furlongs in company yesterday at Pleasanton in 38.20, 10 of 14 at the distance. Jeff said Decoded and her workmate went very slow for the first eighth then picked it up for the last quarter. He said she couldn't have done it any easier and outworked her workmate. He said she was getting over the ground beautifully with her long stride. She pulled up in great shape and will breeze again in another 7 days or so.

Scott

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28328 <![CDATA[Decoded 6/16/17]]> Jun 16 2017 6:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday in 1:00.00, 4 of 9 at the distance. In this work Mike put Decoded 2 lengths behind her workmate and wanted her to finish. Mike said she responded when asked, dove down to the rail, and went by. Mike was happy with the work. She pulled up with a little heat in the knee and was a touch off. Not totally unexpected since this was her third 5/8th's and she was set down. Mike is not too concerned but we will take an x-ray tomorrow to know where we are at. Mike feels she will just need therapy in the knee. The new condition book is out and we have a couple of options. First, we feel we should run for Maiden Claiming 50K. Based on her past speed figures and her layoff we don't think she would be claimed and if we run for the tag we are eligible for the starter allowance as well as having a better chance at getting our picture taken. There are three 50K races but we prefer the race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course. Desert Code won down the hill and Decoded's mom won 4 times on the turf. This would also give us a chance to see if she could raise her game on a different surface. This race is on 6/24. I will get back to everyone in the next day or two to confirm we are okay with the knee then I can lay out our racing options and get a vote.

Scott 

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23841 <![CDATA[Decoded 6/19/16]]> Jun 19 2016 2:02PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday in 48.80, 5 of 23 at the distance. Jeff said it was an excellent work especially since it was her first half and the track was very slow (for Pleasanton). Decoded was inside her workmate on the rail and was not intimidated in tight quarters. He said she was moving beautifully with very little urging and was the stronger of the two horses. She pulled up in great shape and will work another half in 6-7 days. She is moving along very quickly.

Scott

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24093 <![CDATA[Decoded 6/25/16]]> Jun 25 2016 7:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 4 furlongs in company at Pleasanton yesterday in 48 flat, 3 of 10 at the distance. Jeff and his clocker had her in 47.3 They broke off head and head at the pole and moved nicely into the turn then picked it up at the 3/8th's pole and came home in a strong 35, head and head at the wire. Both workers did it easy and when Decoded came back she was hardly blowing. Jeff I and were talking after the work about how efficient her stride is. Decoded has also been to the gate 3 times, just standing and walking out and she hasn't turned a hair. She came out of the work in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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28137 <![CDATA[Decoded 6/3/17]]> Jun 3 2017 6:43PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Al yesterday in 1:01.60, 13 of 21 at the distance. Mike said it was a nice work. He said she breezed evenly head and head without urging. Mike said she did get a little tired right at the end of the work which is par for the course for the first 5/8th's off the layoff. She pulled up in good shape and will work again next week.

Scott

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23666 <![CDATA[Decoded 6/8/16]]> Jun 8 2016 7:17PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 3 furlongs in company at Pleasanton on 6/4 in 38.40, 8 of 13 at the distance. This was actually a 2 furlong work that we did not think would get recorded because they don't publish 2 furlong works after 6/1. The clocker caught Decoded on the gallop out. This was a very nice first work. She moved beautifully in a light hold going nice and easy. She was traveling much better than her workmate, a 2 year old Shackleford filly. She came out of the work in good shape, on we go. If they pick up her next work at 3 furlongs the update will be posted the follow day now that the partners lounge is set up.

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24289 <![CDATA[Decoded 7/10/16]]> Jul 10 2016 1:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs at Pleasanton on Friday in 1:01.60, 3 of 5 at the distance. Jeff said it was a very nice work. He said she was strong and moving well. He also said she has been doing a lot of gate work and is about ready to get gate okay'd. He said she is a smart horse and is having no problems picking things up. She pulled up in great shape and will move down to Del Mar middle of the week. She could be ready for a start in Del Mar's second condition book that covers the first 2 weeks of August.

Scott

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28459 <![CDATA[Decoded 7/2/17]]> Jul 2 2017 1:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked an easy half mile at Los Al yesterday in 49.20, 26 of 45 at the distance. Mike said she traveled well and did it easy. She was jogging well today, just a little heat, same as before. It was a majority vote to run and we enter tomorrow. I will send out an e-mail after they draw. We got the hot bug boy E Roman to ride. 

Scott

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24457 <![CDATA[Decoded 7/22/16]]> Jul 22 2016 3:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 1:00.20, 7 of 50 at the distance. Jeff said this was a very nice work. When she broke off from the pole she picked up company from another barn and she basically left that horse behind without being asked. Jeff said she got over the surface well and he liked the way she was moving. She did cough a couple of times after she pulled up so we scoped her and there was no mucous and her throat was functioning properly. So, we pulled blood to see where we are at. This cough has run rampant through barns which has affected a number of the babies. As soon as we get the blood work I will report back.

Scott

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24569 <![CDATA[Decoded 7/31/16]]> Jul 31 2016 12:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs at Del Mar on Thursday in 1:01.80, 40 of 45 at the distance. This was a solo spin and Jeff wasn't looking for anything too quick. The idea was to finish strong with a good gallop out. Jeff said it was a solid work and everything went as planned. She pulled up in good shape and will work again in a few days. After that work a decision will be made on whether to run in the MSW (CA) race on 8/13 or wait for the next condition book.

Scott

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24173 <![CDATA[Decoded 7/2/16]]> Jul 3 2016 2:48AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs at Pleasanton yesterday in 1:01.40, 1 of 4 at the distance. Jeff said it was a good work and that she was moving well. He did say she started looking around to see what was going on in the infield and it could be that she wasn't working with company but we may be trying blinkers at one point. He also said she did get a little tired at the end of her work but that is to be expected being it was her first 5/8th's. She pulled up in great shape and will work another 5 furlongs next week. Shortly thereafter she will ship down to Del Mar and will point to a race at the end of the month.

Scott

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24946 <![CDATA[Decoded 8/26/16]]> Aug 26 2016 3:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 4 furlongs in company at Del Mar yesterday in 51.80, 37 of 37 at the distance. Decoded, with Stuart Elliot up, was working with another horse of Jeff's. Early in the work Decoded's workmate was pulled up after taking a bad step and did not complete the work. Something obviously went wrong but I don't know if the horse was seriously injured. When the the horse pulled up I guess Stuart took a hold not knowing what was going on and just cruised the rest of the work. Stuart said she actually work good considering the situation and Miguel actually clocked her in 49 and change. Jeff claims the clocker lost track of the work with the other horse pulling up. She came out of the work in good shape and will work again next week. As far as races, there is a MSW (CA) race at Los Alamitos on 9/17 going 5 1/2 furlongs that we will be targeting. On we go.

Scott

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24637 <![CDATA[Decoded 8/5/16]]> Aug 5 2016 3:05PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs out of the gate in comapny yesterday at Del Mar in 1:00.60, 19 of 56 at the distance. If you were to compare this to a non-gate work you would subtract 1 second (59.60). Jeff said Decoded picked up company at the gate, a Carla Gaines horse, and both horses broke well out of the gate. Jeff said Decoded was traveling well and pulled away from the other horse down the lane and finished 1 length plus in front at the wire. Jeff is satisfied with where we are at with Decoded and she pulled up in good shape so we will point to the MSW (CA) bred race at Del Mar on 8/13. We enter on 8/10 and I will get back to everyone after entries are taken.

Scott 

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25201 <![CDATA[Decoded 9/10/16]]> Sep 10 2016 2:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 48.40, 9 of 27 at the distance. Decoded hooked up with a Baffert 2 year old that was supposed to be a pretty nice. They broke off from the pole and Decoded quickly moved in front and was waiting on her workmate. Jeff said then she kicked away and finished strong. This was a very nice work. She pulled up in great shape so we are set for the MSW CA race at Los Al on 9/17. We are also nominated for the Barretts Juvenile stake being run on the same day just in case the race came up really light. For a 100K we may take a shot but it's doubtful. Entries are on 9/14, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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25079 <![CDATA[Decoded 9/2/16]]> Sep 2 2016 1:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Decoded worked 5 furlongs in company at Del Mar yesterday in 1:01 flat, 9 of 22 at the distance. Decoded worked with a Steve Miyadi horse and Perez was aboard Decoded. Jeff said she was moving well and was dominate in the work. He said she was clear by 5 lengths at the wire and galloped out well with little urging. She pulled up in good shape and will point to the MSW (CA) race at Los Alamitos.

Scott

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28567 <![CDATA[Decoded teams up with red hot bug Evin Roman for maiden score. Three 2-year-old's will debut at Del Mar for the Blinkers On Partnership.]]> Jul 11 2017 6:29PM ]]> The talented young apprentice gave the Blinkers On Partnership filly Decoded a perfect ride to break her maiden at Los Alamitos on 7/7. Decoded was the heavy favorite in this maiden claimer and she did not disappoint winning by a comfortable 2 1/4 lengths.

In other racing news...in addition to Gee Street and Plane Lucky going to post in the first two condition books at Del Mar Blinkers On will be unveiling three promising 2-year-old's. The first will be Steph Being Steph, a beautiful daughter of Majestic Warrior. She has has been training lights out and is already nominated to the G1 Del Mar Debutante. She is up to a half mile in her training with her last work being the bullet of the day. (46.60 doing it easy) Toward the end of the meet a very quick Midshipman filly named Angels N Devildogs and a route of ground Kittens Joy colt named Cupid's Claws will be making their first starts. Angels N Devildogs seems like the "buy of 2017" based on what we paid and how she is training. Love her big stride! Cupid's Claws should love the grass being by Kittens Joy, the #1 grass sire in NA. He is bred to run all day top and bottom. Shares are still available in  Angels N Devildogs and Cupid's Claws as of this writing. The best track in country"where the surf meets the turf" kicks off on 7/19!

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32170 <![CDATA[Del Mar is in full swing! Right Hand Man is pointed to the Green Flash H on 8/17. Steph Being Steph is targeting the CERF Stakes on 9/3 or the Beverly D Lewis at Los Al on 9/8.]]> Aug 6 2018 5:20PM ]]> The Del Mar meet is in full swing and the Blinkers On Racing Stable partnership will be active in the coming weeks. Square Peggy will make her second start in a MSW race for Cal-bred 2 year old fillies on 8/15. She showed speed in her first start, she is training well and her conditioner Brian Koriner has strong 2nd start numbers so we are looking for a big effort from our girl. The next Blinkers On runner to go to post will be our 3 time stakes winner Right Hand Man. He will enter the starting gate on 8/17 in the Green Flash Handicap. This is a 5 furlong sprint race on the turf with a 75K purse. He is coming off a strong 3rd in an open allowance race at the same distance and surface. We expect him to move forward in this race, it will be his 2nd start off the layoff and he is training like King Kong. Our next runner should be our handsome son of Kittens Joy, Cupid's Claws. This will be his debut and we are looking for a race long on the turf based on his pedigree and recent training. Finally, our star Steph Being Steph, will be seeing stakes action in the CERF Stake at Del Mar on 9/3 or the Beverly D. Lewis Stake at Los Alamitos on 9/8. Both races are at 6 furlongs and carry a 75K purse. On paper we like the Beverly D. because she would be facing 3 year old's only.

Don'tteasethetiger and Grinningeartoear, both the progeny of Smiling Tiger, are getting closer to making their first starts. Don'tteasethetiger is training at Los Alamitos under the eye of trainer Brian Koriner. Grinningeartoear is finishing her work at Legacy Ranch and will ship into Koriner's barn shortly. First Dudette, A Man's Man and Rose Dunn are getting a summer vacation and will be back in action this fall.

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24312 <![CDATA[Del Mar starts on 7/15, Blinkers On horse racing partnership will be busy with five runners the first 2 weeks. Gator Don't Play purchased privately by the syndicate, will be trained by Richard Baltas.]]> Jul 12 2016 6:32PM ]]> The wait is finally over, the Del Mar meet starts on 7/15! Blinkers On horse racing partnership will kick it off on 7/16 with Look Me in the Eye. He will be teaming up Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith in a Starter Allowance race going 6 1/2 furlongs. Look Me in the Eye is "looking" for two in a row. Plane Lucky should be the next one up. Fresh off a 7 1/2 length Maiden score she will try grass for the first time in a 5 furlong Allowance race. Rafael Bejarano is scheduled to ride. We are crossing our fingers that she is ready to go, she spiked a temperature last week but seems to have bounced back. Maven Harry and Gee Street are going to be making their first starts in MSW (CA) two year old races going 5 1/2 furlongs. The boys race for Maven Harry will be run on 7/29 and the girls race for Gee Street is on 7/30. Finally, Last One Standing has a number of options but will most likely also be running on 7/30 in a 32K race going a mile on the grass for 3 year old's. This is only the tip of the iceberg for Blinkers On runners!

In other racing news...Blinkers On Racing Stable has made another private purchase. We are proud to welcome Gator Don't Play, a 2 year old colt by Decarchy, to the horse racing partnership. Tom Hudson, the farm manager at Magali Farm, was instrumental in getting the deal done. Tom raised the foal and also raised his dam and stands the sire. Tom said he was one of the most impressive babies he had on the farm and as a 2 year old this men among boys is a standout. Now let's hope he can run!

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31848 <![CDATA[Del Mar "where the surf meets the turf" is almost here! Square Peggy debuts in a MSW race on 7/18, opening day. Stakes winner Steph Being Steph makes her return on 7/19.]]> Jul 3 2018 5:33PM ]]> The wait is almost over, opening day of the 2018 Del Mar summer meet is on 7/18! The Blinkers On horse racing partnership will be busy throughout the meet. Our highly regarded 2 year old Cal-bred filly, Square Peggy, will make her first start on opening day in a Cal-bred MSW race going 5 furlongs. The purse is $60,000 and carries a $17,500 bonus to the winner. Our daughter of Square Eddie has been training forwardly and we feel she has a big shot at first asking. The following day our stakes winner Steph Being Steph returns to action in an open Allowance race for 3 year old fillies going 6 1/2 furlongs. We feel this will be the perfect prep race for Stakes action in her following start. She has been training great and is ready to roll! Next to go to post will be Right Hand Man, our 3 time stakes winner. At this point we are targeting an Allowance/Opt Clm 100K race going 5 furlongs on the turf on 7/25. Our son of Street Boss is bred top and bottom for turf been ran poorly in his only turf start. We feel he deserves another shot on the grass, if he takes to it, it really opens up the playbook as far as possible races.

Later in the meet, our Kitten's Joy gelding, Cupid's Claws, will make his debut. His pedigree and the way he trains says long on the grass will be his calling. Normally we will give a horse a sprint or two before we stretch them out but we may be looking at a MSW race going a mile on the turf for his first start. We also expect our 2 year old colt by Mucho Macho Man, A Man's Man, to make a start before the end of the meet. Our "big" colt had a little setback with a sore shin but is back on the work tab and should be ready by the end of August. Finally, Angels N Devildogs will target the Golden Gate Fields summer meet for her return to action.

In other stable news...Don'tteasethetiger is back in Koriner's Los Alamitos barn and is looking at breezing a quarter shortly. Grinningeartoear and Rose Dunn, promising 2 year old fillies for the Blinkers On partnership, are at Legacy Ranch and will point to races in early fall. Last but not least, our talented filly, First Dudette, is recovering from a successful knee surgery and is enjoying a relaxing summer at the beautiful King Fisher Farm in Santa Ynez.

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35058 <![CDATA[Don'teasethetiger 7/22/19]]> Jul 22 2019 12:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 4 furlongs in company at Del Mar on Saturday in 47.40, 3 of 87 at the distance. Brian said this was a strong work. Brian said Tiger was on the outside, moving fluidly and doing it with only mild urging. He said he seems to really like the Del Mar surface even though it is deep. He pulled up in great shape and we will enter Wednesday for Saturday. Let's hope this work is an indication on how he will run on Saturday.

Scott

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33460 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 1/10/18]]> Jan 10 2019 6:07PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'teasethetiger worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:02.20, 30 of 49 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work and that Tiger "did it the right way". He said he relaxed early, was strong coming home in hand, ears forward and moving nicely. Brian said Tiger was on the inside of his workmate, a horse with flashy works at Los Al, and they went head and head with Tiger clearly the best. He pulled up in great shape and after a 5/8th's gate work next week we will see if 1 or 2 more works are needed before we run. Good report.

Scott

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33406 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 1/1/19]]> Jan 1 2019 7:12PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 50:00, 44 of 54 at the distance. Despite the slowish time Brian said this was a very nice work. He said he broke off slowly from the pole and came home powerfully with a strong gallop out. He said he was hitting the ground nicely and was acting professional during the work. He pulled up in great shape so on we go. He will work 5/8th's in company next week and will work another 5 furlongs out of the gate the following week. He should be ready for a start by the end of the month.

Scott

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33552 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 1/20/19]]> Jan 20 2019 6:28PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 5 furlongs in company out of the gate at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.60, 27 of 45 at the distance. If you were to compare this to a non-gate work you would subtract 1 second. Joe Talamo was aboard Tiger for the work. Brian said this was a very strong work, he said Tiger blasted out of the gate while is workmate missed the break then Tiger was in hand moving nicely as his workmate rushed up, they worked head and head to the wire then Tiger's workmate was done and Tiger galloped out strong. Joe was very happy with the work as well. He pulled up in great shape and will be ready to run in the next book. The new book is out a week from Tuesday. If I had to guess he will be making his first start somewhere during the first or second week next month.

Scott

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33323 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 12/11/18]]> Dec 11 2018 4:10PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 36.40, 5 of 20 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work. He said he was supposed to work solo but picked up company down the stretch and worked head and head with that horse through the wire. Brian said when he hooked the company he got competitive and was really moving the last eighth. He said he was traveling fluidly and is looking better each week. He pulled up in great shape and will go another 3 furlongs next week.

Scott

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33371 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 12/18/18]]> Dec 18 2018 1:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 3 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 37.20, 6 of 16 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work. Tiger worked with another Koriner trainee, Arch Prince, with Tiger on the inside. He said the two worked head and head, doing it easily in hand. He said he was hitting the ground nicely and handled being on the inside just fine. Brian has said Tiger can still be kind of a goofball so it was encouraging to see a professional work. He pulled up in great shape and will move on to a half next week.

Scott

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33380 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 12/26/18]]> Dec 26 2018 12:10PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita on Monday in 50:00, 35 of 66 at the distance. Brian said this was a very good work. He said did it easy, well within himself. He said he was moving well, one of his best works. Brian said he has also been going to the gates and so far so good. He pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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33590 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 1/27/19]]> Jan 27 2019 1:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 6 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:15.20 18 of 21 at the distance. Brian had him in 1:14.20. Brian said this was a solid work. He said he and his workmate worked head and head and were never set down. He said Tiger was moving well, hitting the ground nicely. He said he was strong through the wire and is feeling good. He pulled up in great shape and the new condition book is out on Tue/Wed and we will be looking for a race.

Scott

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33660 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 2/1/19]]> Feb 2 2019 5:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 5 furlongs solo from the gate yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:00.20, 14 of 35 at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said he broke sharply and was really reaching out, showing off his long stride. He said he galloped out strong going 6 furlongs in 1:13.4. He pulled up in great shape and the new book is out and we have a race we are pointing to. This is a MSW race for Cal-bred 3 year old's going 6 1/2 furlongs on 2/14 at Santa Anita. Brian feels he has been training well enough to give him a shot at the MSW level. Of course the 6 1/2 furlongs is not ideal for a first time starter but he has not been getting tired in his works so hopefully that won't be an issue. He will have 1 more work prior to his 1st start.

Scott

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33717 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 2/9/19]]> Feb 9 2019 7:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:02.00, 90 of 137 at the distance. Don'tteasethetiger worked with Blinkers On MSW winner Square Peggy. The idea behind the work was to relax early and finish strong. Brian said mission accomplished. He said Tiger was on the inside and was in a nice hold traveling well. He said then the rider let him finish and Brian said he was really reaching out and galloped out well. He pulled up in great shape. Now the problem we face is the race did not fill for Thursday and they did not write it back. It is unbelievable a Cal-bred MSW race for 3 year old's didn't fill. Brian will be talking to the racing secretary tomorrow about whats in the next book which has already been written and is out on Tuesday. I don't really want to ship but I do not want to sit in the barn so one option is to ship to Golden Gate and run in their Cal-bred MSW race which is on 2/17. The purse is a little lower (39K) and the bonus is 10K instead of $17,500 but the race may come up easier. We enter for that race on 2/14. Shipping for his first race and putting him on another surface is surely not ideal and Brian is not feeling good about it. Another option is the Cal-bred MDN 50K on the 17th at Santa Anita. I doubt he would get claimed and if we won we would be eligible for the Starter Allowance so it is an option and would require a vote to run for the tag. I will get back to everyone when I have more information.

Scott

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33868 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 3/2/19]]> Mar 2 2019 5:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 50.20, 77 of 115 at the distance. This work was actually a 5 furlong work. Tiger worked with stablemate Grinningeartoear and they broke off from the 3/8th's pole because Grinningeartoear was only working 3 furlongs. This is probably why they got the distance and time wrong. They did have 115 workers at the distance trying to beat the rain so I guess I can cut them some slack. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said Tiger had to wait a bit on Grinning (only her 2nd 3/8th's) but when they crossed the wire Gryder let out a notch out and he said Tiger really leveled off and finished big. Brian said he was traveling well, really reaching out. Brian had him in 1:02. He pulled up in good shape and we entered a race today that we did not plan on entering and I will give you details on that in a separate race update email.

Scott

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34060 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 3/24/19]]> Mar 24 2019 1:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 5 furlongs in a set of 3 at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.40, 23 of 92 at the distance. Tiger, in blinkers, started 3 behind his workmates, came up behind and got a little dirt in his face, then made a strong move around his workmates after urging from Gryder and finished 2 in front at the wire. Brian said it was exactly what we were looking for and he said Aaron was happy as well. Hopefully this gives Tiger some confidence in the afternoon. He pulled up in good shape physically other than Brian would like to see him carrying a bit more weight. As far as a race, we will make a decision on the MDN 50K by Tuesday since we need to enter on Wednesday. Brian just wants to make sure his energy level good since we would be coming back rather quickly. If we plan on running (and the race is going) I will get back to everyone for their vote.

Scott

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34216 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 4/13/19]]> Apr 13 2019 6:00PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.60, 1 of 26 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Tiger worked with the talented Koriner trainee, Route Six Six. Brian said this was another very strong work. After the last two works where Tiger was asked to come from behind this week he worked head and head. Brian said he was strong and moving well. He said physically he looks much better as well. He pulled up in great shape so the plan is one more work then be ready for the Maiden 50K CA on the 25th. Now he just needs to show it in the afternoon.

Scott

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34284 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 4/22/19]]> Apr 22 2019 10:27AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita on Friday in 49.20, 16 of 47 at the distance. Brian said this was just a maintenance work, nice and easy. He said he was moving well and did it all on his own. He pulled up in great shape and we have entered for the race on 4/26. I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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34155 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 4/6/19]]> Apr 6 2019 6:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasthetiger worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:02.40, 8 of 27 at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said he was strong and moving well. He said he pulled away from his workmate and galloped out big. He pulled up in good shape so on we go. Brian also said he is putting his weight back on and his coat is looking better. The Cal-bred MDN 50K is in the new book on 4/25 which will give us a couple more works and a little more time to keep putting on weight. The race is at 6 1/2 furlongs which should be perfect so he won't have to be quarter horsed out of the gate.

Scott

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34445 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 5/12/19]]> May 12 2019 6:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 49, 15 of 49 at the distance. Brian had him in 48 flat. Drayden was in the irons for the work and Brian said this was another good work. He said he powered home with big strides and galloped out strong. Drayden said he liked Tiger and the work. He actually got off a Paddy Gallagher that ran 2nd at this level last out to ride us. He pulled up in good shape and the race for Sunday filled. I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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34762 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 6/15/19]]> Jun 15 2019 5:17PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 5 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday on 1:02.00, 2 of 3 at the distance. Brian said this was just a maintenance work, nice and easy. He said he went evenly and galloped out well. He pulled up in great shape and we will begin to zero in on a race next week after we try and get some clarity from the racing secretary. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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34829 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 6/24/19]]> Jun 24 2019 1:17PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 5 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos on Friday in 1:01.00, 1 of 9 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said, another good work. He said the track had been dug up and was slower than normal and he still got over the surface very well. He pulled up in great shape so now for entries. Entries for the 1 mile Mdn 20k race at Los Al on the 29th will be taken on Wednesday. We will monitor those entries and if it is a short field we would like to enter pending a vote by the partners. If that race does not seem to set up well we will point to the Mdn 20K going 6 1/2 on 7/6. I will send out a separate email for the vote.

Scott

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34696 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 6/8/19]]> Jun 8 2019 3:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 48.40, 1 of 21 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was another good work as he continues to shine in the mornings. He said he was well within himself and getting over the Los Al surface beautifully. He pulled up in great shape so now for race options. We are considering giving Tiger a shot going a mile for Mdn 20K on 6/29. Brian feels he should be able to get the distance over the quicker Los Al surface and he also thinks the slower fractions may allow him to show off that fluid long stride he shows in his works. We are also considering the 6 1/2 on 7/6 if we can find out if the race is going to go for sure at the distance, not at 5 1/2 or 6 furlongs. I will circle back to everyone.

Scott

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35002 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 7/15/19]]> Jul 15 2019 12:48PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos on Saturday in 49.00, 5 of 11 at the distance. As usual Brian said this was a good work. He said he was moving fluidly and galloped out strong. He pulled up in good shape and was shipped to Del Mar yesterday. As I mentioned, we are pointing to the 6 1/2 furlong Mdn 20K race on 7/27.

Scott

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32305 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 8/1/18]]> Aug 19 2018 1:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 3 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos on Friday in 37.20, 5 of 10 at the distance. Brian said the work was solid but not spectacular. He said when they broke off at the pole Don'tteasethetiger wasn't traveling real smooth but when he switched leads at the top of the lane he leveled out and was hitting the ground nicely. He said he finished strong putting a length on his workmate at the wire. He said he galloped out well and came out of the work in good shape. He will move on to a half next week.

Scott

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32243 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 8/12/18]]> Aug 12 2018 12:48PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 3 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos on Friday in 36.20, 1 of 10 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said he worked head and head with his workmate and did it all on his own. He said he was moving fluidly, no cross firing etc. Brian said the horse has made a big turn around over the last couple of weeks. He is now traveling totally sound and physically is looking better as well. Brian thinks he may have simply jarred his rear end when he started training on the new surface when he arrived from Legacy. He came out of the work in great shape so let's hope these little issues are behind us.

Scott

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35294 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 8/17/19]]> Aug 17 2019 1:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 4 furlongs solo at Del Mar on Thursday in 47.20, 1 of 46 at the distance. Brian said this was another nice work, par for the course from Tiger. He said he went evenly at a high cruising speed and was moving fluidly. He pulled up in good shape and now we are looking for a race. The 16K did not fill and was not written back. I will send out a separate email regarding race options when I know more. We are trying to get him to write an extra for 20K.

Scott

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32415 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 8/19/18]]> Aug 29 2018 5:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 4 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos on Monday in 48.60, 2 of 8 at the distance. He worked in company with another 2 year old Koriner trainee. Brian said this was a solid work and he said Tiger was moving fluidly and hitting nicely. He said the horses worked head and head with very little urging from the riders. His comment was " this was a better work" which is good considering it was his first half mile work. He pulled up in good shape and will go another half next week.

Scott

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35352 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 8/24/19]]> Aug 24 2019 2:48PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 4 furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 48.40, 9 of 65 at the distance. Brian said it was yet another good work. He said he was well within himself and getting over the ground fluidly. He pulled up in good shape and will be running in the 16,000NW2 on 9/2 assuming the race fills per my email.

Scott

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32146 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 8/4/18]]> Aug 4 2018 6:28PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 3 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 38.00, 9 of 12 at the distance. Don'tteasethetiger was actually only working 2 furlongs and his workmate was working 3 furlongs but Don'tteasethetiger continued head and head with his workmate on the gallop out so the clocker picked up the 3 furlong time. Brian said this work was much better than the work last week. Coleen, Brian's assistant, was on Don'tteasethetiger and the set went slow early then really picked up the pace in the second half of the work and our horse's gallop out was obviously very strong. He did not cross fire at all this week and leveled off nicely once he got into his stride. He pulled up in good shape and will work 3/8th's again next week.

Scott

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35207 <![CDATA[Don'tteasethetiger 8/9/19]]> Aug 9 2019 12:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Don'tteasethetiger worked 4 furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 48.40, 4 of 46 at the distance. Brian said this was another typical good work by Tiger. He said he was well within himself and traveling smoothly. He pulled up in good shape so on we go. We are considering the Claiming 16K for 3 year old's going 6 furlongs on 8/22. If that ends up the direction we are going in I will be reaching out for another vote. Seems like the right spot numbers wise.

Scott

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20767 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 10/28/15]]> Oct 28 2015 8:35PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber actually worked 1 furlong at SLR yesterday in 13 flat. The clocker caught her on the gallop out in 26.2, she obviously was not slowing down. Peter watched the work before he headed off to the Breeders Cup and said she couldn't have done it any easier. He also said she is looking and feeling great. She pulled up in good shape so on we go. We should see her at the races in a couple of months.

Scott

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20970 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 11/13/15]]> Nov 13 2015 7:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 3 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 38.3. The work was not picked up  or was not sent in by the clocker. There was a serious breakdown shortly after Echo Chamber worked. Unfortunately it was one of Peter's that broke a shoulder. Peter said Echo Chamber worked very well and took a nice step forward. He said he will be ready to put her in company next week. He said she continues to gain weight and her coat looks great. Physically she seems to be thriving. All good news.

Scott 

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21043 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 11/20/15]]> Nov 20 2015 2:11PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 3 furlongs on Wednesday at SLR in 38 flat, 2 of 3 at the distance. Peter said she did it effortlessly, all on her own. He also said she galloped out a strong half showing us she is getting fit. She pulled up in great shape so on we go. Peter said at this pace we will be ready for the start of the Santa Anita meet on 12/26.

Scott

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21631 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 1/12/16]]> Jan 12 2016 6:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 5 furlongs in company at SLR yesterday in 1:01.20, 8 of 14 at the distance. Peter worked her head and head with another 3 year old filly that has already broken her maiden MSW. Peter said she held her own and he thought this was her best work to date. He said they went out in a slow 38 and came home strong in 23.1 then galloped out another furlong in 12.2. He said she is only 2 works away then we are ready to run if the right race presents itself. (MSW 5 1/2 or 6 F) He has been working with her daily at the gates and things are improving but he still needs a sharp gate work out of her and needs her to get her gate card. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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21126 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 11/26/15]]> Nov 26 2015 5:50PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 3 furlongs at SLR on Tuesday in 38.40, 2 of 3 at the distance. He said she is moving well and is getting stronger. He will move on to a half mile next week and go in 50 or so. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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20842 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 11/3/15]]> Nov 3 2015 7:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 3 furlongs yesterday in 38.40, 1 of 2 at the distance. She actually worked a quarter and galloped out 3/8th's and they picked up the gallop out time. Peter said she worked well, nice a smooth. He worked her yesterday to beat the rain and he also plans to come back on Saturday to work her again. He plans to basically repeat this past work on Saturday. He wants to take it slow to build up the bone density. Physically she is doing great so on we go.

Scott

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20898 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 11/8/15]]> Nov 8 2015 7:04PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 2 furlongs in 26 flat at SLR yesterday. The clocker picked up the gallop out again catching her in 39.40, 22 of 22 at the distance. As I said last week, this work was again going to be slow by design as Peter continues to build her bone. He said she was just cantering, doing everything easy. She pulled up in great shape and will move on to a real 3/8th's next week. (they will probably pick up her half mile gallop out)

Scott

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21712 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 1/18/16]]> Jan 18 2016 8:12PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 6 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:14.40, 2 of 3 at the distance. Peter said it was a really good work. He said she broke off a little slow but came powering home. He said she is dead fit now and the way she is finishing her works indicates she may want a little more distance. This is great because we know she is quick based on the sale we bought her out of. Her trouble is still the gate, not coming out but going in. He is schooling her everyday at the gate and plans on her next work being a gate work. Fingers crossed. The next condition book will be out tomorrow or Wednesday and we will be ready for the MSW race on whatever date it is written for. Physically she is doing well, I will shoot out an e-mail as soon as the book is out.

Scott

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21397 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 12/18/15]]> Dec 18 2015 2:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 5 furlongs at SLR on Wednesday in 1:02.80, 15 of 19 at the distance. Peter was just looking to do something easy for her first 5/8th's so she worked by herself and let her do it all on her own. Peter said she was traveling well and did it easily. She pulled up in great shape and will work another 5/8th's next weeks. It looks like we will be dodging weather as we move forward so work days will be subject to change.

Scott

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21463 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 12/27/15]]> Dec 27 2015 2:25PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 1:02.40, 8 of 11 at the distance. Peter said it was a very good work even though the time was not really fast. In this work she broke off a few lengths in front as a target. Peter said the other horse  never caught her even on the gallop out and Echo Chamber was in hand the whole time. Going forward Peter said she needs more gate work and more schooling behind horses. He said hopefully with her speed she won't get too much dirt kicked in her face because she doesn't like it. He thinks we should be making a start within 30 days because fitness wise she is almost there. She pulled up in good shape and will go another 5/8th's next week.

Scott

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21248 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 12/3/15]]> Dec 3 2015 4:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 4 furlongs yesterday at SLR in 51.20, 16 of 18 at the distance. Peter said this was just what he was looking for, nice and easy. He said she was moving well and that he was pleased with the work. He said he will step it up a notch next week. She pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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21805 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 1/24/16]]> Jan 24 2016 1:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 5 furlongs out of the gate in a set of 3 yesterday at SLR in 1:01.20, 8 of 20 at the distance. Peter said the work was fair, not as good as last weeks. He said she loaded in the gate just fine, but broke a step slow and was left a couple of lengths behind her workmates. He said from there she was unable to make up the ground and actually lost a couple more lengths. He said these were nice horses she was working with but she had worked with them before and had no problem working head and head with them. He said she also did not gallop out as strong. He did use a different blinker but he feels it was the whole gate thing and getting left or she she had an off day because she came out of the work in great shape and physically she is sound. So this brings us to her upcoming race. We are going to pass on the race on 1/31 so we can get another week in the gate and another gate work. We do have an excellent option, there is a race at Santa Anita on 2/6 This is a MSW race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course. She has good turf breeding, Majesticperfection is 17% with turf starters and the dam dropped 4 turf winners. If it rains and comes off the turf then we are back to dirt which is fine but we get the extra week. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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21334 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 12/9/15]]> Dec 11 2015 1:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 4 furlongs in company at SLR on Wednesday in 49.0, 4 of 16 at the distance. Peter said this was her best work to date and that "she looked like the horse we bought at the sale". He credits the move forward to working in company as well as the pair of cheater blinkers he put on her. He said she id it with no urging from the rider and there was a lot more there. She pulled up in great shape so on we go. Peter said she should be ready for a race in about 6 weeks.

Scott

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21512 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 1/3/16]]> Jan 3 2016 7:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 5 furlongs in company in 1:01.80, 4 of 15 at the distance. She started 2 lengths in front of the Blinkers On horse Red Outlaw and Peter said both worked well, finishing head and head at the wire. Peter said her gallop out was excellent so we are real close fitness wise. Peter said she has been going to the gate and is not handling it all that well. She doesn't want to load etc. We will get her straightened out but it may take a little time. With the big storm coming in we won't have use of the gate so we could lose a few days. Peter said we should be able to run in the condition book following the one that comes out on Tuesday, 3 to 4 weeks. Physically she is doing well and Peter feels she has talent, the most important things.

Scott

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21918 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 2/1/16]]> Feb 1 2016 1:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked 4 furlongs in company out of the gate at SLR on Saturday in 47.80, 2 of 28 at the distance. Well, what a difference a week makes. Peter said this was a very good work. She loaded into the gate like a pro, broke sharply and out worked her workmate, another maiden 3 year old filly. Peter said he did go back to the cheater blinkers but he thought it was more about getting use to the whole gate thing. She came out of the work in great shape so we will be entering Wednesday for the race on the 6th. The hot rider F Prat has the mount. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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18965 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 6/15/14]]> Jun 15 2015 3:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber had her first recorded work on Saturday at San Luis Rey. She worked 1 furlong in 12 flat, the bullet work of the day at the distance. Peter said she did it easy and looked good doing it. She pulled up in good shape and will go another furlong next week. Good start.

Scott

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19029 <![CDATA[Echo Chamber 6/22/15]]> Jun 22 2015 3:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Echo Chamber worked one furlong at San Luis Ray on Saturday in 13 flat, 1 of 5 at the distance. Peter said she did it easy, all on her own. His comment was "oh she can run". Peter is taking his time, slowly stretching her out to strengthen the bone. He will move on to a quarter next week. She pulled up in excellent shape so on we go.

Scott

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17179 <![CDATA[Favorite Kiss at Midnight prevails late in game fashion for Maiden score at Santa Anita. On deck, Salute to Summer at Golden Gate Fields.]]> Jan 10 2015 6:55PM ]]> Kiss at Midnight, in her first start, earned a hard fought win at Santa Anita yesterday. Kiss at Midnight was squeezed at the start, stalked inside then just off the rail, came three deep into the stretch, bid outside foes past mid-stretch under urging and gamely prevailed late. Quite a feat after a serious stall accident as a yearling to come out and win at Santa Anita, congratulations to the Blinkers On Partners!

In other racing news...Salute to Summer will head back to the starting gate on 1/17 to try and get that elusive first win. She has been runner up twice in a row after running a winning race. I have a good feeling about this race! Goose Bumps is training forwardly at Santa Anita after her brief freshening on the farm. Off the Deep End is back with Peter Miller at SLR after knee surgery, glad to get him home. True Visionary and multiple stakes winner, Red Outlaw, are on the farm and will be back in action late spring/early summer. Our newly turned 2 year olds are doing great at Magali Farm and will head to the racetrack to begin there serious training in mid February. And for those of you looking to get involved in our partnership, we will be attending the 2 year old sales this spring and new offerings will be available at that time. I am sorry for those that got shut out this year, we just haven't been able to purchase enough horses that we can "check all the boxes" on. Again, I apologize for that, hopefully in 2015 we will uncover more opportunities.

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33597 <![CDATA[First Dudette 1/29/19]]> Jan 29 2019 2:00PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 3 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos on Sunday in 38.80, 7 of 10 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work. He said she went nice and easy and was moving very well. He said she pulled up in great shape and is looking very good. He said her weight is really good and she is sharp and bright.

 

Scott

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33780 <![CDATA[First Dudette 2/21/19]]> Feb 21 2019 2:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos on Tuesday in 46.80, 2 of 20 at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work, fast and done the right way. He said she was in hand, rider motionless and hitting beautifully. He said she pulled up in great shape and will work another half next week.

Scott

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33713 <![CDATA[First Dudette 2/9/19]]> Feb 9 2019 5:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 3 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 37.20, 6 of 21 at the distance. Coleen, Brian's assistant, told Brian this was a very good work. She said she showed good speed without being asked, in hand the whole way. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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34004 <![CDATA[First Dudette 3/16/19]]> Mar 16 2019 6:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.80, 8 of 28 at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said our classy filly was hitting the ground beautifully and was in hand the whole work. He said she pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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30941 <![CDATA[First Dudette 3/18/18]]> Mar 18 2018 2:25PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita on Friday in 48.20, 11 of 57 at the distance. Brian said it was a very nice work. He said she was moving beautifully, doing it easy, all on her own. She pulled up in great shape so on we go. She will work 5/8th's with good company next week and we will get a gauge to see if she moved forward out of that last race. A really good work could earn her a plane ticket to G3 Beaumont at Keenland on 4/8. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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34053 <![CDATA[First Dudette 3/23/19]]> Mar 23 2019 6:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.00, 2 of 60 at the distance. Brian said this was a terrific work. He said she was moving beautifully, totally dominating her workmate. He said she was just flying over the deep Santa Anita circuit, visually very impressive. She pulled up in good shape and is only a few works away from a race .

Scott

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30990 <![CDATA[First Dudette 3/25/18]]> Mar 25 2018 6:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 6 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:13.80, 2 of 8 at the distance. First Dudette worked with another Koriner  trainee, Spiced Perfection. Spiced Perfection is a 3 year old Cal-bred stakes winner. Brian said this was a very nice work even though it didn't go exactly as planned. Basically First Dudette outworked Spiced Perfection by a length with First Dudette traveling the easier of the two. Brian said first Dudette was moving beautifully. Our filly pulled up in great shape so now for our thoughts on a race. As you know we nominated for the G3 Beaumont at Keenland. The nominations closed with 37 horses. A number of the horses are very accomplished so we would be looking at a tough race with a full field. Brian and I have been discussing another option. We are considering the G1 Santa Anita Oaks on 4/7. This race is at 1 1/16th and carries a $400,000 purse. We are led to believe it will only be a 6 or 7 horse field. A Grade 1 placing would greatly enhance her value as a broodmare and the race itself may not be much tougher than the Beaumont. We are in the midst of trying to find out who will be running and the nominations are on Thursday. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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34102 <![CDATA[First Dudette 3/30/19]]> Mar 30 2019 6:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:04, 46 of 51 at the distance. Brian said this was actually a really nice work despite the slow time. He said the track was very deep and heavy and her workmate really struggled so Dudette was waiting on that one then finally pulled away, dominating the work. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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33892 <![CDATA[First Dudette 3/6/19]]> Mar 6 2019 6:21PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.60, 26 of 69 at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work. He said she was in hand the whole way and was moving beautifully. He said she is really starting to come around and look like her old self. Brain had sent her to Santa Anita to finish training before she runs so he could get her fit on the deep SA track. Of course now who knows where she will be training with the closure of Santa Anita. We will make a decision whether we want to send her back to Los Alamitos or stay at Santa Anita when we gather more information. She pulled up in great shape and is doing very well physically.

 Scott 

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31043 <![CDATA[First Dudette 4/1/18]]> Apr 1 2018 12:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:00.60, 11 of 71 at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work. First Dudette was working with an unraced 3 year old that was used as a target. First Dudette started 8 lengths back and blew by that horse at the sixteenth pole then galloped out strong. He said she was moving beautifully and came out of the work in great shape. This work stamped her ticket into the Santa Anita Oaks G1 on 4/7. I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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34233 <![CDATA[First Dudette 4/15/19]]> Apr 15 2019 1:27PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita on Saturday in 48.60, 8 of 38 at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said she was reaching out, moving beautifully and well within herself. She pulled up in good shape and we entered Friday's allowance race yesterday but it did not fill, I guess they had four. It was written back at 6 furlongs (originally 7) for Saturday. We enter on Wednesday. Bejarano will have the mount. I'll get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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31200 <![CDATA[First Dudette 4/21/18]]> Apr 21 2018 1:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita on Thursday in 49.60, 7 of 13 at the distance. Brian said it was a good work. Stewart Elliott was in the irons for the work and Brian said she went nice and easy. He said she did try and get out on the turn but it was no big deal, she was moving well. He said physically she is doing great, she is carrying good weight and her coat looks great. It looks like there is a good chance we will be running in the Angels Flight on 5/12 at Santa Anita. The is for 3 year old fillies going 7 furlongs and carries a 75K purse.

Scott

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34289 <![CDATA[First Dudette 4/23/19]]> Apr 23 2019 9:58AM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita on Sunday in 1:03.20, 37 of 43 at the distance. Brian said this was just a maintenance work, something to stretch her legs. He said she was reaching nicely and moving well. She pulled up in good shape so all we need now is a race. The new condition books for SA and GGF will be out today or tomorrow and we will then point to a race. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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34353 <![CDATA[First Dudette 4/28/19]]> Apr 28 2019 3:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita today in 49.20, 11 of 49 at the distance. Brian said this was a really nice work. He said she was moving beautifully, really reaching out. She is ready to run. The new book is out and the 2nd condition allowance race at Santa Anita is on 5/11. The race is carded at 6 furlongs. If for some reason the race doesn't fill again the same race is at Golden Gate on 5/18. This update was done a day early because I will be traveling but you can assume she pulled up good unless you hear otherwise.

Scott

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31289 <![CDATA[First Dudette 4/29/18]]> Apr 29 2018 6:59PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 5 furlongs in company on Friday in 1:00.80, 17 of 53 at the distance. Brain had her in 1:00 flat. Brain said the was an excellent work, maybe her best. He gave it a B+ and he doesn't give A's. He said she was in hand the entire work and into the bit. He said she was strong, just gliding over the ground and galloped out big. After the work we made the final decision to go in the 75K Angels Flight Stake on 5/12. Again, this is at 7 furlongs which we think is perfect at this point. He also said physically she has never been better, her weight is great and her coat looks amazing. She will have one more work before the race.

Scott

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34168 <![CDATA[First Dudette 4/8/19]]> Apr 8 2019 1:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 6 furlongs in company at Santa Anita on Saturday in 1:14.00, 2 of 6 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work. He said she was moving well over the deep track, reaching out nicely. She worked with stablemate Square Peggy who was working 5 furlongs. They went and head with neither rider asking. She pulled up in good shape so on we go. The new book is out and there is a 2nd condition allowance race going 7 furlongs on 4/19 and that is what we are shooting for. She will have one more work prior to the race.

Scott

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34463 <![CDATA[First Dudette 5/13/19]]> May 13 2019 6:03PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.00, 3 of 54 at the distance. Aaron Gryder was in the irons for the work because Bejarano was not available. Brian said this was a really nice work, he said she was full of run under wraps. She pulled up in good shape so now for our race options. Just in case, we nominated to the 100K G3 Desert Stormer. This race is run at 6 furlongs on 5/19. There were only 8 nominations so if the race was going to go with 5 it may be something we would consider based on who is running. We will more likely go in the 2nd condition allowance at Golden gate on 5/18. Both entries are this Wednesday, it will be a game time decision, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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31344 <![CDATA[First Dudette 5/6/18]]> May 6 2018 6:00PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 47.00, 2 of 47 at the distance. Stewart Elliott was in the irons for the work and First Dudette was working with probably the fastest horse in the Koriner barn, Take the One O One. Brian said this was an excellent work. First Dudette was on the outside and when the broke off from the pole her workmate got the jump on her but she made up the ground and when Take the One O One tried to shake loose First Dudette was determined and stayed head and head until  she dropped off after a half mile. (Take the One O One was working 5 furlongs) Brian said she was moving beautifully and is feeling great. She came out of the work in good shape so we will be entering Wednesday for Saturday's Angel Flight Stake. After entries I will get back to everyone to see who will be attending.

Scott

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34405 <![CDATA[First Dudette 5/6/19]]> May 6 2019 3:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.60, 19 of 59 at the distance. Bejarano was in the irons and Brian said this was a very strong work. He said she was hitting the ground beautifully and galloped out strong. He said she pulled up in good shape and we are ready to run. There lies the problem, we entered the 2nd condition allowance race for the 11th and they had 2 horses. That is really scary for CA racing. Our plan now is to ship to run in the same N12X at Golden Gate on 5/18. She will stay and work at Santa Anita then ship in for the race. 

Scott

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34719 <![CDATA[First Dudette 6/10/19]]> Jun 10 2019 6:08PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 5 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.60, 7 of 52 at the distance. Bejarano was in the irons for the work. Brian said this was a superior work. He said she flew home, doing it all on her own then galloped out big. He said she was hitting the ground beautifully, really reaching. She pulled up in great shape so we still have the G2 Great Lady M and the Rancho Bernardo on the radar.

Scott

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34783 <![CDATA[First Dudette 6/17/19]]> Jun 17 2019 4:53PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 5 furlongs in a set of 3 at Santa Anita yesterday in 59.40, 1 of 33 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work. He said she started 5 lengths back behind two 3 year old's and came flying and catching them on the wire. He said she was into the bit gobbling up ground with every stride. He said she pulled up in good shape and we are still on track for upcoming stakes action. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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34835 <![CDATA[First Dudette 6/24/19]]> Jun 24 2019 3:25PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.40, 7 of 61 at the distance. Brian said the was an excellent work. He said she was powerful, really reaching and asking for more. He said she galloped out strong and is ready for a race. He did say she pulled up with a little filling and heat in the knee so we will take an x-ray. He said she flexes normally and travels totally sound so it's probably just the old surgery site with some activity. He also said she has had a little heat there before but it goes away in a couple of days but better safe than sorry. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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34648 <![CDATA[First Dudette 6/3/19]]> Jun 3 2019 6:10PM ]]> Dear Partners,

First Dudette worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.80, 15 of 32 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work. He said she was in a nice hold, really reaching, asking for more. He also said she is looking good after traveling. He said she held her weight and her coat looks great. He said she pulled up in good shape and the knee is holding up well. As far as race options, we are looking at the 6 1/2 furlong Great Lady M G2 at Los Al on 7/6 if it has a short field or the 6 furlong Governors Handicap at Sacramento on 7/20 for her next start. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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30811 <![CDATA[First Dudette, a private purchase by Blinkers On, scores first out for her new connections. Steph Being Steph points to the G2 Eight Belles at Chrchill Downs.]]> Mar 5 2018 4:47PM ]]> First Dudette faced a stern test in her first race for the Blinkers On horse racing partnership. The Allowance race at Santa Anita featured the highly regarded Baffert trainee, Cognitive, and Poetic, a Mandella filly ridden by Mike Smith. First Dudette dueled three deep then outside a rival leaving the turn, took a short lead into the stretch and held on gamely to win by a half length. The Blinkers On partners took home the lions share of the 56K purse plus the 20% purse bonus under Santa Anita's "ship and stay" program. First Dudette will be pointed to stakes action in her next start, the Stonehedge Farm South Stake in Florida or the Beaumont G3 at Keenland are possibilities.

In other racing news, Steph Being Steph will skip the G3 Beaumont and train up to the G2 Eight Belles at Churchill Downs. We decided to give her a little time off after her 3rd place finish in the G2 Las Virgenes. We felt she deserved a little R & R after being steadily campaigned since last summer. She is doing great, and our goal is to get our stakes winning filly a graded stakes win for her broodmare value down the road.

Our 2 year old Cal-bred colt by Mucho Mach Man, now named A Man's Man, and our Cal-bred filly, Grinningeartoear, have been shipped in to the barn of Brian Koriner and are expected to make their first starts in June. They were both training great at Legacy Ranch, we expect big things from these two.

Gee Street and Angels N Devildogs will be trying to break their maidens at Golden Gate on 3/10 and 3/17. Both have a great chance to break through.

Finally, Cupids Claws, our 3 year old son of Kittens Joy, and Don'tteasethetiger, our exciting 2 year old Smiling Tiger colt, are expected to depart from Legacy Ranch in about 45 days and ship into Brian Koriner's barn.

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31044 <![CDATA[First Dudette will go to post in the G1 Santa Anita Oaks on 4/7. Angels N Devildogs runs in a $50,000 Alw on 4/6 after an impressive Maiden score. Gee Street is a winner at GGF.]]> Apr 1 2018 1:05PM ]]> After her impressive Allowance win at Santa Anita First Dudette has been training lights out for trainer Brian Koriner and the Blinkers On horse racing partnership. Her forward progression punched her ticket to the $400,000 G1 Santa Anita Oaks on 4/7. This will clearly be a class test but she is improving everyday and a G1 placing would add tremendous value to her as a broodmare. It looks like a 7-8 horse field from what we have found out and the horse to beat will be G1 winner Midnight Bisou. Good luck to the partners!

Angels N Devildogs went wire to wire at Golden Gate on 3/17 for her Maiden score and is entered in a $50,000 Starter Allowance race at Golden Gate on 4/6 going 6 furlongs on the main track. Conditioner John Martin says she is ready! Gee Street also broke her maiden at Golden Gate on 3/29 making it back to back wins for the Blinkers On syndicate. Steph Being Steph, our stakes winning filly by Majestic Warrior, is back in full training and is being pointed to the Angels Flight stake at Santa Anita on 5/12. This is a 75K stake going 7 furlongs on the main track. The distance and timing of the race look perfect.

In other racing news...our handsome 2 year old son of Mucho Macho Man, A Man's Man, had his first recorded work yesterday and trainer Brian Koriner said it was an excellent work, very professional in company. We have always had high hopes for this one. 

Finally, Blinkers On will be at the Barretts 2 year old in training sale on 4/4 and will hopefully be adding to the stable. New offerings will be available for viewing on the website shortly thereafter. 

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26945 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play]]> Feb 11 2017 5:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 5 furlongs solo at Santa Anita on Thursday in 1:00.80, 126 of 221 at the distance. Richard said this was a good work and it was another step forward. He said Gator was strong and traveling well. He also said he has been going to the gate but still needs more work. He pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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29453 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 10/1/17]]> Oct 1 2017 12:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 59.80, 1 of 8 at the distance. Richard said this was his best work since returning from the layoff. He said he was eager to work and very strong. He also said he is traveling well and the knee looks good. He pulled up in good shape so we had a decision to make today because entries were taken for the Cal-bred 50K on 10/5. We decided not to enter. Ruben, Richard's assistant at SLR, says he is a work short. He said he felt his gallop out in this last work could have been better, he felt he got a little tired at the end of the work. He also said he was a little tired the next day. So, we will get another work or two in him and see what our options are at the end of the Santa Anita book. We want to make this first race count.

Scott

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29586 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 10/12/17]]> Oct 12 2017 6:25PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 5 furlongs at SLR on Tuesday in 59.80, 1 of 9 at the distance. Richard said it was a very strong work. I was concerned it was a bit quick considering he worked fast last week as well but he said he did it all on his own. He was sound after the work so the plan now is to ship him to Santa Anita and get him use to the surface. When Richard feels he is ready he will work. He will need to work in  front of the state vet to get off the vets list. (he was put on it when we were a vet scratch the day of the race) We assume that will go well and now the new book is out we will be pointing to the Cal-bred Maiden 50K on 10/29. I will get back to everyone as we get closer to the race for a vote but out recommendation is to be fairly aggressive with the entry based on the cost of the horse and his surgery. We want to win sooner than later.

Scott 

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29657 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 10/21/17]]> Oct 21 2017 12:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita in 1:02.20, 32 of 60 at the distance. Richard said it was a good work. He said he did it easily, seemed to handle the deep surface and galloped out well. He got off the vet list and pulled up in good shape today. We are still pointing to the Mdn 50K Ca race on 10/29. Entries are on 10/26, I hope it goes because it is a sub 1 race in the book. I will get back to everyone.

Scott

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25487 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 10/2/16]]> Oct 2 2016 7:03PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked another 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:01.40, 6 of 8 at the distance. I guess there were still stall issues so he worked at SLR again. He shipped to Santa Anita this morning. Richard said this was a very nice work and best to date. Richard said so far he has never been asked for speed. When he gets to Santa Anita we will begin to push a bit more and get him gate okay'd. He pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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29773 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 10/28/17]]> Oct 30 2017 10:54AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita on Saturday in 50.20, 47 of 67 at the distance. Richard said it was a nice, smooth, easy work and went as planned. Just a little something to set him up for Thursday's race. He said he pulled up in good shape and we are ready to go. I will send out a separate email to see who will be attending the race.

Scott

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26047 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 11/15/16]]> Nov 15 2016 7:11PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 48.60, 15 of 42 at the distance. Richard said it was a pretty good work but the Gator was still screwing around. He said he was giving the rider trouble etc. He will be a work in progress and sometimes it does take 4-6 weeks for the gelding to take effect. He said he started 5 lengths behind Last One Standing and was moving well. He said when they hit the wire he had made up 2-3 lengths without being pushed. He pulled up in great shape so on we go. On a side note this work was delayed a week because he had a sore foot, probably stepped on a rock.

Scott

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26489 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 1/1/17]]> Jan 1 2017 11:35AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita on Thursday in 1:01.60, 23 of 38 at the distance. The work was over Santa Anita's main track. Richard said this was a nice work, he said he looked good doing it with his big stride. He came out of the work a tick off on the front and they blocked the leg and it is the knee that was bugging him before. We previously x-ray'd the knee and there were no chips etc. His regular vet is back on Tuesday and we will see what he has to say, we may take a couple more pictures of the knee. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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29977 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 11/19/17]]> Nov 19 2017 5:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs at Golden Gate yesterday in 51.60, 26 of 32 at the distance. John said this was a good work, he said he was traveling very well, nice and easy. You will notice John works his horses slower but with longer gallop outs. In addition the Tapeta will produce slower times overall. He is always looking for the horse to finish. He said he pulled up in good shape and we will be discussing races shortly.

Scott

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26113 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 11/21/16]]> Nov 21 2016 5:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 100.80, 7 of 29 at the distance. Richard said the work was solid and said he was moving well. He did say he made some noise like he displaced his soft pallet. Richard thought he was fighting the tongue tie. He scoped clean after the work and the throat was functioning normally. He plans on changing bits next week and doesn't think it will be a problem because he hasn't been displacing in the past. He pulled up in great shape including the shin and will go another 5/8th's next week.

Scott

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30024 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 11/26/17]]> Nov 26 2017 1:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs solo at Golden Gate yesterday in 49.60, 12 of 66 at the distance. John said this was a really nice work. He said he was strong and moving well. He said he really likes our chances in the 16K if we can get the race to go. It did not fill for Friday and has been carried over to Saturday 12/2. Physically the horse is doing well, fingers crossed for Saturday.

Scott

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26674 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 1/17/17]]> Jan 17 2017 3:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:02.40, 40 of 88 at the distance. Gator worked with an older horse that is a multiple allowance winner. Richard said Gator was traveling well and worked head and head with his workmate but did have to be asked to keep up but that was to be expected. (he should have got a lot out of the work) He said Gator took a step forward in this work and was happy with the work especially with the track being very deep and hard to get over for a horse that is not dead fit. He pulled up in good shape and the knees looked very good. Fingers crossed we don't miss too much training with more rain on the way.

Scott

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26321 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 12/11/16]]> Dec 13 2016 1:35PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs on the Santa Anita dirt training track on Sunday in 49 flat. Richard said it was a good work, nice and easy. He pulled up in good shape so our goal is to get back in a 6 to 7 day breeze sequence and get him a start in a month to six weeks. Also, no behavior problems reported so hopefully the effects of the gelding are kicking in.

Scott

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26389 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 12/20/16]]> Dec 20 2016 7:06PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs yesterday on Santa Anita's inner dirt training track in 1:02.20. Richard said the work was fine except Gator kept looking around at the other horses on the main track so he lost a little focus. He did say however that he really liked the way he gets over the ground. Now that Richard is 100% comfortable with the shin and knee he will be moved back to the main track for his next work. It will also be in company. Richard said he thinks this horse has the potential to be a good one, always nice to hear. He pulled up in good shape so in addition to working in company next week Richard will also be finishing up his gate work so we will be ready to run in a few weeks.

Scott

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30074 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 12/3/17]]> Dec 3 2017 6:21PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 50.60, 29 of 57 at the distance. Bowen was in the irons and John said everything went as planned. He said he was looking for something around 50 with a strong finish a good gallop out. He said mission accomplished. Gator pulled up in good shape so we are ready for the race on the 7th.

Scott

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26816 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 1/29/17]]> Jan 29 2017 2:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs in company on the dirt training at Santa Anita on Thursday in 50.40. Richard said the work had it's good points and bad points. He said they broke off at the pole head and head and Gator lost focus and drifted back then with a reminder from the rider to get back to business he re-rallied and finished head and head. So basically the first part of the work was not good and the way he finished showed promise. He also reiterated that the horse looks like a runner, gallops like a runner but has not been consistent when he works with another horse. So, Richard is going to start training him in blinkers to get him to keep his mind on his job. Richard also said he has been getting him to the gate and so far so good there. The good news is he pulled up in good shape and the knee looks good. He has not got to the races as quickly as we hoped but hopefully Richard's patience pays off.

Scott

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27014 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 2/17/17]]> Feb 17 2017 7:27PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 5 furlongs out of the gate yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:00.60, 60 of 160 at the distance. If you were to compare this to a non gate work you would subtract 1 second making the work 59.60. Edwin Maldonado was in the irons for the work and Richard said he was very sharp out of the gate which was a bit of a surprise because he is such a large horse. Edwin said he was really quick out of there and Edwin is probably the best gate rider on the grounds. He has now been gate okay'd so we have that behind us. This was a very strong work so we will be ready for the next CA bred MSW race. The condition book will be out middle of next week and we will have a race to point to then. Physically Gator is doing really good. We are close!

Scott

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27086 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 2/25/17]]> Feb 25 2017 3:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 6 furlongs solo at Santa Anita on Thursday in 1:13.60, 8 of 34 at the distance. Richard said this was a very nice work, especially because he had no company and the track was slow. He said he worked with very little urging and finished better than last week even though he went a furlong farther. He pulled up in good shape so we are ready to run.The new condition book came out on Wednesday and there is a MSW CA race on 3/4. The only problem with this race is it is at 7 furlongs, a tough distance for a first time starter. Having said that Richard is not known for winning first time out so he will probably need a race so we will run despite the difficult distance. There is also a chance they will change the distance if they do not get enough entries. He will most likely have a little 3/8th's blowout prior to running. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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26888 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 2/3/17]]> Feb 3 2017 6:10PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.80, 57 of 128 at the distance. Richard said this was a very good work and a step forward. Richard said they broke off from the pole and Gator was on the inside (wearing blinkers). He said he was not intimidated, kept to task and left his workmate behind. It looks like the blinkers really helped. The rider said he had a lot of horse left and liked the way he traveled. He pulled up in good shape and Richard said the knee and shin look good. At this point Gator has galloped out of the gate but has not broke out of the gate so we will need to get that done so he can get his gate card. With no set backs we are looking at a couple more works and we will be ready to run.

Scott

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27329 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 3/17/17]]> Mar 17 2017 7:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs in company on the dirt training track at Santa Anita yesterday in 47.60, 2 of 9 at the distance. Nakatani was in the irons for the work and Richard said he was happy with the work. He said they went a little too fast early and he didn't corner real well but recovered and finished strong out working his workmate. He switched leads properly as well which was nice to hear. We did take an x-ray of the knee again after the last race and there was no change (no chips etc). He pulled up in good shape and we are now looking at races. We were kind of looking at a grass race but there was nothing in the book so we are looking at the MSW CA race going 6 furlongs on 4/1. It may be a little short but Richard feels with a good break and the right trip he could get the job done. It would also build the foundation to stretch him out the following race (hopefully on the turf). We will also have a chance to look at the following condition book prior to entering and we may call an audible if we see something else. He will work again next week and I will keep you posted.

Scott

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27406 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 3/25/17]]> Mar 25 2017 6:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 47.80, 11 of 75 at the distance. Pena was up for the work and Richard said it was a good work. He said he was in company and shot up the rail finishing strong. Also, for the second week in a row, he switched leads right perfectly. Maybe he finally figured it out. He pulled up in good shape and the knee seems to be holding up. As I mentioned in my last update we will get a chance to look at the new book before we have to enter for the 4/1 MSW CA race going 6 furlongs. We would like to see our options but if nothing else looks more appealing we will enter that race on 3/29.

Scott

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24796 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 8/15/16]]> Aug 15 2016 6:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 3 furlongs at San Luis Rey on Saturday in 37.80, 6 of 13 at the distance. This was actually a 2 furlong work and the clocker caught him on the gallop out. Obviously a strong gallop out. Richard said he he did it easy, moving well. He pulled up in good shape and will be on a 6 to 7 day work pattern going forward. He should be ready for a start in 9-10 weeks if all goes well.

Scott

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24860 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 8/21/16]]> Aug 21 2016 4:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 3 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 39.0, 6 of 8 at the distance. Richard said he did it easy and galloped out a strong half. He worked solo just to stay nice a relaxed. Richard also said physically he is beginning to gain muscle and get stronger. He pulled up in good shape and should move on to 4 furlongs next week.

Scott

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29095 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 8/27/17]]> Aug 27 2017 1:20PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 3 furlongs yesterday at SLR in 38.20, 11 of 15 at the distance. Richard said he worked well, was hitting the ground nicely and did it easily. He said he wasn't looking for anything more since this is his first work off the layoff. He said he pulled up in good shape and will work again next week.

Scott

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24992 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 8/29/16]]> Aug 29 2016 5:21PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs at SLR on Saturday in 51.80, 24 of 25 at the distance. The work was on the slower side by design because it was his first half but more importantly he wanted a strong finish and good gallop out. Richard said it was a very good work, just what hew was looking for. He pulled up in good shape and will work another half this weekend. The plan going forward is just continue to log miles and build bone then when the Del Mar meet ends ship Gator Don't Play to Santa Anita. After he gets used to the Santa Anita surface Richard plans to step things up so we can see what's under the hood.

Scott

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29246 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 9/10/17]]> Sep 10 2017 3:05PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs yesterday at SLR in 50.20, 13 of 27 at the distance. Richard was there for the work and he said it went as planned. Nice and easy with a strong finish. Richard said he already knows he's fast so his goal is to get him fit but take care of the knee. He said he traveled well and pulled up in good shape today. On we go.

Scott

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25221 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 9/11/16]]> Sep 11 2016 6:59PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 49 flat, 11 of 24 at the distance. Richard said this was a very nice work. He said he did it all on his own and is progressing nicely. He said he was moving very well and is getting stronger. He pulled up in good shape and will ship to Santa Anita in the next couple of days. We haven't missed a beat with this horse and he is very sound. If this continues Richard said he should have 4 more works and will be ready to run.

Scott

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29334 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 9/17/17]]> Sep 17 2017 3:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 100.80, 18 of 40 at the distance. Richard said he was happy with the work and said it was a bit quicker than expected but he did it all on his own which was nice. He said he is hitting the ground well and the knee looks fine. On we go.

Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

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25337 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 9/19/16]]> Sep 19 2016 2:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs at SLR on Saturday in 49.40, 14 of 44 at the distance. This work was supposed to be at Santa Anita but they shorted Richard 5 stalls so he was moving horses around to accommodate Gator Don't Play. He will ship this week. Richard said this was a very good work. He said the big guy is moving really well and likes the fact that he is taking a step forward every week. He pulled up in great shape and should be ready for 5/8th's next week at Santa Anita.

Scott

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29403 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 9/24/17]]> Sep 24 2017 7:08PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:01 flat, 21 of 44 at the distance. Richard said this was another solid work. He said he was traveling well and eager to work. He said the knee is holding up and we are getting close to a race. The next work will tell where we are at. There is a Cal-bred 50K on 10/5 that would be a logical spot but we may be pushing it getting there. Ruben at SLR says he's not quite fit enough, we will see what he says after the next work. Richard will talk to the racing secretary in the next day or two to see what will be in the next book and we will weigh our options.

Scott

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25424 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 9/26/16]]> Sep 26 2016 5:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 5 furlongs at SLR on Saturday in 1:02.40, 44 of 55 at the distance. This work was at SLR again because of the ongoing confusion on stalls. I guess it is really been a problem and all revolves around stalls for Breeders Cup horses. Richard was in Keenland but when he got back he finally straightened this out and she moves this week. No worries, he said this was a very good work, especially for the first 5/8th's and that he was working solo. He said he did it easy and was still full of run at the end. Obviously he he getting fit. He pulled up in good shape and Richard said 3 more works and we will be ready to run.

Scott

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29171 <![CDATA[Gator Don't Play 9/3/17]]> Sep 3 2017 6:21PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 50.20, 31 of 32 at the distance. Richard said this was just what he was looking for. He wanted it nice and easy because he decided to work a half instead of a second three furlongs. He said he is moving well and the knee is holding up. He will work another half next week. Assuming we have no setbacks he should be ready to go at the Santa Anita meet.

Scott

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25106 <![CDATA[Gator don't Play 9/4/16]]> Sep 4 2016 5:53PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gator Don't Play worked 4 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 50.40, 23 of 28 at the distance. Richard said this was a very good work. He said he did it easy without urging, just dragging the rider around the track. He pulled up in good shape so on we go. Plans are not set in stone but we think he will have one more work at SLR before shipping to Santa Anita.

Scott

 

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29454 <![CDATA[Gee Street 10/1/17]]> Oct 1 2017 1:06PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:03.20, 39 of 47 at the distance. Richard said this was a good work despite the slowish time. He said the rider didn't really ask her as they left the pole but she came home powerfully and galloped out big so actually he was really pleased with the work. She pulled up in good shape so on we go. She will have one more work before her race on the 14th.

Scott

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29771 <![CDATA[Gee Street 10/30/17]]> Oct 30 2017 10:29AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at SLR on Saturday in 48.80, 14 of 37 at the distance. Richard said it was a good work, he said she did it all on her own and galloped out well. She pulled up in good shape so the plan going forward is to ship her into Del Mar early, have her gate work at Del Mar then run in the MSW race on 11/11. The racing secretary will not write a Cal-bred maiden 50K and Richard feels we need to give it another shot at the MSW level since she has been knocking on the door and we are making some changes that hopefully will move her up.

Scott

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29531 <![CDATA[Gee Street 10/8/17]]> Oct 8 2017 5:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:01.00, 16 of 57 at the distance. Richard said it was a very nice work with a good gallop out. He said she pulled up in good shape and is ready for her race on 10/14. Kent D. has the call, all systems are a go. I will get back to everyone after entries to see who will be attending.

Scott

 

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30023 <![CDATA[Gee Street 11/26/17]]> Nov 26 2017 12:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs solo (blinkers off) at Golden Gate yesterday in 1:03.20, 38 of 53 at the distance. Steve said it was a very vice work and she seemed to handle the Tapeta surface just fine which may be important with the rainy season upon us. He said she was very professional, was moving well and galloped out big. She came out of the work in great shape, he said her coat looks better and is eating well so with all of that said we have elected to enter the MSW race going 1 1/16th on the turf this Saturday. Aaron Gryder will be in the irons. Aaron is a strong veteran rider that will stay busy on her and he just won the Debutante for Blinkers On riding Steph Being Steph so there is some good vibes going on as well. We enter Wednesday for Saturday's race and I will get back to everyone after the draw.

Scott

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29836 <![CDATA[Gee Street 11/5/17]]> Nov 5 2017 5:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs out of the gate yesterday at SLR in 48.40, 6 of 22 at the distance. If you were to compare this to a non gate work you would subtract 1 second. The report Richard received was very good. He said she came out with good energy and showed good speed all of the way through the wire. He feels this should sharpen her up for her race on the 11th. Richard was originally going to have this work at Del Mar but with the BC I guess it was just too hectic. As far as a rider, the final decision has not been made but I will finalize that with Richard on Tuesday. Physically and mentally Gee Street is doing well, lets hope this work helps along with a better draw.

Scott

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26665 <![CDATA[Gee Street 1/16/17]]> Jan 16 2017 6:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita. The clocker reported the work in 1:05.40, David had her 2 seconds faster. I guess many of the times were off with so many horses working since the track finally opened. The time was really not important to Richard, he wanted something on the slower side for safety reasons and she hadn't worked in 11 days. She pulled up in good shape so now we need the weather to cooperate so we can get into a normal training pattern and get her ready for a start.

Scott

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30416 <![CDATA[Gee Street 1/20/18]]> Jan 20 2018 5:53PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 50 flat, 12 of 27 at the distance. Steve had her in 49.2. Steve said she was traveling well and hooked up with company and finished strong pushing past that horse then galloped out big. Steve was very happy with the work, he thinks the blinkers are making a difference as well as how she is getting over the Tapeta. He thinks she is ready to fire. She pulled up in good shape and her race did fill for Friday. I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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26344 <![CDATA[Gee Street 12/15/16]]> Dec 15 2016 4:27PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 3 furlongs in company at Santa Anita on Tuesday in 36.20, 4 of 28 at the distance. She worked with another 2 year old of Richard's that was working a half. Richard said Gee Street worked without being asked and the workmate could not keep up so she ended up working solo for the balance of the work. He said he really likes the way she moves and was surprised at how fast she was. He said his goal will be to get her relax and sit, not just run off. He said it won't take long to get her fit and may go right on the a half next week. She came out of the work in good shape and is holding her weight so on we go. Also, if you have a virtual stable you may have seen they still show Bonde as the trainer. Sometimes it takes Equibase a while to make the change.

Scott

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30215 <![CDATA[Gee Street 12/17/17]]> Dec 17 2017 7:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at Golden Gate yesterday in 49.40, 21 of 74 at the distance. Steve had her in 48.4 then had her galloping out in a powerful 1:01.00. He said he was very happy with the work and we both agreed we wouldn't have any problem running her on the main track. He said she came out of the work in good shape and said she is putting on weight. There is a race for Maiden 20K going a mile on the turf on 12/29. I will be asking for a vote to run in that race after her next work.

Scott

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26393 <![CDATA[Gee Street 12/21/16]]> Dec 21 2016 2:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.80, 24 of 54 at the distance. Richard said this was a "very" good work. He breezed her with a 3 year old that he felt would match up with her. He said she was dominate and outworked her workmate. He said she was traveling well and she was relaxed which was great to hear. He said she is holding her weight and he likes her progress. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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30239 <![CDATA[Gee Street 12/24/17]]> Dec 24 2017 3:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 50 flat, 41 of 69 at the distance. Steve said the work was a good one. She went a little slow early (as she likes to do) and finished well with a good gallop out. She pulled up in good shape and will be ready to run on the 29th.

Scott

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26461 <![CDATA[Gee Street 12/28/16]]> Dec 28 2016 5:05PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.40, 42 of 65 at the distance. N. Arroyo was in the irons for the work. Richard said this was a very good work. He said she and her workmate broke off together at the half mile pole and Gee Street had to wait on her workmate. Finally Arroyo let her go and she separated from her workmate and was clearly best. Richard said the horse she worked with wasn't much but she is learning to relax and hopefully she is building some confidence. The only negative was Arroyo did say she she was acting a little green, not bad but she did lose a little focus. She will learn. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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26817 <![CDATA[Gee Street 1/29/17]]> Jan 29 2017 3:03PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs solo on the dirt training track at Santa Anita on Friday in 1:02.20, 5 of 15 at the distance. Richard was being cautious and worked her on the dirt training track again instead of the main track. Coming off all of the rain I think he didn't want to work her on a track that could have been a little deep or cuppy because she is not dead fit yet. He said this was a solid work and she did it all on her own. He also mentioned that mentally she has been doing well on and off the track and that her weight is good. She will go back to the main track weather permitting next week and Richard said he plans on asking her for a little more, He also said she has been going to the gate getting a refresher course.

Scott

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26548 <![CDATA[Gee Street 1/6/17]]> Jan 6 2017 3:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs in company on the inner dirt training track at Santa Anita on Wednesday in 1:02 flat, 21 of 23 at the distance. Richard said he worked her on the training track because it was so busy on the main with workers because of the incoming rain. He said she worked with an older horse by the name of Del Mar Ann. He said they worked head and head nice and easy and as they crossed the wire Del Mar Ann was about a half length in front. Richard said the work was "okay" but he felt she did not really take to the new surface or surroundings. He said she pulled up in good shape and will go back to the main track for her next work. He said she should be ready to run by Feb 1 if the weather doesn't hold us up. He also said she needs to get back to the gate before running.

Scott

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30604 <![CDATA[Gee Street 2/10/18]]> Feb 10 2018 6:10PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs solo at Golden Gate yesterday in 48.80, 4 of 24 at the distance. Steve said this was the best work she has had since arriving in his barn. He said she was strong, just pulling the rider around the track and said she galloped out big. He said she pulled up in great shape and we are ready. We will enter for Saturday's race Wednesday and I will get back to everyone after the draw. She needs to show up in the afternoon!

Scott

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26946 <![CDATA[Gee Street 2/11/17]]> Feb 11 2017 5:17PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs out of the gate yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:02 flat, 62 of 99 at the distance. (subtract 1 second to compare to a non gate work) Bejarano was in the irons for the work. Richard said this was a good work and Rafael was happy with the work as well. He said she did it very easily and was well within herself the entire work. He said she finished strong and that we took a step in the right direction. We enter tomorrow for the race down the hill on Friday. If it rains as predicted it will end up being a game time decision as to run or scratch and wait for them to bring back the race on the grass. Physically our filly is doing well and we are ready to run. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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27015 <![CDATA[Gee Street 2/17/17]]> Feb 17 2017 7:43PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 50.40, 23 of 29 at the distance. As you know this was just a maintenance work because of the weather canceling our race. She went super easy and pulled up well. They have written the race back for this Monday and I will send out another e-mail in regards to the race.

Scott

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26896 <![CDATA[Gee Street 2/5/17]]> Feb 5 2017 12:35PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita on Friday in 1:02.60, 35 of 46 at the distance. Richard said the work was solid and she finished well. He said her gallop out was also good. Having said that after speaking with Richard and his assistant David I sense she may not be giving us everything she has. This may simply be as she gets older she is figuring things out and in the morning is only willing to do what is asked and no more. She doesn't have to be a flashy work horse if she will lay it down in the afternoons, let's hope that is the case. She pulled up in good shape out of the work, Richard said her weight is good and she is behaving herself on the racetrack so it is time to run. The new condition book is out and there is a MSW (CA) race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course on 2/17 that we are targeting. She is bred top and bottom for the grass so we think this is an excellent opportunity to see if she moves up on the turf. Rafael Bejarano has taken the call and will be in the irons. She has already popped out of the gate and that went well so she will have one more work and will be ready to run.

Scott

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30834 <![CDATA[Gee Street 3/10/18]]> Mar 10 2018 6:25PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 50.80, 27 of 37 at the distance. Steve said it was a good work, slow early with a strong finish and gallop out. She pulled up in good shape and we are ready to run if a race would fill. I will send out a separate email with our race options.

Scott

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27301 <![CDATA[Gee Street 3/15/17]]> Mar 15 2017 5:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs solo at Santa Anita on Sunday in 1:01.80, 29 of 51 at the distance. Rafael Bejarano was in the irons for the work and Richard said it was a very good work. He said she did it the right way and finished strong. Rafael said he also liked the way she worked and will be scheduled to ride her in her next race. She pulled up in good shape and now for race options. (the condition book just came out today so that is why I was late sending out this update) There is no race on the turf going long for Cal-bred's. It is a bit surprising because the last race on 3/9 had 10 entries and we thought he would write it back in 3 weeks. There is the same race we ran in going down the hill on 3/30 which gives us an option but we were really hoping to stretch her out. Richard is going to talk to the racing secretary to see if he will write an extra so I will keep you posted. 

Scott

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30932 <![CDATA[Gee Street 3/16/18]]> Mar 16 2018 5:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs solo at GGF yesterday in 49.20, 5 of 17 at the distance. Steve had her in 48.4. Cedillo worked her and Steve said it was another good work and gallop out. Cedillo like her and will be riding her in Thursday's race. Physically she is doing great and is ready for Thursday. I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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27345 <![CDATA[Gee Street 3/19/17]]> Mar 19 2017 6:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.00, 11 of 46 at the distance. Richard had her a couple of ticks slower. Bejarano was in the irons for the work and Richard said it was another very nice work. He said she did it with no urging, was getting over the ground fluidly and finished strong. She pulled up in good shape so we are now just at the mercy of the racing secretary. We are trying to find out if he will commit to writing the MSW CA race at a mile on the grass at the beginning of the upcoming book which starts on 4/6. If it is going to be early in the next book we will wait, if not we will go down the hill again on 3/30. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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27400 <![CDATA[Gee Street 3/25/17]]> Mar 25 2017 3:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 50.20, 62 of 75 at the distance. Bejarano was in the irons for this maintenance work and Richard said everything went according to plan. Easy with a strong finish. We know she has speed so Richard continues to work on  finishing strong with a good gallop out. She pulled up in good shape so now for a race update. Entries were taken today for the MSW Ca race going down the hill and we elected not to enter because we were told by the racing secretary the mile race would be early in the next book which could mean as early as 4/6. We will know the date for sure when the book is out next Wednesday. I think this will work out for the best, Richard is convinced she needs to go long and there were 15 entered for the down the hill race.

Scott

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30789 <![CDATA[Gee Street 3/3/18]]> Mar 3 2018 4:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs in company at GGF yesterday in 49.20, 3 of 24 at the distance. Steve said this was another very good work, especially in the rain on a slow surface. Steve said she easily out worked her workmate and galloped out big. We have made a jockey change to a strong, more aggressive rider. Leading GGF rider A Cedillo will have the mount in her next race and was up for the work. She came out of this work in good shape so we are ready to run. They wrote a 16K going long on 3/16 but the 20K is on 3/10 and we doubt the 16K will fill (our preference) if the 20K goes, so we may have to run for 20K again. If we do hopefully the rider change will make the difference. If she doesn't get the job done they will have a 12.5K  in the next book. We feel that is where she will have to go. Unfortunately they don't write races that go off at 6 AM, the way she is training in the morning she would be sure to win. I will keep you posted.

Scott 

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27204 <![CDATA[Gee Street 3/7/17]]> Mar 7 2017 2:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita on Sunday in 48 flat, 3 of 48 at the distance. Bejarano was up for the work and Richard said this was a very good work, the best since arriving at his barn. It seems like the last race gave her some confidence because she was eager to work, finished really strong and outworked her company. Bejarano agreed with Richard that she needs to go long on the grass. She pulled up in good shape and the new condition book will be out next Tuesday or Wednesday and we will see what options we have. Good report.

Scott

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22935 <![CDATA[Gee Street 4/17/16]]> Apr 17 2016 7:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 1 furlong in company at Pleasanton yesterday in 11.2, the clocker gave her 11 flat. Jeff said when they broke off at the pole Maven Harry, her workmate, jumped out to a 2 length lead. He said Gee Street was green early and never really grabbed the bit until halfway through the work. Once she figured out what was going on she leveled out nicely and maintained the 2 length margin through the wire showing off her pretty stride. She came out of the work in great shape and will work in another 7 days or so.

Scott

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27509 <![CDATA[Gee Street 4/2/17]]> Apr 2 2017 7:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita on Friday in 1:01.60, 16 of 43 at the distance. Richard said all went well as she prepped for her upcoming start, he said she relaxed and finished well. She pulled up in good shape and entries were taken today for the 1 mile cal-bred turf race. Friday's race filled with 8 and Gee Street drew the 8 hole. Cory Nakatani, one of the best turf riders in the nation, will be in the irons. Our race is the 5th on the card and post time in 3:00. I will send out a separate e-mail regarding the race and seating.

Scott

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27693 <![CDATA[Gee Street 4/22/17]]> Apr 22 2017 4:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:03.40, 1 of 2 at the distance. The work was easy by design with the goal being relax, then finish. Richard said his foreman at SLR said she worked nicely, galloped out well and was professional. Early reports on the move to SLR are encouraging. She has been eating well, even putting on a few pounds and I have been told she hasn't acted anxious since arriving. Let's see if that translates to her performance in the afternoon. She pulled up in good shape and the new book is out. The same mile grass race we just ran in is on 4/28. Richard feels we should run. I gave him the option to wait 3 more weeks but he said she is doing well and he want's to run. So barring any changes we will enter tomorrow for the race on Friday. I have made a jockey change to Rafael Bejarano, I just wasn't enthused with Corey's ride in the last race. I will be traveling to the OBS sale tomorrow but as soon as I can get to a computer I will get back to everyone regarding entries.

Scott

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23061 <![CDATA[Gee Street 4/25/16]]> Apr 25 2016 4:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 2 furlongs in company at Pleasanton yesterday in 23.40, 1 of 3 at the distance. Jeff said this weeks work was a big step forward. Gee Street was in a set of 3 and when they broke off from the pole she grabbed the bit and got into a nice fluid stride. Gee Street and the very quick Maven Harry pulled away from the other worker and worked head and head through the wire. Jeff was very happy with the work. Gee Street pulled up in great shape and will work in another 7 days or so.

Scott

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27937 <![CDATA[Gee Street 5/14/17]]> May 14 2017 8:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 49.60, 21 of 39 at the distance. Richard wanted her to go very easy with a possible race on the horizon and the report said she did it all on her own without being asked. She pulled up in good shape and her frame of mind seems to be on the improve. I will send out an e- mail on the race.

Scott

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23326 <![CDATA[Gee Street 5/15/16]]> May 15 2016 7:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 3 furlongs solo yesterday at Pleasanton in 35.60, 1 of 3 at the distance. This was her best work in the sequence, really putting all together. In this work she relaxed and did it very easy with big long strides. The time was quick but it didn't look like it, always a good sign. In addition to the work she spent 2 days going to the gate. There was some improvement but she is still getting a bit worked up and not focusing when the gates open. It will come, Jeff is not worried. She pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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23147 <![CDATA[Gee Street 5/2/16]]> May 2 2016 2:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 2 furlongs in company at Pleasanton on Saturday in 24.20, 1 of 4 at the distance. Jeff said this was an excellent work, best to date. He put Gee Street on the inside and said she was not intimidated. He said they worked head and head but she was dominant and could of worked much faster if asked. He also said her gallop out was strong, cover big chunks of ground with every stride. She pulled up in great shape and will move on to 3/8th's next week.

Scott 

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23490 <![CDATA[Gee Street 5/26/16]]> May 26 2016 7:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 50.0, 22 of 29 at the distance. Unfortunately the work was disrupted by a horse on the rail that forced Gee Street to swerve and circle around that horse. Other than that the work was excellent. Stuart Elliott was up for the work and called Jeff right after the work to tell him how much he liked her. He said she is a strong, beautiful mover. She pulled up in good shape and will work again next week.

Scott

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23215 <![CDATA[Gee Street 5/7/16]]> May 7 2016 8:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 3 furlongs in company at Pleasanton in 35.4, the clocker was way off in 36.60. Gee Street was on the inside of the speedy Maven Harry and she had no problem holding her own. She leveled out beautifully, lowering her head not wanting Harry to get by. In addition she was not intimidated by the rail and galloped out well. She pulled up in good shape and will work another 3/8th's in another 7 days or so.

Scott

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23825 <![CDATA[Gee Street 6/17/16]]> Jun 17 2016 7:05PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs out of the gate in 1:02.20, 13 of 17 at the distance. She worked by herself unfortunately because there were no other gate workers at the time. She was a bit better in the gate, not moving around too much. She broke alertly but didn't show a ton of early speed. They went slower than we would have liked early because she was looking around and lost focus but she finished strong and galloped out well which was a positive. She came out of the work in good shape and physically is doing well. So in her next work she is being fitted with blinkers to get her to focus and she will work with company so that should get her more involved as well. As far as races, next weeks work will tell us a lot. Our options are the MSW (CA) at Santa Anita on 6/30 if she worked lights out next week. If we don't feel she is 100% ready we will shoot for the same race opening day at Del Mar on 7/15 and run for the bigger purse (I spoke with the racing secretary at Del Mar, that is the date even though the book isn't out). Of course they could write an extra the last day or two at Santa Anita and we would be ready for that as well. I will keep you posted as things unfold.

Scott

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28338 <![CDATA[Gee Street 6/18/17]]> Jun 18 2017 2:05PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 1:03.40, 33 of 40 at the distance. She worked with the stakes winner Kiss at Midnight in what was simply a maintenance work. They worked head and head doing it easily. She pulled up in great shape and will have one more work next week prior to the race on 6/30. Richard said the plan is to get her sharp in that work.

Scott

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23572 <![CDATA[Gee Street 6/2/16]]> Jun 2 2016 7:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 48.80, 13 of 20 at the distance. I spoke with Jeff and he said Gee Street easily outworked her company and could have gone much quicker. He said she did it the right way, nice and easy. She pulled up in great shape and will work again next week. She will be working out of the gate and if all goes well there and she gallops out strong showing us she is fit she may be ready for the MSW (CA) race on 6/16. I will keep you posted.

Scott

 

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24068 <![CDATA[Gee Street 6/23/16]]> Jun 23 2016 8:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs in company out of the gate yesterday at Santa Anita in 47.40, 1 of 32 at the distance and the bullet work at the distance. This is pretty amazing based on the fact her workmate, a Baffert horse, jumped the inside rail during the work and the work was aborted after 3 furlongs. She had the bullet and it was just on the gallop out! She was fitted with blinkers for the work and it seemed to do the trick. She was also better in the gate so things are going in the right direction. The bad news is she really didn't get the full 5 furlong work with a strong gallop out that Jeff was looking for. This means we will not go in the race on 6/30 at Santa Anita. If there is an extra written the last weekend we will be ready but if not we will be running on 7/15 at Del Mar, opening day. She pulled up in great shape. This filly has talent.

Scott

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28403 <![CDATA[Gee Street 6/25/17]]> Jun 25 2017 7:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:01.60, 20 of 27 at the distance. Richard said it was a good work. He said she did it easily and finished strong. She pulled up in good shape for the race on 6/30 which did fill. I will send out an email on the race shortly.

Scott

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28191 <![CDATA[Gee Street 6/7/17]]> Jun 7 2017 5:17PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 47.80, 2 of 5 at the distance. Richard said this was a very nice work. He said she did it on her own and the time was solid on the slower SLR track. He said she pulled up in good shape and is feeling good. The final book will be out this time next week and we will look at options. There is a race on 6/15 (mdn 50K turf 1 1/8th) but at this point he really would like to give her a little more time.

Scott

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23683 <![CDATA[Gee Street 6/9/16]]> Jun 9 2016 11:05PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs out of the gate yesterday at Santa Anita but the clocker only recorded it as a 4 furlong work. She worked out of the gate in 1:00.4, the clocker gave her 48.40 for the 4 furlongs. The work itself was very good, she broke okay, got into a nice stride working quickly and doing it the right way. The challenge we are still facing with her is not how she is breaking but how she is going to and in the gate. Things are better but not right. She is a little warm blooded and likes things her way and she just isn't 100% comfortable inside that gate. We really think she can run and the last thing we want to have happen is put her in a race and have her looking around and fidgeting in the gate and we lose the race before it is run. So, we have made the decision to skip the race on the 16th, school her more in the gate and have her 100% ready when she runs. Another work or two wouldn't hurt either even though she is very fit. Physically she is excellent. Mrs Gilman, did her mom have a little temper too?

Scott

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24290 <![CDATA[Gee Street 7/10/16]]> Jul 10 2016 1:43PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs on Friday at Santa Anita in 1:03.60, 25 of 28 at the distance. This was a very poor work. Jeff put blinkers on Gee Street and the experiment was a failure. He put them on her to keep her a little more focused and when she galloped in them this week everything was fine but when she was asked to run during the breeze she got very nervous, throwing her head back and never really taking the bit. This filly has real talent, we have seen it, but she resists new things initially and takes more time to get comfortable with new assignments. We will scrap the blinkers, get two more works in her and shoot for the race at Del Mar on 7/30. Physically she is doing great and will ship to Del Mar on Monday. Hope that goes well...

Scott

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28616 <![CDATA[Gee Street 7/16/17]]> Jul 16 2017 2:07PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 50.40, 31 of 39 at the distance. Richard said she worked well, very easy by design. She pulled up in good shape and will be pointed to a maiden $62,500 race going 1 1/16th on the Del Mar turf course. The race is on 7/27. She will have one more work prior to the race.

Scott

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24392 <![CDATA[Gee Street 7/17/16]]> Jul 17 2016 4:06PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs in company at Del Mar on Friday in 1:01.80, 26 of 59 at the distance. Jeff said this was a very good work and taking off the blinkers did the trick. She worked with the speedy blinkers On 2 year old gelding, Maven Harry. He said they broke off slowly at the pole then came home powerfully without urging from the rider. She pulled up in good shape and will have one more work before her anticipated start on 7/30.

Scott

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24471 <![CDATA[Gee Street 7/23/16]]> Jul 23 2016 7:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs in company out of the gate at Del Mar yesterday in 1:01.40, 21 of 46 at the distance. Jeff said he was not happy with the work. He said she broke well out of the gate and was traveling well. He said when she got to the 16th pole she just turned loose of the bridle and finished poorly. Maven Harry her workmate was waiting on her, not a good thing. She was on the inside in tight quarters and that may have had something to do with it but she has been there before. This is disappointing coming off a good work last week. We took blood on her after the work. So many of the babies are sick and she may be coming down with something. Having said that Jeff says she is just not mentally strong at this point. She shows a ton of talent one day then spits the bit the next day. We do not want to run off of this work and have her have a bad experience so our plan is to figure out what is going on and to have her tell us when she is ready to run. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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28675 <![CDATA[Gee Street 7/23/17]]> Jul 23 2017 4:53PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:00.80, 14 of 34 at the distance. Richard's assistant David was at the work and he said it was a strong work. He said she was moving well and galloped out big. She pulled up in good shape and is ready for Thursday's race.

Scott

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24571 <![CDATA[Gee Street 7/31/16]]> Jul 31 2016 1:21PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs in company on Friday in 1:01, 19 of 40 at the distance. Jeff said this was a substantially better work than last weeks. He put her on the outside of a horse she could handle and she displayed some of the talent she has flashed in the past. Jeff really feels like this is a mental thing with this filly. He feels when she loses her confidence she doesn't perform. We again discussed sending her to the farm to mature but Jeff wanted to work her one more time. The other plan we discussed is to send her up north to break her maiden. The easier competition could be just the thing to build up her confidence and put her on the right track. We don't want to have her have a bad experience and make things worse. We should be able to make a final decision after this next work.

Scott

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24185 <![CDATA[Gee Street 7/3/16]]> Jul 3 2016 2:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.20, 33 of 71 at the distance. The work was intended to be a solo work but she picked up company at the pole and when she hit the eighth pole the company could no longer keep up and she finished strong with a good gallop out. She will have one more work at Santa Anita and then ship to Del Mar as she prepares for her debut on 7/15. Physically the horse is doing great.

Scott

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28884 <![CDATA[Gee Street 8/10/17]]> Aug 10 2017 1:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at SLR on Tuesday in 49.60, 11 of 16 at the distance. Richard said this was just a maintenance work so she could stretch her legs. He said she was traveling well, nice and easy. She pulled up in great shape so we will see what our options are in the last condition book.

Scott

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24794 <![CDATA[Gee Street 8/15/16]]> Aug 15 2016 4:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at Pleasanton on Saturday in 49 flat, 2 of 3 at the distance. Jeff said the work was "okay" considering she did not work in company. He said she finished well. Originally the plan was to ship directly onto Golden Gate but the work being done by the track on the barn area Jeff occupies was not complete. Since arriving at Pleasanton we have decided to adjust the game plan based on our evaluation of her. The revised plan moves her start at Golden Gate from 8/19 to 9/10. The plan is to keep her at Pleasanton where there is no racing and give her a couple of works there before giving her a work over the Golden Gate surface prior to running. The thought is this extra time gives her a little more time to mature in a relaxed atmosphere while still keeping her in training so we don't lose the fitness. We are hoping being in a familiar place where she was thriving helps put her in the right frame of mind as well as put on a bit more weight on her. Physically she is doing well, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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28954 <![CDATA[Gee Street 8/17/15]]> Aug 17 2017 10:02AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs at SLR on Tuesday in 1:01.20, 4 of 10 at the distance. Richard said it was a good work. He said she did it easy, all on her own. She pulled up in great shape so we are ready. The new book came out and because we want to stay on the grass at this point the options are a Maiden $62500 on 8/31 or the Cal bred MSW on 9/1. The Claiming race is a sub 3 race in the book so it might not go. We are leaning towards the MSW CA race, they haven't been coming up any tougher than the open high price claimers. If she gives us her A effort and we could get the right trip her numbers say she can get it done. If she cant get it done they should write a Cal Bred Maiden $50000 at Santa Anita or we will have to go to GGF and/or drop. Richard will be talking to the jockey's agents to see who has calls so we can get an idea which race will be easier, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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24858 <![CDATA[Gee Street 8/21/16]]> Aug 21 2016 3:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs at Golden Gate in 59.20, 1 of 46 and the bullet work of the day at the distance. A decision was made to van over to Golden Gate for the work then return to the quiet Pleasanton backstretch. We were going to wait for the final work but Jeff decided he didn't want to wait until the final work to see how she got over the track in case she didn't handle it. Well, it looks like she handles it just fine. Jeff worked her in a set of three with two other horses she could easily handle to build up her confidence. He also removed the blinkers entirely. Leading rider Juan Hernandez was up for the work. She broke off from the pole and quickly disposed of her workmates. The rider said she was getting over the surface beautifully and he said when she left her company behind she started to lose focus so he stayed busy on her and she responded. This was her best work since leaving Pleasanton. She pulled up in great shape so the plan at this point is to keep her at Pleasanton for the next two weeks and have one more work there then ship back to Golden Gate for a final work and schooling then run on 9/10.

Scott

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29052 <![CDATA[Gee Street 8/24/17]]> Aug 24 2017 6:27PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs at SLR on Tuesday in 1:01.40, 3 of 6 at the distance. Richard said this was just a leg stretcher and she did it easily. He said she was nice and relaxed which is good to hear. She pulled up in great shape and will be ready for either the race on 8/31 or 9/1. We are leaning to the MSW race on 9/1.We are still trying to see which race may come up easier by making calls to the popular jocks agents to see if they would take the mount. It looks like we will be making a rider change. Kent Desormeaux will ride and Richard think he is a good fit plus he has been riding lights out lately. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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24965 <![CDATA[Gee Street 8/28/16]]> Aug 28 2016 3:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs at Pleasanton yesterday in 1:00.80, 2 of 6 at the distance. Jeff said this was a very good work. He said she worked by herself, was focused and did it easy. A very "professional" work. The only horse that worked faster was an older stakes horse by the name of Tamarando. She seems like a different horse since she has got back to northern California and we really don't know why. She pulled up in great shape so she will have one more work at Golden Gate and we will be set for the race on 9/10.

Scott

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24647 <![CDATA[Gee Street 8/6/16]]> Aug 6 2016 1:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 5 furlongs in company at Del Mar yesterday in 1:01.20, 24 of 55 at the distance. Jeff said the work was solid, but not spectacular. He said it was in line with last weeks work which was a big improvement over the prior week. He again had her on the outside and she held her own with her workmate. The idea was to get her to show another gear at the end but she stayed one pace. She will give you more when she's in the mood and it's her idea. We have seen her run in spurts before and show more. And, it's not because she is tired, when she comes back she wouldn't blow out a match. She came out of the work in excellent shape so here is our plan. She will ship to Golden Gate ASAP and point to the Maiden Allowance race on 8/19. This will allow her to get a work over the track prior to running. The race at GGF caries a 26K purse pluse $7,800 for Cal-bred's and the 10K Maiden bonus. As I mentioned before, we are hoping we can boost her confidence with softer competition. In addition, Jeff feels like she may like the synthetic surface. With her big stride and higher action Jeff feels she should like the grass which has similarities to the synthetic. This also makes sense being by Street Boss out of There Goes Gee Gee. Street Boss is an excellent grass sire and There Goes Gee Gee was a 4 time winner of 130K on grass. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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25396 <![CDATA[Gee Street 9/23/16]]> Sep 23 2016 6:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs in company at Pleasanton yesterday in 46.40, 1 of 9 at the distance and another bullet work. I was in attendance for the work. She worked with a 4 year old that won for 32K then won the starter. Jeff said her workmate is a pretty good work horse when she is feeling it. They broke off from the pole and worked head and head with Gee Street showing off her big stride. They galloped out strong. Now I will tell you what I didn't like. First, she went in 46.2 because she is a talented animal, not because she wanted to, The rider had to keep after her all the way down the stretch. He said she gets lazy, I say she doesn't like her job. In addition, she is still not carrying enough weight even though she is a good eater and her coat could look better. It's not long or dull but it isn't shiny like a healthy happy horse. So, even with the bullet work I have decided to send her home to Magali Farm for 45 days so Tom can get some weight on her and make her happy. The timing is good, you have a bunch of short meets, including the Fresno Fair and Los Alamitos then the Christmas break. With 45 days off we will have her ready for a race by 1/1/17, right after the holiday break. I know some may have wanted to run her again because she is sound but we still have high hopes for this filly and our thought is do right by the horse and she will pay us back.

Scott

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29404 <![CDATA[Gee Street 9/24/17]]> Sep 24 2017 7:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 48.20, 2 of 14 at the distance. Richard this the was a very nice work, he said she was feeling good about herself, full of energy. She pulled up in good shape and our target is the MSW race on 10/14. Richard spoke to Kent and he wants to ride the horse so hopefully he got to know her last time and we get a winning trip.

Scott

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25129 <![CDATA[Gee Street 9/5/16]]> Sep 5 2016 7:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Gee Street worked 4 furlongs at Golden Gate yesterday in 48 flat, 3 of 44 at the distance. Jeff said this was a very good work. Gee Street picked up company as she broke off from the pole and by the time she hit the stretch she had disposed of her company. She came home solo but kept to task which was nice to see. Another professional work. She pulled up in good shape so we will be ready for the race on Saturday 9/10. I will send out another e-mail regarding the race particulars as well as to see who will be attending.

Scott

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17186 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 1/11/15]]> Jan 11 2015 7:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 36.40, 6 of 19 at the distance. Peter said she traveled very well and did it all on her own, a good work. She was obviously eager to work going in 36 and change so it looks like her head is in the right place as well. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott 

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17232 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 1/17/15]]> Jan 17 2015 6:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 37 flat, 7 of 20 at the distance. Peter said the work was very good, he said she was aggressive, just pulling the rider along. He actually said she is so eager he plans to wait a few weeks before he puts her in company. He also said she hasn't had any bleeding problems and told me one of the other reasons he sent her to Santa Anita is some horses that bleed have allergies and it tends to be harder on them at San Luis Rey. I really like the tone of Peter's voice when he is talking about her now, not just what he is saying. She pulled up in good shape and will move on to a half mile next week. If I had to guess we should be looking for a race in 6-7 weeks assuming we have no setbacks.

Scott

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17335 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 1/24/15]]> Jan 24 2015 5:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita on Thursday in 50.20, 27 of 37 at the distance. Peter said she worked very well and the time was just what he was looking for, being this was her first half mile work. He said she was moving well, doing everything the "right way". She pulled up in good shape and will work another half next week.

Scott

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17375 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 1/29/15]]> Jan 29 2015 6:27PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked a half mile at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.20, 11 of 47 at the distance. Peter said it was a very good work, he said she did it all on her own. He was pleased with how she moved and commented on her high cruising speed. As a precaution we scoped her after the work because the work was pretty quick and there was zero bleeding. She pulled up in good shape today and will work again next week.

Scott

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17518 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 2/10/15]]> Feb 10 2015 7:48PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday in 1:03.40, 31 of 33 at the distance. Jockey Elvis Trujillo was in the irons for the work. Peter was looking for 1:02 but Elvis said he had to wait on the other horse. Peter said he will change workmates next week and they will pick it up. Having said that Elvis really liked the way she traveled and said she did it super easy. She scoped clean and pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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17577 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 2/17/15]]> Feb 17 2015 6:10PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:01.60, 31 of 56 at the distance. Peter said it was a "really nice work". Elvis Trujillo was up for the work and told Peter what a nice mover she was and that he really liked her (meaning he would like the mount). Peter said she pulled up in good shape except she did bleed a "trace". She is on the minimum amount of bleeding medications at this point so there is more we can do but with her history it is not something you want to see. Her next work will be in 10 days instead of seven and we will up the lasix and add a few other treatments and go from there. I will keep you posted.

Scott

 

 

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17438 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 2/4/15]]> Feb 4 2015 5:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps had her first 5 furlong breeze yesterday at Santa Anita. She worked in company and worked in 1:03.20, 27 of 28 at the distance. The work was slow and easy and is customary for Peter when he stretches them out first time. Peter said she did it the right way and is pleased with where we are at. She pulled up in good shape and will go another 5/8ths next week. Peter thinks we are 4 works away from a race.

Scott

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17711 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 3/1/15]]> Mar 1 2015 12:50PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps had an excellent work at Santa Anita on Friday. She worked 4 furlongs by herself in 49.80, 77 of 101 at the distance. Jockey Aaron Gryder was in the irons for the work and told Peter he "loved how she worked". Peter said she was in hand the entire work and did it really easy. Also, she was scoped after the work and did not bleed. Peter upped the bleeder medication so it looks like we have that under control and are back on track. Very good report.

Scott

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17841 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 3/13/15]]> Mar 13 2015 2:53PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked another 5/8ths out of the gate at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.60, 11 of 54 at the distance. If you were to compare the time to a non gate work you would subtract 1 second. Drayden Van Dyke was in the irons for the work and Peter said she went really well. He said she broke well and was just skipping over the ground, very professional. He said she worked head and head with her company and Peter did reiterate he felt she may take a step forward going longer. Peter said we are ready to run and the Maiden 75K race going 6 1/2 on the downhill turf on course on 3/21 is a possibility. We want to look at the next condition book on Tuesday before committing. Our only hesitation about the race on the 21st is her pedigree doesn't scream grass but she did work extremely well on the synthetic at the OBS show and that usually transfers to turf. We just want to see if there is a 75K on the dirt in the next book before deciding, because we do feel the level is right. I will be asking for a vote when we pick our spot. Finally, she came out of the work in great shape and there was no bleeding. I will be back to you shortly.

Scott

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17933 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 3/20/15]]> Mar 20 2015 4:11PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 6 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:13.20, 7 of 11 at the distance. Peter said it was a good work, he said she was strong, working head and head with a pretty nice horse. Victor Espinoza was in the irons for this work. Peter has had various riders work her, looking for the best fit. Peter also said she has been showing a lot more speed in her recent works and thinks she will be pretty quick even though she doesn't look like a typical sprinter. She will have one more good work then a gate blowout prior to the race on the 4th.

Scott

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18034 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 3/28/15]]> Mar 28 2015 4:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 4 furlongs in company on Thursday is 48.80, 18 of 37 at the distance. She worked head and head with an older claiming horse of Peter's and she easily held her own. Peter said they went a little slower than he wanted, he said he was looking for 48 flat. Having said that he said it was a good work, she traveled well a galloped out strong. Physically she looks super. She pulled up in good shape so we are ready for the 4th. A decision on a rider will be made tomorrow, Victor Espinoza has the first call. We enter on Wednesday and I will be back to everyone after the draw.

Scott

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17760 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 3/7/15]]> Mar 7 2015 7:00PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.40, 56 of 92 at the distance. Peter said she worked well, strong and was really striding out. She was scoped after the work and there was no blood, great news. Peter said fitness wise she is about ready to go. He says he has some more gate work to do so once he is comfortable there we will point to a race, There is a Maiden 75K going 6 1/2 down the hill (turf) that is a possibility. The high claiming price and the extra half furlong are attractive. If not we will look at a race in the next condition book. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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18230 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 4/18/15]]> Apr 18 2015 9:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 4 furlongs today at Santa Anita in 50.60, 50 of 61 at the distance. Rubin actually had her in 50 flat. The idea behind the work was to go easy with a good gallop out since we are not looking to run back ASAP. Peter said she traveled well and didn't expect much more with no rider urging. She cooled out well so on we go. Peter says he plans on asking for more next week. As far as races, Peter really wants to run her 6 1/2 down the hill on the grass despite her weak turf pedigree. His thoughts are, she worked super over the synthetic at the OBS Sale that should translate to turf. This is a MCL 50-40 on 5/8 so the timing works as well. There is a route on 4/24 and a sprint on 4/26 at the same level but Peter feels the extra time will help and he wants to see if she can move forward on the turf. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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18330 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 4/26/15]]> Apr 26 2015 6:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 6 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:14.60, 28 of 33 at the distance. Peter described the work as good, not great. His report said she traveled well but was not eager and required some urging. Peter said he really wants to try the turf even though her turf pedigree is weak because she trained so well over the synthetic in Ocala. Another option down the road if we find the right spot would be the Tapeta at Golden Gate. The competition is a little softer there and that may fit her as well. One step at a time... the first goal is a race on the turf to see if her form improves. There is a maiden 50K-40K going 6 1/2 down the hill on 5/8. Our suggestion would be to enter for the $40,000 tag so if she won she would be eligible for the protected starter allowance. The chances of a claim off that last performance are very slim. After her next work I will come to you for a vote. Good news is she pulled up in good shape after the work so at this point we have a sound horse so all we need to do is put her in the right spot.

Scott

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14497 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 5/16/14]]> May 16 2014 4:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 2 furlongs in company at San Luis Rey on Wednesday in 24.80, 4 of 9 at the distance. This was Goose Bumps' first breeze since arriving from Florida so Peter just wanted something nice and easy. Peter said she looked good getting over the track, was competitive and very professional. She also had a strong gallop out, going 3/8ths in 38 and change, so Peter will go right on to 3 furlongs next week. She pulled up great so on we go.

Scott

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14567 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 5/23/14]]> May 23 2014 5:08PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 3 furlongs in company at San Luis Rey on Wednesday in 36.20, 2 of 11 at the distance. Peter said he just wanted her to go easy because it was her first 3/8ths and he said the time was a little quicker than he was looking for but she did it all within herself. He said so far she has been very straight forward. She pulled up in good shape so she will breeze gain next week, most likely on Wednesday.

Scott

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14625 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 5/29/14]]> May 29 2014 7:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose bumps worked 3 furlongs at San Luis Rey yesterday in 37.20, 6 of 9 at the distance. The idea behind the work was to teach her to rate. Peter said she relaxed and went nice and easy and he gave the work a thumbs up. She came out of the work in good shape and I expect she will move on to a half next week.

Scott

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18419 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 5/3/15]]> May 3 2015 1:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:00.80, 19 of 36 at the distance. Drayden Van Dyke was in the irons for the work and Peter said it was a good work for her. He said she was working with another 3 year old filly that hasn't made a start but has some talent and he said she out worked her with mild urging. She pulled up in good shape so I will be asking for your vote on the race in a separate e-mail.

Scott

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18799 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 6/1/15]]> Jun 1 2015 3:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 4 furlongs on Saturday at San Luis Rey in 49.60, 13 of 25 at the distance. Peter moved Goose Bumps to San Luis Rey to keep a little closer eye on her since that's his home base. This will allow him to monitor her physical condition a little more closely as well her daily training. Peter said this work was fair. He said she was trying to get out and fought the rider a bit but traveled okay. The good news is she pulled up in good shape and the plan is to continue therapy and work again next week. On we go.

Scott

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18928 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 6/13/15]]> Jun 13 2015 2:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 6 furlongs by herself yesterday at San Luis Rey in 1:16.60, 3 of 3 at the distance. Peter had Edwin Maldonado in the irons for the work because he is a speed rider and we feel Goose Bumps will be forwardly placed in a route. The idea behind the work was getting her to relax and finish. The work started slower than anticipated, with the first 3/8ths going in almost 39. This could have been a lack of company or her not putting much into it or both. Peter said from that point on she worked okay with a decent gallop out. He did say she tried to get out on the turn again, something we would like to fix. Edwin did say he liked her. She pulled up out of the work in good shape and our plan is to work her one more time, see what her energy is like and possibly look at a race. The race we are looking at is a MCL 20K race going 1 1/16th on 6/26. We feel we need to be aggressive, we have pretty much a free roll with the 2 poor efforts and we want to give her some confidence because she seems a bit sour. If Peter doesn't feel she is ready we will look for a spot at Los Alamitos when that meet starts.

Scott 

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14887 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 6/19/14]]> Jun 19 2014 8:27PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at San Luis Rey in 50 flat, 8 of 10 at the distance. Peter said she did it easy and held her own with another nice 2 year old. He also commented on her high cruising speed and said she may be better going a little longer. This makes since based on her physical, a bigger leggy type. Her touchy shins are better and she is traveling sound, on we go with Del Mar still our goal.

Scott

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19004 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 6/19/15]]> Jun 19 2015 4:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 7 furlongs yesterday at San Luis Rey in 1:30.40, 2 of 2 at the distance. Peter said the work was okay, she didn't try and get out on the turn but did not finish well, coming home in 27. She is obviously limited on talent which is okay, they won't all be champions but it is disappointing she isn't showing more heart. We are scrapping the idea of running on the 26th at Santa Anita because we don't want to go into a race off this kind of work. Peter is going put on blinkers for the next work and we will see if that helps. She came out of the work in good shape and we did scope as well and she scoped clean. Now we are looking at a MCL 20K race at Los Alamitos on 7/4 or 7/11. The easier the competition the better at this point.

Scott

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14956 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 6/26/14]]> Jun 26 2014 7:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked  4 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 50 flat. Peter said she worked head and head with her company all the way around and did it very easy. Peter said he is becoming more convinced she will be better going a little farther. He said her best shot at a good performance first time out is going to be at 6 furlongs so we will continue to get her fit and build her foundation. With no setbacks I would think mid August at Del Mar for her debut. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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19087 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 6/27/15]]> Jun 27 2015 4:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 5 furlongs at SLR on Thursday in 1:01.20, 3 of 4 at the distance. Peter put the blinkers on and he did say there was some improvement. He said she galloped out 1:14 and change also showing moderate improvement. The exercise rider said she wanted to quit on her after about a quarter mile so she had to urge her around the track. She just doesn't show a ton of heart. She pulled up in good shape and I will be sending out a separate email shortly for a vote on an upcoming race.

Scott

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14674 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 6/5/14]]> Jun 5 2014 3:53PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 4 furlongs yesterday at San Luis Rey in 48.80, 8 of 14 at the distance. Peter said she worked great and was working with a nice 2 year old and they worked head and head down the lane with a strong gallop out. The plan going forward is to skip a work and spend the next week just jogging and to get some gate work out of the way. Then she will resume galloping and work the following week. Her shins were bugging her a little bit today so this will give them a chance to quiet down and we need to get the gate work done anyway. Peter wasn't too concerned so on we go.

Scott

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18874 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 6/8/15]]> Jun 8 2015 3:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 5 furlongs at SLR on Saturday in 1:03.40, 19 of 21 at the distance. Peter said he wasn't looking for anything to fast since this was her first 5/8ths since she started having problems and since we will be stretching her out he wants her to relax. Having said that she went a bit slower than he would have liked and said she just worked "okay". I think he would have liked her to be into the bit a little more without a lot of urging. She came out of the work in good shape, let's hope she picks it up in her next breeze.

Scott

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15075 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 7/11/14]]> Jul 11 2014 5:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 4 furlongs in company out of the gate at SLR on Wednesday in 49.20, 10 of 18 at the distance. Note, the work does not show as a gate work online because of a clocker's error. Also, if you were to compare this work to a non gate work you would subtract a second. Peter said she broke well (received her gate card) and worked well, head and head with her workmate. He said again that he feels she will move forward when she stretches out. He said she will have 1 more work at SLR and than move to Del Mar. Peter said we will start looking for a race in the 2nd condition book that should be out early in the week of the 7/21. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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15173 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 7/18/14]]> Jul 18 2014 3:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps had her first 5/8ths work on Wednesday at SLR. She worked in company in 1:03, 23 of 26 at the distance. Peter said she did it all on her own, was never asked and he said he was pleased with the work. He has also added blinkers and said he feels that has helped her move forward. Peter said he will most likely move her over to Del Mar for her next work but he was not 100% committed. We may and wait to see what is in the upcoming condition book first and see if/when a suitable race is available. She pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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19383 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 7/20/15]]> Jul 20 2015 7:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 4 furlongs at Golden Gate Fields yesterday in 49.60, 15 of 47 at the distance. Steve thought she worked well, not over the top but good considering it was her first work over the surface. Because the synthetic surface at GGF is deeper and more tiring than a dirt surface they always seem to work a little slower over it so I think this work is a positive sign. He said she has settled in nicely at the barn and has been very professional. He said she pulled up in great shape so on we go. Next week he will work her in company to begin to evaluate her talent level. After the next work we will start thinking about a race at either Santa Rosa or when they return to GGF. I am hoping with all of her little boo boo's healed up and her new surroundings we can get things turned around.

Scott

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15220 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 7/25/14]]> Jul 25 2014 10:12AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 5 furlongs out of the gate on Wednesday in 1:02.40, 19 of 23 at the distance. Peter said she did not show a lot of early speed but powered home off slow early fractions. He said he was pleased with the work and made the comment that he thinks "she can run all day". She did bleed slightly out of the work, not a big deal. She will be treated with antibiotics and won't miss any time. The plan is to ship her to Del Mar and get a half mile work over the track in about a week to make sure she handles the surface and the bleeding is cleaned up. If all goes well we are pointing to a 6 furlong race on 8/8. This is a Maiden Claiming 62,500 race and I will ask for a partner vote if we plan to enter.

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19461 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 7/27/15]]> Jul 27 2015 6:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 5 furlongs in company at Golden Gate yesterday in 1:03.60, 18 of 25 at the distance. Steve worked her with another lower level maiden filly and Steve said she looked very good during the first half of the work but when the other filly put some pressure on her and the rider pitched her head she just kind of spit the bit. They finished head and head but that was with urging. She is just not showing any confidence. Steve is going to put some full cup blinkers on and she how she acts during training over the next few days. After discussing our options with Steve we feel we need to get her back sprinting for the time being and drop to the bottom. The hope would be to have her get an easy lead and get the heart to keep on. IF this all played out she may get her confidence built up. She pulled up in great shape after the work and scoped clean, no excuses. I will be asking for your vote in a separate e-mail.

Scott

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15011 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 7/3/14]]> Jul 3 2014 7:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 48.40, 2 of 16 at the distance. Peter said she worked head and head with her workmate and he said this was her best work to date. He put blinkers on for the work but he didn't give the equipment all the credit for the improvement. He feels she is beginning to get race fit as well. She pulled up in good shape and the shins look good so on we go.

Scott

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19726 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 8/15/16]]> Aug 16 2015 2:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 6 furlongs in company at GGF today in 1:16.40, 9 of 12 at the distance. Steve said he was happy with the work saying she didn't give it up, working strong through the wire with a good gallop out. She pulled up in good shape and will be ready for the upcoming MCL 8K 1 mile race at the upcoming GGF meet.

Scott

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19724 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 8/16/15]]> Aug 16 2015 1:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Awesome and Ready worked 6 furlongs in company at GGF today in 1:17.40, 11 of 12 at the distance. Steve said she worked a good 5/8ths in 1:02 then struggled home. She bled a 2 on a scale of 10 which may have had something to do with it but probably not. We will be able to take care of this little problem. We will point to the 5 furlong race at the end of the month. She will have one more work before the race.

Scott

 

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15731 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 8/24/14]]> Aug 24 2014 4:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps work 3/8ths yesterday at San Luis Rey in 38.20, 13 of 21 at the distance. Peter said she couldn't have done it any easier, no more than a cantor. He said he liked the way she traveled and was pleased with the work. She came out of the work in good shape and did not bleed. Good report and she will work again next weekend.

Scott

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15316 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 8/3/14]]> Aug 3 2014 5:10PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 1:02.30, 13 of 20 at the distance. Peter said she worked beautifully for a half mile, strong, eager and willing but kind of shut it down the last eighth. Peter scoped her and she did bleed again, not bad, but Peter thought it was enough to effect the work. So, we will do the right thing for the horse and the partnership and skip the race we were pointing to on Friday. We will get a few treatments in the hyperbaric chamber to speed up the healing and start back slowly to make sure we have no issues. Peter feels we should make a race at the end of the meet because he says she is dead fit. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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15817 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps 9/2/14]]> Sep 2 2014 4:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Goose Bumps worked 4 furlongs at SLR on Saturday in 49.80, 15 of 30 at the distance. Peter had Joe Steiner work Goose Bumps and Peter said she worked ok, nothing eye popping. Joe commented that she seemed to be holding back, kind of protecting herself. Peter scoped her after the work and there was just a trace of blood. I have spoken at length with Peter about her progress and in a nutshell Peter feels she needs a little time off to just be a horse and grow up mentally as well as physically. So overall... he feels she could be bleeding because of the stress and that ties into not putting out more in the work. He thinks with a little time she will mentally mature. He also thinks because she is such a big, tall filly a little time would allow her to grow into her large frame. As a precaution we took a full set of x-rays just to be sure we were not dealing with something else and the x-rays were totally clean. (the reason for the delayed update) Also, if she has a little something bugging her like a pulled muscle the time off will take care of that as well. Peter suggests 60 days at the farm then we resume training. Peter said he really likes this filly and being that her best days will be going long we should see a much better animal when she returns. She should be ready to make her first start by 1/1/15. Any questions feel free to give me a call and I will keep you posted.

Scott

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14473 <![CDATA[Goose Bumps - test]]> May 14 2014 3:17PM ]]> 36426 <![CDATA[Grinnineartoear 3/2/20]]> Mar 2 2020 5:27PM ]]> Hello Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.60, 8 of 47 at the distance. Brian said this was a nice work. He said she was well within herself and traveling smoothly. He said she galloped out strong and said he was very happy with the work. She did not come out of the work perfectly however, he said she pulled a muscle in her back and was sore behind today. She has been treated and should be fine but if she isn't better by tomorrow night we will have to pass on entering Saturday's race on Wednesday. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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35643 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 10/1/19]]> Oct 1 2019 9:52AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita on Sunday in 1:00.20, 4 of 60 at the distance. The clocker actually had the times reversed and Grinning worked in 59.80. The work can be seen on XBTV. Brian felt this was her best work since her last race. Grinning started about 3 lengths behind her workmate and quickly moved up and worked head and head through the wire. As you can see if you watch the work she was moving fluidly and reaching nicely. She finished strong going in 47 flat for the last half mile. She came out of the work in great shape and we are still pointing to the race on 10/11.

Scott

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35801 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 10/29/19]]> Oct 29 2019 6:08PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita on Sunday in 50.00, 39 of 62 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work, just what he was looking for. He said since she is dead fit this was just a nice and easy maintenance work. He said she was moving great, just galloping. He said she pulled up in great shape, not a drop of blood, and we are still pointing to the race at Del Mar on 11/17.

Scott

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35677 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 10/6/19]]> Oct 6 2019 4:59PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 48:00, 4 of 49 at the distance. Brian said this was a sharp work and I would agree, it can be viewed on XBTV. Grinning worked with a Blinkers On stakes horse, Steph Being Steph, who was working 5/8th's. They worked head and head and Grinning got to her late and it looked like she was loaded the hole time, very powerful. She pulled up in great shape, no bleeding, and the bad news is her race for Friday did not fill but it was carried over to Saturday the 12th. Fingers crossed, she couldn't be training any better and needs to run.

Scott

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35885 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 11/12/19]]> Nov 12 2019 2:04PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.00, 10 of 45 at the distance. Brian said this was another solid work. He said she was moving well, into the bit and willing. He said she did it all on her own and that this should set us up well for Sundays race. He said physically she is doing great and did not bleed a drop in the work. We enter on Thursday for Sunday. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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35915 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 11/18/19]]> Nov 18 2019 6:36PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.80, 11 of 37 at the distance. Brian said this was another good work. She worked head and head with Road Rager and he said Grinning was moving well, just cruising. He said she pulled up in great shape and is really feeling good, happy, bucking and playing. We also scoped her as usual and not a drop of blood. The race did not fill for Friday and has been carried over to Saturday. We draw Wednesday, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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35943 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 11/23/19]]> Nov 24 2019 4:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.20, 9 of 68 at the distance. Brian said this was another solid work and that she is turning into a machine in the mornings. He said she was reaching nicely as usual, very strong and outworked her company with little urging. She pulled up in good shape and no bleeding. It doesn't look they will be writing a race at Del Mar so we will be pointing to the race at Los Al on 12/12.

Scott

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35858 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 11/5/19]]> Nov 5 2019 12:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 47.80, 2 of 66 at the distance. This was an excellent work and can be viewed on XBTV. As you can see she is really reaching, covering a ton of ground with every stride with only mild urging. Brian loved the work and said she pulled up in great shape and did not bleed a drop. She will have one more work prior to her scheduled start at Del Mar on 11/17.

Scott

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36001 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 12/2/19]]> Dec 2 2019 12:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita on Saturday in 59.80, 1 of 31 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this quick work was powerful and she did it the right way, all on her own. She pulled up in great shape and we are still pointing to the race at Los Al on 12/12. She will have one more work prior to her scheduled start and we will enter for that race on Saturday.

Scott

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36109 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 12/23/19]]> Dec 23 2019 4:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.80, 33 of 107 at the distance. Brian said this was a nice work. He said she was fluid and reaching out nicely. He said she pulled up in good shape and did not bleed. We will be pointing to an allowance race at Santa Anita on 1/12. This race is going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. If it is taken off the turf we will run on the dirt since she trains so well on Santa Anita's dirt surface. For those that follow the condition books this race is not shown because of an error in the racing office but the race is there. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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36126 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 12/30/19]]> Dec 30 2019 1:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 47.60, 2 of 138 at the distance. Brian said this was a powerful work. He said she was into the bridle and did it with only mild urging from Cedillo. He said she was moving fluidly and was getting over the slightly tighter, more bouncy Santa Anita surface nicely. She pulled up in great shape and she will have one more work prior to her scheduled race on 1/12.

Scott

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36025 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 12/7/19]]> Dec 7 2019 5:27PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 47.60, 3 of 54 at the distance. Brian said this was another good work in this series of good works. He said she was well within herself, moving well and really reaching. She pulled up in great shape so we are ready for Thursday. Entries were taken today and the race filled, I will send out a separate email regarding the race.

Scott

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36158 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 1/6/20]]> Jan 6 2020 5:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.40, 34 of 87 at the distance. Brian said this was just what he was looking for. Something nice and easy after last weeks sharp work. He said she couldn't have done it any easier and was moving well. She pulled up in good shape with no bleeding and we will be entering Thursday for her race on the 12th. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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36321 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 2/10/20]]> Feb 10 2020 2:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs solo on the dirt training track at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.20, 7 of 25 at the distance. She worked on the inner training track because of the rain. Brian said this was a nice work, easy and fluid. He said she pulled up in good shape except she still has a little heat in her foot. He has the patch on and said she is not sore on it and is traveling sound so we should be in good shape. She will have one more strong work prior to her anticipated start in the stake on the 23rd.

Scott

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36277 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 2/1/20]]> Feb 1 2020 5:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 51.80, 33 of 36 at the distance. Brain said the work was no more than an open gallop and slow by design. He wanted to see how her foot responded after the abscess came out. He said she was moving fluidly and he was happy with the work. She came out of the work with a quarter crack developing in that foot, common when they pop an abscess. So this will be a daily thing, we need to close the crack and patch it and see how it holds up. She is not sore but it can go either way. If she can continue to train regularly then we will shoot for the Spring Fever Stakes on 2/23. The purse is 100K and it is restricted to Cal-bred's. We like the spot if she is ready, we don't think it will come up any tougher than an open allowance plus she has a shot at Black Type. Other than the foot she is doing great and we will get that cleared up, I just hope it's in time for the Stake. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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33744 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 2/14/19]]> Feb 14 2019 7:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita on Wednesday in 37.40, 12 of 29 at the distance. Brian said this was a nice work. He said originally it was supposed to be a 2 furlong work but he said her gallop out was so strong the clocker picked it up as a 3/8th's work. He said she did it easy, in hand and was hitting the ground nicely. She pulled up in great shape and will go another 3 furlongs next week.

Scott

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36362 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 2/17/20]]> Feb 17 2020 5:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 59.60, 2 of 30 at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work. He said she was into the bit, really reaching, covering a bunch of ground with every jump. He said she pulled up in good shape, did not bleed a drop and he said the foot is looking much better. As far as races, as you know we were looking at the Spring Fever Stake and when the nominations came out graded stakes winner's Spiced Perfection and Queen Bee to You were nominated. We thought they had bigger races in mind but Brian has been told they are running. We don't want Grinning facing those type horses at this point so if we confirm they are going to post we will skip the stake and enter the first condition open allowance race going 5 1/2 on the turf on 3/7. I will keep you posted on how things play out.

Scott

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36394 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 2/24/20]]> Feb 24 2020 4:00PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.60, 9 of 44 at the distance. Brian said this was a real nice work. He said she was moving well and reaching nicely. He said she is feeling good and enjoying her job. She pulled up in great shape so we are still pointing for the race on the 7th. I know some of you were aware that the stakes race was called off because of lack of entries. Like ourselves, I think the majority of the other barns weren't too excited about facing the Graded Stakes horses. There was some talk about bringing the Stake back but now I've heard they killed it. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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34003 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 3/16/19]]> Mar 16 2019 5:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 3 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 36.40, 2 of 10 at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work, the best in the sequence. She worked with Fast Cotton, a older winner who is very quick. He said Grinningeartoear held her own and was well within herself. He said  she continued to pressure Cotton on the gallop out and was very competitive. Brian said what he liked most about the work was that she showed much more athleticism and that she seems to be moving more fluidly. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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33867 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 3/2/19]]> Mar 2 2019 5:06PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 3 furlongs in company yesterday  at Santa Anita in 37.60, 15 of 27 at the distance. Grinningeartoear worked with stablemate Don'tteasethetiger. They broke off from the 3/8th's pole with Tiger working 5/8th's. Grinningeartoear was on the inside getting an education as they worked head and head on the deep SA track. Brian said Grinning was moving well but did have to be urged to keep up with Tiger who is a very good work horse. He said Grinning wasn't intimidated down on the rail which was nice to hear and Brian said our big girl should have gotten a lot out of this work fitness wise. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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34052 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 3/23/19]]> Mar 23 2019 6:28PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.20, 5 of 40 at the distance. She worked again with Fast Cotton and Brian said he was very happy with the work. He said she was reaching out and moving fluidly. He also commented that she's got some fight in her and that's always nice to hear. Nice work being this is her first half mile drill. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

 Scott

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34101 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 3/30/19]]> Mar 30 2019 6:36PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 51.20, 23 of 25 at the distance. Brian said this work was fair. Grinningeartoear was on the inside just off the rail and Brian said she was uncomfortable when things got tight and with the track so deep and tiring she struggled at the end of the work. He said the first part of the work wasn't too bad. Brian is not concerned, this is all part of the education process. She pulled up in good shape and will work another half next week.

Scott

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34238 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 4/15/19]]> Apr 15 2019 6:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.80, 15 of 51 at the distance. Grinning worked with MSW winner Square Peggy. Brian said he was very happy with the work. He said they worked head and head with only mild urging and said Grinning had no problem staying with Square Peggy. He did say he would like to build up her rear end and get her a little stronger behind so she uses it more but said other than that she was hitting nicely. The other bit of good news is we scoped her after the work and she did not bleed a drop so hopefully we have that under control. Physically she pulled up in great shape and will work another 5/8th's next week.

Scott

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34288 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 4/23/19]]> Apr 23 2019 9:47AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita on Sunday in 1:01.80, 17 of 43 at the distance. Brian said this was another solid work. He said she was well within herself and was moving fluidly. He also said she continues to look more athletic. Another bit of good news is she was scoped after the work and she was clean again so hopefully the bleeding is behind us. She pulled up in good shape and I would think she will be ready with a few more works.

Scott

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34154 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 4/6/19]]> Apr 6 2019 6:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita  yesterday in 1:04.00, 23 of 27 at the distance. Brian said the first part of the work was very good but Grinningeartoear came to a crawl the last part of the work but she had a legitimate excuse, she bled. She was scoped after the work and she bled a 2 of 5 so she was obviously feeling it at the end of the work. Grinning was working with a good Blinkers On work horse, Don'tteasethetiger, and they worked head and head for just under 4 furlongs and he said Grinning was hitting the ground nicely then quickly faded back. She was given 3 CC's of lasix so we will have to go up to 5 CC's and add in a supplement. It shouldn't be a problem but we will have to see how she responds next week. Physically she pulled up in good shape.

Scott

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34368 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 5/1/19]]> May 1 2019 6:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 53.40, 22 of 22 at the distance. Brian said this work did not go according to plan and basically is a throw out. She was supposed to go 5 furlongs in company and her workmate got ahead of her as they jogged to the pole then bolted off. The exercise rider on Grinning elected not to chase the horse so he just let her get to a cruising speed and Brian said she actually finished pretty well. The clocker obviously thought she was just working a half and that's where they picked up the time. She is scheduled to work back in 5 days.

Scott

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34467 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 5/14/19]]> May 14 2019 3:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.80, 7 of 35 at the distance. Grinning worked with another Koriner trainee, Secret Courier. Brian said this was clearly a better work and one of her strongest works overall. Secret Courier started 3 lengths back  and the idea was to have Courier come and engage Grinning and hopefully have her respond. A. Quinonez was on Grinning and when Courier came up to her Quinonez asked her and she wouldn't let Courier go by and in fact separated herself from her workmate. Brian said the fight she showed was a very good sign and the way she was moving was also very nice. She pulled up in good shape and did not bleed a drop. Hopefully this work has given her some confidence and she will move forward.

Scott

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34539 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 5/22/19]]> May 22 2019 5:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita on Monday in 1:00.80, 10 of 37 at the distance. Grinning worked with another Koriner trainee, Strictly Biz. Grinning started a length back on the outside and moved up nicely so they pair were head and head until her workmate pulled away down the stretch and finished about a length in front. Brian and I spoke about the work at length (the work is on XBTV) and it it comes down to her putting out more, getting more fit and finishing stronger. She moves well and has a nice long stride but without a lot of urging she is just going through the motions. She clearly is not a precocious horse and these type take longer and may need a race or two to figure it out but we need to get her to "wake up". So, her next work will be a 4 furlong speed work with urging out of the gate and we hope this "shocks" her system. We will put a couple of these works in her if necessary then a longer 6 furlong drill for stamina. Also, our plan is not to run at the Santa Anita meet and wait for the first book at Los Alamitos meaning she will make her first start the last week of June or the first week of July. There are a number of horses that don't seem to handle the deep laboring Santa Anita surface and really perk up on the quicker Los Alamitos dirt and we are hoping that in conjunction with the extra training time we will have a better chance of getting a positive race result. Physically she is doing great and again did not bleed. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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34581 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 5/28/19]]> May 28 2019 4:43PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs out of the gate in a set of 3 at Santa Anita yesterday in 47.80, 9 of 34 at the distance. Brian said overall this was a better work. He said she seemed more focused and finished stronger and that was our main goal. He said she got nervous in the gate and broke about 2 lengths behind the other horses but did not lose any ground from there on. So even though she has spent time in the gate and popped out of there she still needs more work. She pulled up in good shape and did not bleed so the plan is another 4 furlong gate work next week to sharpen her up.

Scott

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34411 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 5/7/19]]> May 7 2019 4:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.80, 19 of 59 at the distance. Brian had her work with Nice Ice, an older Cal-bred allowance horse. Grinning was on the inside and she looked super the first 3/8th's, reaching nicely, showing off her big stride. The final 1/8th she slows and gets passed by Nice Ice. Talamo was on Grinning and he was not asking her, just tapping her neck which was not the instructions. He was supposed to ask her through the 1/8th pole so we are not 100% sure if she couldn't have worked a bit better. Regardless we were hoping she would show more on her own by now so it is a bit frustrating. We scoped her and she did bleed a trace but it's hard to believe it was enough to have her pack it in. The plan is to work her 5/8th's next week with either Bejarano or Maldonado in the irons (strong work riders) and see where we are at. With her size and the way she moves when you watch her early in her works she looks like she has talent but we need to see more try and more finish. The work is on XBTV if you would like to see it.

Scott

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34728 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 6/12/19]]> Jun 12 2019 10:31AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 6 furlongs at Santa Anita on Monday in 1:15.40, 1 of 2 at the distance. Brian said this was a solid work, all about fitness. He said she was moving nicely, finished very well and galloped out strong with only mild urging. She had not worked 6 furlongs before so it was nice to see her not let up. She pulled up in good shape so on we go. We are pointing to the MSW CA race  going 6 furlongs at Los Alamitos on 7/6 for her debut.

Scott

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34789 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 6/17/19]]> Jun 18 2019 6:48PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs on the dirt training track at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.40, 2 of 19 at the distance. Brian said this was another solid work and said he worked her on the inner dirt training track so he could see how she handled the tighter turns which he said was no problem. He said her workmate was only working a 1/4 and he said after working head and head that horse dropped off. He said she was moving fluidly and was into the bit. Talamo was in the irons for the work. He said she finished up well and Joe said he liked the way she worked so he will most likely have the mount. She pulled up in perfect shape so we are on target for the 6th. She will have one more work and some sort of little blowout, probably from the gate.

Scott

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34833 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 6/24/19]]> Jun 24 2019 3:17PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday 47.00, 1 of 21 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was a very nice work. He said she was sharp, showed good speed when she broke off from the pole and finished well with a good gallop out. He said she pulled up in good shape and will have 1 more work prior to her scheduled start on 7/6.

Scott

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36895 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 6/29/20]]> Jun 29 2020 6:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 37.20, 12 of 27 at the distance. Brian said this was a nice work, just what he was looking for for a first work. He said she went easy and was moving much more fluidly on the deep Santa Anita surface than she was on the harder Los Al surface. Every horse has their preference. He said this was a good starting point and that he would work another 3/8th's next week but let her gallop out a little farther. He said she pulled up in good shape and the time off looks like it will pay off. She will be moving to Del Mar to continue her training, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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34654 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 6/4/19]]> Jun 4 2019 6:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs in company out of the gate at at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.4. The official time from the clocker did not appear online because of some hiccups but I expect it will pop up tomorrow. Brian said this was a very strong work, her best to date. She worked in a set of 3, the other 2 workers from another barn. He said she broke sharply from the gate leaving the other horses behind, going in a quick 48.2 for the half. He said she was reaching nicely, asking for more and galloped out strong with the other workers falling farther behind. She pulled up in great shape and did not bleed. Hopefully this is a sign the light bulb has gone on. The Los Alamitos condition book will be out in the next day or 2 and at that point we should have a date to point to. There is a race at Santa Anita on 6/21 at 6 furlongs that is still under consideration if she worked lights out again next week but I would say the chances are slim we would run, I think Brian would like the extra time and not such a deep surface. Good report.

Scott

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34874 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 7/1/19]]> Jul 1 2019 3:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 47.40, 2 of 19 at the distance. Brian said this was a very good work. He said the time was actually quicker than he was looking for but he said she did it very easily so he was fine with it. He said she was moving beautifully, stayed into the bit and galloped out well. He said she also popped out of the gate last week and showed good speed. She came out of the work in good shape and he said we are ready to go. We enter on Wednesday for Saturday and I will get back to everyone after entries to see who will be attending and wants to sit with the group.

Scott

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36966 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 7/14/20]]> Jul 14 2020 5:14PM ]]> Hello Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked four furlongs in company yesterday at Del Mar in 50.20, 45 of 57 at the distance. She worked with our 2 year old filly Miss Ever Ready. Grinningeartoear broke 2 lengths back and the pair just cruised off the pole in an open gallop. Grinning made her way up to Miss Ever Ready then the riders let them run about 2 furlongs out. Grinning ended up about a length in front which was to be expected. Brian said she was reaching nicely doing it the right way. He said she pulled up in good shape, no bleeding so on we go.

Scott

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37008 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 7/21/20]]> Jul 21 2020 6:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 49.20, 35 of 75 at the distance. Brian said he was happy with the work. He said she moving nicely, reaching and very fluid. He said she pulled up in good shape so on we go. He said she is feeling so good she is eating everything in site and is carrying a lot of weight so she will need to tighten up before she makes a start. We don't want to push her too hard too fast with the past bleeding issues.

Scott

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36935 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 7/8/20]]> Jul 8 2020 12:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 3 furlongs at Del Mar on Monday in 37.40, 7 of 21 at the distance. Brian said this was a nice work. He said she was well within herself and moving fluidly. He said physically she is really starting to come around, putting on muscle and firming up. She pulled up in good shape and will move on to a half next week.

Scott

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35220 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 8/11/19]]> Aug 11 2019 6:00PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 3 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos on Friday in 38.40, 8 of 11 at the distance. Brian said the work was fine. He had told the rider to go easy based on the past bleeding and according to Brian the exercise rider went too slow, but better safe than sorry. He said she was moving fluidly and was scoped after the work and there was no blood. He said physically she looks good and will move on to a half mile work next week.

Scott

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35291 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 8/17/19]]> Aug 17 2019 12:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 49.20, 2 of 5 at the distance. Brian said this was a nice work. He said she went evenly, did it easy and was moving fluidly. She pulled up in good shape but did bleed a drop. It was almost nothing and wouldn't even be a concern if she didn't have her past problems. Her treatment had ended so we will resume treating her. She will work again next week and we will see where we are at. The 5CC limit on Lasix is really causing us problems.

Scott

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35350 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 8/24/19]]> Aug 24 2019 1:29PM ]]> Dear Partners

Grinningeartoear worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos in 48.60, 4 of 11 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work. He said Grinning was moving fluidly and reaching out nicely. He said she pulled up in good shape and did not bleed. He said she is getting fit and we should be able to return to action at Los Alamitos assuming we have the bleeding thing under control. There is a race on 9/21 that we are pointing to.

Scott

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35407 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 8/31/19]]> Aug 31 2019 1:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs solo at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:01.40, 7 of 11 at the distance. Brian said the work was good until the end where she seems to lose interest. This has happened before when she doesn't have company so Brian was not concerned and she didn't bleed so that wasn't a factor. He hasn't wanted her to work in company because he didn't want to push her because of the bleeding but next week she will have company to sharpen her up for a race. He said she is moving nicely. She pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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35514 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 9/14/19]]> Sep 14 2019 1:17PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday 1:01.20, 7 of 15 at the distance. Brian was not at the work because he is at the Keenland sale but his assistant, Coleen, said the work was similar to her recent works, looks good early and flat late. The good news is that we may have figured out why she hasn't been finishing better even though she isn't bleeding and why she doesn't look like a happy horse at the end of her works, ears pinned back etc. They both feel her feet are stinging once she gets into her work on the hard Los Al track. She had the abscess earlier and there could possibly be some residual effects from that but it also could be she needs to be shod differently. Brian had suspected this could be the problem last week but she had no heat or pulse in her hoof. But, he said she looked a little stabby at the end of the work and looked like she was walking on egg shells after the work but then would be fine so it was a bit confusing. So, the plan is to move her to Santa Anita, have the "wizard" farrier re-shoe her and see if she responds. If we don't see the desired results we can always drop in for 50K at Santa Anita with the bigger purse. Because she is so quick we are considering a MSW CA race going 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass on 10/11. She has some grass in the pedigree (289 Tomlinson grass) and the grass would be kinder on the feet if that's the problem. I know it been some time since we have run and that can be frustrating but this extra time only helps with the lungs healing, we want to give her every chance.

Scott

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35587 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 9/24/19]]> Sep 24 2019 12:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs in company out of the gate on Sunday in 1:01.80, 44 of 97 at the distance. If you were to compare this to a non gate work you would subtract 1 second. Brian was happy with the work and it can be viewed on XBTV. He felt she liked the Santa Anita surface better than the harder Los Al dirt. The set  broke sharply and worked head and head. Grinning was reaching nicely and was getting the better of her workmate late. After the work Bejarano said he really liked the way she breezed. She pulled up in good shape and did not bleed so we are still pointing to the 5 1/2 furlong turf race on 10/11.

 Scott

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35465 <![CDATA[Grinningeartoear 9/8/19]]> Sep 8 2019 2:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Grinningeartoear worked 5 furlongs at Los Alamitos on Friday in 1:01.00, 4 of 11 at the distance. She was removed from the vet list with this work. Brian said the work was solid but not flashy and somewhat expected since she did not work in company. Brian had company lined up later in the morning but the vet assigned to the work could only watch early  She is now scheduled to work in company next week. Brian said she was moving well, hitting nicely but didn't finish  super strong. Again, she did not bleed. Next weeks work will determine what race we want to go in. The MSW CA race is on 9/21 and there is a Maiden Claiming CA $50,000 race on 9/19. Of course the Maiden Special Weight race has a much better purse but will come up much tougher. There are a number of reasons to go in the MDN 50K however, the significantly easier competition gives us a better chance at getting in the winners circle and should be less taxing on Grinning which may avoid a bleeding episode. An easy win would also give her confidence and possibly make her like her job a little more since she has been a bit cranky lately. In addition, a start for 50K would make her eligible for the Starter Allowance where she could be protected. So, if she doesn't work big next week we will lean in that direction. For those concerned with a claim it would be very doubtful at $50,000. She is a Maiden going on 4 and bled in her only race. Physically she pulled up in good shape so we will see what next weeks work tells us.

Scott

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13081 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 3/24/14]]> Mar 24 2014 5:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 59.80, 6 of 12 at the distance. Mike said she took another step forward in this work, he said she was stronger and did it much easier. He said the rider never moved on her as she worked head and head with her workmate. Mike said he will move on to 6 furlongs next week and will have Tyler Baze out to work her. Mike and I discussed our rider options and came up with Tyler because he tries and rides the hill so well. Mike said the new condition book should be out a week from tomorrow so we will point to the downhill race at that point. She came out of the work in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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10885 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight 8/21/13]]> Aug 21 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Hidinginplainsight breezed a very easy half mile today at Del Mar in 50.3. Mike just wanted her to go nice and easy by design. She went by herself and Mike said it was no more than a canter the whole way. He was pleased with how she moved over the ground and plans to pick up the pace next week. She will have one more breeze next week before her anticipated start on Sunday Sept. 1st. There is no video today because I was attending to some business in LA. We will keep you posted.]]>
10884 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight 8/29/13]]> Aug 29 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Hidinginplainsight breezed a half mile Tuesday at Del Mar in 47.4, 5 of 19 at the distance. She worked by herself as usual with Manny in the irons. She broke off sharp and got into a nice easy rhythm going the first quarter in 24 and change. As she hit the top of the lane she started to pick up the pace, all on her own while in a tight hold. She finished very strong through the wire and didn't want to slow down. She galloped out well and we couldn't ask for a better breeze going into the race this Sunday. We enter this afternoon for Sunday, so we will send out an update after entries are drawn. We will keep you posted.
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10886 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight 8/4/13]]> Aug 4 2013 1:45AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Hidinginplainsight breezed a half mile yesterday at Del Mar in 50 flat, 63 of 75 at the distance. Mike wanted her to go nice and easy by design, being her first work back since her race. She breezed by herself doing it all the right way. Mike was happy with the way she got over the main track, and we will look to pick up the pace a little next week. The next condition book is out but there is nothing written for her on the main track, so we will wait to see what is in the final book.
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10324 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight breezes 4 furlongs at Hollywood Park]]> Apr 22 2013 4:31PM ]]> Hidinginplainsight breezed 4 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park officially in 46 flat 1 of 40 at the distance, and Mike actually had her in 47. There was a ton of fog this morning so there will be no video. Talamo was aboard for the work and said she just gets better each time he works her. He is very excited for the upcoming stake race on the 5th of May. 

Mike was pleased with her work, especially knowing that he got her in 47 not 46. He said she is very strong right now and couldn't be doing any better. We nominate this Thursday, and she will breeze again next week.

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10313 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight breezes 5 furlongs at Hollywood Park]]> Jul 6 2013 3:56PM ]]> Hidinginplainsight breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:00.2, 11 of 57 at the distance. Mike had her out by herself like usual, and had her go nice and easy for the first quarter. She picked it up at the 3/8ths pole and came home in 35 and change doing it all the right way just skipping across  the ground. She galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:13 and change, very strong. 

Mike is very happy with how she is training right now. The condition book is out and there is a 2nd condition allowance race written on July 18th at Del Mar at 5 furlongs on the turf. Though we do still want to add some more black type to her resume, this race at Del Mar sets up perfectly; timing, not having to ship up to Sacramento in this heat, and also at 5 five furlongs on the turf course. Not to mention the purse for this race at Del Mar is $80,000. 

This race will also give us an idea if she has the potential to run in the Daisy Cutter Stake, which is July 9th at Del mar (5F on the turf). In addition, we still have the option to run in a Stake race up in Stockton towards the end of September to potentially add more black type. She will have one more breeze next weekend at Hollywood and then ship down to Del Mar.

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10322 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight breezes 5 furlongs in 59 flat]]> Apr 28 2013 4:25PM ]]> Hidinginplainsight breezed 5 furlongs yesterday in 59 flat 1 of 42 at the distance. She breezed by herself with Joe Talamo up for the work. She got going quick down the backstretch not wasting anytime getting into stride. She hit the turn and cornered beautifully, switching leads right on cue. As she came down the lane finished very well through the wire and galloped out strong. 

Both Joe and Mike were very happy with the work, and she couldn't be coming into the race any better. The nominations are out and there were 11 nominated. I have also attached them for you if you would like to take a look. We will enter Thursday for Sunday's race.

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10318 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight breezes a half mile at Hollywood Park]]> Jun 17 2013 4:09PM ]]> Hidinginplainsight breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 48.4, 19 of 98 at the distance. She breezed an easy half by herself setting nice early fractions and finishing strong all under a tight hold by the rider. She galloped out well, past the 5/8ths pole. 

Physically, she looks great and, this was a nice first work back since her last race. We will look at the last condition book at Hollywood Park for a race, that should be out in a couple weeks. We will keep you updated.

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10316 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight breezes a half mile in 46 flat]]> Jun 24 2013 4:04PM ]]> Hidinginplainsight breezed a half mile yesterday in 46 flat, 1 of 90 at the distance. She breezed by herself and broke off very sharp down the backstretch. As she came down the lane she didn't slow down, and came home very strong past the wire. Even though it was a quick work, she did it all herself without urging from the rider. 

Mike is very happy with where she is at right now. We still plan to look for a 2nd condition race on the turf in the final Hollywood book. She will breeze again next week.

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10311 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight breezes a quick half mile]]> Jul 13 2013 12:00AM ]]> Hidinginplainsight breezed a quick half mile yesterday in 46 flat, 1 of 34 at the distance. She got into stride beautifully on the backstretch, hugging the rail and cornering around the turn nicely. She came home very strong, pulling the rider without any urging. 

Mike was very pleased with her breeze, so we are ready to enter this Sunday for Thursday's race at Del Mar. We will send out an update after entries are drawn on Sunday.

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10676 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight 7/13/13]]> Jul 13 2013 12:00AM ]]> She came home very strong, pulling the rider without any urging. Mike was very pleased with her breeze, so we are ready to enter this Sunday for Thursday's race at Del Mar. We will send out an update after entries are drawn on Sunday.

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10332 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight to run in the 50K Camilla Urso Stakes]]> Mar 6 2013 4:55PM ]]> After lengthy discussions with Mike we have made a decision on Hidinginplainsight's next race. We are going to run in the 50K Camilla Urso Stake at Golden Gate on 3/9. We were not leaning in this direction but only 7 horses were entered and only 1 So. California shipper, the Sadler trained Rowdy Gal. In addition the weather is sketchy for the race going down the hill and 10 were already entered so the chances we would end up scratching were pretty high. 

Overall we felt this was an excellent chance to get her some black-type and there will always be another race down the hill or another allowance race at Golden Gate. The pace set up in the Stake is not ideal but we feel she can come from slightly off the pace if need be. She showed her tactical speed going down the hill last spring with a nice runner up finish. In addition she ran well on the heavy synthetic at Hollywood off the layoff so we are not overly concerned with the surface. 

Aaron Gryder will be in the irons, we felt with his experience at Golden Gate (2nd leading rider behind Russell Baze) he would give us our best shot since Russell and Frank Alvarado were taken. The bad news is we drew the 1 hole. The entries should be online shortly. Please get back to me by tomorrow at 1 to give me your seating requests if plan on attending.

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10331 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight wins the Camilla Urso Stakes at Golden Gate]]> Mar 10 2013 4:44PM ]]> Congratulations to all and a big thanks to my favorite horse, Hidinginplainsight. Hidinginplainsight came out of yesterdays win in excellent shape other than being tired. She ate everything up and her legs looked great. 

Now what... after discussions with Mike we are leaning toward the 5 furlong, 70K Time To Leave Stake at Hollywood Park run on the Cushion Track on 5/5. We have always wanted to run her at 5 furlongs and Mike feels strongly that she can move forward and compete with better horses at the shorter distance. The internal fractions she has run against very good horses give us hope she may even be a better horse at 5/8ths. We would not run between now and then, Mike feels freshening her up would give us our best shot. 

There is a 2nd condition allowance race at the end of the month at GGF but after how hard she ran then having to ship again we feel that would be asking too much. So assuming we stick with the Stake plan she will be going home in a day or two.

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10333 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight works a half mile at Santa Anita]]> Mar 4 2013 4:57PM ]]> Hidinginplainsight worked a half mile at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.3, 16 of 45 at the distance. Joe Talamo was in the irons for the work and he told Mike she felt strong and that she traveled very well. Mike felt this was a much better work than last week and said the gallop out was much better as well. She came out of the work in great shape so I would like to bring you up to speed on our thoughts for an upcoming race. 

First, they ran the first condition Allowance race that we considered at Golden Gate Fields yesterday, the race Mike felt was back too quick. The race was won by Jersey's Soul with a 78 Beyer. The best last race Beyer going into the race was an 80. Going back, 76 to an 80 Beyer wins the race. The point being is she is the favorite in this race if we end up there and she is probably the winner if she handles the surface (why not) and can stay away from a speed duel. The new book is out at GGF and this same race is on 3/24. 

Next, the Stake nominations are out and we know 4 that are confirmed. We are looking at last race Beyers from 76 to 89, the 89 being the layoff horse, I'm Tops. The race looks like it has a ton of speed so it doesn't really set up pace wise. We are hoping to get more information early Wednesday morning on who is entering so the Stake is still not out of the question. The Stake has it's advantages and disadvantages. Stakes placed adds broodmare value but she needs a win in a bad way, we are afraid one day she will stop giving 110% without a confidence booster. 

Finally, the Allowance race down the hill at Santa Anita that we have been running in is on 3/9 and it is a consideration because speed has ruled the last couple of weeks since the turf has become very firm. If we forget about the Stake for a minute we are sitting in a pretty good position. We could enter for the race down the hill and if they get too much rain or we see another Procter Stakes horse we can scratch and just ship to Golden Gate and run on the 24th. I have discussed this at length with Mike and that is where we are leaning but we will make it a game time decision on Wednesday morning when entries for all the races take place. I will keep you posted.

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10320 <![CDATA[Hidinginplainsight works a half mile on the grass at Hollywood Park]]> May 20 2013 4:20PM ]]> Hidinginplainsight worked a half mile on the grass yesterday at Hollywood Park in 49.80, 2 of 3 at the distance. Mike worked her on the grass just to reacquaint her with the footing. Mike said she was strong and galloped out huge. She came out of the work in great shape so we are good to go for Friday. 

Fridays second condition allowance grass race drew a field of 7 and Hiding drew the 2 hole. This is an excellent post with her speed going into the left hand turn as you come out of the shoot. And, it looks like Hidinginplainsight is the speed of the speed with the other speed being out in the 7 hole. 

Joe Talamo had a mount he could not get off so Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is in the irons. We chose Mike because he is great on the lead but has soft hands, should be a perfect fit. If you are planning on attending and would like seating please get back to Nick by Wednesday night. Good luck Hidinginplainsight!

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11151 <![CDATA[High Test 10/1/13]]> Oct 1 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

High Test breezed 5/8ths yesterday at Hollywood in 1:00.3, 13 of 30 at the distance. He worked by himself like he usually does. He broke off sharp from the 5/8ths pole, and was ticking off solid fractions down the backstretch. He cornered well and came home strong with a good gallop out, and Mike was happy with the work and said that High Test scoped clean. Mike, Greg, and Scott have discussed possible races and they feel the 25K Claiming race down the hill at Santa Anita on 10/12 will be the best fit and is the most logical spot to get him back to the winner's circle. Scott will follow up in the next few days to take a vote. We will keep you posted.

View training report here...

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11478 <![CDATA[High Test 10/28/13]]> Oct 28 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

High Test breezed an easy half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 49. There was heavy fog this morning so there is no video and the work went unrecorded. Based on the little Mike could see along with the feedback from the rider he said that High Test worked well by himself, and finished strong with a solid gallop out. Since he did not bleed out of the last race Mike did not scope him today, but we will scope him after next weeks work. The new condition book is out and we will start to look at options after his next breeze. We will keep you updated.

View training report here...

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11223 <![CDATA[High Test 10/8/13]]> Oct 8 2013 11:05PM ]]> Dear Partners,

High Test breezed 5 furlongs yesterday from the half mile pole at Hollywood Park in 1:01.2, 17 of 32 at the distance. Joe Talamo was up for the breeze and had High Test going very nicely as he broke off. He cornered well, switched leads perfectly, and came home strong. He looked good as he crossed the wire not slowing down, and finishing well with a good gallop out. Mike and Joe were happy with the work, and it looks like we have High Test is a good spot right now coming into a race. We have received majority vote for Saturday’s race, so we will enter Wednesday for Saturday. We will keep you posted.

View training report here...

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11604 <![CDATA[High Test 11/10/13]]> Nov 10 2013 6:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

High Test breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 48 flat, 9 of 45 at the distance. High Test worked by himself with Ward in the irons, and Mike just wanted a maintenance work with the anticipated start next Saturday. Ward had High Test moving well, and he was striding out beautifully coming home. Mike was pleased with the work, and said he did bleed a 1 but he thinks it may be due allergies which have been brought on recently by the Santa Ana winds. Otherwise, he came out in good shape and we are still pointing to Saturday's $25k claiming race at 6.5 furlongs. Scott will follow up with a vote for the race. We will keep you posted.

View training report here...

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11557 <![CDATA[High Test 11/4/13]]> Nov 4 2013 8:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

High Test breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 47.3, 4 of 74 at the distance. He did his usual thing in the morning working by himself with Ward up in the irons. Ward had him moving well early down the backstretch setting solid early fractions. As High Test cornered and came down the lane he was full of run, and finished strong past the wire with a good gallop out. Ward said he felt this was his best work in a while and Mike said he scoped clean after the work, no blood. Based on how he trained and no bleeding in the last few works, we feel staying at the same level will be the best fit for High Test. We will be pointing to a $25k claiming race at 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track at Hollywood Park on Saturday November 16th. Though we would like more distance, the level and the fact that this is his best surface leads us to believe he will be very competitive in this spot. There is a 7 furlong race but it is a $16k claimer, and there is also a $25k claiming race at 1 1/16th miles that Mike feels may be just a little too far. So we feel the 6 1/2 for $25k will give us the best shot to get in the winner's circle. He will breeze again next week and we will keep you posted.

View training report here...

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11028 <![CDATA[High Test 9/18/13]]> Sep 18 2013 7:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

High Test breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 50 flat, 21 of 27 at the distance. Mike had him breeze an easy by design half mile for his first work back. Mike said he was very strong down the lane in a tight hold and did it well. He liked the way High Test went and said that he came out of it in good shape. He will continue to sharpen him up as we get closer to Santa Anita and he will breeze again next week. I just returned to the office today so there is no video from yesterday. We will keep you posted.
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11092 <![CDATA[High Test 9/24/13]]> Sep 24 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

High Test breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 48.1, 7 of 24 at the distance. He worked in company by himself and broke off nicely from the half mile pole. He was into stride cruising well down the backstretch with good early fractions. He hit the top of the lane and powered home well, all within himself as he crossed the wire with a good gallop out. Mike was pleased with his effort today and High Test will breeze again next week. We will keep you posted.

View training report here...

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10690 <![CDATA[High Test breezed a half mile yesterday]]> Jun 24 2013 4:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
High Test breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood in 48.1, 16 of 90 at the distance. Ward was in the irons and High Test broke off well moving beautiful around the far turn. As he came home, he was really reaching out and accelerated past the wire today, for a very nice breeze going into next weekends race. He came out of the work in great shape, and did not bleed. We will enter Thursday for Sunday, and update everyone as soon as entries are drawn.
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10693 <![CDATA[High Test Update Archive - June 3, 2013 - January 30,2010]]> Jun 3 2013 4:30PM ]]> June 3, 2013

Training Report for High Test [ 05/27/2013 - 06/03/2013 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION 
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS 
Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
6/3/2013 4F 0:48.8 None BHP Breezed nice and strong by himself.

UPCOMING RACES 
Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES 
Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
05/04/13 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 1 7 (4:00 PM) Talamo $32,400.00 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00

Training Report for High Test [ 05/27/2013 - 06/03/2013 ]

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $109,820.00


 

May 24, 2013

 

Dear Partners,
 
High Test worked an easy half yesterday in 49.60, 31 of 47 at the distance. Mike just wanted a maintenance work because we are waiting until the next condition book to run. Mike liked the work but High Test did bleed again, not bad but still a concern. We have room to up the medication so we are hopeful we can get this thing under control. I will keep you posted.
 
Scott
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=yGwGBrOZqQw&feature=youtu.be

May 23, 2013

Training Report for High Test [ 05/15/2013 - 05/22/2013 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION 
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS 
Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
5/22/2013 4F 0:49.6 None BHP Breezed nice and easy by himself.

UPCOMING RACES 
Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES 
Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
05/04/13 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 1 7 (4:00 PM) Talamo $32,400.00 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00

Training Report for High Test [ 05/15/2013 - 05/22/2013 ] 
Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $109,820.00


May 1, 2013

 

Dear Partners,
High Test breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 49.1, 22 of 29 at the distance, and Mike actually had him in 48 and change. Joe Talamo was out to breeze High Test, and Mike wanted him to go nice and easy today before the race Saturday. Joe did just what Mike asked and let High Test relax and just cruise over the ground with his big stride. It was visually very impressive and Joe liked how High Test moved over the ground. We are all set for Saturday's race, and we will enter Wednesday. We will send out an update after entries.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ACfe5KDJu6M&feature=youtu.be

 

Nick


May 1, 2013

 

Dear Partners,
High Test had a final blowout yesterday at Hollywood Park. Joe was out for the work and High Test went a half in 49.1, 22 of 29 at the distance. The work was exactly what Mike was looking for, something nice and easy, just to keep him sharp. Nick will be sending out an email with a video of the work. High Test's race did fill for Saturday with 9. High Test drew the 2 hole and Talamo will be in the irons. There is plenty of speed in the race so it should favor our running style and off the layoff I would expect Joe can keep us from dropping too far out of it. I haven't heard Mike this confident in High Test in a long time, let's hope he is right! Our race is the 7th on the card and goes off at 4:05. Being that it's Derby Day it will be crowded so if you are interested in Turf Club seating please get back to Nick by noon tomorrow. Glad to have him back!

 

Scott


April 30, 2013

Training Report for High Test [ 04/23/2013 - 04/30/2013 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS 
Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
4/30/2013 4F 0:49.2 None BHP Breezed super easy by himself. Ready to run Saturday. 
4/24/2013 5F 1:00.6 None BHP Breezed nice and even by himself. Almost ready to run.

UPCOMING RACES 
Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES 
Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00

Training Report for High Test [ 04/23/2013 - 04/30/2013 ]  
Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $77,420.00

 


April 25, 2013

 

Dear Partners,
High Test breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:00.3, 3 of 25 at the distance. High Test breezed by himself and was into stride very nicely cruising down the backstretch. As he hit the top of the lane he kicked it into another gear and powered home striding out beautifully. He finished very strong through the wire and galloped out well. Mike was very pleased with the work and said High Test couldn't be doing any better. He will have a blow out next week before his anticipated start on Saturday May 4th.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v  =fnONdNBXDkQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Nick


April 25, 2013

Training Report for High Test [ 04/17/2013 - 04/24/2013 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION 
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heires

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS

Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
4/24/2013 5F 1:00.6 None BHP Breezed nice and even by himself. Almost ready to run. 
4/18/2013 5F 0:59.6 None BHP Breezed swiftly and powerfully in a needed work. Coming along beautifully. UPCOMING RACES 
Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES 
Training Report for High Test [ 04/17/2013 - 04/24/2013 ]  
Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $77,420.00

 

April 19, 2013

 

Dear Partners,
High Test breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 59.3, 3 of 37 at the distance. He breezed by himself and Ward had him into stride nicely on the backside. When he hit the top of the lane he kicked it into another gear and came home very well striding out beautifully. It was a quick time but he still did all within himself. Mike is very happy with his progress and it looks like High Test is right on track. The Hollywood book is out and we are pointing to a first condition race on May 4th at 6 furlongs on the main track. We are pointing to a 6 furlong race because Mike feels that going a route of ground off of a lay off would be asking too much based on his past bleeding history. The way he is training and the fact that High Test has run his biggest numbers over Hollywood's main track we all feel High Test will have a big shot to win this race. But we do plan to stretch him out down the road. We have also secured Joe Talamo for the race and he will be out to work High Test next week. High Test will have 2 more works before the race. On we go.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =pbLapGE5L94&feature=youtu. be#

 

Nick


April 19, 2013

Training Report for High Test [ 04/11/2013 - 04/18/2013 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION 
Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS 
Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
4/18/2013 5F 0:59.6 None BHP Breezed swiftly and powerfully in a needed work. Coming along beautifully. 
4/12/2013 5F 1:00.0 None BHP Breezed nice and even. Doing well coming along nicely.

UPCOMING RACES 
Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES 
Training Report for High Test [ 04/11/2013 - 04/18/2013 ] 
Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $77,420.00

 


April 13, 2013

 

Dear Partners,
High Test breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:00 flat, 3 of 25 at the distance. High Test broke off nicely from the 5/8ths pole just cruising his way down the backstretch. As he he came around the turn and down the lane, he switched leads right on cue and was reaching out with his huge stride doing it all on his own nice and easy. He finished strong and galloped out very well past the 5/8ths pole. Mike was very happy with the breeze because it looked so effortless, and he still went in a quick time. Mike also scoped him and High Test was completely clean, great news! He will breeze again next week.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =L6lrU6VyRA4&feature=youtu.be

 

Nick


April 13, 2013

Training Report for High Test [ 04/05/2013 - 04/12/2013 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION 
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS

Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
4/12/2013 5F 1:00.0 None BHP Breezed nice and even. Doing well coming along nicely. 
4/6/2013 4F 0:48.0 None BHP Breezed very easy by himself.

UPCOMING RACES

Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00

Training Report for High Test [ 04/05/2013 - 04/12/2013 ]

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $77,420.00

 


April 8, 2013

 

Dear Partners,
High Test breezed 4 furlongs today at Hollywood Park in 48 flat 10 of 52 at the distance. High Test breezed by himself nice and easy getting into stride quickly and moving very well. As he came down the lane Ward had a tight hold on him and just let him do his thing striding out beautifully. He galloped out 5/8ths is a strong 1:02 and continued past the 5/8ths pole on the backstretch. Mike was very happy with his breeze today and how he has been training. He will breeze again next week.
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=tAH7Jm0imZQ&feature=youtu.be

 


April 6, 2013

 

Training Report for High Test [ 03/31/2013 - 04/07/2013 ]

GENERAL INFORMATION 
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS

Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
4/6/2013 4F 0:48.0 None BHP Breezed very easy by himself. 
3/31/2013 4F 0:47.8 None BHP Breezed easy and finished well. Coming along nicely.

UPCOMING RACES

Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post

PAST RACES 
Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00

Training Report for High Test [ 03/31/2013 - 04/07/2013 ] 
Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $77,420.00

 


March 31, 2013

 

Dear Partners,
 
High Test worked 4 furlongs at Hollywood Park yesterday in 47.4, 8 of 60 at the distance. I spoke with Mike and he said it was a little quicker than he would have liked but he did it all within himself. Mike said he is holding his weight and feeling good. We scoped him after the work and he was as clean as a whistle and that is with half the maximum dose of lasix. It will be Mike's job to walk the fine line with the lasix once we start asking for a little more. We don't want him to bleed of course but we don't want to pound him with lasix because it will be hard to keep the weight on. He seems to feel pretty good about where he is at right now. I'm sorry there is no video because Nick took some time off. On we go.

 

Nick


March 31, 2013

Training Report for High Test [ 03/24/2013 - 03/31/2013 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION 
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS

Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
3/31/2013 4F 0:47.8 None BHP Breezed easy and finished well. Coming along nicely. 
3/25/2013 4F 
None BHP Worked an easy half mile unrecorded in the fog.

UPCOMING RACES

Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00

Training Report for High Test [ 03/24/2013 - 03/31/2013 ]

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $77,420.00

 


March 26, 2013

 

Dear Partners,
High Test breezed 4 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park. Unfortunately, there was heavy fog all morning so I was only able to see High Test for the last 1/16th of a mile. The exercise rider came back and said that he traveled very nicely throughout the work at a good pace, much like last week. The work was not recorded because the clockers couldn't see him either. He will breeze again next week.

 


March 26, 2013

Training Report for High Test [ 03/19/2013 - 03/26/2013 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS

Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
3/25/2013 4F 
None BHP Worked an easy half mile unrecorded in the fog. 
3/20/2013 3F 0:37.6 None BHP Breezed easy by himself.

UPCOMING RACES

Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00

Training Report for High Test [ 03/19/2013 - 03/26/2013 ]

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $77,420.00 


March 20, 2013

 

Dear Partners,
High Test breezed 3 furlongs yesterday officially in 37.3 and Mike had him in 36 and change. With this being his first breeze back Mike just wanted him to go nice and easy. He worked by himself and got into stride beautifully. As he came down the lane he was just skipping over the ground effortlessly like he does with that beautiful stride. He had a nice gallop out and was not tired when he came back. This was a great first breeze as Mike gets him ready for Hollywood Park. Our goal is to get High Test at least a couple of races at Hollywood Park since it has proved to be his favorite track where he has earned his best Beyer numbers. Mike scoped High Test after his breeze and he was completely clean, so on we go. He will breeze another 3/8ths on Monday.
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=jdt3qeh49LA&feature=youtu.be

Nick


March 19, 2013

Training Report for High Test [ 03/13/2013 - 03/20/2013 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS

Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
3/20/2013 3F 0:37.6 None BHP Breezed easy by himself.

UPCOMING RACES

Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00

Training Report for High Test [ 03/13/2013 - 03/20/2013 ]

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $77,420.00

 


November 6, 2012

 

Dear Partners,
High Test breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:01.4, 24 of 47 at the distance. Mike wanted High Test to breeze another 5/8ths this week and do it very easy all within himself as we get one week closer to his anticipated start on the 17th. He was into stride nicely just cruising along and as he came into the turn he picked up the pace a little kicking it into gear. As he came down the lane both Scott and Greg talked about how beautiful his stride is as he reached out so well finishing strong. He had a good gallop out past the 5/8ths pole and didn't come back tired. He is carrying better weight than last week and looks great, so giving him a week off from breezing looks like it did him well. He will either have one more breeze or a series of long gallops leading up to his anticipated start on Saturday the 17th.
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=_jSc2RnyVrE&feature=youtu.be

 

Nick


November 5, 2012

Training Report for High Test [ 10/29/2012 - 11/05/2012 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Gelding State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS

Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
11/5/2012 5F 1:01.80 None BHP Breezed evenly by himself. Moving forward.

UPCOMING RACES

Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00

Training Report for High Test [ 10/29/2012 - 11/05/2012 ]

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $77,420.00


 

October 30, 2012

 

Dear Partners,
High Test did not breeze today and will not breeze again until next week. Mike feels that since we are pointing to the race on the 17th he would like to get 2 more breezes in him before that time, so he felt taking a week off this week would be a good way to spread it out while at the same time keeping a little more weight on him leading up to his race. High Test is dead fit and is doing great still jogging and galloping everyday. Mike plans to breeze him again either this coming Sunday or Monday, we will keep you updated.

 

Nick


October 25, 2012

Dear Partners,
High Test breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:00.3, 5 of 39 at the distance. The plan was to get him another strong 5/8ths breeze to continue to maintain his fitness. He got into stride a bit slow on the backside as he does, but quickly kicked it into gear coming into the turn and started cruising. As he came home striding out beautifully like he does down the lane I couldn't help but think what great action he has as he throws his legs out with his huge stride and is so efficient as he strikes the ground and does it again. He finished strong with a little reminder from the rider to do so, and galloped out very well. The Hollywood Park condition book came out and there is a first condition allowance race at 1 mile on the turf on Saturday November 17th. We will point to this race and if everything goes as planned he should have time for 3 more breezes before this race.

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=nCzCK5HCTAI&feature=BFa& list=UU5KkkcaH4aLm9LEp3Ug2sew

 

Nick


October 25, 2012

Training Report for High Test [ 10/18/2012 - 10/25/2012 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION 
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Colt State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS

Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
10/24/2012 5F 1:00.6 None BHP Breezed nice and finished well in a nice even work. 
10/18/2012 5F 1:01.6 None BHP Breezed easy and finished nice and even.

UPCOMING RACES

Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00

Training Report for High Test [ 10/18/2012 - 10/25/2012 ]

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $77,420.00


 

October 19, 2012

Dear Partners,

High Test breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:01.3, 9 of 39 at the distance. High Test had a very solid 5/8ths work, doing exactly what we asked of him. All on his own he kicked into gear working alone and without any urging from the rider and just traveled beautifully over the ground, striding out nicely. Mike felt that having him work on the easy side today would be a good plan seeing that there was nothing written in the last Santa Anita condition book for High Test. They wrote a first condition allowance race at 1 1/8th miles on the turf, which we all feel would be too long to start him at, and they also wrote a first condition allowance at 7 furlongs on the dirt, but Mike feels that because he runs down so much on the dirt this would not be a potential spot for him. The Hollywood Park book should be out any day so there should be a race for him written in that book and then we will be able to point to a race.

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=-c3lPb8GFpc

 

Nick


October 18, 2012

Training Report for High Test [ 10/11/2012 - 10/18/2012 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION 
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Colt State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS

Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
10/18/2012 5F 1:01.6 None BHP Breezed easy and finished nice and even. 
10/12/2012 4F 0:50.2 None BHP Breezed easy on his own. Galloped out well.

UPCOMING RACES

Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00

Training Report for High Test [ 10/11/2012 - 10/18/2012 ]

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4 1(2:30 PM) Flores $5,400.00 
Total: $77,420.00


 

October 12, 2012

 

Dear Partners,
High Test breezed a half mile today at Hollywood Park in 50.1. With this being his first breeze back since his last race Mike wanted him to just get out there and stretch his legs over the track. High Test worked by himself and got into stride easily just skipping over the ground like he does with his smooth stride. He came around the turn powerfully all within himself and finished strong past the wire and wanted to keep running. His gallop out was great and he didn't come back too tired. The final Santa Anita book should be out the middle of next week so we will keep you posted once we have reviewed the book.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0qcvJCLAoY&feature=youtu.be

Nick


October 12, 2012

Training Report for High Test [ 10/05/2012 - 10/12/2012 ] 

GENERAL INFORMATION 
Current Location: Hollywood 
Born: 2008 Color: 
Sex: Colt State Foaled in: 
Foal Papers: --No where-­ Insurance: 
Coggins Date: Special Eligibility: 
Tattoo Number: 
PEDIGREE

Forest Wildcat 
Wildcat Heir Penniless Heiress

High Test Twisted Truth Distorted Humor

The Stark Truth

OWNER INFORMATION

Owner Info 
Owner Name Company Phone Ownership 
Blinkers On Stable 
100.00 %

WORKOUTS

Date Distance Time Other Activity Track Notes 
10/12/2012 4F 0:50.2 None BHP Breezed easy on his own. Galloped out well.

UPCOMING RACES

Upcoming Races and Nominations Horse Name Race Date Type Status Track Race Post 
PAST RACES

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
09/28/12 SA Allowance Turf 4 6 8(3:30 PM) Gomez $3,000.00 
09/03/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 3 8 3(5:30 PM) Gomez $8,520.00

Training Report for High Test [ 10/05/2012 - 10/12/2012 ]

Race History 
Date Track Type Surface Placing Race Post Jockey Earnings 
07/29/12 DMR Allowance All Weather Track 6 6 3(4:30 PM) Flores $350.00 
07/07/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 3 5(2:00 PM) Gomez $10,400.00 
06/09/12 BHP Allowance All Weather Track 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $10,800.00 
01/15/12 SA Allowance Turf 2 7 2(3:30 PM) Flores $11,600.00 
12/18/11 BHP Allowance Turf 6 8 7(4:00 PM) Flores $350.00 
11/18/11 BHP Maiden Special Turf 1 3 5(8:00 PM) Flores $27,000.00 
10/30/11 SA Maiden Special Dirt 3 4]]> 26678 <![CDATA[Horse racing partnerships, owners and trainers deal with heavy rains in So. California, disrupted training schedules and poor racing surfaces affecting entries.]]> Jan 18 2017 4:44PM ]]> Santa Anita Park in Arcadia Ca. has received a large volume of rain over the past few weeks and all horseman have been affected. Workouts and training have been cancelled or postponed because of track closures in addition to trainers not training because of safety concerns over the condition of the track surface. The Blinkers On thoroughbred horse racing partnership has had to delay starts for first time starters and horses coming off layoffs because of disrupted training patterns. Gator Don't Play, an unraced 3 year old,  is hoping to make his first start on 2/5 but any more missed days will put that on hold. Our promising Street Boss filly, Gee Street, is coming off a brief freshening and has missed critical time and will miss the 1/28 date we had targeted for her return. Horses that are already fit are less affected because a missed day here and there is not so important. In addition fit horses will generally be at an advantage on the deeper track produced by the rainfall. We are all in the same boat, we are just dealing with it day by day.

In other racing news... Plane Lucky will be back in the starting gate with best friend Rafael Bejarano in a 6 furlong allowance race on 2/4 at Santa Anita. She is coming off a strong 2nd place at this level in her last start. Cutting back a half furlong should do the trick! Last One Standing has options at Santa Anita on 1/26 and at Golden Gate on 1/27. He is also coming off an impressive 2nd place finish and just needs to catch the right field to get that 4th win. Finally, Jet Ski has been transferred to trainer Richard Baltas to see if he can get our promising, well bred colt back on track!

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16352 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 10/17/14]]> Oct 17 2014 7:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked a half mile at GGF yesterday in 51.40, 21 of 26 at the distance. Steve said she went easy by design and worked well. She pulled up good today and we will evaluate things again tomorrow. It seems as though the ankle will get worse on the second day after the work if it's going to so if it does I will get back to everyone. We are still on target for the race on 10/30 after a majority vote by the partners. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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16212 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 10/5/14]]> Oct 5 2014 5:05PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 50.60, 23 of 40 at the distance. Steve said she worked well, galloped good and cooled out quickly. She pulled up in good shape so the plan is just one more work before the race on the 30th. I received the required vote and it was unanimous to run for the 20K. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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16665 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 11/14/14]]> Nov 14 2014 7:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 52.60, 20 of 22 at the distance. Steve just wanted a little something to keep her sharp. He said she was in a hold the whole way and did it easy. She pulled up in really good shape so we are on target for the race on the 22nd. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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16751 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 11/24/14]]> Nov 24 2014 5:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 4 furlongs on Saturday after her race was washed off the turf. She worked in 50.60, 21 of 30 at the distance. Steve just had her go nice and easy to maintain her fitness for the next race. She pulled up in good shape so we are still pointing to the $12,500 claiming race at 1 mile on 11/29. Please, for those that have not voted can you do so, entries are on Wednesday.

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16994 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 12/16/14]]> Dec 16 2014 3:17PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 4 furlongs at Golden Gate on Sunday in 50.80, 66 of 82 at the distance. Steve just wanted an easy little maintenance work. He said she traveled well, cooled out well and there is no change in the ankles. The new condition book is out and there is a $12,500 claiming race going 1 mile on the grass on Jan. 1. Of course it may or may not go on the grass but we know she can handle the synthetic so we will be running if the race fills. Russell has taken the mount so all systems are a go. I will assume all previous votes to run at the 12.K level remain the same unless I hear otherwise. I will keep you posted

Scott

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17055 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 12/22/14]]> Dec 22 2014 6:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven had another maintenance work yesterday at GGF. She worked 4 furlongs in 51 flat, 65 of 90 at the distance. Steve said she moved well and did it easy. He said she pulled up in good shape so it's all systems go for 1/1. We may even get a break and get to run on the turf based on the dry forecast. We enter on 12/27, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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12364 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 2/12/14]]> Feb 12 2014 8:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven had her second 3/8ths work at Santa Anita yesterday. She worked in 37.60, 3 of 5 at the distance. Mike had her work by herself again and he said she was strong and willing. He also said she is traveling very smoothly so it seems as though there are no lingering effects from the splint. After the work we moved her to Los Alamitos where Mike is also stabling  because Mike said the track is a better surface, especially for a horse that has had a bone issue. There have been a number of injures recently at Santa Anita and most blame it on the hard surface. Humming came out of the work in great shape and will move on to a half mile next week.

Scott

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12466 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 2/17/14]]> Feb 17 2014 5:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven had her first half mile work at Los Alamitos yesterday She worked by herself and Mike had her in 49.2, the clockers had her in 50.80. Mike said she was just cantering and was moving beautifully. He also said she is getting fit very quickly so I would expect we get to a race sooner that anticipated. He said she came out of the work in great shape, everything cold and tight so on we go.

Scott

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12588 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 2/23/14]]> Feb 23 2014 5:36PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked a half mile at Los Alamitos yesterday in 49 flat, 13 of 22 at the distance. Mike had her in 48.4. Mike worked her in company this week and he said she was strong and traveled great. The rider just kept her in a nice hold the entire work and she finished head and head with her workmate. Mike was undecided if he would go another half next week and let her roll a bit or he would move on to an easy 5/8ths. She came out of the work in good shape and everything is right on schedule. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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12318 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 2/6/14]]> Feb 6 2014 4:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

 Humming Beethoven worked 3 furlongs yesterday in 38 flat, 7 of 9 at the distance. Mike said she was strong and traveled very smoothly. Just a start but it looks like she has picked up where she left off in her training. She came out of the work in great shape so she will work again next week.

Scott

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12956 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 3/12/14]]> Mar 12 2014 7:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,

 Humming Beethoven worked 5 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 59.80. Humming Beethoven worked alone and Mike said the work was solid. The time was quick (a little faster than Mike had hoped for) but he said he would have liked to see her do it with a bit less effort. All this means is she is not quite there from a fitness standpoint which is to be expected at this juncture. She came out of the work in great shape and should have gotten a lot out of it. He said next week she will work in company and go another 5/8ths. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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13012 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 3/18/14]]> Mar 18 2014 10:04PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.40, 3 of 4 at the distance. Mike said she made a big step forward off last weeks work. He said this week it was all in hand, easy, and when the horse behind her came up she wouldn't let her by still doing it easy. If we can guess at races in the next condition book we think the MSW race going down the hill should go on or about 4/11. The race we are looking at goes this Friday so it will give you an idea on who we will face. She pulled up great so on we go.

Scott

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12778 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 3/6/14]]> Mar 6 2014 6:00PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked a half mile yesterday at Los Alamitos. Mike said the clocker's totally missed the work and that has been a problem because when they break off at the half mile pole their view is obstructed with a big pile from the track renovation. Mike had her in 48 and change and the clocker got her in 50.80. Mike worked her in company starting the other horse a couple of lengths back. Beethoven's rider let the other horse cruise along her side and put pressure on her. Her workmate fought hard to go by but couldn't and he said Humming Beethoven was doing it easy. Mike was very happy with what he saw and said she would go on to 5/8ths next week. He will ask her for some speed in her 2nd 5/8ths. Physically she is doing great, let's keep our fingers crossed. Four more works and we should be ready to go. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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14063 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 4/1/14]]> Apr 1 2014 4:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 6 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 1:11.80 2 of 2 at the distance. Tyler Baze was in the irons and Mike said she broke off sharply at the pole then had to wait on her workmate. Tyler let the other horse roll up on her outside then as they went head and head Mike said Tyler was just sitting on her doing it the easier of the two. Mike called the work "spectacular" and said at no point has she been better. The condition book will be out by Wednesday and we should have a race to point to. She came out of the work in great shape and Mike said her next work should be next Monday unless the condition book dictates otherwise.

Scott

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14200 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 4/14/14]]> Apr 14 2014 7:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

 Humming Beethoven worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita in 1:02.40 40 of 51 at the distance. Mike wasn't looking for anything fast now that she is ready to go. He said she was strong and traveled well. Our biggest problem now is the race did not fill for Saturday or Sunday. The race had 7 but  I guess all of the races filled and he didn't need an extra. He did carry the race over to 4/25, the first day of racing going into the new meet. We will enter this Saturday. Of course he will have to put another mini work in her. This really stinks, she is ready and they can't get a Maiden Allowance race for 3 and up down the hill to fill with a horse population of 2,500 or so. Unfortunately there are no options, the only other MSW race in the current book or the upcoming book is at 5 1/2 and that won't work. She pulled up great, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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14287 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 4/20/14]]> Apr 20 2014 6:25PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked a half mile in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 48.40, 11 of 45 at the distance. Mike said this was just a maintenance work and she was just toying with her workmate, waiting on the other horse the entire work. Manny was aboard for the breeze because Tyler was out of town and said she has never been better. They have carried the race over to next Sunday but said they will use it because they have 9. She pulled up great so we wait and enter on Thursday.

Scott

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14136 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 4/7/14]]> Apr 7 2014 2:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 6 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 1:13.40, 1 of 1 at the distance. Mike actually had her in 1:12.3. Tyler was in the irons again and Mike just wanted him to keep it in cruise control with her race being next Sunday. The race is a MSW race going 6 1/2 down the hill for fillies 3 and up. Mike said she was strong and did it really easy. Tyler was going on and on about her after the work and Mike said he really never says too much after a work so I will take that as a good sign as well. She came out of the race in great shape so we are ready. We enter on Thursday and I will get back to everyone about seating after that.

Scott

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14455 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 5/12/14]]> May 12 2014 1:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 4 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 49 and change, not the 53.80 as reported. Mike had 2 horses that were picked up incorrectly by the clocker and Mike requested they be corrected but it didn't happen. No worries. Mike worked Humming Beethoven by herself and he just wanted her to go easy since the new condition book is not out and we don't have a race date. Mike said she traveled well and pulled up well so we will put a plan in place when we see the book on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Scott

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14509 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 5/18/14]]> May 18 2014 10:08PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita Park in 1:00.20, 14 of 57 at the distance. Mike worked her with a nice horse and the idea was to put pressure on her from the outside all the way and Mike said she dug in and wouldn't let her workmate get by her. Mike said she pulled up good and is ready to go so we will enter the MSW race down the hill on 5/26. Also, Mike found out the 2nd place finisher from our last race will route and the 3rd place finisher is looking for a dirt race so if that is all true it should help our chances. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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14570 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 5/24/14]]> May 24 2014 2:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 3 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 37.60, 8 of 14 at the distance. Mike just wanted to sharpen her up before Monday's race since her last work was on 5/17. He said everything is fine although he has had to deal with that pulse in her foot again. He said it is minor and should have no effect on the race. I will be send out an e-mail shortly to see who will be attending.

Scott

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14794 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 6/12/14]]> Jun 12 2014 4:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 4 furlongs with True Visionary yesterday at Los Alamitos in 47.80, the bullet work of the day at the distance. Mike said both horses were strong in hand the whole way, finishing head and head. Mike said she pulled up in good shape including her foot. Mike and I have discussed race options and we feel now is the time to be aggressive. She is 4 1/2 and she is coming off a weak effort. There is a Maiden 40K-50K going a mile on the turf on 6/28. She gets to stretch out and she will get an easier field. We feel we should enter for the 40K to make her eligible for the starter. Please give me you vote to run in this claiming race when you can.

Scott

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14869 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 6/18/14]]> Jun 18 2014 11:27AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 5 furlongs yesterday with True Visionary in 1:00.40, 3 of 11 at the distance. Mike started Humming Beethoven a couple of lengths back and let her cruise up to True Visionary on the turn then they both dug in and finished strong, head and head through the wire. Mike said he thought is was a very good work and she will have 1 more blowout work before our anticipated race. She pulled up in good shape so on we go. I will send a separate e-mail regarding the vote.

Scott

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14921 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 6/24/14]]> Jun 24 2014 7:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos  yesterday in 1:01.40, 3 of 5 at the distance. Mike had her work alone and she broke off slowly then finished in 23.2 with a big gallop out. Mike said it was her best work in the sequence. She pulled up in good shape so we will enter the Maiden 40K race at a mile on the turf tomorrow for Saturday. Of the required vote the vote  was unanimous. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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15259 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 7/28/14]]> Jul 28 2014 6:11PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked an easy half at Del Mar yesterday in 49.60, 26 of 44 at the distance. Mike said she got over the track "ok", did it easy but did come back with a little filling in that right ankle. She is not off and it's not something we can't manage but something to think about for the long term. Mike feels that grass is her best surface so after discussing our options we feel we need to send her to Golden Gate to run a mile on the grass for MCL 20K. As you know there are no MCL grass races at Del Mar. In addition the cushion of the GGF grass would probably be best for her ankle as well. There are races on 8/16 and 8/30. Please give me your vote to run for MCL 20K at GGF. If you wish to vote in another direction please tell me.

Scott

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15422 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 8/10/14]]> Aug 10 2014 3:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked 5 furlongs at Golden Gate yesterady in 1:02.60, 11 of 26 at the distance. Steve said she worked well, especially since it was her first time over the surface. Generally horses have trouble with the deeper surface first time over it but he said she got over it just fine. Let's hope she likes the GGF grass even better. She pulled up in good shape so we will enter the Maiden 20K on the grass on 8/16. I will send out a race update via regular e-mail with details.

Scott

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10843 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 8/19/13]]> Aug 19 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Humming Beethoven breezed a half mile yesterday at Del Mar officially in 48.4, 33 of 66 at the distance, and Mike had her in 48.1. She worked by herself again this week breaking off sharp from the half mile pole. Manny got her to relax nicely on the backstretch, and she came around the turn nicely. As she came down the lane she had a full head of steam and powered home with her beautiful stride and a strong gallop out past the wire. Mike is very pleased with how she is training, so on we go.
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10844 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 8/25/13]]> Aug 25 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Humming Beethoven breezed a half mile yesterday at Del Mar in 48.1, 18 of 55 at the distance. Mike had her breeze by herself, breaking off full of run from the half mile pole. Manny got her into a nice relaxed rhythm, and she cruised around the turn nicely and came home very strong. She continued on with a good gallop out past the wire not wanting to slow down. She continues to put in good efforts each week and looks like she will be ready to roll come Santa Anita in about a month. We will keep you posted.
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10845 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven 9/1/13]]> Sep 1 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Humming Beethoven breezed a half mile yesterday at Del Mar in 49 flat, 32 of 50 at the distance. Mike had her work by herself again this week but wanted her to go easy since we don't have a race in the next couple weeks. Manny had her nice and relaxed going an easy first quarter and then finishing very strong down the lane striding out beautifully. She galloped out well and Mike continues to be pleased each week with her fitness and the way she trains. The Santa Anita condition book is out and there is a Maiden Special Weight race at 6 1/2 furlongs down the hill on October 13 which should be perfect for her. She will ship into Hollywood Park on Thursday to continue training. We will keep you posted.
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16859 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven and best friend Russell Baze score for the 3rd time at Golden Gate, Red Outlaw points to the G2 Mathis Brothers Mile opening day at Santa Anita!]]> Dec 1 2014 8:36PM ]]> Humming Beethoven got her 3rd win in 5 starts at Golden Gate yesterday when all time leading jockey Russell Baze rode the rail and got up just in time. When the seas parted he asked her and she rallied for a half length win. They don't call him "Russell the Muscle" for nothing. Congratulations to the Blinkers On Partners! Our beautiful daughter of Mr. Greeley has 3 wins and 2 seconds in 5 starts at Golden Gate with her biggest loss being 3/4 of a length. She just lays it down every time!

In other racing news...Salute to Summer will try her hand at Golden Gate on Friday after shipping in to the Steve Sherman barn. This is a Maiden Claiming race going 6 furlongs and long time Blinkers On rider David Lopez will be in the irons. The following day Island Freedom tries to make it 3 for 4 in a 6 furlong Allowance race at Los Alamitos. This is his home track and the track where he broke his Maiden so it's all systems go!

Red Outlaw will gun for his 7th win in the G2 Mathis Brothers Mile opening day at Santa Anita. This mile race on the grass for 3 year olds is a race we have been pointing to and a race where his speed should hard to handle. Can you say 7 for 8? Goose Bumps and Kiss at Midnight, our 2 year old fillies, will also make their first starts early in the Santa Anita winter meet.

True Visionary and Off the Deep End will enjoy a vacation for a while longer and finally, our new yearlings are doing great at Magali Farm under the expert care or farm manager, Tom Hudson.

 

 

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14138 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven and jockey Tyler Baze will look to break through at Santa Anita on Sunday!]]> Apr 7 2014 4:14PM ]]> Humming Beethoven has been training lights out at Los Alamitos in preparation for her next start at Santa Anita on Sunday. This is a MSW race for fillies 3 and up going 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course. Tyler Baze has been working Humming Beethoven in the mornings and will have the mount on Sunday. We have always had high hopes for our beautiful daughter of Mr. Greeley, now it the time! Nothing to Hide is being pointed to a 5 1/2 furlong dash at Golden Gate on 5/18. Coming off a 4th place finish in a MSW race a couple of week s ago she should be plenty ready to take on this slightly softer bunch.

In other racing news...True Visionary is back in training and couldn't be doing any better. After jockey Tyler Baze worked True Visionary he told conditioner Mike Puype "this is a serious horse", let's hope he's right! Bullwhip is settling in at Charles Town and will have his first breeze over the track shortly. I can't wait to see his speed at 4 1/2 furlongs! Top of the world is looking to rebound at Turf Paradise later in the month, a better trip in his last race might have gotten him his second win. Red Outlaw will ship back into Peter Miller's barn next week after a brief freshening. He will be trying to stay undefeated and 4 for 4 in his next start. Salute to Summer and Island Freedom are enjoying their time at Magali farm with our 2 year old filly, Kiss at Midnight. Finally, Chilled Mousse has shipped into the Peter Miller barn at San Luis Rey and has already had a couple of breezes over the track. Peter really likes the way he moves and says he looks like a 2 turn horse.

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14201 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven and Nothing to Hide are ready to go but their races aren't filling!]]> Apr 14 2014 8:27PM ]]> Humming Beethoven was supposed to run on 4/13 in a MSW race at Santa Anita going 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf. The race did not fill. They wrote it back for 4/19, it did not go. They wrote it back for 4/20 it did not go. Now it has been written back on 4/25, we can only hope. Our girl has been training lights out and is jumping out of her skin and she has to sit in the barn. Very frustrating and hard to understand, we have a horse population of 2,500 horses or so and a race that normally over fills doesn't go??? Nothing to Hide's race didn't fill for the 19th and now we enter on Wednesday for the 20th. Problem is now she has to face older horses for a smaller purse. She is also ready to fire after her last work, a 48.3 half mile with the rider sitting motionless. Top of the World's race did go and he will try to get his second win tomorrow at Turf Paradise. It's the 2nd race on the card and will go off at 1:29. Good luck Top of the World!

In other racing news...True Visionary is back in training and couldn't be doing any better. After jockey Tyler Baze worked True Visionary he told conditioner Mike Puype "this is a serious horse", let's hope he's right! Bullwhip is settling in at Charles Town and will have his first breeze over the track shortly. I can't wait to see his speed at 4 1/2 furlongs! Red Outlaw will ship back into Peter Miller's barn next week after a brief freshening. He will be trying to stay undefeated and 4 for 4 in his next start. Salute to Summer and Island Freedom are enjoying their time at Magali farm with our 2 year old filly, Kiss at Midnight. Finally, Chilled Mousse has shipped into the Peter Miller barn at San Luis Rey and has already had a couple of breezes over the track. Peter really likes the way he moves and says he looks like a 2 turn horse.

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10695 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven breezed her first 3/8ths at Del Mar yesterday]]> Aug 5 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven breezed her first 3/8ths at Del Mar yesterday since being back in Mike's barn, in a quick 35.1, 3 of 17 at the distance. Mike had her breeze by herself, and didn't want her to go quite as quick as she did, but being her first breeze back she was very fresh. She did do it the right way though, striding out beautifully just like she did in her under tack show breeze. She galloped out very well, and physically couldn't look any better right now. She will breeze again next week, its great to have her back in the barn!
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10694 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven breezed her second 3/8ths yesterday]]> Aug 11 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Humming Beethoven breezed her second 3/8ths yesterday at Del Mar in 36.3, 8 of 21 at the distance. She breezed by herself again this week and was much more relaxed. She settled nicely when she broke off but still showed that same turn of foot and aggressiveness, like she did last week. She finished strong through the wire, with a good gallop out. Mike is very pleased with Humming Beethoven right now and excited to have her back in the barn. She looks like she is enjoying her job, and definitely looks the part, so on we go. She will breeze again next week. Sorry there is no video, we were having some technical problems with the camera yesterday.
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15546 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven comes up big at Golden Gate, wins by 7 1/2, undefeated Red Outlaw points to the El Cajon at Del Mar]]> Aug 18 2014 5:39PM ]]> Humming Beethoven teamed up with all time leading jockey Russell Baze at Golden Gate on Saturday to score a convincing win in a 1 mile Maiden grass race. Humming Beethoven was content to rate of the pace to the second turn, rallied two wide and took over the lead into the stretch then drew clear under hand urging only for a 7 1/2 length win. This puts Blinkers On's win percentage over 30% for 2014! Congratulations to the Blinkers On partners.

In other racing news... Red Outlaw is doing well after taking the 200K Real Good Deal Stake at Del Mar, his second stakes win and 4th win in a row. Red Outlaw is being pointed the 100K El Cajon Stake at Del Mar on 8/29. This is a race for 3 year olds going 1 mile, he should be very tough! Off the Deep End is set to go on 8/22 at Del Mar in a Cal-bred 1st condition Allowance race going 6 furlongs on the main track. Off the Deep End has won 2 of his first 3 starts and will be one of the favorites in this 77K heat. Nothing to Hide will go the following day in a 25K Claiming race going 5 1/2 furlongs on the main track. Nothing to Hide will be shooting for 3 in a row. True Visionary ran a decent 3rd in a 40K claiming race at Del Mar on the 16th. We feel he has more potential and we will try to improve when he makes his next start at the Santa Anita meet. Salute to Summer and Island Freedom are training well and both will make their first start when the Los Alamitos meet begins in early September. Our 2 year olds, Goose Bumps and Kiss at Midnight, are training forwardly for conditioner Peter Miller.

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14337 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven faces 11 at Santa Anita on Sunday, Bullwhip to run on Derby Day at Charles Town.]]> Apr 25 2014 7:09PM ]]> Humming Beethoven's race finally filled and she will face a deep field of fillies and mares going 6 1/2 furlongs on the Santa Anita downhill turf course on the 27th. Humming Beethoven drew the 9 hole in a field of 11 and jockey Tyler Baze will be in the irons. Good luck to the Blinkers On partners! Bullwhip is targeting a MSW race on Derby Day at Charles Town in West Virginia. This is his chance to show his speed on the bullring. Trainer Jeff Runco says he has been getting over the surface nicely and said he should be super tough going 4 1/2.

In other racing news...True Visionary continues to train forwardly at Los Alamitos as he moves closer to his return to the races. Conditioner Mike Puype says True Visionary couldn't be doing better. Of course he is a big horse that is very athletic and has a beautiful stride, no wonder he is high on him! Nothing to Hide will look to rebound in a few weeks after disappointing and running 4th as the favorite in a Golden Gate Fields sprint. Red Outlaw has resumed training at San Luis Rey, it's great to have our undefeated stakes winner back. We should be pointing to a race in about 75 days according to trainer Peter Miller. Speaking of Peter Miller, he says Off the Deep End is a "runner". When Pete says something like that it's something to pay attention to. Boy I hope he's right! Island Freedom and our 2 year old filly, Kiss at Midnight, should arrive in trainer Mike Puype's barn in about 3 weeks. They continue to log miles galloping at Magali Farm where Salute to Summer is ready to resume training at the end of the month. Finally, Chilled Mousse, our 2 year old Pamplemousse colt, just had the bullet quarter mile work at San Luis Rey last week, not bad for a horse that should route!

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10697 <![CDATA[Humming Beethoven worked a half mile at Santa Anita yesterday]]> Feb 24 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Humming Beethoven worked a half mile at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.2, 17 of 54 at the distance. As you will see she worked by herself but a set of workers came up behind her and when she saw them she kicked into another gear without being asked. Nice to see the competitive side of her, a very solid work. The condition book will be out Wednesday and we will see when the 6 1/2 downhill turf race is going to go. She was just a tick off on the left front the other day and was checked out by Mike and the vet and everything was fine and she pulled up out of the work in good order today but Mike will give her an extra day or two between works. We are hoping the race comes up on the 10th of March or later so we can get one more work in her. I will keep you posted.
 
Scott
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16542 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 11/2/14]]> Nov 2 2014 11:57AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos on Friday in 47.60, 2 of 26 at the distance. Mike said the work was excellent. He said he did it all on his own and was traveling beautifully. Mike said he is feeling great and physically this is the best he has looked since coming back from the layoff. With this being said we will be pointing to a first condition allowance race on 11/15. This race is 1 1/16th on the grass. We considered running for a high claiming price but those races often come up tougher with the old salty veterans. At this point he is doing so well we think running him too low may leave money on the table. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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16603 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 11/8/14]]> Nov 8 2014 2:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 5 furlongs at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:01.80, 6 of 11 at the distance. Mike said it was a super work. The rider was motionless the entire work and he galloped out big. Mike said physically he is doing great so with this work we should be set up nicely for next Saturday's 1 1/16th allowance race. I will get beck to everyone after entries.

Scott

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16858 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 12/1/14]]> Dec 1 2014 8:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 4 furlongs at Los Alamitos in 51 flat, 11 of 11 at the distance. Mike was looking for something real easy, 49-50 and the riders clock was a bit off. Mike is not concerned about fitness coming off the route but would have liked the work just a tick faster from a sharpness standpoint. Having said that Mike said he traveled well and was nice and relaxed. He came out of the work in good shape and we are still pointing to the allowance sprint at Los Al on 12/6. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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14796 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 6/12/14]]> Jun 12 2014 5:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 3 furlongs by himself yesterday at Los Alamitos in 37.60, 9 of 14 at the distance. Mike said he worked "great" and that he was just cruising the entire work. Mike also said he has been behaving himself. The trick to get him to keep his emotions in check is to go out to the track with the pony and just let Island Freedom stand there and look around for 5 minutes or so. Then, when asked he goes about his business. Island Freedom came out of the work in good shape so on we go. Mike said that he will have a few extra half mile works before moving on to 5/8ths to be sure the tendon is strong. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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14867 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 6/18/14]]> Jun 18 2014 11:07AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 3 furlongs yesterday at Los Alamitos in 38 flat, 8 of 10 at the distance. Mike said he worked by himself and worked well. As Mike said, right now he just wants to log miles to "stretch" the tendon. The worst thing you can do is to try and come back to quickly with his type of injury. Mike also said he has continued to behave himself and has had no more "tantrums" and feels he has gotten over his problems. He pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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14922 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 6/24/14]]> Jun 24 2014 8:05PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 3 furlongs by himself yesterday at Los Alamitos in 38.80, 11 of 11 at the distance. Mike said he showed more energy this week, more like his old self, without being silly. He said he had plenty left in the tank so he will move on to a half next week. He pulled up good and the tendon looks great so on we go.

Scott

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15104 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 7/15/14]]> Jul 15 2014 7:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom had his first half mile work yesterday at Los Al. He worked in 49.60, 5 of 5 at the distance. Mike wanted him to go nice and easy being it is his first 4 furlong work. Mike said he traveled well and was pleased, just what he was looking for. He pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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15203 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 7/23/14]]> Jul 23 2014 7:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked another half mile yesterday at Los Alamitos. He did it in an easy in 49.40, 6 of 7 at the distance. Mike said he was in a hold the entire work. Mike said he would probably put 2 more easy works in him then ask him for a bit of speed. He pulled up good so on we go.

Scott

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15270 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 7/30/14]]> Jul 30 2014 8:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 49.60, 3 of 4 at the distance. In this work Mike started his workmate a few lengths back and had the rider let that horse come up to put pressure on Island Freedom. Mike said he wouldn't let that one by and worked head and head through the wire. This wasn't about speed but more about a little competition. He pulled up good so he will move on to 5 furlongs next week. This is where we start to get the acid test on the tendon. Fingers crossed.

Scott

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15471 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 8/13/14]]> Aug 13 2014 2:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Al in 1:00.60, 6 of 17 at the distance. Mike said this was Island Freedom's best work since he has come back. Manny, his long time exercise rider, said he was impressed. He said when his workmate engaged him down the stretch he just found another gear and would not let the horse go by. Mike thinks he finally got to a fitness level that allowed him to show some of the talent he has displayed in the past. Knock on wood the tendon is holding up. On we go.

Scott

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15703 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 8/20/14]]> Aug 20 2014 3:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 1:00.40, 7 of 12 at the distance. This week Mike started Island Freedom a couple of lengths back so he had a target. Mike said he responded when asked, cruised along side his workmate and finished head and head with a good gallop out. Mike said he was very happy with the work . He pulled up in good shape so we are still on track to for Los Alamitos.

Scott

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15759 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 8/27/14]]> Aug 27 2014 3:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 59 flat, the bullet work of the day. He started 4 lengths behind his workmate and caught his company right at the wire. Mike said it was a very nice work but it should be noted he was asked by the rider and had to be pushed along. This means he is not quite race ready but going in the right direction. He pulled up in good shape so going forward he will get some more gate work and will work again next week. Based on that work we may be able to point to a race.

Scott

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15355 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 8/6/14]]> Aug 6 2014 7:08PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 5 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 1:01.80, 11 of 16 at the distance. Mike put Island Freedom on the lead and he worked in hand, not letting his workmate get by. Mike was really pleased with this work because he said he had a lot left in the tank which is kind of surprising because this was his first 5/8ths. So far so good with the tendon so he will go another 5/8ths next week. Looking ahead with no setbacks we think Island Freedom will make his first start at Los Alamitos immediately after Del Mar ends so early to mid September. Mike likes the fact he won't have to start training on the synthetic. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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15983 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 9/14/14]]> Sep 14 2014 7:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 3 furlongs from the gate yesterday in 36.80, 3 of 5 at the distance. Mike said quote "he broke like a rocket". He said after he broke he did it all on his own and Mike says we are ready to run. He pulled up in good shape so we entered today. Details will be sent in a separate e-mail.

Scott

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15832 <![CDATA[Island Freedom 9/3/14]]> Sep 3 2014 7:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Los Alamitos in 59.40, 2 of 26 at the distance. Island Freedom started 5 lengths behind his workmate and engaged his company when they hit the eighth pole then worked evenly together through the wire. Island Freedom had to be asked but responded in what Mike said was a strong work. He pulled up in good shape so after Mike and the vet go over him closely in the morning we will pick out a race and get back to everyone.

Scott

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10701 <![CDATA[Island Freedom breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park]]> Jul 8 2013 4:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Island Freedom breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 51.2. Mike wanted Island Freedom to go nice and easy, with this being his first breeze back in 3 weeks. Mike said that Island Freedom breezed by himself and did it well just cruising home looking good doing it. Mike was pleased with the work, and will look to move forward asking him for a little more next week. Mike plans to breeze Island Freedom one more time next week at Hollywood, and then he will be shipped down to Del Mar. There is no video because I was at Santa Anita watching True Visionary breeze with some partners.

Nick

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10703 <![CDATA[Island Freedom breezed his first half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park]]> Jun 17 2013 4:50PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Island Freedom breezed his first half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 49.2, 45 of 98 at the distance. Island Freedom breezed alone, and was on cruise control down the backstretch moving beautifully. He hit the top of the lane, changed leads perfectly and skipped home over the ground effortlessly all on his own. He galloped out well and came home not looking tired at all. Mike was happy with the effort and wanted him to go easy with this being his first half since being back. We are right on track, and he will breeze again next week.

Nick

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16084 <![CDATA[Island Freedom's debut is a winning one, goes wire to wire for an easy score. Red Outlaw looks to remain undefeated in the California Flag H at Santa Anita on 10/18.]]> Sep 24 2014 7:08PM ]]> Island Freedom, with jockey Joe Talamo in the irons, won at first asking in a 5 1/2 furlong sprint at Los Alamitos on 9/19. Island Freedom set the pace, dueled at the top of the lane then drew clear and was under a long hold late for an easy win. Our handsome son of Unbridled's Song is being pointed to a Starter Allowance race going 6 1/2 furlongs on Santa Anita's downhill turf course on 10/11. Congratulations to the Blinkers On Partners on Island Freedom's impressive win!

In other racing news...True Visionary may also go on 10/11 at Santa Anita in a Maiden 40K race going 1 1/16th on the main track. True Visionary was gelded after his last race and we are hoping he will focus and put out a little more in the afternoons. He sure looks like a runner! Red Outlaw will most likely run in the California Flag H on 10/18. This 100K stake is for Cal Bred's and will be run on the Santa Anita downhill turf course, the home of his first stakes win. Red Outlaw is undefeated, has won 5 in a row with the last 3 being stakes races. Humming Beethoven who has won 2 of her last 3 with a second, is waiting for Golden Gate racing to resume in mid-October.  Salute to Summer will return to the track next week after battling a leg infection. Our 2 year old filly, Kiss at Midnight, is training forwardly for conditioner Peter Miller at San Luis Rey. Off the Deep End and Goose Bumps are kicking back at the farm enjoying our Indian Summer!

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15993 <![CDATA[Island Freedom will debut on 9/19 at Los Alamitos, Red Outlaw is pointing to the 100K California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita on 10/18 or the 200K Twilight Derby on 10/31.]]> Sep 16 2014 7:50PM ]]> Island Freedom will make his first start at Los Alamitos this Friday in a 5 1/2 furlong sprint. It's taken our big guy some time to get to the races but now he's ready to go. Island Freedom drew the rail and Joe Talamo will be in the irons. It is the 2nd race on the card with a 2:30 post, good luck Freedom!

In other racing news... Our undefeated, 3 time stakes winner, Red Outlaw, is being pointed to the 100K California Flag Handicap on 10/18. This race is going 6 1/2 furlongs on Santa Anita's downhill turf course, the place he earned his first stakes win. We are also looking at the G2 200K Twilight Derby going 1 1/8 on Santa Anita's turf course on 10/31. True Visionary will also make his next start at Santa Anita in October, we are still trying to figure out where we stand after he was gelded. Humming Beethoven ran a game 2nd at Golden Gate on Sunday, her 3rd start in 6 weeks. She has 2 wins and a 2nd in those starts and deserves a little breather. Racing doesn't resume at Golden Gate until 10/15 so the timing for a little R&R is perfect. Kiss at Midnight continues to train forwardly for conditioner Peter Miller. He threw some blinkers on in her in her last work an he said it really got her focused. She should make her first start in the next 60 days or so. Salute to Summer will make her next start at Santa Anita. She had a legit excuse in her first start, we found out an infection was starting in her left leg after the race. We expect an improved effort next time out.  Off the Deep End and Goose Bumps are getting a little break on the farm. Finally, Blinkers On will be attending the Barretts yearling sale on 10/7 and we plan to be active. Sign up for stable news on our homepage if you would like to be notified when our new offerings become available. We are looking for another Red Outlaw!

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31327 <![CDATA[It's go time for First Dudette in the Angel's Flight Stake at Santa Anita on 5/12. Blinkers On purchases 2 Cal-bred fillies at the Barretts 2 year old sale. Partnerships forming now!]]> May 2 2018 4:32PM ]]> First Dudette will try and get her first stakes win in the 75K Angel's Flight Stake at Santa Anita on 5/12. This race is for 3 year old fillies going 7 furlongs on the main track. The 7 furlongs hits our filly right between the eyes and coming out of a G1 she should like the class relief as well. We are looking for a big effort. The day before Angels N Devildogs will try for her 2nd win at Golden Gate in a claiming 12.5K race going 5 1/2 on the main track.

In other racing news...Our stakes winning filly Steph Being Steph is less than a month away from being ready to run. She was given a little freshening and has come back training lights out! Also, 3 time stakes winner Right Hand Man is back from the farm and back on the work tab. Good to have him in the barn again!

It's that time of year and the 2 year old's are going to post. It looks like the first 2 year old to enter the gate for Blinkers On will be our Mucho Macho Man Cal-bred, A Man's Man. Our big boy is living up to his name and should be ready to make his first start by mid June. We expect the next two to race will be the two Cal-bred fillies recently purchased by Blinkers On at the Barretts 2 year old in training sale. Our Violence and Square Eddie filly are training "terrific" according to conditioner Brain Koriner and will be ready as soon as the meet starts at Del Mar. There are just a couple of shares left in these two offerings if you are ready to make that move from spectator to owner!

Finally, in addition to the previously mentioned runners, Blinkers On will have Cupid's Claws, Grinningeartoear and Don'tteasethetiger coming off the ranch within the next 60 days, it will be a busy racing summer for Blinkers On, just the way we like it.

 

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25720 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 10/21/16]]> Oct 21 2016 12:48PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita on Wednesday in 48.20, 7 of 20 at the distance. Jet Ski worked solo because this was really just a maintenance work. We elected to wait and run in the 1 mile MSW CA turf race at Del Mar in early November. Jeff said he looked good in this work, he said he was moving well and did it easy. He pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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25474 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 10/2/16]]> Oct 2 2016 11:28AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski Worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita on Friday in 48.20, 7 of 52 at the distance. Jeff said this was a good work. He said he was traveling well, doing it easy. He said this was just a maintenance work because the horse is dead fit and ready to roll. He pulled up in good shape and we enter today for the race on 10/7. I will shoot out another e-mail after entries.

Scott

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25839 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 10/27/16]]> Oct 27 2016 7:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:02.00, 30 of 38 at the distance. Jeff said this was a good work. He said Jet Ski had to wait on his company so they went slow early then the rider let Jet Ski go and he finished 5 lengths in front and galloped out strong. He came out of the work in good shape and is being pointed to the MSW CA race going 1 mile on the grass at Del Mar on 11/18.

Scott

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25981 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 11/10/16]]> Nov 10 2016 4:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01 flat, 11 of 27 at the distance. Jeff said this was a very good work. He said he is moving smoothly and he galloped out big, all on his own. Looks like he is feeling pretty good. He came out of the work in great shape so we are on track for the 1 mile turf race on 11/18 at Del Mar.

Scott

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25926 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 11/3/16]]> Nov 3 2016 3:28PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 6 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:15.80, 4 of 4 at the distance. Jeff said it was a solid work considering he wasn't in company. Elliott was up for the work and they went slow early but came home strong, going 12.3 for the last eighth, completing 7 furlongs in 128.2. He should be dead fit for the 1 mile grass race at Del Mar on 11/18. Physically the horse is doing very well.

Scott

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26197 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 12/1/16]]> Dec 1 2016 5:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.80, 24 of 46 at the distance. Jeff said it was a very strong work. He said he was traveling smoothly and finished powerfully with a big gallop out. Jeff said he pulled up in good shape and is doing really well right now. There is no MSW CA race going long in the Los Alamitos book but he said he would most likely write an extra at the very end of the book, around the 17th or 18th. If he does and the race is going to go we will consider entering based on what we can find out about the field. If not we will wait for Santa Anita (begins 12/26) and hopefully try the grass again.

Scott

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26337 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 12/14/16]]> Dec 14 2016 9:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:02.40, 61 of 80 at the distance. Jeff said it was a very good work based on how slow he went early. He was working solo and went in a lazy 26 seconds for the first quarter then flew home in 24 and galloped out powerfully, going 7/8th's in 1:28.0. He said he pulled up in good shape and the horse is doing well physically. He said his weight and coat look very good. We are still on track for the race on 12/29.

Scott

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26452 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 12/22/16]]> Dec 26 2016 1:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 6 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:14.40, 10 of 18 at the distance. The time was somehow changed to 1:15.0 after it was originally reported by Equibase in 1:14.40, the same time Jeff had. He worked in company with a horse by the name of Cinzia and Elliott was in the irons. Jeff said Jet Ski was dominant, pulling clear by 5 lengths. Jeff said it was a strong work and he pulled up in good shape so we will be ready for the upcoming race.

Scott

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26280 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 12/8/16]]> Dec 8 2016 1:20PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:02.60, 31 of 37 at the distance. Jeff worked him solo and didn't want anything too quick because it looks like it won't be until 12/29 at Santa Anita until he makes his next start. The extra at Los Al now seems somewhat unlikely. Jeff said, as has been the pattern, he started slow and finished strong under jockey Arroyo. We are hoping we will have Arroyo riding, he is young, aggressive and winning races. Jeff said he will pick up the pace in the works as we get closer to the race. He pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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26982 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 2/14/17]]> Feb 14 2017 7:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.40, 18 of 57 at the distance. Richard said this was a very good work. He said he was traveling fluidly and was dominate in the work. Richard said he feels removing the blinkers was key. The rider did say he got a little tired right at the end of the breeze which tells us he will need a couple of more works before running. He said physically the horse is doing well so on we go.

Scott

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27058 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 2/22/17]]> Feb 22 2017 7:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.00, 9 of 44 at the distance. This is the best work in the sequence for Richard. He said he put Jet Ski with some easy company and he put that one away, clear by 5 at the wire doing it the right way. He said he finished up the work well so he is getting fit. He pulled up in good shape so we are about ready. The new condition book came out today and the 1 Mile MSW CA race on the grass is on 3/18 so that is the target. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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26911 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 2/6/17]]> Feb 6 2017 12:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 4 furlongs solo yesterday at Santa Anita in 49.40, 36 of 74 at the distance. Richard worked Jet Ski without blinkers and said he was very professional. He said it was a good work and he was impressed with his strong finish. He pulled up in good shape and his feet look good. The plan is to work him in company next week.

Scott

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27120 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 3/1/17]]> Mar 1 2017 5:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in a snappy 59.40, 2 of 38 at the distance. Richard said he worked with a pretty good winning filly. They broke off at the pole and worked head and head all the way through the wire with Jet Ski doing it much easier. This was the best work since arriving at the Baltas barn. He pulled up in good shape and we are on target for the race on 3/18. I really like what I'm hearing from Richard.

Scott

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27205 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 3/7/17]]> Mar 7 2017 2:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.00, 2 of 37 at the distance. Pena was up for the work and Jet Ski was a couple of lengths behind his company and Richard said Jet Ski shot through on the inside to pull ahead, easily outworking his company. Richard called this a "very, very, good work". He pulled up in good shape and we are really looking forward to the race on the 18th. Bejarano or Nakatani will have the mount and will work Jet Ski next week.

Scott

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22903 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 4/14/16]]> Apr 14 2016 7:03PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski had his first recorded work at Pleasanton yesterday. Jet Ski worked 1 furlong in company in 12.20, 1 of 2 at the distance. Jeff  said the first half of the work he was all over the track but straightened out and leveled off for the second 1/16th. Very typical of a first work. For being green and not being urged he worked pretty quickly. He pulled up in great shape so on we go. He will work in another 7 days or so.

Scott

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22971 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 4/21/16]]> Apr 21 2016 4:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 2 furlongs in company yesterday at Pleasanton in 25.20, 2 of 3 at the distance. Jeff said Jet Ski was a bit green this work. He was looking around, just sort of goofing off instead focusing on his business. Having said that he still really liked the way he moved with that long stride of his. He also said he is not concerned and he felt he will improve next week. He pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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23290 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 5/12/16]]> May 12 2016 1:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 3 furlongs yesterday at Pleasanton in 36.80, 3 of 8 at the distance. Jeff did not put him in company this week because he did not want him working too quickly. He said it was a very good work. He said Jet Ski was traveling very well, nice and easy. In addition to this work Jet Ski has been spending time at the gate. He has been galloping out of there and Jeff says so far so good, nice and straight. He pulled up in good shape and will work in another 7 days or so.

Scott

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23377 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 5/19/16]]> May 19 2016 5:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 3 furlongs in company at Pleasanton yesterday in 36.60, 4 of 11 at the distance. He worked outside of a 2 year old filly of Jeff's and simply put she was no competition. Jet Ski's rider had Jet Ski in a hammer hold and the other rider was whipping and spurring like he was on a quarter horse. They worked head and head down the lane and finally our rider let out the reins just a little bit and he accelerated past his workmate at the wire. Visually this was an excellent work, Jet Ski was really reaching out, and of course he could have gone much quicker. He came out of the work in great shape and will move on to a half mike next week.

Scott

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23489 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 5/26/16]]> May 26 2016 7:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 4 furlongs at Pleasanton yesterday with the speedy Maven Harry in 48.60, 3 of 8 at the distance. Jeff said this was his best work to date. Jet Ski was on the rail and was not intimidated. Jeff said they went very slow early and blasting home in 35 flat. He gave Harry all he could handle, super for his first half. He pulled up in good shape and will go another half next week.

Scott

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23195 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 5/5/16]]> May 5 2016 4:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 2 furlongs in company at Pleasanton yesterday in 24.20, 5 of 8 at the distance. I was at the work and I can tell you it was visually impressive and quicker than the clocker attempted to catch it. Jet Ski was on the inside and was traveling beautifully, really leveling out with no urging. They worked head and head for the majority of the work until Jet Ski started to pull away at the wire. He galloped out huge which shows he is ready to move on to 3/8th's. He pulled up in great shape and will work in another 7 days or so.

Scott

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23555 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 6/1/16]]> Jun 1 2016 8:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Pleasanton in 48 flat, the bullet work of the day at the distance. Jet Ski was on the inside and dominated his workmate. Jeff said Jet Ski was in a light hold the entire work. He said he was covering a lot of ground and his gallop out was excellent. He pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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23827 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 6/17/16]]> Jun 17 2016 7:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs in a set of 3 out of the gate at Pleasanton on Wednesday in 1:01.40, the bullet work of the day out of 9 at the distance. We missed the break from the gate but the rider told Jeff he broke alertly and straight. From that point on it Jet Ski separated himself from the other 2 and when it was all said and done he was about 10 in front of one of the horses that Jeff actually likes and he was clear by daylight from the other worker. He galloped out well and the rider said this was Jet Ski's best work. Over the last couple of weeks it seems like the light bulb went on. He pulled up in great shape after the work so we are close to a race. We have a number of options, the MSW (CA) race at Santa Anita on 7/2, the 100K stake at Pleasanton if we felt it wan't going to come up too tough or wait for Del Mar. The MSW (CA) will be run on the second day of the meet (7/16) per the Del Mar racing secretary. We will see what his next work is like and take it from there.

Scott

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24067 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 6/23/16]]> Jun 23 2016 8:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs in company out of the gate yesterday at Pleasanton in 1:01.80, 1 of 6 at the distance. I attended the work and it was very solid considering he was a bit tardy out of the gate. Jeff said the rider on Jet Ski is never quick out of the gate and when he spoke to him after the work he said he knew the horse already got his gate card so he didn't jump him out of there. I don't know if I buy all of that but Jeff did say his a got out of the gate well in the past so we will see. After spotting his workmate a couple of lengths he was back on even terms by the time they hit the half mile pole and was in command throughout the remainder of the work. He came out of the work in good shape so we are now in a position to talk about races. The first option is to run at his home track in the 100K Everett Nevin Stake on 7/3. This is not the path that we usually take but this early in the year to have a 100K race in your own backyard creates a unique situation. We will nominate and the nominations will come out on Sunday so we will get a peek at who might run. If it looks like we wouldn't have a very good shot at winning we will pass. Next, if we pass on this race we will wait until 7/16, day 2 of the Del Mar meet. There is an earlier race at Santa Anita but Jeff would rather wait until Del Mar. The track at Santa Anita is like a rock this time of year and Jeff is concerned about the speed bias as well as being hard on a big horse like Jet Ski. I will keep everyone posted on our decision.

Scott

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23664 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 6/8/15]]> Jun 8 2016 5:25PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Pleasanton in 1:01, 3 of 5 at the distance. I attended the work and it was visually very impressive. They broke off at the pole and went the first eighth in a slowish 12.4 then started to pick it up. Jet Ski was on the inside traveling well, really reaching out. Both runners came home strong with Jet Ski sticking his he head in front at the wire. He galloped out past the 3/4 pole, not bad for his first 5/8th's. Physically the horse is doing very well and is continuing to grow. He very leggy now, and it looks more and more like he will want 2 turns. It also means we will want to give him and extra work or two before running so we are sure he is strong enough for his big frame and we would also like his first start to be at 5 1/2 furlongs not 5. He will work another 5 /8th's next week.

Scott

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24413 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 7/19/16]]> Jul 19 2016 6:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 1:01.60, 17 of 29 at the distance. Jeff said it was a very nice work considering he was working solo. Jeff said he started very slowly and was looking around down the backstretch and then the rider gave him a couple of reminder taps on the shoulder as they went into the turn then he opened up and burst home with a strong gallop out. A very nice work for the first work over the track. Jeff said he pulled up in good shape and we will be ready for a start in the next book which starts on 8/3.

Scott

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24501 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 7/25/15]]> Jul 25 2016 4:21PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs in company at Del Mar yesterday in 1:00.80, 35 of 79 at the distance. Jeff said this was a very nice work. He said  the pair worked head and head in a nice even clip without being asked and galloped out strong. Jet Ski pulled up in good shape so we will be ready for the next MSW (CA) race in the upcoming book. The book will be out on Tuesday but we have been told there will be a race at 6 furlongs and that is what we have been looking for. We expect it to be in less than 3 weeks from today. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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24618 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 8/2/16]]> Aug 2 2016 5:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 Furlongs in company at Del Mar yesterday in 1:01.20, 19 of 45 at the distance. Jeff wanted Jet Ski to have some strong competition so he put him with MSW winner Right Hand Man. Jeff said Jet Ski kept pace working head and head with little urging and had a super strong gallop out. He said he was very pleased with the work. On a side note, Out of the Ordinary, a 4 year old full sister to Jet Ski won the 6th race at Del Mar on Friday. This was a MSW race going 1 1/16th on the turf. As far as races, the new book is out and the racing secretary wrote the MSW (CA) race at 5 1/2 furlongs instead of 6 which was a surprise to all. This race is on 8/12. If we wait until the next race (it will be at 6) we will be waiting until the 26th of the month or possibly a bit later. This makes for a tough decision because Jeff said the horse is feeling good, physically in super shape and ready to run. He is scheduled for one more work next week and a decision will be made.

Scott

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24947 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 8/26/16]]> Aug 26 2016 3:28PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 4 furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 49.20, 21 of 37 at the distance. Stuart Elliot was up for the work and Jeff said this was basically just a maintenance work. Jeff said Jet Ski was traveling beautifully then blew the turn and once he got straightened out came home strong. Clearly he would have worked quicker without blowing the turn but that's not really important, what's important is he doesn't blow the turn in a race. He is such a big horse growing into himself that it is a bit of a concern considering he floated wide in his first race. Good thing is Stuart now knows the horse so he has some control over the situation. He pulled up in great shape so now we look at races. After asking, the Del Mar racing secretary put up an extra on 8/31 for Jet Ski. This race is a MSW (CA) race going a mile on the main track. This seems like an ideal spot. Entries are tomorrow, fingers crossed the race fills. I will keep you posted.

Scott

 

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24724 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 8/9/16]]> Aug 9 2016 7:27PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 4 furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 48.80, 21 of 52 at the distance. Jeff had him in 48 flat. Jeff said it was a good work. He said he powered home with a huge gallop out. He pulled up in great shape so let me tell you where we are at with races. We elected not to go in the 5 1/2 furlong MSW (CA) race on 8/12. The race over filled so we would be dealing with a full field and as I have stated we would prefer more distance. After we made the decision the racing secretary put up an extra for the next day, 8/13. Same race, same distance, because a number of runners didn't get in Fridays race. I spoke with him this morning and he only had six. Entries are tomorrow and if it is still a small field and we get the word that there is no monster in there we may go. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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25200 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 9/10/16]]> Sep 10 2016 2:35PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:00.40, 4 of 26 at the distance. Perez was up for the solo spin (Elliott was working horses at Los Al) and Jeff said it was a very good work. He said he finished very well and seems to be getting stronger. He pulled up in great shape so we are at the mercy of the Los Alamitos racing secretary. He said he would write the extra but up until now he hasn't. If he doesn't we will just have to wait until the first book at Santa Anita. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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25308 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 9/18/16]]> Sep 18 2016 1:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita on Friday in 1:00.40, 1 of 24 at the distance and the bullet work of the day. Jeff said this was a very impressive work, especially because he was working solo. This shows he likes his job and is feeling good. Jeff said he was strong, moving well and galloped out big. He pulled up in great shape and is still on target for the route race at Santa Anita on 10/7.

Scott

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25400 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 9/24/16]]> Sep 24 2016 4:06PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 6 furlongs solo yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:15.80, 9 of 10 at the distance. Jeff said this work was all about building stamina for our upcoming route race. He didn't want him going too fast after the bullet work last week, all he wanted him to do was finish good and gallop out strong. Jeff said the work went as planned and Stuart Elliott who worked Jet Ski said he really liked the way he worked. He pulled up in good shape and the plan is for one more breeze before the race.

Scott

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25093 <![CDATA[Jet Ski 9/3/16]]> Sep 3 2016 3:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Jet Ski worked 5 furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 1:00.80, 4 of 25 at the distance. Jeff said this was a very strong work. He said Jet Ski powered home with a big gallop out and looked good doing it. He pulled up in great shape, so now all we need is a race. Yesterday's email lays out our options if you haven't had a chance to read it yet.

Scott

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11153 <![CDATA[Just Your Shadow 10/1/13]]> Oct 1 2013 7:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

Just Your Shadow breezed a half mile yesterday in 48.3, 7 of 29 at the distance. He worked in company starting about 2 1/12 lengths behind his workmate. He was into a nice relaxed rhythm on the backstretch and as he came into the turn he started making up some ground. He switched leads nicely and came home well finishing even with his company, doing it the right way. Mike was pleased with the work, and Shadow will breeze again next week.

View training report here...

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11342 <![CDATA[Just Your Shadow 10/15/13]]> Oct 15 2013 5:21PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Just Your Shadow breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park officially in 47.4, 3 of 35 at the distance, Mike had him a couple ticks slower in 48.1. He worked in company with another one of Mike’s horses starting on the outside. Just as they hit the 3/8ths pole they joined two other horses that were training. Shadow split them and was moving well into the turn on the lead. He changed leads well and responded to the stick better this week giving a little more and finishing strong. He galloped out fine and showed that he wanted to be competitive today. It was a good education for him to breeze with 3 other horses, and Mike was happy with the work. He will move on to 5 furlongs next week so on we go.

View training report here...

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11392 <![CDATA[Just Your Shadow 10/21/13]]> Oct 21 2013 5:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

Just Your Shadow breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:02, 28 of 51 at the distance. Unfortunately there was fog covering the entire track so Mike and I were unable to see the work. The clockers were able to estimate the time by calling to each other from one side of the track to the other, so its hard to say how accurate the time actually is. Shadow worked with two other horses starting a little behind and the rider said he cruised up and finished head and head with them, finishing as the dominant one in the work. He will breeze another 5 furlongs next week and based on how he trains Mike and Scott will evaluate whether the best decision going forward will be to ship him to Golden Gate or stay here in Southern CA. We will keep you posted.

View training report here...

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11476 <![CDATA[Just Your Shadow 10/28/13]]> Oct 28 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

Just Your Shadow breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:03.1, 45 of 57 at the distance. He worked in company with 2 other horses and Mike said that he was the dominant of the group even though the time was on the slower side. Mike and Scott have also evaluated where Shadow is in his training and they both agree that Golden Gate will give Shadow the best opportunity to be competitive and try to get some wins. Mike said that physically he is fine and traveling sound. Mike will have Shadow on a van later this week to ship into Steve Sherman's barn at Golden Gate. I was unable to be at the work today because I was at Santa Anita watching another horse train so there is no video this week. We will keep you posted.

View training report here...

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11221 <![CDATA[Just Your Shadow 10/8/13]]> Oct 8 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Just Your Shadow breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park In 49 flat, 14 of 39 at the distance. He broke off well by himself getting settled into a nice rhythm. His fractions were good as he came into the turn, and at the top of the lane he switched leads on cue. As he was coming home the rider asked him for a little more with the whip, but Shadow responded by switching leads again, which slowed his momentum. Before the wire he switched back and got on the correct lead, and galloped out OK. This work was not quite as good as last weeks but Mike attributes that to a lack of company. He will work in company next week.

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11551 <![CDATA[Just Your Shadow 11/4/13]]> Nov 4 2013 1:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Just Your Shadow breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:04.1, 58 of 70 at the distance. Scott was out at the work and said that Shadow worked in company with a $12.5k maiden claimer. He started nicely on the backstretch getting into a comfortable stride. But he finished with an all too common final 1/8th as he came home, throwing his head in the air with little interest, and a poor gallop out. Scott talked to the exercise rider after the work and she said it felt like she had a lot of horse coming home but he just gave it up down the lane. As a precaution we scoped him after the work, but everything came back clean. We will change up some tactics next week, and he will work Saturday. We will keep you posted.
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11039 <![CDATA[Just Your Shadow 9/19/13]]> Sep 19 2013 7:07PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Just Your Shadow breezed 3 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 36, but Mike actually had him in more like 38. This was an easy work by design just to stretch his legs for his first breeze back. He went by himself and looked good striding out as he came home. Its great to have him back on the track. We will keep you updated.]]>
11090 <![CDATA[Just Your Shadow 9/24/13]]> Sep 24 2013 11:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 

Just Your Shadow breezed 3 furlongs today at Hollywood Park officially in 37.0, 6 of 18 at the distance, but Mike and I both had him in 36.3. He breezed by himself again this week and got into a nice steady rhythm as he came around the turn and down the lane. He looked better striding out this week, finishing well with a decent gallop out. He will breeze again next week, and we will keep you posted.

View training report here...

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10706 <![CDATA[Just Your Shadow breezed 5 furlongs yesterday]]> Dec 30 2012 12:00AM ]]> Just Your Shadow breezed 5 furlongs yesterday officially in 1:01.4, 60 of 102 at the distance, and Mike had him in 1:01.1. Mike had him work in company with the same older horse he has been working with the past couple weeks. This week Mike wanted Shadow to start from behind and come closing at the end. 

Shadow started just about a length behind his workmate as they cruised down the backstretch. Aaron had him sitting nicely just outside of his workmate and as they came around the turn and down the lane he started asking Shadow for a little. Without much hesitation, Shadow responded and started to stride out up to his workmate. As they came inside the 1/16th Shadow took a clear lead and finished about a length in front, and continued to gallop out well past the wire. 

Mike was very pleased with the breeze and said he came home in 23.4 which is very impressive. Aaron came back and said that this week was definitely another good improvement and Shadow responded better to the stick and Aaron's urging. He is not exactly where we want him to be, but he continues to make progress each week which lets us know he is on the right track to putting it all together. He will breeze again next week.

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10708 <![CDATA[Just Your Shadow worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday]]> Dec 23 2012 5:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Just Your Shadow worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday in 1:01.60, 50 of 67 at the distance. Mike said this was actually a better work than last week and another small step forward. Mike said he is becoming more responsive to hand urging but still sulks when he feels the whip. He said the positive was he was more focused during this work and worked more evenly. He came out of the work in great shape so on we go. 

Nick and I were discussing our plan going forward this morning and I plan on being patient as long as he continues to move in the right direction. He will be getting some gate work next week and will be put in behind horses to take some dirt in the following works. I want to give him every chance to mature mentally before we send him out in the afternoon. This means he may get a couple of more works than we would normally give a horse before his first start but I think it will pay off down the road. His next work will be sometime next week and will be determined by the weather. Happy Holidays.

Scott

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16390 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 10/23/14]]> Oct 23 2014 5:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 3 furlongs yesterday at SLR in 37.80, 1 of 1 at the distance. Peter said she did it really easy and reiterated how much he likes the filly since he added the blinkers. She pulled up in good shape and Peter's plan is to go slowly with her. He doesn't want to push too hard on her young knee's. She will work again next week.

Scott

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16505 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 10/30/14]]> Oct 30 2014 8:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked a half mile in company yesterday at SLR in 50.80, 11 of 14 at the distance. Peter said the work was just "ok". He said he was looking for something in the 49 range but even with urging from the rider she didn't respond as he had hoped. She came out of the work in good shape so it doesn't look like a soundness issue. He said it could be just something was bugging her yesterday and isn't overly concerned because of the way she has worked in the past. Let's hope she picks it up next week.

Scott

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16202 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 10/4/14]]> Oct 4 2014 7:06PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 4 furlongs at San Luis Ray on Thursday in 49.60, 3 of 7 at the distance. This was Kiss at Midnight's best work to date. Peter said she was strong, eager and traveled well. As he put it a "good work". That's a pretty favorable comment coming from Peter. She was just a tick off up front yesterday so Peter gave her an extra day off today and will look at her again tomorrow. Since this is up front it wouldn't seem to have anything to do with the previous injury to her hock. I will shoot out an another e-mail after I speak with Peter.

Scott

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16664 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 11/14/14]]> Nov 14 2014 7:08PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked a half mile at SLR on Wednesday in 48 flat, the bullet work at the distance. Peter said she took another small step forward. He said she was more willing and she worked quicker with less urging from the rider. He said she pulled up in good shape and he plans to move on to 5/8ths next week. If all goes well we should be ready to go the first week at Santa Anita (meet starts on 12/26).

Scott

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16735 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 11/22/14]]> Nov 22 2014 12:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 5 furlongs on 11/18 in "about" 1:05. The work never made the official work tab, and Peter estimated 1:05. Seems there was some confusion during the work, rider, clocker etc. Basically she worked on the slow side, the rider didn't ask her and the clocker either missed the work entirely or never turned it in. I was waiting to see if it popped up late but it never did. Peter said she pulled up in good shape and will go another 5/8ths next week. I don't think we learned anything this week, hopefully she got something out of it and we will get a better reading on her next week.

Scott

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16805 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 11/26/14]]> Nov 26 2014 8:43PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 1:02.60, 4 of 7 at the distance. Peter had her work with a 2 year old Cal-bred gelding and he said they went head and head to the wire with mild urging. He said it was a nice step forward off of last weeks work. He said she will still need a few more works to get totally fit but still anticipates she will be ready at the beginning of the Santa Anita meets which begins on 12/26. We are at the point where Peter is really assessing the talent level and he said she will have to take a step forward to be competitive at the Cal-bred MSW level but thinks she would be tough for Cal-bred 50K. She pulled up in good shape and let's hope she has a strong breeze next week.

Scott

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16588 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 11/6/14]]> Nov 6 2014 7:20PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 49.40, 5 of 10 at the distance. Peter said she moved forward this week, not a huge improvement but an improvement. He said she required urging from the rider but responded when asked. He said she showed more quickness this week and was able to work head and head. She pulled up in good shape and will go another half next week

Scott

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17301 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 1/21/15]]> Jan 21 2015 8:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 4 furlongs at San Luis Rey yesterday in 48.80, 3 of 7 at the distance. Peter said she was feeling good so he got a work in her a few days ahead of schedule. He said she was eager to work and said he felt she stepped it up a notch from her works going into the race. She came out of the work in great shape so we will be looking at the next Starter Allowance race the racing secretary writes. The new book came out and there was no Starter written but the book only goes through 2/8 so we are in good shape. If he goes by the text book the race should come up sometime between 2/12-2/15 and that would be perfect spacing between races. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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16997 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 12/16/14]]> Dec 16 2014 3:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 6 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 1:14.20, 9 of 18 at the distance. Peter said she worked with another 2 year old that won for Maiden 30K and will be running at the Claiming 25K-32K level. Peter said she held her own despite the lack of conditioning so that was a positive sign. Peter said she dug in and said he was pleased with the work. She pulled up in good shape and will work again next week. Peter says he thinks she would have a good shot at the Cal-bred Maiden 50K level. The nice thing about winning at this level is you become eligible for the Starter Allowance. Of course we will get a partners vote if this is the direction we want to go in. The first Santa Anita condition book is out and it only goes through Jan 4th. There is a Cal Bred 50K in that book but it is at 6 1/2 furlongs, not ideal for her first start. Peter says she will be ready for a race in the following book. With a little more time he can get her a little tighter and also spend more time in the gate. She has now broken from the gate once and it was a little slow. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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17061 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 12/24/14]]> Dec 24 2014 4:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 5 furlongs in company from the gate at SLR on Monday in 1:02 flat, 10 of 16 at the distance. Peter said she broke well and received her gate card. He said the work was solid but not over the top, holding her own with some urging. She came out of the work in good shape so we are starting to look at races. We considered the Maiden 50K race for Cal-breds on 1/1 but we didn't like the 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track and Peter felt she needed one more work. He does think the Maiden 50K is where she fits at this point. That leaves us with one other option in the current book, there is a Maiden Special Weight race for Cal-breds going 6 1/2 on the downhill turf course on 1/3. We like the idea of trying her on the grass, her sister Stole a Kiss preferred the grass and being by Decarchy she may take a step forward on that surface. You also don't have to be quite as fit going down the hill. So, after this next work we will make the decision to run or wait and run in the next book. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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17089 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 12/31/14]]> Dec 31 2014 5:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked by herself out of the gate yesterday at San Luis Rey in 49.80, 6 of 8 at the distance. Peter said she broke a step slow and finished the work evenly. Peter says she trains much better in company, not uncommon. She pulled up in good shape so now to our thoughts about races. Peter wants to pop her out of the gate one more time and he feels she will be more competitive at the Cal-bred Mdn-50K than she would be at the MSW level. So, after looking at the new condition book, we think there is a real good spot for her. The race is Maiden Claiming 50K going 6 furlongs on the main track on 1/9. We shorten up a half furlong and we get another shot to pop her out of the gate. This requires a partnership vote so please give me your vote to run in the race on 1/9 or you can vote to run at the MSW level. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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16877 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 12/3/14]]> Dec 3 2014 12:06PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 5 furlongs in company on Monday in 1:01.40, the bullet work of the day. Peter had her work with a 2 year old Papa Clem Cal-bred and Peter said she was dominate and pulled away in the stretch finishing 3 lengths in front. Peter said it was another step forward and she is moving in the right direction. Many times they regress at 5/8ths so it's a good sign. Peter is also doing gate work with her and he said so far she has been professional. She pulled up in good shape and will work this Saturday because Peter is leaving town.

Scott

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16934 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 12/8/14]]> Dec 8 2014 6:20PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 6 furlongs yesterday at San Luis Rey in 1:15.80, 11 of 12 at the distance. Peter just wanted something nice and easy because this was her first 3/4 mile work. Even though the time was not fast Peter really liked the work. He said she did it all on her own and the rider had more horse if he asked her. She pulled up in good shape so on we go. The Santa Anita book is not out but Peter said she will be ready by early January.

Scott

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17363 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 1/28/15]]> Jan 28 2015 6:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked in 5 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 1:00.80, 1 of 2 at the distance. She worked with another 3 year old filly of Peter's. Peter started Kiss at Midnight 3 lengths back and she caught her workmate in the stretch and they finished head and head. Peter said Kiss made up the ground under urging  so she did have to work for it. He said she has stepped it up a notch in the mornings and has already shown she is willing in the afternoon so we should have a shot at the Starter. She pulled up in good shape so we will look at the next book when it comes out (early next week) and plan from there. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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17117 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 1/5/15]]> Jan 5 2015 6:05PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 4 furlongs yesterday at SLR in 49.80, 3 of 8 at the distance. Jockey Elvis Trujillo worked her and has the mount in her upcoming race. Peter said the work was good but not over the top. He also made the comment "she might need a race". He also finished up her gate work and said she breaks pretty well but doesn't blast out of there so if we were to take a guess we think she will come from off the pace but not too far back. She pulled up in good shape so we are ready to go. She has come a long way since her stall accident. I will give everyone details on the race in a separate e-mail.

Scott

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17523 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 2/11/15]]> Feb 11 2015 5:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked a half mile by herself yesterday at SLR in 48.20, 2 of 5 at the distance. Peter said this was one of her better works, he said she did it all on her own. Usually she needs urging especially when working solo but he said she was very eager yesterday. She did switch leads but switched late which still has us puzzled. She is not sore, there is no heat anywhere and we have had the vet go over her as well and he can't find anything. We will see what happens when she runs and take the next step if necessary but Peter isn't too worried about it. Next, Elvis took a mount from O'Neill so we are looking for a rider, hopefully Talamo or Van Dyke. Entries close on Friday for Monday's race and I will get back to everyone then regarding seating.

Scott

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17437 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 2/4/15]]> Feb 4 2015 4:59PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 1:01.80, 2 of 3 at the distance. Peter said the work was solid, working head and head with her workmate through the wire. He did say she didn't switch leads and that is something we need to pay attention to. She didn't switch in the race and has not switched in training before as well. Seems to be an intermittent thing but her right knee may be bugging her. Peter said it looks fine and she is sound so he will keep an eye on it and treat it as necessary. Other than that she pulled up in good shape so we are ready to go. The condition book came out and the Starter Allowance race is on 2/16. The race is at 6 furlongs and carries a purse of 30K plus $3,600 as a Cal-bred bonus. She will have one more work then we will enter on 2/13. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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17719 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 3/2/15]]> Mar 2 2015 8:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 4 furlongs by herself on Friday at SLR in 50.80, 25 of 28 at the distance. This was just a maintenance work and was designed to be on the slower side. The thought going forward until something changes is to "baby her" a bit. Slower works, more ponying, jogging etc. She is dead fit and not a real big filly so we just want to keep her happy and if the knee is bugging her let it calm down. So far the results are positive. Pena, the bug boy rider,  worked her and she switched leads on cue. Peter went over her with a fine comb today (sorry for the delayed update) and there was no heat or filling in the knee. Normally it takes a couple of days to make sure nothing surfaces. So, we are set to go. The next book will be out in the next day or two and we should have a race. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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18032 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 3/28/15]]> Mar 28 2015 2:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked an easy half mile at SLR on Thursday in 50.60, 2 of 2 at the distance. Peter wasn't looking for anything too quick and since she isn't much of a work horse that was no problem. He said she switched leads perfectly and was moving well. She pulled up in good shape and we will look at race options when the new book comes out.

Scott

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17758 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 3/7/15]]> Mar 7 2015 6:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 5/8ths at SLR on Thursday in 1:01.20, 3 of 5 at the distance. Peter said it was a good work, especially for her. He also said she switched leads perfectly so that's two works in a row. He said she galloped out well and came out of the work in good shape so we are ready to go. The starter allowance race is on 3/14. The race is at 6 1/2 furlongs and is for 3 year olds and up. Generally we don't like facing older horses this early in the year but we have no choice because the racing secretary said that's how it's going to be going forward. Bejarano will be in the irons and we draw for the race on Wednesday. If you plan on attending and would like seating please get back to me by Thursday morning. I will shoot out an e-mail after entries.

Scott

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18088 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 4/3/15]]> Apr 3 2015 3:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:02.00, 5 of 6 at the distance. Peter said the work was typical, with mild urging she picked it up a bit but didn't give us all she has. She switched leads again and pulled up in good shape so we are ready to look at races. I will be sending out a direct e-mail asking for a vote shortly.

Scott

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15984 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 9/14/14]]> Sep 14 2014 7:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 3 furlongs in company yesterday at San Luis Rey in 37.80, 12 of 19 at the distance. Peter put blinkers on her for this work and he said this work was her best to date. He said it sharpened her up and she was very eager to work. He said she was in a hold the whole work just pulling the rider around the track. Nice report. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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16050 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 9/21/14]]> Sep 21 2014 6:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked 3 furlongs yesterday at San Luis Rey in 36.20, 3 of 16 at the distance. Peter worked her in the blinkers by herself and he said it was a nice work. He said he liked the way she was traveling and he she she did it with no urging from the rider. She pulled up in good shape and Peter plans to move on to a half next week.

Scott

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16134 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight 9/28/14]]> Sep 28 2014 3:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Kiss at Midnight worked a half mile at San Luis Rey yesterday in 50.80, 2 of 4 at the distance. Peter just wanted something nice and easy because this was her first 4 furlong work. He said she traveled well and continues to do everything we have asked of her. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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17825 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight and rider Rafael Bejarano team up on Saturday at Santa Anita. Blinkers On's 2 year old's ship to the track and look to make their first starts in June.]]> Mar 12 2015 6:48PM ]]> Kiss at Midnight will be gunning for her second win in her third start on Saturday at Santa Anita. Leading rider Rafael Bejarano will be coming out of the 1 hole in the 6 1/2 Furlong Allowance race. This is the 4th race on the card and post time is 2:00. Good luck girl! Goose Bumps, our good looking daughter of High Cotton, is ready to make her first start. She may go on 3/21 in a MCL 75K race on the Santa Anita downhill turf course. We like the level and distance but don't love her pedigree for grass. She also needs to finish up her gate work so we may wait for the following condition book.

In other racing news... Our 2 year old's, Plane Lucky and Look Me in the Eye shipped in to their trainers barns yesterday. Mike Puype will be the conditioner for Look Me in the Eye and Peter Miller will train Plane Lucky. Off the Deep End is training "very well" for Peter Miller at SLR and should be ready to make a return to the races after knee surgery in about a month. He is one quick little horse! True Visionary will ship from Magali Farm to the Steve Sherman barn at Golden Gate as he is ready to return to action. Our 4 time stakes winner, Red Outlaw will come in from the farm in about a month and Awesome and Ready will be right behind him. They are enjoying the sunny So. California winter! Humming Beethoven and Salute to Summer have been sold privately by the partnership for those that have inquired. And finally, Blinkers On will be attending the OBS April 2 year old in training sale next month and we hope to have a couple of new offerings for those that have been waiting on the sidelines.

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17456 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight looks to make it 2 for 2 at Santa Anita on Presidents' Day. Tough luck Salute to Summer will try and get that Maiden score at Golden Gate on 2/21.]]> Feb 5 2015 8:07PM ]]> Kiss at Midnight, coming off her Santa Anita debut score, will try and get in the winner's circle again on 2/16 at Santa Anita. This race is a 6 furlong Starter Allowance race that carries a purse of $30,000. In addition there is another $3,600 up for grabs because Kiss at Midnight is Cal-bred. Good luck girl!

In other racing news...Salute to Summer, fresh off a 2nd place photo finish, will try and break through on 2/21 at Golden Gate Fields in a Maiden Claimer going a mile on the main track. She has finished 2nd 3 times in a row! Goose Bumps is up to 5/8ths in her works and should make her first start in about 4 weeks. Awesome and Ready, our BIG Awesome Gambler 3 year old filly, is up to a half mile in her works and is about 6 weeks away from a start. Our 2 year olds, Plane Lucky and Look Me in the Eye, will head out from Magali Farm on 3/1. Plane Lucky will go into the Peter Miller barn and Look Me in the Eye will ship into conditioner Mike Puype's barn at Los Alamitos. Off the Deep End is back to galloping after knee surgery and Peter Miller says he looks great! Finally, Red Outlaw and True Visionary are enjoying a break at the farm.

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17280 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight shows heart in debut win at Santa Anita, Salute to Summer looks to break through at Golden Gate on 1/31.]]> Jan 19 2015 3:53PM ]]> Kiss at Midnight rewarded the Blinkers On Partners with a hard fought victory in her first start at Santa Anita on 1/9. With jockey Elvis Trujillo in the irons Kiss at Midnight was squeezed a bit at the start then stalked the pace just off the rail, came three deep into the stretch, bid outside foes past mid-stretch and gamely prevailed by a half length. This win was especially sweet for Blinkers On, our beautiful daughter of Decarchy had a very serious stall accident as a yearling and we were not sure she would ever get to the races. So to win at first asking on the big stage at Santa Anita is very, very special. We will be looking for a Starter Allowance race at the beginning of February. We would like to try the grass, daddy was a turf monster!

In other racing news...Salute to Summer will try and break her Maiden at Golden Gate on 1/31. She has two runner up finishes and with the right pace should break through this time! Goose Bumps is training forwardly at Santa Anita and should make her first start in about 6 weeks. Conditioner Peter Miller says she is flourishing since she has come back from her short break. Off the Deep End is looking great since the knee surgery. He is now jogging at San Luis Rey and will be galloping soon. Our 2 year olds, Plane Lucky and Look Me in the Eye are learning the ropes at Magali Farm and will transfer into the racetrack on or about 3/1. Finally, our 4 time stakes winner Red Outlaw and True Visionary are getting a little down time on the farm.

Blinkers On will be attending the OBS April 2 year old in training sale at the end of April so if you are thinking about taking that next step into thoroughbred ownership sign up for Stable News on our homepage and you will be notified when new offerings become available.

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18125 <![CDATA[Kiss at Midnight the one to beat in the 7th at Santa Anita on Saturday. The Blinkers On team heads off to the OBS 2 year old sale in Florida 4/21-4/24.]]> Apr 8 2015 6:13PM ]]> Kiss at Midnight will be looking for her 2nd win on Saturday at Santa Anita. This is a 6 furlong sprint for 3 year old fillies with a purse of $32,000. Kiss' race is the 7th on the card and post time is 3:30. Eleven are signed up and Kiss drew the 8 hole with winning rider Elvis Trujillo back in the irons. Good luck Kiss at Midnight!

In other racing news...Off the Deep End and Goose Bumps will be looking for a race in the next Santa Anita condition book. I would hope to see races for them at the end of the month or early next month. Both are doing well and should move forward off their last efforts. True Visionary seems to like his new digs at Golden Gate Fields. He has been training well and seems to get over the synthetic surface extremely well. Red Outlaw, our 4 time stakes winner, will ship into Peter's barn on the 10th to resume training. Nice to have the star back in the barn! Our 2 year old's, Plane Lucky and Look Me in the Eye, are up to a quarter mile in their breeze's for conditioner's Peter Miller and Mike Puype. Both are training forwardly, just learning the ropes!

Finally, Blinkers On will be in Ocala Florida on 4/21-4/24 looking for our next champion. This is a 2 year old in training sale that we have bought a number of very good horses out of including G1 winner, Turbulent Descent. If you would like to be notified when our new offering are available please sign up for stable news on our homepage.

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18770 <![CDATA[Last One Standing]]> May 29 2015 1:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing had his first published breeze on Wednesday at San Luis Rey. He actually worked 2 furlongs in 24.2 but the clocker picked up the 3/8ths gallop out in 38.20, 17 of 22 at the distance. Peter worked him by himself and said he did it really easy. He also commented what a nice mover he is, not a surprise since we bought him because of his stride. He is a big horse and is acting up a bit so we will look at gelding him if things keep going in that direction. He will work again next week so if we have no setbacks we should be good for Del Mar.

Scott

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25721 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 10/21/16]]> Oct 21 2016 1:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs on Tuesday in 51.60, 24 of 24 at the distance. This was just a maintenance work and Richard said it went as planned, nice and easy because the horse is dead fit. He pulled up in good shape so now we need to find a race. The Claiming 16K race they carried over did not fill and they killed it. So now there are 2 other options. First is a claiming 25K race for 3 year old's at Santa Anita on 10/30. It is a sub race and was incorrectly shown as a 2 year old race in the condition book so it is questionable if it will fill. This race will be tougher if it goes because you are sure to get a horse or two dropping from $40K-$50K. The other option is a Claiming 20K at Golden Gate on the same day. This is for 3 and up but carries a 16K clause so we qualify. Our plan is to look at both races and if they go try and see which is the better spot. The Santa Anita race carries a 29K purse and the Golden Gate race carries a 18K purse. So, if they both go we would likely run at Santa Anita so we wouldn't have to ship and we get the bigger pot. Entries are on Thursday, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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25489 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 10/2/16]]> Oct 2 2016 8:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.20, 9 of 43 at the distance. Pena was up for the work and Richard said it was a good work, easy with a good gallop out. Richard said he came out of the last race feeling good and will just take it easy with him until we have a race we are pointing to. He pulled up out of this work in good shape and we will see what our options are when the new SA condition book comes out a week from Tuesday.

Scott 

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20709 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 10/25/15]]> Oct 25 2015 9:11PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs yesterday at SLR in 1:02.20, 23 of 39 at the distance. Peter said it was a very good work, super easy with a big finish. Peter said the rider had a hard time pulling the horse up. The work was all about stamina and prepping for a route. He pulled up in good shape so now we need a race. Unless we want a more than 50-50 chance of losing the horse there is nothing in the first book at Del Mar. There is a MDN 30K race going a mile on 10/31, it is an extra but should fill. We would win but we would probably not own the horse for another race. There is a MSW race going a mile on the turf at GGF, it is an extra but should go on Saturday or Sunday. Daddy won a G3 on grass and Distorted Humor is a great Broodmare sire with turf runners so it may be worth a shot. Should be a field somewhat equal to a MDN 40K at SA. Entries are on  Wednesday for Saturday, I will keep you posted on our thoughts.

Scott 

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25840 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 10/27/16]]> Oct 27 2016 7:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 36.80, 11 of 22 at the distance. Richard said this was a good work and the horse is holding form. This work was just to keep Last One Standing sharp for his upcoming race on 10/30. He pulled up in good shape and is ready for that race. I will send out a separate email with race details.

scott

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20477 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 10/5/15]]> Oct 5 2015 3:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs at SLR on Saturday in 1:01, 9 of 39 at the distance. Peter said he worked well, doing it easy, all on his own. He pulled up in good shape so we will be entering Wednesday for the Starter Allowance race on 10/10. Peter said the horse is ready to fire, fingers crossed this race goes. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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25578 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 10/9/16]]> Oct 9 2016 3:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.40, 36 of 72 at the distance. Richard said it was a very nice work. He said he did it easy, all on his own. He also said he is traveling really good at this point. He came out of the work in good shape so hopefully there will be a suitable race in the next condition book which comes out Tuesday night.

Scott

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21608 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 1/10/16]]> Jan 10 2016 1:27PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs at Golden Gate yesterday in 1:01.80, 12 of 37 at the distance. Steve said he worked well, strong with a good gallop out. We scoped him after the work and he was clean so it looks like we have the bleeding under control. He pulled up in good shape so we are back on track. As far as races, there wasn't a first condition allowance race in the current book because of the 3 year old stake on 1/16. The racing secretary said he would put up an extra on 1/23 or 1/24. This could work out well if the race fills because I'm sure it will be a short field and a couple of the horses that finished in front of us in the last race may opt for the stake. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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20987 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 11/14/15]]> Nov 15 2015 1:20PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs yesterday at GGF in 1:01.40, 17 of 49 at the distance. I was there for the work and it was very good. He got over the Tapeta well, doing it easy with very little urging. We were standing right at the wire and he was was striding out with his big long stride and galloped out all the way to the backside. After the work when he was getting his bath he wasn't even blowing so he is dead fit. We are pointing to the Starter Allowance race on 11/28 at Golden Gate. This race is 1 mile on the turf. If it gets taken off the turf because of weather and has to be run on the main track I don't feel it will be any problem based on how he worked yesterday. Jockey David Lopez has moved his tack to So. California so all time leading rider Russell Baze has the mount. Physically he is doing great, all systems are a go.

Scott

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26048 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 11/15/16]]> Nov 15 2016 7:21PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.0, 20 of 42 at the distance. This was just a maintenance work and he never broke a sweat. He started 5 lengths in front of his workmate, another Blinkers On horse, and just cruised around, never being asked. He pulled up in good shape so on we go. The new condition book is out and there is a race on 11/25. This is claiming 20K going 6 furlongs. We think this is a good spot. It will most likely be the last 3 year old only race of the year. Lets hope it fills. As I have done in the past, I will not ask for another vote because we have run for a cheaper tag but if you would like to change your vote to run at a higher level please get back to me. I would think the chances of being claimed have increased somewhat after his last effort. Entries will be taken this Sunday, I will keep you posted.

Scott 

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26114 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 11/21/16]]> Nov 21 2016 5:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 53.60, 53 of 53 at the distance. Richard just wanted him to stretch his legs, nothing fast. Pena was at Del Mar working horses so Mario Gutierrez was up for the work and I think when Richard said to go easy he may have over done it. Richard said he is dead fit but will put in a couple extra strong gallops because he probably didn't get too much out of the work. He pulled up in great shape so now the bad news. The race did not fill for the 25th and it is not being written back until 12/1. He said he will change the claiming price to hopefully attract a couple other horses. It may be 16K or it may be 25K or both. If this race falls apart we will ship to GGF for a race on 12/11. There are no other good options at this point.

Scott

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21065 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 11/22/15]]> Nov 22 2015 4:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs yesterday at GGF in 1:01.40, 16 of 54 at the distance. I was there for the work and it was visually very impressive. He was gobbling up ground with his big stride and doing it with no urging. He galloped out well so he should be ready to take another step forward. He pulled up in good shape so we will be entering Saturday's starter allowance race this Wednesday. Let's hope it fills, I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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26146 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 11/27/16]]> Nov 27 2016 7:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs on the training track at Santa Anita yesterday in 50 flat, 4 of 6 at the distance. This was just a maintenance work in anticipation for an upcoming race this Thursday or Friday. Richard said it went as planned, nice and easy. He decided to go on the training track because of the main tracks condition. The horse pulled up in good shape but sadly the race did not fill for Thursday or Friday. He changed the distance to 7 furlongs for Friday hoping to get a couple of the route horses but that didn't work. The race has now been carried over to Saturday with the distance moved back to 6 1/2 furlongs but the claiming price moved to 32K to get someone new willing to drop I assume. We are not excited about the bump up in price but will try to find out who is going in if in fact they can find enough horses to run. We are more inclined to wait until 12/9 at Los Alamitos. This race is for 3 year old's at 6 furlongs and the claiming price is 20K. This looks like the right spot and we know he loves the track. There is also the 20K race with the clause that they are running at GGF again on 12/11 if the Los Al race doesn't fill. I will get back to everyone after entries on Wednesday.

Scott

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21699 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 1/17/16]]> Jan 17 2016 2:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs at GGF yesterday in a snappy 1:01 flat, 5 of 35 at the distance. Steve said it was a very good work and his gallop out was strong. We also scoped him after the work and the scope was clean so the bleeding issue seems to be resolved. The horse is really doing well now so let's hope the extra fills. If he writes it for Saturday entries will be taken on Monday, if he writes it for Sunday we don't enter until Thursday. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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26675 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 1/17/17]]> Jan 17 2017 4:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.60, 47 of 92 at the distance. Richard said it was a very nice work. He said he did it very easily and was moving fluidly. He pulled up in good shape so on we go. The new condition book will be out tonight or tomorrow and we will see what our options are. Richard and David have both said how well the horse is doing so we should be able to fire right back if there is a race.

Scott

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26308 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 12/11/16]]> Dec 11 2016 9:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.20, 10 of 44 at the distance. This was just a maintenance work as we wait for a race to fill. The work was solid, nice and easy. He pulled up in good shape and we just need a race to fill. The is still being carried over but now the claiming price has been raised to 32K to hopefully attract enough horses. The purse increases to 30K which is nice if the race doesn't come up too tough and it can't be too big of a field so it could work out if the race would go! Entries are now this Wednesday for Saturday. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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21342 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 12/13/15]]> Dec 13 2015 7:04PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 1:03.20, 30 of 37 at the distance. This was just a maintenance drill and Steve was not looking for anything fast, just nice and easy. This horse is smart and does only what the rider asks for. In addition the track was on the slow side because of the rain. He pulled up in good shape so on we go. The new book came out and the first condition allowance race is on 12/26. This race will be run on the main track. We think there is a possibility he could be even better on the synthetic based on how he breezed in the under tack show at the sale (on a synthetic track). We hope so because there will be no turf racing in Northern California in the very near future and with the predicted El Nino in Southern California much of the turf  races will be moved to the main track. He will have one more work prior to the race.

Scott

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26379 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 12/19/16]]> Dec 19 2016 8:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 50.40, 42 of 56 at the distance. This was just a maintenance drill and Richard said he couldn't have done it any easier, just a strong gallop. He pulled up in good shape and we enter Wednesday for the 16K claiming race on 12/26. Again, this race could carry over a day if the the opening day races in the book are good. I will not ask for a vote because we have entered for 16K before but if you would like to change your vote to run at a higher level please send me an email. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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21415 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 12/20/15]]> Dec 20 2015 2:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs at Golden Gate yesterday in 1:00.80, 4 of 35 at the distance. Steve said it was a very good work. He said he was strong, galloped out big doing everything the right way, Antongeorgi was up for the work and said he really liked the way he traveled. He pulled up in great shape so we are ready for our race on the 26th. I am still working out the Turf Club seating so for those partners that I haven't confirmed the number of seats available I hope to do do by Tuesday.

Scott

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26458 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 12/27/16]]> Dec 27 2016 6:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.40, 69 of 109 at the distance. Richard said this was a good work. He said he was traveling well, doing it all on his own and galloped out strong. He pulled up in good shape and we will be taking entries tomorrow for the races on 12/31.

Scott

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21804 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 1/24/16]]> Jan 24 2016 1:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 1:01 flat, 1 of 28, the bullet work of the day at the distance. Steve said it was another very nice work. He said he was strong and he only got mild urging from the rider the final 1/16th. As usual he galloped out all the way to the backside so he is feeling good. He came out of the work in great shape so now let me lay out race options. Basically there is nothing in the current book at Santa Anita and the book goes through 2/7. So anything we would consider down south would be from 2/11-2/21. That would be the optional starter where we would have to run for the 40K tag, a 40K-50K claimer or possibly a first condition allowance race if they wrote it on the grass. At Golden Gate, there again is no first condition allowance race on the book that goes through 2/21 because of the stake. He has however put up a 50K claimer with a 26K purse on the overnight for 1/30. The race is at a flat mile on the main track. We like this option. The chances are small he would be claimed off the last race and if you won you are still eligible for the first condition allowance. If it happened to fill the race could come up with a short field and probably not too tough. Russell is 80% committed to take the mount. I would like your vote to enter this race on Wednesday. If you are not in favor of this race you will be voting to wait for an allowance race sometime in mid February to early March.

Scott 

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21888 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 1/31/16]]> Jan 31 2016 12:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 48 flat, 6 of 36 at the distance. This was simply a maintenance work because we don't have a race lined up at this point. Steve said the work was another good one with a strong gallop out. The Santa Anita condition book will be out by Wednesday at the latest so fingers crossed there is a race that fits. He came out of the work in great shape so we are ready.

Scott

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22021 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 2/10/16]]> Feb 10 2016 6:53PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.60, 6 of 19 at the distance. Peter and his assistant Ruben said the work was excellent. He did it all on his own and got over the dirt beautifully, He galloped out powerfully in 1:01, all systems are a go. He pulled up in great shape so we will be entering the easier dirt race tomorrow for Sunday. If that race doesn't go we will enter the grass race on Friday for Monday. David Lopez has taken the mount so we have a rider that knows him. I will keep you posted after entries.

Scott

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22307 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 2/29/16]]> Feb 29 2016 5:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at SLR on Saturday in 49 flat, 11 of 21 at the distance. Peter said this was just a maintenance drill and he didn't want anything too fast. He said he did it easy and was traveling well, mission accomplished. He pulled up in good shape so now we need to get the right race. Peter will talk to the racing secretary when he gets back from the Florida sale about a  25K-32K at a mile as an extra. We also have the 50K race at a mile on the grass on 3/13 as a possibility. Coming off his last effort the aggressive play is advised, the claim risk is very low. I will keep you posted.

Scott 

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22505 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 3/13/16]]> Mar 13 2016 9:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:01.40, 13 of 31 at the distance. Peter said it was a strong work, everything went well. He pulled up in great shape so we are ready for our race. After all of the options the race that filled was the 50K on the grass. We entered for the optional 45K to get the weight break. Bug boy D C Lopez from No CA is back in the irons so by entering for the 45K we get a significant weight break. The race filled for Thursday with the maximum of 8 runners and Last One Standing drew the 3 hole. This is the 1st race on the card and post time is 1;00. Please get back to me by tomorrow night if you would like seating. Good luck to us!

 

 

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22382 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 3/6/16]]> Mar 6 2016 6:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs at SLR on Saturday in 1:00.20 1 of 4 at the distance. Peter said he worked "very well" and he scoped clean. His time over the deeper San Luis Ray track is very good especially with little urging from the rider. He pulled up in great shape so now we need the right race. Peter will be asking the racing secretary for the claiming 32K and we will be shooting for next Friday or Saturday. If he doesn't put the race up we have the claiming 50K grass race on the 13th. In addition the new condition book will be out on Wednesday and that may have an option as well. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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22900 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 4/14/16]]> Apr 14 2016 3:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:00 flat, 11 of 56 at the distance. Richard had him in 59.4. Richard did a couple of things different this week. First, he did not work in blinkers and second he had him down on the inside. The idea was to get him to relax and get used to horses on his outside. He felt the blinkers may be contributing to his not being able to rate during his races. He said Last One Standing handled everything well and outworked his workmate. The bug boy Pena was up for the work and really liked him. He pulled up in good shape so now we need to look at races. Based on his best numbers he now fits at the Claiming 16K level. The 16K on 3/17 was won with a 62 Beyer and the 16K on 4/9 was won with a 68 Beyer. The fact is many of the 3 year old's have improved and he hasn't. (with some legitimate excises) He needs a big time confidence boost and if it were ever a time to enter aggressively it would be now based on those last 3 races. Richard also feels a cut back in distance might be a good idea, 6 1/2-7 furlongs. There is a race at Los Alamitos, 3 year old's going 6 1/2 for claiming 16K. The race is on 4/28. I will be asking for a vote as we get closer to make sure that is where we want to go.

Scott

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23004 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 4/23/16]]> Apr 23 2016 12:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs from the gate at Santa Anita on Thursday in 59 flat, 1 of 55 at the distance. Richard had Pena up for the work again and he said Last One Standing broke sharply and then kept to his task in what he called a very good work. He worked him from the gate because we are shorting up in distance. He has also been messing around with the blinkers some more. He said he still wants to lug out occasionally so he put a small pair on for this work and he was straight and strong. I think this will be a game time decision but if I had to guess he will be in the cheaters. So, we are ready. Please give me your vote to run for the Los Alamitos claiming 16K on 4/28 at 6 1/2 furlongs. I was hoping to ask for the vote yesterday but I needed to make sure Last One Standing came out of the work in good shape and Richard didn't find out until late last night because he was traveling back east for the Charlestown Classic. Reiterating, we think this is the spot to get his confidence back and get another win with a small chance of a claim because of his last 3 races. Even with the good works they will be very hesitant, maybe even thinking we are trying to get him claimed with the drop and all. Please give me your votes ASAP as we enter today. If the partnership votes not to run we will scratch.

Scott

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22791 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 4/4/16]]> Apr 4 2016 8:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday is 1:00 flat, 2 of 58 at the distance. Richard had him in 59.4. The state vet was there for the work so we could get off the vets list. He cleared Last One Standing pending the blood work which should be fine. Richard had Pena the bug boy aboard. The instructions were "not too fast, not too slow". So, there was mild urging. Richard said he traveled well and he liked the work. He said the gallop out was "okay", finishing up in 1:14. We discussed everything and there is a case to be made that a mile may be too far for this horse with the So Cal fractions. Of course a mile is no problem at GGF but you are going in 24 and 49. We will work him again and with more info may want to cut back to 6 1/2 to 7 furlongs if we are going to stay down south. I think we are on the improve.

Scott

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23379 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 5/18/16]]> May 19 2016 5:53PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:02.40, 18 of 21 at the distance. Richard wasn't looking for anything fast, just a strong finish. He said all went well, he went slow early and came home strong. (Richard had him in 1:01.4). He said he did bleed a 2 but it did not affect the work and he can easily up the medication so he doesn't see this as a problem. He pulled up in good shape and the new condition book is out. There is a Claiming $12,500 going a mile for 3 year old's on 5/26. It is a sub race but we think they will use it. Please give me your vote to run for the $12,500. Again, we feel a claim is unlikely and we need an easy race to get his confidence back. You of course can vote to run for a higher tag.

Scott

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18919 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 6/12/15]]> Jun 12 2015 2:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 3 furlongs at San Luis Rey on Wednesday in 36.80, 6 of 22 at the distance. Peter said this weeks work was an improvement over last week even though the times were similar. Peter put blinkers on for this work and said he was more focused and did it much easier than last week. He said he got over the ground well and is sound so on we go. He will move on to a half mile in his next work.

Scott

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23758 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 6/14/16]]> Jun 14 2016 2:03PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 50.80, 43 of 45 at the distance. This work was slow by design because we wanted to make sure he wasn't going to bleed. The instructions to Pena was just make sure he finishes up the work. He came home in 24 which was perfect. In addition there was a fatal breakdown just before Last One Standing was about to work so he had to stand on the track for 20-30 minutes while they cleaned things up and harrowed the track. He was calm and patient, a good sign on how he is performing mentally. He pulled up in good shape and scoped clean. We will stay flexible as far as his next race is concerned, we want the right race. I will keep you posted on that.

Scott

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18990 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 6/18/15]]> Jun 18 2015 5:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked a half mile in company at San Luis Rey yesterday in 49.80, 11 of 28 at the distance. Peter worked Last One Standing in a staggered set of 3 with Last One Standing in the middle. The idea was to have the 2 trailers make up ground and finish head and head with the pacesetter. Jockey Joe Talamo was aboard Last One Standing for the work and he had no trouble making up the ground, doing it all with very little urging. Peter had the blinkers on for the work and he feels that he is into the bit more with them. Joe said he really likes the horse which is a good sign. He came out of the work in good shape and will breeze another half mile next week.

Scott

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23853 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 6/20/16]]> Jun 20 2016 6:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.60, 42 of 111 at the distance. Richard had him a tick slower. Richard's instructions to the rider was "an easy half" because he wanted to be sure he would not bleed on a hot morning. Last One Standing started slow then finished well with a good gallop out doing it all on his own. He pulled up in great shape and did not bleed. The condition book is out and we had a couple of options. There was a claiming 20K going 6 furlongs on 6/24 and a claiming 25K going a mile on 6/26. We went back and forth and decided on the claiming 25K at a mile. Even though he ran good sprinting last out we felt we wanted to stretch him back out. Richard feels they way he trains and the fact he has gotten the mile distance before that he has a chance to step forward and be a better horse routing if he can just set reasonable early fractions and relax. We will see. It looks like Rafael Bejarano will be riding, we are waiting for conformation from his agent. I will not ask for another vote since we are moving up in claiming price but any partner can still change his vote. We enter on Thursday and I will get back to everyone regarding seating.

Scott

 

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19050 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 6/24/15]]> Jun 24 2015 9:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs in company at SLR yesterday in 49.60, 13 of 16 at the distance. The idea behind the work was to rate, work head and head then finish strong. Joe Talamo was aboard for the work and Peter said Last One Standing did it very easy, moved well and said he was very happy with the work. Joe said he really likes the horse so he will probably have the mount for his debut. He pulled up in great shape and may move on to 5/8ths next week. We are pointing to the first condition book at Del Mar, possibly the 16th or 23rd.

Scott

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19140 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 6/30/15]]> Jun 30 2015 10:00PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked in company at SLR yesterday in 1:02 flat, 3 of 9 at the distance. Peter had him work head and head with his workmate and said he couldn't have done it any easier. He didn't want to go too quick because he will breeze back on Saturday. Peter is traveling for a few days starting Saturday night and he wanted to be there for the work. Peter said he has done everything we have asked him to do up to this point and is pleased with the progress. He pulled up in good shape so we are still on target for early in the Del Mar meet.

Scott

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18849 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 6/5/15]]> Jun 5 2015 5:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 3 furlongs in company at San Luis Rey on Wednesday in 36.20, 1 of 23 at the distance, the bullet at the distance. Peter said he worked head and head with his company and traveled well. He said he did get tired at the end of the work and required urging which would be expected. Peter is working him without blinkers even though he wore them at the breeze show because of his natural speed. (bullet in his 2nd work!)He pulled up in good shape after the work and will breeze again next week. On we go.

Scott

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19306 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 7/13/15]]> Jul 13 2015 11:40AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs in company out of the gate at SLR on Saturday in 1:01, 10 of 31 at the distance. Talamo could not make the work so Bejarano was in the irons. Peter said he broke alertly and was traveling well. He said at the end of the work Bejarano had to ask him to keep up with his workmate, a veteran claiming horse so you would expect that. Bejarano told Peter he liked the horse but with his way of going he felt he probably want's more distance. Not something we don't know. He pulled up in great shape so we needed to make a decision on the MCL 80K or the MCL 50K. Peter felt like we should go with the 80K to considerably reduce the chance of being claimed. This is a positive sign coming from Peter. As he and I discussed, we know he may need one and may need more real estate so let's see what we have and adjust from their. We entered and this race filled for Friday. I will send race details in a separate e-mail.

Scott

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24394 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 7/17/16]]> Jul 17 2016 7:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at Del Mar on Friday in 48.40, 12 of 52 at the distance. Richard said he worked well, nice and easy. Bejarano was up for the work and he  never asked him. He pulled up in good shape and did not bleed. So, now for our race options...the CLM 25K going 6 1/2 for Fri did not fill and they did not bring it back, kind of hard to believe. They are having trouble with these 3 year old only races. He did write an extra for the following day that is a possibility. CLM 16K going a mile. We would be the even money favorite and there would be a better the 50% chance we would be claimed. There is a CLM 32K grass race on the 30th going a mile and who knows what kind of field it will draw. I don't like losing for 25K then bumping up in class, not a winning formula. Also, the grass has been favoring closer's and I'm not sure that will help us. Richard And I will be talking and I will get back to everyone with our thoughts.

Scott

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24468 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 7/23/16]]> Jul 23 2016 5:28PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 47.80, 3 of 41 at the distance. Richard said it was a very good work. He said he did it easy and was strong with a good gallop out. He pulled up in great shape and did not bleed. We are ready to run and here is where we are at. We elected not to go in for 16K, we felt it was just too cheap because the horse is doing well. There is a claiming 32K on the grass for 3 year old's on 7/30. Richard likes this spot and he has Bejarano committed to ride. I personally would prefer to stay on dirt but am not opposed to the grass race. The new condition book comes out Tuesday night so we will be able to see our other options before we have to enter the grass race. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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19184 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 7/5/15]]> Jul 5 2015 2:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs in company at SLR yesterday in 1:02.80, 40 of 47 at the distance. Peter said the idea behind the work was to finish strong through the wire with a good gallop out. Last One Standing worked with a 250K Tapit colt of Peter's and Peter said the riders actually went a little slower than he wanted them to early but he said they came home very strong, getting the last quarter in 24. Peter said Last One Standing held his own, working comfortably head and head all the way around. As the works have progressed and gotten longer Peter evaluation of the horse is changing. In the beginning we felt he was precocious, sprint only and a lot of early speed. Now Peter feels he has speed but not really 5 furlong speed and will actually get better with a bit more distance. This probably hurts our chance to win at first asking but may give us more opportunities down the road. He came out of the race in great shape and we are now pointing at the MCL $80,000 race on 7/16 (opening day). The race is at 5 furlongs with a purse of $44,000. It it a sub race in the book so it may not go or it may get carried over to another day. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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24604 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 8/1/16]]> Aug 1 2016 4:50PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at Del Mar on Saturday in 51.40, 58 of 64 at the distance. Richard said this was just a maintenance work and he didn't want anything too quick but this was a little slower than he would have liked. Rafael wasn't available to work the horse so Chantel was up and that clock in her head must have been a bit off. No worries, he pulled up in good shape and are ready to run. We have zeroed in on the Claiming 25K going 6 1/2 for 3 year old's only on 8/7 as the spot. Rafael committed to ride. There is no need for a vote because we are running for the same tag unless you would like to change your vote to run in a protected race or for a higher tag. We enter on Thursday for Sunday and I will be back to everyone regarding seating after the draw.

Scott

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19776 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 8/20/15]]> Aug 20 2015 6:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs yesterday at San Luis Rey in 50.40, 15 of 18 at the distance. Peter actually had him in 49.3. Peter himself work 25 horses so the clocker may have been overwhelmed. Peter had him work slow early so he would finish strong with a good gallop out. Peter said he was pleased with the work. He pulled up in great shape so we are looking at race options. The new condition book just came out and there is the same MCL 40K race we just ran in on 9/2 but it is at 5 1/2 furlongs and we really don't like having to go that short. We feel with his size and one paced running style he will be much more effective and finish better with more distance. There is another MCL 40K race at 6 1/2 furlongs that previously did not fill and has been carried over. Currently it is an extra for this Wednesday. This is back a little quick but we would probably run if it filled because the distance hits him right between the eye's as far as we are concerned. The other option is to wait until the Los Alamitos meet starts in mid September. We will monitor the overnight and further weigh the the other options and I will get back to you.

Scott

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24859 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 8/20/16]]> Aug 21 2016 4:02PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 49.20, 35 of 71 at the distance. Richard said this was just a maintenance work but he said he worked well and finished strong. We had Brian Pena up for the work because we plan on using him again when we run. Richard wants an aggressive, hungry rider that will ride through the wire. He pulled up in good shape so we are ready to go. Our sources tell us it is unlikely the Clm 20K race sprinting on 8/31 will fill. One reason is the Clm 12.5K for the 24th only had 2 horses. Entries for the 16K going a mile were today and they only had 5 horses so we entered making it 6 and the race is going to go for Thursday. The Clm 16K is a good spot to be aggressive coming off that poor performance even though we would have preferred to cut back in distance. We know he can get the mile when he gets things his own way so with this softer group we should be fine. I will not ask for another vote because we have run for 16K before but if you would like to vote no to this race please send me an email because we can always scratch. I assume we will be running so I will get back to everyone later today after they draw.

Scott

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19532 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 8/2/15]]> Aug 2 2015 1:36PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs in company at SLR yesterday in 1:01, 3 of 16 at the distance. Peter actually had him in 1:00. 60. Peter worked him with a couple of pretty nice 2 year old's and said he held his own with very little urging. Talamo was up for the work and said he was more focused and really liked the way he worked. He healed very quickly from the gelding and came out of the work in great shape so we are ready for the race on the 7th. I will be sending out a separate e-mail for a vote.

Scott

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19872 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 8/26/15]]> Aug 26 2015 8:36PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs in company at SLR yesterday in 1:01.80, 3 of 5 at the distance. Peter said the work was fair at best. He said he required urging and didn't show the energy he showed prior to his last race. Physically he is sound so Peter is thinking he hasn't fully bounced back from the last race or he just had an off day. At this point it isn't a real big deal because we really didn't want to run in the 40K at 5 1/2 furlongs and the extra race at 6 1/2 furlongs did not fill and he didn't write it back. We will see how he works next week and evaluate race options at that point.

Scott

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20163 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 9/10/15]]> Sep 10 2015 5:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 1:00.20, 1 of 16 at the distance. Peter said the work was excellent, one of his best. He worked with a 200K Candy Ride and the horse was unable to match strides. Peter made the comment that Last One Standing is one of those horses that "shows up" one day and not the next, even when he just gallops in the AM. The good news is it looks like he is back in form and he came out of the work in great shape. Now our race options, the current condition book at Los Alamitos did not have a high price claiming race for 2 year old's (only 30K) but Peter was able to get the racing secretary to right an extra for 9/17. The race will be MCL 40K at 6 1/2 furlongs. This should hit Last One Standing right between the eyes. Please give me your vote to run for the 40K tag. The other voting option would be to go back up in class to a MSW race at Los Al.

Scott

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25219 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 9/11/16]]> Sep 11 2016 6:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:04, 49 of 50 at the distance. The idea behind the work was to finish strong because he has been giving it up late in his races. Pena was up for this solo spin and he went super slow early then made a big move the last quarter and galloped out well. He came out of the work in decent shape so we entered the 16K race for Friday and it filled. I will send out a separate e-mail regarding the race.

Scott

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20282 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 9/20/15]]> Sep 20 2015 3:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 6 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:15, 5 of 8 at the distance. Peter had him in 1:14.2. He worked in company and started 2 lengths back and finished head and head doing it easily. He pulled up in good shape so all we need is a race. We should know more later this week but the options include a MCL 40K-50K that Peter plans to ask the Santa Anita racing secretary to write. A Starter Allowance race we are eligible for because we previously started for 40K. This race is on 10/10 at Santa Anita. We don't like to make a habit of running Maidens against winner's but the way he is training we think he fits and the distance is right. ( 6 1/2 furlongs) There is also a Starter Allowance at Golden Gate as well as a Maiden Special Weight race. The Starter is on 10/2 and the MSW race is on 10/3. We will be talking to some of the agents this week to get an idea who may be running and if the Starter has any chance of filling. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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20026 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 9/2/15]]> Sep 2 2015 7:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 5 furlongs solo at SLR yesterday in 1:02.20, 2 of 3 at the distance. Peter said this work was actually a bit better than last weeks work even though the time was a little slower. Peter said this week he worked without being asked and galloped out stronger. We still would like to see a little more out of him but this was a move in the right direction. He pulled up in good shape so we will be ready to run after one more work if we can find a race. All the 2 year old MCL races at Los Al are for 30K and the purses are weak plus they are at 5 1/2. Peter is going to the racing secretary to see if he will write and extra for 40K-50K at 6 or 6 1/2. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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25085 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 9/2/16]]> Sep 2 2016 9:02PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs yesterday at Del Mar in 50.0 flat, 18 of 34 at the distance. Richard had him in 49.3. This was just a maintenance work and Richard said it went as planned. He didn't want to go too quick after just having the colic episode. He said he pulled up fine and our target is still the Claiming 16K race going short at Los Alamitos on 9/16. With the past bleeding issues, the colic, the normal wear and tear and the fact this horse just doesn't show up with his best effort on a regular basis our plan should be to get a win or two and move on. The expenses on this horse are high and he will only be a mid level claiming horse on this circuit in our opinion. The exit strategy would be a claim or private sale and this is something to start thinking about because it will require a vote. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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20368 <![CDATA[Last One Standing 9/28/15]]> Sep 28 2015 3:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 4 furlongs in company at SLR in 51.40, 28 of 28 at the distance. The actual time was 48.2, a little faster than Peter was looking for but a very nice work. The time was reversed with his workmate "accidentally", nice thing about SLR. Peter said he was was eager, just dragging the rider around. He pulled up in great shape now for the bad news. The race for Thursday did not fill and was not written back. Only 2 entered which is amazing. So we are now going for plan "C" which is to run in the Starter Allowance I mentioned on 10/10 at Santa Anita. This race is at 6 1/2 furlongs. It is really frustrating, he is dressed with nowhere to go. We just don't want to run him for 30K and get him claimed and we don't want to run him MSW at SA just to run. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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19188 <![CDATA[Last One Standing and Plane Lucky will debut "where the surf meets the turf" as they kick off a busy summer at Del Mar for Blinkers On.]]> Jul 5 2015 6:51PM ]]> Last One Standing is pointing to opening day at Del Mar (7/16) to make his debut for Blinkers On. This is a MCL 80K race going 5 furlongs for 2 year old's and carries a purse of $44,000. Last One Standing has not missed a beat in his training, doing everything we ask of him. He is a big horse that looks and trains like he may want a little more than 5 furlongs but we know he will be running at the end! Plane Lucky, our good looking daughter of Lucky Pulpit, is scheduled to make her first start the following week on 7/22. This is a MCL 50K race for CA bred 2 year old fillies going 5 furlongs. She is a speedy sort and we have the red hot Tyler Baze in the irons. Tyler is so good out of the gate, a perfect fit!

In other racing news...Red Outlaw continues to train forwardly for his return to stakes action at Del Mar. Our 4 time stakes winner couldn't be doing any better. Off the Deep End will be pointed to a 5 furlong allowance race on the grass at the Sonoma County Fair meet on 7/30. Mr. Deep End lost all chance in his last race when he stumbled coming out of the gate. He and jockey William Antongeorgi look to make amends! Look Me in the Eye, our talented 2 year old son of Marino Marini, will try to get in the Del Mar winner's circle in early August. He is fresh off a 3rd place finish at Santa Anita in his debut where he got caught in a speed duel and tired to finish 3rd. A little more real estate and a better trip should get the job done! Goose Bumps and Awesome and Ready will see action when racing returns to Golden Gate. Finally, Echo Chamber, our 2 year old Majesticperfection filly will get 60 days off after coming down sick. We can't wait to get her back, we have high hope for this girl!

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20837 <![CDATA[Last One Standing stretches out for a MSW score at Golden Gate. Blinkers On Racing Stable purchases two standout yearlings at the Barretts Fall Sale for the horse racing partnership.]]> Nov 2 2015 5:58PM ]]> Last One Standing broke through in impressive fashion at Golden Gate Fields on Breeders Cup Saturday. This was his first attempt at a route of ground as well as running on the grass. Needless to say he made the most of it. Last One Standing took the early advantage from the rail, then under good rating from apprentice David Lopez, allowed William Crotty to advance from his inside and duel for the lead on the backstretch, disposed of that rival when ready in the lane and edged clear driving for a 2 1/4 length score. Congratulations to the Blinkers On Partnership! Last One Standing will be pointed to an Allowance race at GGF on 11/28.

Blinkers On acquired two handsome yearling at the Barretts Fall Sale held at Del Mar on 10/27. The first was a quick looking colt by Vronsky out of the productive mare, Pinky's Posh. Our yearling is a full brother to over 200K earner Poshky trained by Blinkers On trainer Peter Miller. The second purchase was a Street Boss colt by Storm Queen. This  "men among boys" was the physical standout at the sale. All shares have been sold in these 2 promising thoroughbreds.

In other racing news...Four time stakes winner Red Outlaw and our beautiful 2 year old Majesticperfection filly, Echo Chamber, are training forwardly and will been ready for the Santa Anita winter meet when it begins on 12/26. Off the Deep end will be ready for action at GGF later this month while Look Me in the Eye and Plane Lucky enjoy a little R&R at the farm.

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18122 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye]]> Apr 8 2015 4:25PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 2 furlongs in a set of 3 yesterday at Santa Anita in 25.80, 1 of 3 at the distance. The idea behind the work was to get the horse comfortable breezing with other horses around him. In this work Mike had Look Me in the Eye in the middle. Mike said he was professional, kept to his task and did it all very easily. The set worked head and head from the pole to the wire. Look Me in the Eye pulled up in good shape and will work again in another 6-7 days.

Scott

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21711 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 1/18/16]]> Jan 18 2016 8:02PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 3 furlongs yesterday at SA in 37.60, 12 of 17 at the distance. Mike said the work was super, he was straight and strong and did it easily without urging. Mike said he is now happy with the track after the latest change in maintenance (harrowing deeper) so hopefully we can get into a 7 day training schedule. He pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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21822 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 1/26/16]]> Jan 26 2016 3:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 3 furlongs yesterday at SA in 36.2, the bullet at the distance (1 of 14). Mike said it was an excellent work. He said he did it all on his own and traveled beautifully. He made the comment that he is traveling smoother since the gelding. He also said he galloped out a strong half in 48.4 so he is getting fit quickly. He pulled up in great shape and will move on to a half next week. Mike's goal with no setbacks is to have him ready to run by 3/1. 

Scott

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21531 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 1/4/16]]> Jan 4 2016 8:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye had his first work yesterday since returning from the farm. He worked 3 furlongs in 38.60, 27 of 30 at the distance. This work was just something to stretch his legs and all went well. His next work may be delayed because of the 4 days of expected rain so we will see how the track handles it. We will also be monitoring the overall condition of the surface at SA because of the recent breakdowns and the changes that have taken place as far as how the track has played since opening day. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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22024 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 2/11/16]]> Feb 11 2016 12:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 46.20, 1 of 39 at the distance. Mike had him in 46.4. Mike said this bullet work was fantastic but a little faster than he was looking for. He said he was traveling beautifully and did it all own his own. Quite a quick work considering he was working by himself. Mike said he will start getting him back to the gate as a refresher and will move on to 5/8ths next week. He pulled up in great shape and we are still on for a start around 3/1 based on the condition book.

Scott

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22091 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 2/17/16]]> Feb 17 2016 7:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.60, 9 of 18 at the distance. The time was just what Mike was looking for for his first 5/8th's. He said he traveled well but did get tired at the end. Part of that may have been the cup in the track because it was playing a bit slow but he showed us he needed it as well. He pulled up in great shape so we are ready to go another 5/8th's next week. Looking forward, there is a MSW CA race in the book on 3/13 going 6 1/2 furlongs that is a possibility. He would have 3 more works and that could be enough but we will let him tell us. Going 6 1/2 off the shelf is tougher than 6 and I don't want to run a short horse just to "give him a race". I will keep you posted.

Scott

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22188 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 2/23/16]]> Feb 23 2016 6:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 5 furlongs in a set of 3 yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:01, 18 of 34 at the distance. Look Me in the Eye was put 2 lengths behind the front runner with another Puype trainee. The lead horse was hard ridden to maintain the margin while Look Me in the Eye and his workmate were mildly urged to maintain position. The educational work went off as planned and Mike was happy. He did say he got a little late at the end of the work so he is still not fit enough at this point. What a difference 4 and 5 furlongs can make when coming off a layoff. The March 13 race is still up in the air at this point but I can say he would have to take a big step forward if we did decide to run. You've got the 6 1/2 furlongs and now the races are being written 3 and up so they will be tougher. He pulled up in great shape and Mike will either go another 5 furlongs or bump it up to 6 based on how he trains this week.

Scott

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22305 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 2/29/16]]> Feb 29 2016 1:53PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at SA in 59.20, 2 of 29 at the distance. Mike had him in 59.4. Look Me in the Eye was working with an older mare that Mike said is a really good horse in the AM. Look Me in the Eye started just behind his workmate then moved up and easily worked head and to through the wire. Mike and the rider said he got tired right at the wire but said it was his best work since returning. Next week will be the work that determines if we would run on 3/13 but at this point it doesn't look like it. He looks a work, maybe 2 short. Also, the racing secretary said he may write the following race for 3 year old's only which would be good. He pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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21982 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 2/5/16]]> Feb 5 2016 2:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs by himself yesterday at Santa Anita in 50.20, 19 of 27 at the distance. Mike had him a second faster. Mike wanted a nice easy work because this was his first half mile work. Mike said he was strong and did it with no urging from the rider. He gallop out well and Mike was pleased with the effort. He came out of the work in good shape and will work another half next week.

Scott

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22537 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 3/15/16]]> Mar 15 2016 8:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 6 furlongs in company yesterday at SA in 1:14.40. He actually worked in 1:14 flat, they reversed the time of his workmate Nat's Nation. The idea behind this work was to get dirt in his face then finish strong. Look Me in the Eye started 2 lengths back, handled the dirt with no problem then cruised up to get head and head with his workmate but didn't go by on his own. He was not urged but Mike felt he was doing it so much easier of the two he could have gone by but basically just waited on the other horse. This is something we need to work on ASAP. We already know how he was leaning on the other horse in his last race. Having said that Mike said this work was an improvement over last weeks. Bejarano is scheduled to work him next week and has asked us for the mount so unless something changes he will be the rider as well. Mike is also focusing on the gate going forward. The racing secretary has told Mike there will be a 3 year old only CA MSW race in the final book before Los Alamitos so it looks like 2 more works and we will be running. Something between 3/31 and 4/10. Physically he is doing great so on we go.

Scott

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22383 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 3/6/16]]> Mar 6 2016 6:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Last One Standing worked 6 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:16.40, 37 of 43 at the distance. Mike had him a second faster. Mike was not looking for anything too quick because he had basically made up his mind to skip the race on the 13th and wait for the next CA MSW race. The condition book will be out on Wednesday. Look Me in the Eye started 2 lengths behind his workmate, breaking off slowly from the pole. With no urging from the rider he moved up and finished head and head. Mike said he was doing it very easy and his workmate was working pretty hard and that also probably made the time a bit slower as well. He was blowing pretty hard after the work so he still needs another work or 2. He pulled up in good shape so we will see what's in the book and I will get back to everyone.

Scott

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18199 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 4/15/15]]> Apr 15 2015 8:06PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 3 furlongs in a set of 3 yesterday at Santa Anita in 37.2 not the 39.20 as reported by the clocker. It is not unusual for the clocker to pick up the wrong horse or horses when it is busy. Mike had Look Me in the Eye in the middle again and he said he handled everything well. The set broke off at the 3/8ths pole and worked head and head through the wire. He also said Look Me in the Eye looked good galloping out. He pulled up in excellent shape so on we go. Also, we have tabled the gelding conversation for this week.

Scott

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22920 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 4/15/16]]> Apr 15 2016 3:35PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 59.60, 11 of 69 at the distance. (they caught the mistake and changed the time online) Mike said this was the best work since the layoff and he feels the biggest change is he put blinkers on for the work. Mike felt he was just holding back a bit in his works so he put a pair of small blinkers on. Mike said when they broke off from the pole he immediately pulled away from his workmate without urging and  his workmate could never catch up. He said he galloped out huge and ran straight from start to finish. He pulled up in great shape and it seems we may be out of the woods on the splint. The plan now is only 1 more recorded work before the race because he wants to pop him out of the gate and go 2 furlongs and that work would not be recorded. Rafael has taken the mount for the race so all systems are a go.

Scott

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23000 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 4/22/16]]> Apr 22 2016 6:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.40, 13 of 55 at the distance. Mike said he did it very easily and it was just the time he was looking for, between a 1:00 and 1:01. His workmate started just off his hip and then they worked head and head through the wire. Mike said the other horse was being ridden and the rider was sitting chilly on Look Me in the Eye. Mike did say he would prefer us on the lead in our race or sitting right off it then grabbing the lead because Eye still has a bit of the "pack" mentality when he see the other horse. He pulled up in good shape and will pop out of the gate a few days before the race. We enter on Wednesday and I will get back to everyone after entries to see who will be attending and would like seating in the Vessels Club.

Scott 

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18292 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 4/23/15]]> Apr 23 2015 5:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 3 furlongs in a set of 3 at Santa Anita on Tuesday in 37.60, 6 of 9 at the distance. This time Mike had Eye on the inside and he said he handled it without a problem. On a side note the professional clockers gave Eye a "B" work which is excellent and not often given to 2 year olds. In addition, the 2 horses he worked with are farther along and Eye works head and head with them with ease. He pulled up in good shape so on we go. Very nice report.

Scott

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18358 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 4/28/15]]> Apr 28 2015 7:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 3 furlongs in a set of 3 yesterday at Santa Anita in 37.20, 15 of 22 at the distance. Mike had him back in middle and, as in the past, was unfazed being in tight quarters. Mike say he continues to dominate his fellow workers, doing everything with ease as they work to stay head and head. Mike will move on to 4 furlongs next week and the following week he will start to ask a little more out of our colt. With his size on a two year old frame we have to take our time. He pulled up in good shape, on we go.

Scott

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22798 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 4/5/16]]> Apr 5 2016 7:02PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.80, 17 of 43 at the distance. This was exactly what Mike was looking for after missing a week with the splint. He said he traveled well with no urging. Next week he will go 5/8th's. Mike said he pulled up in good shape and the splint did not get any worse. Los Alamitos wrote a MSW CA race for 3 year old's only going 6F on 4/30. This is the race we will be targeting. The race we passed on was on Sunday. Of course it was a 4 year old that won it and he won easily with an 80 Beyer. The good news is the horse that ran 2nd was Tengas Ransom. Tengas Ransom was 3rd behind us in our last start at Del Mar (he was coming off the same layoff). On we go.

Scott

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18561 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 5/12/15]]> May 12 2015 8:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 49 flat, 36 of 60 at the distance. Mike had him in 48.1. Mike said he worked great, easily pulling away from his workmate without urging. Mike said he is going to change his company because the other 2 year old's are having a hard time keeping up. Mike also said Eye has been going to the gate and is ready to pop him out of there. We would like to get gate OK'd sooner than later. He said he pulled up in good shape so on we go. FYI, his work dates may move around a bit based on what Mike is doing with him out of the gate. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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23327 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 5/15/16]]> May 15 2016 8:04PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs solo yesterday at Santa Anita in 50.40, 35 of 47 at the distance. This was all Mike was looking for. Mike said the rider had a hammer hold on Look Me in the Eye and Look Me in the Eye just dragged the rider around. Mike wants to get some weight on the horse and wants to see when our race options are. The new condition book comes out Tuesday night. When we have a race in mind we will tighten the screws. He pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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18659 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 5/19/15]]> May 19 2015 7:10PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs in a set of 4 yesterday at Santa Anita in 48 flat, 19 of 78 at the distance. Mike had him in 47.4. The idea behind this work was to have Look Me in the Eye work behind horses and get dirt kicked in his face. Mike had Eye down on the rail and started him about 4 lengths back. Mike said when asked he ran right through the dirt, angled off the rail and went by the front runners, again dominating the work. He is doing everything right up to this point and has still never been asked to lay it down. Mike also said he has continued to go to the gate and has popped him out of there a couple of times. Mike plans to break him out of there in the very near future to get his gate card. He pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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23410 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 5/22/16]]> May 22 2016 6:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.0, 21 of 46 at the distance. Mike said the work was okay. He worked head and head with his workmate and wasn't really asked but obviously wasn't willing to do a lot on his own. Based on his last race and his last two works we are not in a position to go into the MSW race on 5/28 especially with the knowledge that it is supposed to be a strong field. Mike said his goal is to get some weight on him and get him stronger. Mike has been winning some races with come backer's lately so I feel the horse has been given the opportunity to move forward but frankly just hasn't done so. So unless there is a major turn around I will be asking for your vote to run in the Cal-bred Maiden Claiming 50k in about 3 weeks. For those with a fear of being claimed it would be very doubtful and assuming he won he would be eligible for the Starter where he could be protected. Most importantly he could get some confidence and hopefully start going in the right direction. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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18748 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 5/28/15]]> May 28 2015 3:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs in company out of the gate yesterday at Santa Anita in 49.80, 21 of 31 at the distance. The work did not exactly go according to plan but was a good work none the less. When the buzzer went off and the gates opened Look Me in the Eye popped out of there and his company just stood there. After the jock got him out Eye was already 5-6 lengths in front so the rider waited on the other horse as he rushed up but at that point the horse was gassed and Eye just pulled away. Basically Mike wanted a quicker more competitive work but it didn't work out. We will confirm tomorrow if he received his gate card which he should have. He pulled up in good shape so next week Mike wants to tighten the screws. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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23508 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 5/29/16]]> May 29 2016 7:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:01.60, 29 of 40 at the distance. Manny his regular rider was up for the work and Look Me in the Eye was put in front and when company approached on the outside Look Me in the Eye backed out of it. Once the horse had passed Look Me in the Eye then he went on and galloped out in front. Mike and Manny now feel the blinkers were a mistake. Mike feels if he can stay in front the blinkers keep him focused but if he feels pressure but can't SEE the horse he is uncomfortable and waits. So the blinkers are going off for the next work and they seem to feel confident this will help. He pulled up in good shape and physically is doing very well. The condition book is out next Wednesday and we will have our race options.

Scott

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18457 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 5/5/15]]> May 5 2015 6:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye had his first half mile work yesterday at Santa Anita. Look Me in the Eye worked in company in 50 flat 35 of 51 at the distance. Mike said he did it easy, totally dominating his company. He said he was traveling beautifully, grabbing the attention of the other riders and trainers. The way he is training has Mike making comparisons to some of the good ones which he doesn't often do. We don't want to get ahead of ourselves but is exciting to hear. At this point Mike thinks we can get one start in at Santa Anita right before the end of the meet, skip Los Alamitos and be ready for Del Mar. (hopefully for a Cal bred stake) He pulled up in great shape out of the work so Mike plans to pick it up a bit next week as well as get a little more serious gate work in. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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18895 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 6/11/15]]> Jun 11 2015 10:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 59.60, 4 of 32 at the distance. Mike Smith was aboard for the work and Look Me in the Eye was paired with an older horse with talent. Look Me in the Eye broke off behind the other horse, got dirt kicked in his face then finished, again dominating the work. Mike said he loves him and will ride in his debut. Eye did get tired as he got to the wire and was blowing pretty good so he will get a lot out of it. We are happy we didn't shoot for the race on Saturday. He pulled up in great shape so now the plan is to work another 5/8ths then a mini blowout before the race on the 26th. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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18977 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 6/17/15]]> Jun 17 2015 6:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.80, 24 of 30 at the distance. Look Me in the Eye worked in a set of 3 with Mike Smith in the irons. The idea was to not work to quick but finish with a good gallop out. Look Me in the Eye was put in front with a talented filly of Mike's and a stakes winner of Mike's broke off 3 lengths behind. Mike sat chilly on Look Me in the Eye and he worked head and head with the filly, at the sixteenth pole the stakes winner engaged the 2 pacesetters and tried to pass but Look Me in the Eye would not let him by, in fact he never got by as they galloped out 3/4's. This work sets us up for a little blowout out of the gate to sharpen him up before the race. Mike will be out for the final work as well. He came out of the work in great shape, we have a lot to look forward to.

Scott

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19030 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 6/22/15]]> Jun 22 2015 7:04PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 3 furlongs in company out of the gate today at Santa Anita in 35.20, 2 of 16 at the distance. This was the final work before Friday's race and was just to keep him sharp out of the gate. Mike Smith was aboard for the work again and Mike said he broke alertly and straight. Assuming he comes out of the work in good shape (Mike and the vet will go over him tomorrow) we are set for Friday. I will send out an e-mail regarding seating and the race shortly.

Scott

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24109 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 6/27/16]]> Jun 27 2016 1:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 49 flat, 65 of 128 at the distance. Mike said he did it easy and finished strong. He said he was in a light hold the entire work working head and head with his workmate through the wire. He pulled up in great shape so we are ready for Del Mar. There is a Starter Allowance race going 6 1/2 furlongs on 7/16 that we will shoot for. Rafael has already accepted the mount. Mike will get a couple of easy works in him and he will ship to Del Mar on 7/10.

Scott

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18837 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 6/4/15]]> Jun 4 2015 4:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs in company out of the gate yesterday at Santa Anita in 47 flat 2 of 32 at the distance. Mike had him in 46.4. To have a 2 year old work this quickly out of the gate is quite impressive. Mike worked Look Me in the Eye in a set of 3 and the idea behind the work was to break sharp and ask for a little more. Look Me in the Eye broke on top then got into a high cruising mode and did it all with very little urging, again dominating the work. He galloped out 5 furlongs in 1:00 flat and continued the gallop out until he was pulled up. He pulled up in good shape and the final Santa Anita condition book came out so we are ready to point to a race. We are pointing to a MSW (CA) race going 5 furlongs on 6/26 and Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith has the call. The plan is to have an easy, stamina building 5 furlong work with Mike in the irons next week then a little blowout work prior to the race. If we were fortunate enough to win at first asking we would point to the $100,000 Graduation Stake at Del Mar on 8/5. This is a race for 2 year old Ca bred's going 5 1/2 furlongs. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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23603 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 6/4/16]]> Jun 4 2016 6:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 6 furlongs in company today at Santa Anita in 1:01, 17 of 31 at the distance. Mike replicated last weeks work without the blinkers including working with the same horse. Mike had Look Me in the Eye's workmate start a couple of lengths back and come up and get on level terms. This week was better, Look Me in the Eye didn't back out of it. He got into the bit with some urging and finished head and head with his workmate. Not a scintillating work but much better. At this point in time we still feel he is a better fit at the Maiden 50K Claiming (CA) level. So I am asking for your vote to run in this race on 6/11. I will make the assumption if you vote no you still want to stay at the MSW level. If we do run in the race on 6/11 Rafael will ride. This is all based on him pulling up in good shape tomorrow. Please give me your vote ASAP because we enter tomorrow.

Scott

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24291 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 7/10/16]]> Jul 10 2016 2:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 5 furlongs in company Friday at Santa Anita in 1:01.00, 10 of 28 at the distance. Mike said the work was solid but not flashy. It was just a maintenance work and he worked head and head with his workmate doing it easily so it was fine. Mike said they dug up the track and it may have been a little loose for his liking. He also said he has kind of figured out the difference between working in the morning and running in the afternoon. He pulled up in good shape so we will enter the Starter on Wednesday for the race on Saturday at Del Mar. Also, Bejarano got called out of town to ride in a stake for Baffert so we had to get another rider. We got a guy who is not to bad my the name of Mike Smith. After entries I will get back to everyone to see who will be attending. Seating will be very limited as usual but I will see what I can do.

Scott

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19384 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 7/20/15]]> Jul 20 2015 7:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs in company at Del Mar yesterday in 49.40, 9 of 58 at the distance. Mike said this was a very nice work. He put Look Me in the Eye 2 lengths behind his workmate and with no urging from the rider easily caught up and cruised to the wire. Because this was his first work over the surface and the track have received an unusual amount of rain Mike wanted to take it easy...still 9 of 58. He came out of the work in great shape so on we go. The new condition book comes out tomorrow evening and that will tell us where we are pointing to and Mike will schedule the works accordingly. Next week he will be asking for a little more to start sharpening him up. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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19449 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 7/26/15]]> Jul 26 2015 2:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Del Mar in 1:02.20, 41 of 85 at the distance. With Rafael in the irons Look Me in the Eye broke off about 5 lengths behind his 2 workmates. The idea was to get some dirt kicked in his face and finish strong.  Rafael sat chilly until they hit the top of the lane and then Look Me in the Eye blew by the other 2 and galloped out strong. Mission accomplished and we are ready to run. He came out of the work in great shape and we will enter on Wednesday. I will get back to everyone after the draw.

Scott

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24184 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 7/3/16]]> Jul 3 2016 2:17PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye officially worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 48.80, He actually worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.20. He worked in company and was dominate throughout the work. Mike said he is training better than he was going into the last race which is encouraging. He pulled up in great shape so he will have one more work and we will be ready for Del Mar on the 16th.

Scott

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24746 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 8/11/16]]> Aug 11 2016 2:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs yesterday at Del Mar in 48 flat, 5 of 32 at the distance. Mike said it was a good work especially because he wasn't working in company. He said he was moving well and he was strong. He came out of the work in good shape so we are ready for a race. There was a majority vote of the required voting percentage to run in the 25K claiming race on 8/17. We enter on Saturday and I will get back to everyone after we draw regarding seating.

Scott

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24603 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 8/1/16]]> Aug 1 2016 4:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 47.60, 8 of 81 at the distance. Mike said this was a nice work, especially for working solo. Also, Mike worked Look Me in the Eye very early in the morning when the track was firmer with more moisture in it and Mike reiterated that he is convinced Look Me in the Eye likes the surface firm. He pulled up in good shape and the new book is out so we are looking at races. Mike and I have discussed our options at length and we feel being aggressive at this point is the right call. We think the Starter Allowance will come up tough based on what we know and the fact we are at Del Mar. There is a Claiming 25K NW2 on 8/17 going 6 1/2 furlongs that we are sure he will be very tough in. Rafael will take the mount if we go. There is a realistic chance of being claimed but by no means a lock. He is 3 going on 4 with 1 win, a surgery and somewhat limited upside in the opinion of your trainer. So, I am asking for your vote to run in this race. If your goal is simply not to be claimed I would vote no, if you want your best shot at the winner's circle at Del Mar this is the spot.

Scott

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19730 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye 8/16/15]]> Aug 16 2015 2:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Look Me in the Eye worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at Del Mar in 48.60, 14 of 59 at the distance. Mike started Look Me in the Eye 2 lengths behind his workmate and after the rider went to his left hand Look Me in the Eye blew past his workmate in dominant fashion. The only problem during the work, as it was in his last race, he wanted to lean on the other horse until he got a wake up call with the stick. This behavior problem may work itself out (Mike will experiment with blinkers) but if it doesn't we will be gelding him. We can't afford to have a horse with his talent not be the best he can be because he is screwing around. He pulled up in good shape so we will look at a race in the last condition book that will be out on Tuesday.

Scott

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19081 <![CDATA[Look Me in the Eye and Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith gun for debut score at Santa Anita on 6/26, the following day Off the Deep End shoots for his 3rd Allowance win.]]> Jun 26 2015 11:33AM ]]> Look Me in the Eye, out talented son of Marino Marini, will team up with jockey Mike Smith in a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight race at Santa Anita on 6/26. He has been training lights out according to trainer Mike Puype and the professional clockers. If we can get the job done here we will point to the Graduation Stake at Del Mar on 8/5. Our only concern at this point is he may need a little more distance than 5 furlongs. Good luck Look Me in the Eye! Off the Deep End will suit up the following day at Oak Tree Pleasanton in a 6 furlong Allowance race. Off the Deep End is coming off a wire to wire score in a 5 furlong dash at Golden Gate and has trained well since. If he can get out to a comfortable lead he should be tough to handle on Pleasanton's speed bias track.

In other racing news...our 4 time Stakes winner Red Outlaw will be ready for the upcoming Del Mar meet where last year he won the Real Good Deal Stake and the El Cajon. I hope he likes the new dirt surface as well as he liked the synthetic! Maiden winner True Visionary will point to a turf race at the upcoming Sonoma County Fair meet or wait until racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields. Goose Bumps will look to rebound in a Maiden Claiming race at the upcoming Los Alamitos meet. Awesome and Ready, our speedy 2 year old filly Plane Lucky, and our big 2 year old colt Last One Standing will debut at Del Mar when the meet opens on 7/16. Finally, Echo Chamber, a filly Blinkers On purchased out of April OBS, is in training with conditioner Peter Miller at San Luis Rey. She is showing a ton of talent as she did in the under tack show, our hopes are high!

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24649 <![CDATA[Lots of action for the Blinkers On horse racing partnership at Del Mar! Right Hand Man to ship north and run in the Cavonnier Juvenile on 8/14.]]> Aug 6 2016 7:46PM ]]> 11275 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 10/10/13]]> Oct 10 2013 12:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed a 1/4 mile today from the gate at Hollywood Park in 25 flat, and galloped out in 38. Victor Espinoza was in the irons today because Gomez decided to take a mount back East for a stake race this weekend, so Victor will have the mount. Peter said that Mass Transit breezed very nicely, breaking alertly, and doing it right in the time that he was looking for. Victor really liked the horse and said he was very focused with the blinkers that Peter put on him today. Looks like he is ready to roll for Saturday. There is no video today because Peter had to work the horse earlier than planned in order to get Victor out to breeze him. Entries are out and we drew the 10 post in the 10th race. Good luck to everyone and hope to see you Saturday.
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11449 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 10/25/13]]> Oct 25 2013 7:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed a half mile yesterday from the 3/8ths pole officially in 50.1, 31 of 38 at the distance, but Peter and I both got him in 49.0. Peter had Mass Transit work in company with the idea being to start a few lengths back and catch and pass the company before the wire. Mass Transit was a little tough getting to the 3/8ths pole but once he got going the rider had him into a nice stride. They caught some company coming into the turn and the horse Mass Transit was working with drifted out wide on the turn. The rider on Mass Transit followed but then realized they were going way too wide and corrected quickly by getting to the rail. Mass Transit then kicked it into another gear coming home very strong through the wire and finished very well for the last furlong. The Hollywood condition book is out and there is a CA Bred MSW race at 6 furlongs on the main track on Saturday November 9th that we will be pointing to. He will breeze again next week.
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11194 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 10/4/13]]> Oct 4 2013 3:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:00.4, 8 of 44 at the distance. Garrett Gomez was in the irons for the work, and Mass Transit broke off about 2 lengths in front of his workmate. Gomez had him nice and relaxed down the backstretch really getting into his big beautiful stride. He cornered very well and kicked home with no urging from Garrett, effortlessly just gliding over the top of the ground while his workmate was being urged not to lose more ground. Mass Transit finished well in front and galloped out strong. Gomez came back and said he really liked Mass Transit and that he was "toying" with the other horse and had a lot left in the tank. Peter was also very pleased with his breeze. He will have a little blow out next week before the race, and we will enter Wednesday for Saturday. We will keep you posted.
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11745 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 11/22/13]]> Nov 22 2013 2:31PM ]]> Mass Transit had his first published work yesterday since his big win. Peter worked him a half without company in 50:40, 7 of 7 at the distance. Peter said he was looking for 49 to 50  so with the track being deep from the rain we were right on the money. Peter said he traveled great, pulled up good out of the work and didn't bleed, all good news. The plan to get to the King Glorious is to start with some easy works and ramp it up as we get closer to the race on 12/22. He will go an easy 5/8ths next week. Sorry, there is no video this week.]]> 11778 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 11/28/13]]> Nov 28 2013 3:25PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:01.4, 13 of 29 at the distance. He was suppose to work in company with two other horses, starting about 5 lengths behind, but when one of the riders on one of the other horses fell off, Joe had to just breeze alone. Because of the change in plans, I did not get the work on video, but Peter caught the tail end of it and said Mass Transit came home very strong and galloped out well in 14. Joe came back and said he really liked how Mass Transit breezed, nice and relaxed, and by Joe's clock he came home in 23 and change. Another good effort this week, and Peter did scope him and he was completely clean. He will breeze again next week.
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11556 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 11/4/13]]> Nov 4 2013 4:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 59.4, 1 of 55 at the distance, the bullet work of the day. He worked in company starting a few lengths back of his workmate with Joe Talamo in the irons. Joe had him very relaxed down the backstretch into a nice even stride just tracking his company. As he came around the turn he started to make up ground, and at the top of the lane Joe swung him wide and Mass Transit powered by his workmate all on his own, seemingly with a lot left in the tank. He galloped out huge and couldn't have looked better with that big turn of foot. Peter said he did bleed just a little after the work a 1 on the scale, and there was a little mucus. Peter said we still have some room to increase the Lasix, and he is not too worried about the bleeding. We will want to make sure the mucus is cleaned up but Peter feels at this point it shouldn't effect running on this coming Saturday. We will enter Wednesday for Saturday's CA Bred MSW race at 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track at Hollywood Park. We will send out an email after entries are taken.
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11877 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 12/12/13]]> Dec 12 2013 7:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed a half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park officially in 48.4, 11 of 23 at the distance, but Peter and I both got him in 47.2. Peter breezed him by himself today and wanted to go on the easier side with him, that's why he cut back to a half. But, Mass Transit with his natural ability and speed went a little quicker than Peter would have liked but he did it the right way. He was relaxed, but striding out very nicely, one of the best works I have visually seen from him. He started from the 3/8ths pole and finished a furlong past the wire and galloped out huge. He really accelerated past the wire all by himself. He scoped clean, and Peter will breeze him one more time next week before the race. Nominations will be out tomorrow. We will keep you posted.
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11923 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 12/18/13]]> Dec 18 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
Mass Transit breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:00.4, 10 of 32 at the distance. He worked on the lead with Joe Talamo in the irons, and a nice 3 year old of Peter's, Heir of Storm, was breezing 3/4s behind him. Joe had Mass Transit very relaxed today striding beautifully down the backstretch really reaching out and into a great rhythm. He came around the turn well, and as he came home he continued on strong past the wire and the horse behind him could not catch him. Peter was very happy with the work and Joe said he never asked Mass Transit and really liked how easy he did it today. Entries will be out Thursday for Sunday's race so we will send out an update as soon as entries are taken.
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11820 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 12/5/13]]> Dec 5 2013 8:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed 6 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:12.2, 1 of 9 at the distance, the bullet work of the day. Peter had his start about 4 lengths back of his workmate who is a 3 year old allowance filly. Joe had him nice and relaxed down the backstretch doing everything nice and easy. Around the turn he made up a lot of ground and when he switched leads coming down the lane he looked great striding out. He finished very well with a good gallop out and Joe never even really asked him. Peter was happy with the work and said we are right on track for the upcoming race on the 22nd. The tentative plan will be to breeze him next Tuesday and then the final breeze before the race will be on Monday the 16th. We will keep you posted.
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12043 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 1/8/14]]> Jan 8 2014 8:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Mass Transit worked an easy half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 49.40, this was 15 of 31 at the distance. Peter said he breezed well and is bouncing back nicely from his little illness. As a matter of fact it is looking like the race on 1/16 is a definite possibility. This is the N1X open allowance race going down the hill. We like the race off the little layoff because you don't need to be quite as fit going down the hill and with his pedigree and stride he should love the grass. The purse is $75,400 with the Cal Bred bonus so that isn't too shabby as well. He came out of this work in great shape so we we will move forward with one more work and make a decision on entering on 1/12. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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10847 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 7/21/13]]> Jul 21 2013 7:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed an easy 1/8th of a mile yesterday at Hollywood Park. Peter said that Mass Transit moved very nicely over the track, and was pleased with his effort. Peter plans to keep Mass Transit at Hollywood going forward unless we get to a point where Peter thinks we might have a shot of running at the end of the Del Mar meet. Good report, so on we go.]]>
10848 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 7/28/13]]> Jul 28 2013 7:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed 2 furlongs yesterday in 24.3. The clockers caught his gallop out and he officially worked in 37.60 for the 3/8ths. Peter said Mass Transit was very aggressive, almost too aggressive, so the rider had a double hold on him as he dragged him around Hollywood's main track and he still went in 37 and change. Peter was VERY impressed with the work and said he will go another 3 furlongs next week. He came out of the work in great shape so on we go. Nick was at Del Mar so there is no video.
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10850 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 8/10/13]]> Aug 10 2013 7:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Mass Transit breezed his first half yesterday today at Hollywood Park in 49.1. Peter was at Hollywood to watch the breeze, and said that this was by far his best breeze to date. He said that he took the blinkers off today and Mass Transit relaxed a lot more today going the first quarter easy. He said that he switched leads right on cue and came home very strong through the wire. We are right on track and Peter is pleased with his progress. He will breeze again next week.
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10851 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 8/17/13]]> Aug 17 2013 7:38PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed yesterday at Hollywood Park in 48.2, 6 of 30 at the distance. He breezed in company on the outside breaking off even with his workmate. He broke off pretty keen, but the rider got him to relax and he was cruising beautifully into the turn. At the top of the lane he switched leads perfectly and came home very strong striding out beautifully past the wire. He looked great for his 2nd half mile, and when I went back to see him at the barn he wasn't even blowing. Peter was very pleased with his work and said that he is doing everything the right way, and we are right on schedule for a start at the beginning of the Santa Anita meet. He will breeze again next week.
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10852 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 8/24/13]]> Aug 24 2013 7:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed his first 5/8ths yesterday at Hollywood in 1:02, 27 of 55 at the distance. Peter had him breeze by himself and said he was able to relax very nicely the entire way in no more than a canter. Peter had him go on the slower side by design since we have plenty of time before we get to Santa Anita, and really wanted him to continue to relax. Peter said he got into a very nice rhythm and finished well. He is doing great and will breeze again next week. There is no video this week because I was at Del Mar.
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10853 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 8/31/13]]> Aug 31 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:00.4, 3 of 15 at the distance. He worked in company starting about 5 lengths back of his work mate. After a couple hundred yards Peter said that he caught up with his company. He continued past his workmate and was just striding out beautifully down the lane covering a ton of ground with his big stride. Peter said that this work was visually very impressive, and he continues to relax more each week. The Santa Anita condition book is out and there is a Cal Bred MSW race at 6 furlongs on the dirt on October 12. He is right on track, and we will point to that race. I was at Del Mar so there is no video this week. We will keep you posted.
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10849 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 8/4/13]]> Aug 4 2013 7:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed 3 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 35.3, 1 of 19 at the distance. He breezed alone breaking off quickly from the 3/8ths pole. He cornered perfectly and came home strong in a very tight hold. He was on his wrong lead as he crossed the wire, but he is still learning, and it obviously did not affect his time. He galloped out well and switched leads just past the wire. Peter was very happy with the breeze, and said he is doing great physically. He will breeze again next weekend.
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11025 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 9/14/13]]> Sep 14 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit continues to impress in the mornings. Mass Transit worked 6 furlongs in 1:13.1, the black letter work at the distance. Peter said Mass Transit is doing everything the right way and personally I wish his race was next week. Peter says he will continue to fine tune equipment and spend some more time in the gate but we are ready for Santa Anita. Nick is on vacation so there is no video. I will keep you posted.
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11060 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 9/21/13]]> Sep 21 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Mass Transit breezed a half mile from the gate yesterday at Hollywood Park in 47.3, 3 of 19 at the distance. He breezed in company with another nice 2 year old starting on the outside. He broke very sharp from the gate and was into his big stride quickly just powering down the lane. He was on the wrong lead for a bit but it didn't slow him down at all. He got back on the correct lead and separated from his workmate galloping out 5/8ths in a minute and change. Peter was very happy with the work saying that Mass Transit is just so powerful and naturally talented, seeing that he trains so well while still being a little green. He plans to play with some equipment in the coming weeks to help him with the lead changing, but we are all very excited with his progress. In addition, Peter feels that Gomez would a good fit for Mass Transit, so assuming he will come out and work the horse Gomez would be our top choice. He will breeze again next week, and we will keep you posted.
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11123 <![CDATA[Mass Transit 9/28/13]]> Sep 28 2013 4:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Mass Transit breezed 5 furlongs yesterday, starting at the half mile pole, in 1:00.1, 9 of 25 at the distance. He worked in company with 2 other horses and Peter had Mass Transit start about 4 lengths back. The plan was to get Mass Transit to relax and get some dirt kicked in his face and then pass horses. He was into a nice stride catching up to his company pretty quickly, but was rating nicely. As he came around the  turn he waited and then came through on the rail so professionally like an older horse. He exploded past his workmates, reaching out beautifully and galloped out very well. Peter was very pleased with his work and said that he couldn't be doing better. He will breeze again next week, and we are still on track for his maiden race on the 12th.

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11296 <![CDATA[Mass Transit and High Test look like two winners for Blinkers On!]]> Oct 11 2013 8:08PM ]]> 26033 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 11/13/16]]> Nov 13 2016 6:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 4 furlongs at GGF on Friday in 48.60, 2 of 20 at the distance. Jeff worked Harry because the race didn't fill for the 11th and was ultimately carded for this Thursday. Jeff said this was an excellent work. Not only was it a quick work he did easy and wasn't in company. He pulled up in great shape so we are set for Thursdays race.

Scott

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25943 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 11/5/16]]> Nov 5 2016 7:12PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 4 furlongs solo at Golden Gate on Thursday in 48.80, 3 of 19 at the distance. Jeff said this was a very good work. He said Harry was strong and did it all on his own. It is obvious he likes the synthetic surface. He pulled up in great shape and we entered Friday's starter allowance race today but it did not fill which was disappointing. They did carry the race over to Saturday and we don't enter for Saturday until Wednesday so hopefully they can find 2-3 more horses so the race will go. We are ready!

Scott

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26196 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 12/1/16]]> Dec 1 2016 5:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 5 furlongs at Golden Gate yesterday in 1:02.00, 3 of 14 at the distance. Jeff had him in 1:01.2. Hernandez was up for the work and he said he worked well, nice and easy. He switched leads a little late but he did switch. Jeff said he pulled up in good shape and seems confident we can get the job done in the Starter Allowance if we can keep him out of tight quarters on the front end. The race is at Golden Gate on 12/8 and is at 6 furlongs. We will be entering tomorrow.

Scott

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22934 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 4/17/16]]> Apr 17 2016 6:50PM ]]> Dear Partners.

Maven Harry worked 1 furlong in company yesterday at Pleasanton in 11 flat, 1 of 2 at the distance. Maven Harry broke sharply from the pole and quickly had a 2 length lead on his workmate. Jeff said the rider was just sitting on him, very professional first work. We have been saying we thought this horse was quick and it showed yesterday so our goal will be one of the earlier 2 year old races. He pulled up in good shape and will work in another 7 days or so.

Scott

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23062 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 4/25/16]]> Apr 25 2016 4:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 2 furlongs in a set of three at Pleasanton yesterday in 23.40, 1 of 3 at the distance. Jeff said it was another eye catching work by Maven Harry. He said shortly after breaking off from the pole he and Gee Street easily pulled away from the other worker and worked head and head through the wire. Jeff said the rider never moved on Harry and he was just skipping over the ground. He came out of the work in good shape and will work in another 7 days or so.

Scott

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23308 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 5/13/16]]> May 13 2016 7:20PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 3 furlongs in a set of 3 yesterday at Pleasanton in 36.60, 2 of 7 at the distance. Jeff said his workmates struggled to keep up as he cruised with no urging. In addition to this weeks work he has been galloping out of the gate like an old pro. We are very pleased with where we are at at this point, he is very quick and very sound. He will work in another 7 days or so.

Scott

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23380 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 5/18/16]]> May 19 2016 6:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 4 furlongs solo at Pleasanton yesterday in 47.80, 1 of 3 at the distance. I attended the work and it was excellent. Maven Harry was moving well, just skipping over the surface. The way he hits the ground you would think this horse would stay sound, it looks like he's very easy on himself. The rider just tapped him on the left shoulder a couple of times as a reminder to keep busy since he had no company but other than that there was almost no urging. He was strong through the wire but was blowing pretty good when he got back so you know he got something out of it. He pulled up in good shape so we are now discussing racing plans. One option would be to keep him up north and break his maiden here then point to the 100K Cal-bred Everett Nevin Stake at Pleasanton, his home track on 7/3. The downside is you give up the big Maiden So Cal purse and the bigger bonus. The dates just don't line up with where he is at in training to do both So Cal and the stake. The other option is just ship to SA and run in the MSW race that should be on or about 6/17 then look to Del Mar for the Cal-bred stake. We will make a decision after his next work.

Scott

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23148 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 5/2/16]]> May 2 2016 2:50PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 2 furlongs in a set of 3 at Pleasanton on Saturday in 24 flat (the clocker reported 24.80 but had the wrong horse). Jeff said the work was super. He had Maven Harry in the middle and Jeff said basically the horses he was working with were not much competition. He had to wait on the other horses and was never asked. He said the gallop out was strong and he is ready for 3/8th's next week. On another note, Coil had his first starter yesterday in a MSW race at Golden Gate. The filly was an easy winner and looked good doing it. Coil, 1 for 1.

Scott

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23488 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 5/26/16]]> May 26 2016 7:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday in 48.60, 3 of 8 at the distance. Jeff said it was a very good work. They started extremely slow and finished in 35 flat, working head and head through the wire. Exercise riders were working the horses not jocks and they tend to go slower overall but especially early. Not necessarily a bad thing, they are learning to finish. He pulled up in good shape and will be heading down south shortly.

Scott

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23214 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 5/7/16]]> May 7 2016 8:20PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 3 furlongs in company at Pleasanton in 35.40, the clocker somehow had him in 36.60. He was on the outside and worked head and head with his workmate, doing it easy, just skipping over the ground. He galloped out to the middle of the backstretch so he is ready for more. He pulled up in great shape and will work in another 7 days or so.

Scott

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23826 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 6/17/16]]> Jun 17 2016 7:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita on Wednesday in 37 flat, 8 of 13 at the distance. Miguel had him in 36.3. Jeff just worked him 3/8th's to make sure the shin was not going to give us trouble. Miguel said he did it nice and easy, getting over the ground well. The shin and everything else looked good after the work so we can ramp it back up. At this point in time we are looking at the MSW (CA) race at Del Mar on 7/16 ( I got a heads up from the Del Mar racing secretary that that was the date ). If for some reason he can't make that race we will go in the one 2 weeks later. This should give us time to get him better in the gate as well. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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24069 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 6/23/16]]> Jun 23 2016 8:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.20, 8 of 32 at the distance. Jeff said he had Maven Harry in cruise mode because the track has been so hard and he has had the shin problem. So, he went out in a pedestrian 13.1 and came home in 35, doing it all on is own, a very good work. He pulled up in good shape and the shin looked good so on we go. Jeff thinks he will be ready for the 2nd CA MSW race at Del Mar on 7/29.

Scott

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24138 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 6/30/16]]> Jun 30 2016 11:25AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 4 furlongs on the Santa Anita training track yesterday in 49.20, 5 of 11 at the distance. Training has been disrupted at Santa Anita because they are taking out the turf course so we were pushed to the training track. Miguel said he worked very well and did it easy. He pulled up in good shape and the shin looks good as well so he will move on the 5/8th's next week. Will will be pointing to the MSW (CA) race at Del Mar on 7/29 for his first start.

Scott

 

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24391 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 7/17/16]]> Jul 17 2016 3:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 5 furlongs in company at Del Mar on Friday in 1:01.80, 26 of 59 at the distance. Jeff said it was a very good work. Maven Harry was working with Gee Street, a talented 2 year old filly also owned by Blinkers On. Jeff said they started slowly and came home strong head and head with no urging from the rider. Maven Harry pulled up in good shape and will have one more work before his anticipated start on 7/29.

Scott

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24470 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 7/23/16]]> Jul 23 2016 7:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 5 furlongs in company out of the gate at Del Mar yesterday in 1:01.40, 21 of 46 at the distance. Jeff said it was a good work. He said he broke okay but broke out and then got into a nice stride. (He will pop out of the gate once more prior to running) He was working head and head with Gee Street and when they hit the 16th pole Gee Street was having trouble keeping up so Maven Harry had to wait on her meaning he could have worked even quicker. Jeff said he seems to be getting over the surface well and he pulled up in good shape so we are ready for the (CA) MSW race on 7/29. We have given Edwin Maldonado the call because he is one of the best gate/speed riders on the grounds and Maven Harry has gas. We enter tomorrow and I will get back to everyone after entries to see who will be attending.

Scott 

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24252 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 7/7/16]]> Jul 7 2016 10:51AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 102.00, 13 of 16 at the distance. Jeff wanted to go easy because it was his first 5/8th's and he also was teaching him not to run off early. So, the rider took a strong hold early and let him run the last quarter, Jeff said he finished strong and that Miguel really like the work. He pulled up in great shape and will work another 5 furlongs next week.

Scott

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24753 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 8/11/16]]> Aug 11 2016 7:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 4 furlongs at Del Mar yesterday in 50 flat, 29 of 32 at the distance. Jeff said he was working with a Carla Gaines horse but the minute they broke off the pole his workmate pulled up because something obviously went bad. This slowed up the early part of the work but when Perez asked Harry he came home strong with a good gallop out. It actually may have worked out okay because that's exactly what Jeff was looking for, a powerful finish. He pulled up in good shape and physically is doing very well. Jeff still feels with a little class relief we will be just fine with Harry.

Scott

 

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24838 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 8/19/16]]> Aug 19 2016 2:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 5 furlongs at Del Mar on Wednesday in 1:03.60, 47 of 54 at the distance. This was a very poor work. Jeff experimented with a set of full cup blinkers to get him more focused and he clearly regressed. Jeff said he was very uncomfortable, would not get into the bit and gave nothing to Perez when asked who was up for the work. He came out of the work in good shape so he will work again next week. Jeff will be changing riders and playing with equipment. He will work in company and we will be looking for a snappy work. Assuming we like what we see we will be pointing to a Maiden 32K Claiming race on 9/1. I will be asking for your vote after the work.

Scott

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24905 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 8/25/16]]> Aug 25 2016 7:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 4 furlongs in company at Del Mar yesterday in 1:03.20, 17 of 18 at the distance. Jeff said Harry was working with a Eoin Harty horse and Stuart Elliot was on Maven Harry. Jeff said they worked head and head until Harry left the Harty horse behind in upper stretch. He said once Harry was on his own he lost interest and shut it down the last eighth. A better work than last week but still disappointing. Jeff tried the full cup blinkers last week to get him to focus and put more into the work and that clearly didn't work so that is not an option. Jeff says Harry isn't tired at all after the work so fitness isn't a factor. Jeff still maintains the horse has more talent than he is giving us and acts like a horse that will perk up in the afternoon in the heat of the battle with the right company. Honestly I think he may need to ship to Golden Gate but Jeff feels there is more there and he is the trainer. So, we want to give him another shot at Del Mar in a race on 9/1. This is a Maiden 32K race going 6 furlongs. This race requires a vote by the partners so please give me your vote to run in this race. Your other option would be to vote to run at a higher claiming level or MSW again. This is not advised based on his last race and training pattern. We enter this Sunday.

Scott

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25271 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 9/15/16]]> Sep 15 2016 7:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 4 furlongs in company at Pleasanton yesterday in 49.60, 6 of 7 at the distance. Jeff and his brother clocked him in 48.60. Maven Harry broke from the pole going easy and picked up his 2 workmates at the quarter pole. The idea behind the work was to see if he would pass the 2 horses and finish the work. He did go by the other horses but it wasn't the strongest work based on the feedback from Jeff. So basically Jeff felt there was some improvement. I am personally still not satisfied and I feel there MAY be more there. The horse worked sub 48 in his FIRST half mile back on 5/18. I can't accept the horse regressing after 2 starts when as far as we know he is totally sound. I will personally be at the next work and if I don't like what I see I am inclined to make a trainer change. Jeff is an excellent trainer but every trainer doesn't fit every horse.

Scott

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25369 <![CDATA[Maven Harry 9/22/16]]> Sep 22 2016 3:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Maven Harry worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Pleasanton in 1:01.20, 1 of 4 at the distance and the bullet work at the distance. I was there for the work and frankly wasn't expecting too much based on last last few works and his last race. I was pleasantly surprised, he broke off from the pole and was moving well, then he started to inch away from his workmate on the turn then put that one away at the eighth pole and finished 5 in front at the wire. The gallop out was also pretty darn good. Frank Alvarado was up for the work and basically all he did was chirp at him down the lane with mild hand urging. After the work he said he really liked the horse and asked to ride. Jeff thinks one reason he may have improved is he started using a therapeutic blanket on him because he felt his was tight behind. He thinks that may have started when he began training at Del Mar and the track was loose. He is such a stocky, bull dog type horse muscle tightness is not uncommon. Physically he is doing well now. So, there a three races at Pleasanton we are looking at. All are maiden claiming on 9/30. Two are in the book, a maiden 8K and a maiden 25K. One seem a little low and one seems a little high. There is also going to be an extra, 16K Cal-bred going 5 furlongs. We think this would be perfect. The problem is which races will fill and which races won't. We will have to play it by ear, make a game time decision then come back for a vote. Entries are on Sunday.

Scott

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36829 <![CDATA[Miss Ever Ready 6/15/20]]> Jun 15 2020 5:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Miss Ever Ready worked 4 furlongs in company at Los Alamitos yesterday in 47.60, 1 of 23 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Brian said this was an excellent work. He said she worked with a 3 year old Art Sherman horse and Miss Ever Ready was on the outside. He said she was relaxed, well within herself. He said she leveled off and was reaching nicely. He said he was really impressed with how professional she was and to work that easily with an older horse was impressive. He said she pulled up in great shape so on we go. He said she eats great but is hoping she will fill out a little more as she matures. As far as racing, the new book came out and there was not a grass race for Cal-bred's in the new book like there was last year. I spoke to David and he said because of the shortage of 2 year old's he only wrote the grass race open and it's not until the end of the first book. He said he would monitor the situation. So, since she trained so well over the Los Al surface our plan is to run her at the upcoming  Los Al meet on 7/2. This is a MSW race for Cal-bred fillies going 5 furlongs. We feel she will like the long Los Al stretch. If we could win that race the timing would be good for the Del Mar stake. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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36863 <![CDATA[Miss Ever Ready 6/22/20]]> Jun 22 2020 5:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Miss Ever Ready worked 4 furlongs in company at Los Al yesterday in 49.40, 18 of 31 at the distance. Brian said this was a good work even though Miss Ever Ready had to wait on her company because they were working head and head. Brian said she was moving fluidly, well withing herself. He said the rider let her go before the wire and she drew off from her workmate with a strong gallop out. She pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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36896 <![CDATA[Miss Ever Ready 6/29/20]]> Jun 29 2020 6:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Miss Ever Ready worked 3 furlongs at Los Al on Saturday in 37.40, 10 of 14 at the distance. Brian said this was a nice work, just a little blowout to keep her on her toes for Thursday's race. He said she was moving well with the rider still. She pulled up in great shape so we are ready to go. She schooled today as well and Brian said "totally professional". Good luck to us, hope she gets a good trip and handles the dirt!

Scott

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36965 <![CDATA[Miss Ever Ready 7/14/20]]> Jul 14 2020 4:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Miss Ever Ready worked 4 furlongs in company at Del Mar yesterday in 50.80, 52 of 57 at the distance. Brian said this work was about preparing to go long. He said Miss Ever Ready started 2 lengths in front of Grinningeartoear and they broke slowly off the pole. Miss Ever Ready was just cruising letting Grinningeartoear engage her then the riders let them run the last 2 furlongs. Miss Ever Ready finished about a length back at the wire but actually galloped out past her after the wire. Brian was happy, Grinningeartoear is an older allowance winner and Brian said Miss ever Ready is still learning. He said her ears were flicking back and forth, very interested in what was going on around her and not totally focused. He said he is sure she will like the routing game based on how she gallops out and never seems tired. She pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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37007 <![CDATA[Miss Ever Ready 7/21/20]]> Jul 21 2020 6:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Miss Ever Ready worked 5 furlongs in company at Del Mar yesterday in 1:03.00, 43 of 54 at the distance. Brian had her in 1:02.3. Brian said he was happy with the work even though the riders went a little too slow early. They went the first quarter in 26 and change. This work is available for viewing on XBTV. Miss Ever Ready was working with another highly regarded 2 year old Koriner trainee. Miss Ever Ready was on the outside and broke about a length back. She easily made up that ground and they were working head and head. (the other rider was supposed to put 3 lengths on our filly to create more of a target but that didn't happen) As they turned for home our filly was moving the easier of the two then she pulled away to finish a length in front. The work was more professional this week and she leveled out nicely down the lane and galloped out strong. She pulled up in great shape and we are ready to go. The book should be out tomorrow and if they don't write a CA bred filly race long on the turf we will run in the open race on 7/26. Entries for that race are on Thursday.

Scott

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12111 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 1/12/14]]> Jan 12 2014 2:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked 5 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:00.80, 6 of 23 at the distance. Peter said she worked in company, easily outworking her workmate, putting that one away down the lane. She is now gate ok'd but Peter said he will still work her out of the gate before she makes her first start. Peter said she could be ready to go in the next condition book. Because of the City Zip in her pedigree he is thinking 6 1/2 down the hill. She came out of the work in great shape so on we go.

Scott

 

 

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11746 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 11/22/13]]> Nov 22 2013 2:36PM ]]> 11777 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 11/28/13]]> Nov 28 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Nothing to Hide breezed an easy quarter yesterday at Hollywood Park in 26 and change. Peter had her work in company on the outside with another horse who worked 3 furlongs, a furlong past the wire and Nothing to Hide stopped at the wire. Peter really just wanted her to go easy, and she handled everything well today. He said that she is putting on some weight and looking well physically. He scoped her after the work, as he does with all his horses after they train, and found a little bit of mucous. Most likely just a little two year old stuff nothing to worry about. Peter said she should be ready to move on to an easy 3/8ths next week. We will keep you posted.

 

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12167 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 1/19/14]]> Jan 19 2014 3:10PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked 5 furlongs out of the gate yesterday in 1:00.20, Peter had her in a 1:00 flat. To compare this to a non gate work you would subtract a second making the work 59 flat. She worked in company and he said she popped out of the gate, showed good early speed as expected and worked well. He did say when she got the lead she acted a little green, looking around and lost a little focus. She has been working in blinkers but Peter said when we run he will take them off, just so she can see the other horses and hopefully she will keep to her task. She came out of the work in great shape so we will enter Thursday for Sunday's Maiden Special Weight race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course. After entries I will be back to everyone to see who will be attending.

Scott

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11861 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 12/11/13]]> Dec 11 2013 3:48PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Nothing to Hide breezed 3 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in 35 flat, 1 of 10 at the distance, the bullet work of the day. She worked in company starting several lengths behind her company, though Peter originally wanted them to start on even terms because the other horse was going to work a furlong past the wire. She broke off very sharp, cornering well around the turn and switching leads perfectly. Her stride looked great coming down lane, she was really reaching out. Peter wasn't planning on having her go that fast for her 2nd 3/8ths, but she did it the right way. If they had started on even terms like he wanted she probably could have relaxed a little more, but with that said she seemed to do it pretty easy and we know she's fast. She will breeze again next week.
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11916 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 12/17/13]]> Dec 17 2013 1:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,
Nothing to Hide breezed her first half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 49.3, 32 of 49 at the distance. She worked in company on the lead and Peter just wanted her to relax, going easy for her first half. She broke off into a nice rhythm, and picked up the pace the second quarter, coming home strong but within herself as she crossed the wire. Peter was happy with how she trained today, noting that he liked how she relaxed more because we already know she has natural speed. She will breeze another half next week.
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11971 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 12/24/13]]> Dec 24 2013 9:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,
Nothing to Hide breezed her second half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 50.2, 15 of 19 at the distance. She worked in company starting at the 3/8ths pole working a furlong past the wire on even terms with her workmate. They started slower than Peter would have liked early but as they came home she picked up the pace down the lane coming home in 23 and change, with a nice gallop out. She was definitely the dominant horse in the work, and Peter was happy with how she trained. He said she would probably be ready for an easy 5 furlongs next week.
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11999 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 12/31/13]]> Dec 31 2013 6:53PM ]]>
Nothing to Hide breezed her first 5/8ths yesterday at Hollywood Park in 1:02.4, 44 of 57 at the distance and Peter had her in 1:02.1. Peter said she worked in company and was nice and relaxed doing everything easy while outworking her company. He said she did it just breezing and likes how she is progressing each week. He feels we are right on track and she should be ready in about a month and a half for her debut. I am out of town for the holidays so there is no video this week. We will keep you updated.]]>
11800 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 12/4/13]]> Dec 4 2013 8:23PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Nothing to Hide breezed her first 3/8ths yesterday at Hollywood Park in 36 flat, 3 of 11 at the distance. Peter had her work in company and wanted her to start on the lead because the other horse she was working with is further along in her training. She broke off nicely at the 3/8ths pole, cornered around the turn well, switched leads on cue and was striding out beautifully down the lane. This work was a little faster than Peter had wanted, but he said she did it within herself which was nice. Peter planned to have the other horse make up ground and pass her, so it was by design that Nothing to Hide finished in hand and did not try to catch her workmate. Peter said she continues to put on more weight and was pleased with her work today. She will breeze again next week.
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12032 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 1/6/14]]> Jan 6 2014 5:25PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide had her 2nd 5/8ths work yesterday at Hollywood Park, working in 1:03.20, 33 of 38 at the distance. Peter had her work alone to keep her relaxed. Peter said the rider went way too slow early but when Peter told the boy over the headset to pick up the pace, she kicked in and covered the last 1/2 mile in 48.3 with a good gallop out. Peter is very pleased with her progress and thinks she has a ton of speed so continuing to teach her to rate will be the goal. We will start doing some more gate work as well. She came out of the work in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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12469 <![CDATA[Nothing to hide 2/17/14]]> Feb 17 2014 6:04PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide had a solid 5 furlong work at San Luis Rey on Saturday in 1:01 flat, 4 of 9 at the distance. Peter said she could have finished a little better but still a good work. He did say he feels at this point she trains better on the synthetic. He said he felt she got over the Hollywood surface a little better. Not a big surprise knowing how well she got over the turf. Peter said he felt most of the City Zip progeny he has trained got of the turf and synthetic a litle better than the dirt (Run Away and Hide is by City Zip). She came out of the work in great shape so we need to look at a race. Peter and I feel the best spot is a maiden claiming 75K on the downhill turf course on 2/27. There isn't a MSW race going down the hill in this book and regardless we feel coming off her first race we are in a great spot to get a little easier competition with almost zero chance of being claimed.  Another option is to ship to Golden Gate to run on the synthetic. There is a MSW race going 6 furlongs on 3/8. We like the 75K race a little better because the purse is better and we don't have to ship. Having said that we may be forced to if the 75K race doesn't go.  We think it will but it is a sub race. So, I would like your vote to run in the maiden 75K race. Please get back to me when you can.

Scott

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12575 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 2/22/14]]> Feb 22 2014 8:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked 5 furlongs in company at San Luis Rey yesterday in 1:00.80, 2 of 4 at the distance. Peter said she relaxed better in this work so there was a little more to her finish. He reiterated that he feels she travels much better over synthetic and turf.  She came out of the work in great shape so we entered in the maiden 75K down the hill. The vote was unanimous by the required vote. Unfortunately the race did not fill, they only had 4. The race was carried over to Friday so we will re-enter tomorrow and I will keep you posted.

Scott

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12348 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 2/9/14]]> Feb 9 2014 2:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked  a half mile at San Luis Rey Downs yesterday (Peter's home base now that Hollywood has closed) in 48.80, 5 of 12 at the distance. Peter said this was just a maintenance work and all went well. She came out of the work in good shape so we will be looking in the upcoming condition book for her next race and that book should be coming out this week. There was a MSW race going down the hill again on 2/17 but Peter thought that might be a bit quick to come back after her first race. We will look at race options and I will keep you posted.

Scott

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13042 <![CDATA[Nothing To Hide 3/23/14]]> Mar 23 2014 3:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked 5 furlongs yesterday in 1:00.60, 3 of 47 at the distance. Nothing to Hide broke off at the 5/8ths pole and had 2 horses that were working in front of her. Steve said they were about 4 lengths ahead of her, by the 3/8ths pole they were on level terms, she started to pull away at the 1/4 pole and ended up 5 in front at the wire. In addition she galloped out in 13 so she had plenty left. Steve said this was by far her best work to date and that she seems much more fit at this point. She came out of the work in great shape so we head into Saturday's race with no excuses. Let's hope with her improved training she is good enough to get the job done in the MSW ranks. We enter on Wednesday, I will keep you posted.

Scott

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12721 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 3/3/14]]> Mar 3 2014 2:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide had her first work over Golden Gate's Tapeta surface and it was a good one. She worked 5 furlongs in 1:01 flat, 6 of 78 at the distance. This work was encouraging based on the fact that workouts times are generally slower on the Tapeta, particulary the first time a horse works over it. Nothing to Hide found some company to work with when she hit the track and really dug in down the lane when the rider asked her, definitely nice to see she wouldn't let her workmate get by her. Her gallop out was good as well so it seems she likes the surface. she worked without blinkers but Steve is going to put them on for the race because she was trying to look around as she came down the stretch. I went back to the barn after the work and she was blowing pretty good so we know she got something out of the work and that should move her forward as well. She came out of the work in great shape so we will enter on Wednesday for Saturday's MSW race. Russell already had a mount so W. Antongeorgi will be in the irons. I will get back to everyone after entries to see who will be attending.

Scott

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14183 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 4/13/14]]> Apr 13 2014 6:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide  worked 4 furlongs yesterday at GGF in 48.80, 5 of 34 at the distance. Steve had her work alone with Hernandez in the irons. Steve said she was strong and he said Hernandez never moved on her. He also said she galloped out well so she is obviously doing well. Or problem now seems to getting the right race for her. The partners voted to run in the Maiden 32K on Friday but it didn't fill. There was a 3 and up for Maiden 25K going the same day and it didn't fill so they are going to write that race back for 3/19. He will be hoping to get horses from our race to enter. I will send out a separate e-mail with our options. She pulled up great, we need to run!

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14576 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 5/25/14]]> May 25 2014 7:31PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked 3 furlongs yesterday at Golden Gate in 36.60, 5 of 17 at the distance. Steve said Nothing to Hide looked really good working and said she is ready to go. He also said she is feeling good and pulled up good out of the race so no excuses. We will enter the Maiden 20K on 6/1 and Russell is riding. I will get back to everyone after entries.

Scott

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14411 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 5/3/14]]> May 3 2014 2:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked 5 furlongs on Thursday in 1:01.40, 2 of 16 at the distance. Steve said she traveled well and couldn't have done it any easier. He really wasn't looking for a lot of speed, it was just a maintenance work and a work to get off the vet's list which she did. She continues to work well in the mornings and it just hasn't translated to the afternoon so we feel another drop in class is in order. There is a Maiden Claiming 20K for 3 and up going 5 1/2 furlongs on 5/11. We should be facing an easier field because a number of the horses we just faced will go into the 32K on 5/9 and hopefully she will finish better with a better feeling suspensory. She came out of the work in fine shape so she should be ready to go. Please send me your vote to run for the 20K tag on 5/11.

Scott

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14919 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 6/23/13]]> Jun 23 2014 6:48PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide Worked a half mile yesterday at Santa Anita in 49.40, 39 of 61 at the distance. Peter said she did it easy, well within herself. She came out of the work in great shape so we are starting to look at possible races. Santa Anita ends on the 29th and there is nothing that fits over the last week. The Los Alamitos meet goes from the 3rd to the 13th and we have options ranging from Claiming 12,500 NW2 up the a starter allowance. We would like to run during the meet because she seemed to step up on the dirt and the competition will be softer than Del Mar. Also the Claiming 16,000 NW2 at Del Mar isn't until 7/27 and if she was to run there that's where we feel she fits but it's a long time to sit in the barn when she is doing so good. What all of this means is we are going to play it by ear, see what races are going to fill, look at field sizes etc and then make the call. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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14985 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 6/30/14]]> Jun 30 2014 2:35PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.40, 4 of 21 at the distance. Peter said she outworked her company and finished strong with a good gallop out. She came out of the work in good shape so we are now looking at race options. In light of the fact she has seemed to step up on a fast dirt surface we are thinking of giving her a shot in the Starter Allowance on 7/6 at Los Alamitos. This race is a 5 1/2 furlongs. We are going to stay flexible, on entry day Thursday Peter will find out how many we would face and also get an idea of how tough the race looks. If things don't line up we have Claiming N2L options the following week. I will keep you posted after entries.

Scott 

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14675 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 6/5/15]]> Jun 5 2014 8:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide shipped into Santa Anita without incident, a little tired from the trip but that's it. She worked a half mile yesterday in 50.60, 33 of 35 at the distance. Peter just wanted her to stretch her legs and get a feel for the surface so he had her go easy. She pulled up well so we are set for our race on Sunday. Based on the previous vote unless you get back to me with a change the vote is unanimous to run. The race filled with 10 and Nothing to Hide drew the 8 hole. We have a good post with the bug boy D. Van Dyke in the irons to get the weight break so all systems are a go. If you would like to join Blinkers On in the Front Runner please get back to me by tomorrow night. I like our chances.

Scott

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15171 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 7/18/14]]> Jul 18 2014 3:20PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked 4 furlongs on Wednesday at SLR in 48 flat, 1 of 13 and the bullet work of the day. Peter said she worked beautifully but faster than he would have liked, going in 12's all the way around. Peter was looking for 49-50. He said she pulled up in good shape and that she would breeze again a week from tomorrow, that will give her a couple of extra days to rebound. She is not a real big filly carrying a bunch of extra weight so I think he doesn't want to push too much. Based on what races are available in the next condition book can change our plans but Peter said he would like to breeze her one more time at SLR then move to Del Mar for 1 work, be sure she handles the track, then look for a race. I will keep you posted.

Scott

 

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10857 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 7/19/13]]> Jul 19 2013 7:55PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Nothing to Hide is scheduled to start jogging on the 28th of this month. She has been doing great on the farm, growing up and looking very well. The plan going forward will be to go from jogging to galloping and be in Mike Puype's barn in about 4-6 weeks. We will keep you updated. Enjoy the video of her at the farm below.
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15256 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 7/28/14]]> Jul 28 2014 1:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked an easy half mile on Saturday at SLR in 50.20, 17 of 27 at the distance. Peter said she traveled well and did it all on her own. She came out of the work in good shape so on we go. The condition book will be out next week and it will give us our race options starting on 8/13. I will keep you posted.

Scott

 

 

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10858 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 7/30/13]]> Jul 30 2013 7:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
I spoke with Tom this evening and he said Nothing to Hide is doing fine. He told me we had a brief scare when she kicked the wall and dinged up her hock. There was a lot of swelling so he took x-rays and they were clean. The swelling is almost gone so no worries there. Based on this incident and the fact more time will let her mature and mellow out our plan is to give her until 8/28 until she resumes training. Can't wait to get this rocket to the track.
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15421 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 8/10/14]]> Aug 10 2014 3:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked 5 furlongs at San Luis Rey in 1:00 flat, 2 of 19 at the distance. Peter worked her by herself and he said she worked super. He said she did it easy, all on her own. She pulled up in good shape so now we need a race. There was a Claiming 25K for three year olds only on 8/14 but it was at 6 1/2 and we feel she would have trouble getting the distance. There is a Claiming 25K for 3 and up going 5 1/2 on 8/23 that we are looking at. We love the distance but we would have liked to stay with 3 year olds only if we could. Peter is talking to the racing secretary and will try and see if he will write a 3 year old only at 20K-25K going 5 1/2 or 6 at the end of the meet. If so we will go there, if not, we will go for the race on the 23rd and I'll be back to you for a vote.

Scott

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15512 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 8/17/14]]> Aug 17 2014 7:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday officially in 1:01, 7 of 26 at the distance. Peter had her going quicker. She worked alone and Peter said the work was excellent. He said she was eager to work and just dragged the rider around. She pulled up in good shape so we are ready to run. The 3 year old only race going 6 1/2 filled so Peter could not get a commitment that there would be another 3 year old only race going short during this meet. We feel the  5 1/2 furlong race on 8/23 is our best option. The Claiming price is 25K and the purse is 43K. I will ask for a vote in a separate e-mail. Entries are on 8/20. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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15317 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide 8/3/14]]> Aug 3 2014 5:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Nothing to Hide worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:01.20, 5 of 20 at the distance. Peter said this was the best work she has had at SLR. He said she was in hand the whole work, finished strong with a good gallop out. She pulled up in great shape so now we look for a race. The condition book is scheduled to be out on Wednesday and we will look at our options. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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15049 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide gets up at the wire for her second win in a row as Blinkers On gears up for Del Mar!]]> Jul 10 2014 3:02PM ]]> Nothing to Hide made it 2 in a row at Los Alamitos on Sunday in an exciting photo finish. Nothing to Hide stalked horses on the backstretch and turn, came three deep into the stretch, bid 3 wide in the drive and wore down the runner up for the win. Congratulations to the Blinkers On Partners on Nothing to Hide's Starter Allowance score!

In other racing news...Bullwhip will try to knock out the first condition Allowance at Charles Town on Friday 7/11. Bullwhip is coming off a 3rd place finish at this level 3 weeks ago. He drew the favorable outside post for this one, good luck Bullwhip!

Del Mar here we come! True Visionary, Humming Beethoven, Off the Deep End and stakes winner, Red Outlaw are all being pointed to races in the first month of the meet including Red Outlaw in the 200K Real Good Deal Stakes on 8/1. Our promising 2 year old's, Chilled Mousse and Goose Bumps, look like they will make their first starts sometime in August and if we are lucky Island Freedom and Salute to Summer will get a start before the meet ends. Finally, our 2 year old filly Kiss at Midnight, continues to train forwardly at Magali Farm. We love this filly, sky's the limit!

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13007 <![CDATA[Nothing to Hide tackles MSW foes at Golden Gate, Humming Beethoven eyes return at Santa Anita.]]> Mar 17 2014 7:36PM ]]> Nothing to Hide will take another shot in the Maiden Special Weight ranks at Golden Gate Fields on 3/29. This race is at 5 1/2 furlongs and should be right in her distance sweet spot. She has been on the muscle training since her last race, all systems are a go. Humming Beethoven is just a couple of works away from her comeback race. The next Santa Anita condition book will be out shortly and we expect a race on the downhill turf course to show up on or about 4/11, we will be ready! Bullwhip is scheduled to ship to Charles Town in WV to take advantage of their 4 1/2 furlong sprints. They don't see his 44 and change king of speed too often in WV. Top of the World disappointed in the Tempe Handicap over the weekend. He was fighting the rider on the backstretch and packed it in as he turned for home. We will get back to sprinting in an allowance race in a few weeks. True Visionary will have his first official work since coming back this Wednesday at Los Alamitos. He is a beast! Our undefeated stakes winner Red Outlaw had a minor procedure and will ship back to conditioner Peter Miller in 30 days. Off the Deep End has been transferred to Peter Miller's barn at San Luis Rey to start his serious training. Peter likes the surface better than Santa Anita's and Peter is based at San Luis Rey so he can monitor his progress more closely. Island Freedom and Salute to Summer are vacationing at beautiful Magali Farm with a few of our new 2 year olds. Finally, Chilled Mousse, our handsome 2 year old son of the Pamplemousse has been shipped into Peter's barn at San Luis Rey to begin his career. He is one big striding colt and 2 shares are still available! 

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11343 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 10/15/13]]> Oct 15 2013 5:35PM ]]>
Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End had his first 3/8ths breeze yesterday at Santa Anita in 39.4 17 of 19 at the distance. Peter had him work with another two year old and went slow by design for his first breeze since being back. Peter said he went well and looks good physically. He will breeze him another 3 furlongs next week. There is no video this week because I had to be at Hollywood for a few other works. We will keep you posted.

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11383 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 10/20/13]]> Oct 20 2013 7:02PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Off the Deep End breezed his 2nd 3/8ths yesterday at Santa Anita in 36.4, 7 of 25 at the distance. Peter worked him in company this week with another 2 year old filly, starting Off the Deep End on the inside. They broke off together well from the 3/8ths pole. He cornered well and came home strong with his quick stride. Peter was pleased with the work, and liked how they picked up the pace a little more this week. He said that Off the Deep End came out of the work in good shape and should be ready for an easy half next week so on we go.
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11463 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 10/27/13]]> Oct 27 2013 4:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Off the Deep End breezed his first half mile yesterday at Hollywood Park in 53. Peter wanted him to go nice and easy for his first half, but not quite as slow as they went. The pace setter in the work was going way too slow and the riders basically went way too easy during the work. He was down on the rail and handled it well though. Being his first half mile its not that big of a deal especially since Peter will come back in 5 days for another half because of the Breeders' Cup schedule. Peter said he came out of the work in good shape today so on we go.
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11510 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 10/31/13]]> Oct 31 2013 6:06PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Off the Deep End breezed his second half mile today at Santa Anita in 48.4, 29 of 59 at the distance. Unfortunately he worked so early that it was too dark to record the work. Peter and I caught the tail end of the work and he came home well head and head with his company. The rider said that he liked the way he traveled over the surface, and obviously a good improvement over last week. Peter was pleased with his work and the feedback he got from the rider, so on we go.
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20986 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 11/15/15]]> Nov 15 2015 12:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 5 furlongs yesterday at GGF in 1:00.80, 8 of 49 at the distance. This was a very nice work. He was strong and galloped out all the way to the 5/8th's pole. Steve and I were on the rail at the finish line and Steve's foreman was at the 3/4 pole. We could here a little whistle and Steve's foreman didn't here anything. Antongeorgi said he also heard just a little whistle but it did not effect his performance and that Off the Deep End "felt like his old self". So basically we got over another hurdle, it seems like the throat is functioning well and the procedure was effective. Next week he will go another 5/8th's but he will have company putting pressure on him. This is another test, we want to see him dig in and show a little fight. Hopefully he has a little confidence now that he is getting air. If next week goes well we will be looking at a MCL 16K N3 on 11/29.

Scott

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21064 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 11/22/15]]> Nov 22 2015 4:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End put in a snappy work at GGF yesterday, going 5 furlongs in company in 59.40, 1 of 54 at the distance. Steve had him work with a pretty good starter allowance horse to put some pressure on Off the Deep End. Off the Deep End was on the inside and when they hit the top of the lane Off the Deep End pulled away with very little urging finishing well clear at the wire. Very impressive. I was at the wire to listen for noise and similar to last week there was a tiny whistle but it obviously had no effect on his performance. William said he was strong which showed with his gallop out to the backside. He pulled up in good shape so we are now ready to put him to the test in the afternoon. There is a claiming 16K NW3 race on 11/29 going 5 1/2 furlongs on the main track. We feel this is a good spot to give him some class relief with only a small chance of being claimed because of his recent form. Then, if all went will and he got some confidence we could try and move back up the ladder. Please give me your vote to run in the race, your other option would be to vote for another try in an allowance race. Please get back to me by Wednesday at the latest.

Scott

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21700 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 1/17/16]]> Jan 17 2016 2:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs yesterday at GGF in 48.60, 12 of 41 at the distance. Steve said it was a good work and good gallop out. Steve has been training him in blinkers and they were on for the work. Steve said he can't see much difference which may be a good thing since he was getting all hot and bothered last time we experimented with them. Hopefully if he doesn't see the pressure coming he will continue to roll which is the only purpose for them. He pulled up in good shape so we are ready to go. There is an extra race in the book for Saturday that seems ideal. Claiming $4,000 going 5 1/2 furlongs which is restricted to horses that have not won a race since Oct 15 or have never won 4 races. Russell Baze has committed to ride if the race goes. The claiming price may seem low to some but this horse needs a confidence boost in a big way and the numbers he has run in the last couple of starts don't justify dealing with a tougher group. Please give me you vote as soon as you can, the entries are early (Mon) because of the Holiday racing schedule.

Scott

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20895 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 11/8/15]]> Nov 8 2015 5:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep end worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday is 48 flat, 8 of 48 at the distance. Steve had him in 47.2. This work was a major improvement over what we were seeing when things began to go south. Steve said he traveled well and galloped out strong. In his last few works he has basically pulled himself up right after the wire, William Antongeorgi was up for the work and he said Off the Deep End felt "strong" and was very pleased with the work. Steve was positioned at the wire so he could listen for any noise the horse was making. Steve said he heard a tiny bit of noise, nothing like before. William said the same thing. In the last couple of works the horse was making a considerable amount of noise at the end of the work when things were shutting down. So, overall a very encouraging report. The acid test will come next week when he will stretch out to five furlongs. The added distance will put more stress on the throat muscles so fingers crossed without the vocal cords he can keep the airway open. Physically he came out of the work in great shape. Steve said he is a happy horse so hopefully the procedure and time off helped him mentally as well. I will be at next Saturdays work and will hopefully be reporting back with good news.

Scott

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21341 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 12/13/15]]> Dec 13 2015 6:39PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs yesterday at GGF in 49 flat, 23 of 65 at the distance. Steve said he was just breezing by himself, nice and easy. He said he galloped out strong and said he was happy with the work. He also said the track was on the slow side because of the rain and you could see that with the times they ran in the afternoon. He pulled up in good shape so on we go. The new condition book is out and there is a claiming 10K going 5 furlongs on the grass on 1/2. This looks like a good spot so when we get closer if it still makes sense I will ask for a vote.

Scott

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21416 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 12/20/15]]> Dec 20 2015 2:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs at Golden Gate yesterday in 48.40, 2 of 49 at the distance. Steve said it was a really good work and he galloped out well so he is feeling pretty good right now. We feel he is sitting on a good race and we feel there is a perfect race for him on 1/2. The race is 5 furlongs on the turf with a $10,000 claiming price. With the current weather pattern it probably won't be run on the turf which is fine, it's the 5 furlongs we like. He will work one more time prior to the race and assuming he pulls up good out of the work we will be ready to run with entries being taken on 12/30. I would like your vote when you get a chance to run for the 10K claiming price. If you are not in favor of this race it would be another race for a higher price or an allowance race.

Scott

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21466 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 12/27/15]]> Dec 27 2015 2:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 48.20, 8 of 55 at the distance. All reports regarding the work were positive. Steve spoke with William and he said he was aggressive, strong and felt like his old self. Now he just needs to show it in the afternoon. He pulled up in good shape so we are still pointing to the 5 furlong turf race for Claiming 10K on 1/2. I have not received everyone's vote so could you please vote if you haven't done so.

Scott

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17636 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 2/23/15]]> Feb 23 2015 5:16PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 3 furlongs on Saturday at SLR in 36.40, 3 of 12 at the distance. Peter said he made it look easy and said he was never asked. He said he pulled up in good shape and will work again next week, Nice to have him back.

Scott

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17710 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 3/1/15]]> Mar 1 2015 12:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 3 furlongs at SLR on Friday in 37.20, 7 of 14 at the distance. Peter said he did it easy, just skipping over the ground. He also said he is very happy with how he is coming along physically. He pulled up in good shape and will move on to a half mile next week. Good report.

Scott

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17873 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 3/16/15]]> Mar 16 2015 3:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 5 furlongs on Friday in 1:00.40, 2 of 4 at the distance. Off the Deep End worked by himself and Peter said it was an excellent work. He said he did it all on his own with no urging. He said he could be ready with as little as 3 more works based on how the condition book sets up. He said he pulled up in good shape and his knees are doing well. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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17932 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 3/20/15]]> Mar 20 2015 3:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 5 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 1:00.40, the bullet work of the day at the distance. Peter said he worked super, quick but well within himself. Peter said he is really sharp now and said he came out of the work in great shape. The new condition book came out and there is a race on 3/27. This is a Cal-bred 1st condition allowance race going 5 1/2 furlongs. As we have said he got fit very quickly. Peter would have liked one more work but we love the 5 1/2 and the Santa Anita track is favoring speed now. If we wait the next Cal-bred allowance could come up at 6 1/2 or 7 furlongs and we would end up sitting in the barn. Peter said "I wouldn't be surprised if he won". That's almost a lock from Peter! We enter on Sunday and I will get back to everyone for seating after we draw.

Scott

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14058 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 3/31/14]]> Mar 31 2014 12:57PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 3 furlongs at San Luis Rey on Saturday 3/29 in 38 flat, 7 of 8 at the distance. Peter said he did it easy with no urging from the rider. Peter again reiterated Off the Deep End has a real nice way of going. Peter said he pulled up good and would work again Saturday. He said our goal at this point is to continue to move forward and also do everything we can to keep his shins in good shape because he is still a little soft boned.

Scott

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12779 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 3/6/14]]> Mar 6 2014 6:22PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked an easy 3 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 38 flat, 22 of 25 at the distance. Peter said this is just what he was looking for for his first work back. Peter now want's to send Off the Deep End to his home base at San Luis Rey. Now that he has a good foundation he wants to do the speed work at San Luis Rey because he likes the surface better, especially for a horse that has shown he has softer bones when he got the shin. Also Peter is there 5 days a week and can better monitor his progress. He will just gallop next week to get used to the new surface and will work the following week.

Scott

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17761 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 3/7/15]]> Mar 7 2015 7:30PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 47.60, the bullet work of the day at the distance. Peter said he worked faster than he had planned. He worked him by himself to slow him down but he is feeling good and he is so quick it makes it tough. He came out of the work in good shape so no worries. Peter said he is getting fit very quickly so we may be looking for a race in a month give or take.

Scott

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18149 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 4/10/15]]> Apr 10 2015 10:20AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End had an easy maintenance work on Wednesday at SLR, working solo in 50.80, 14 of 17 at the distance. Peter said he was moving good and came out of the work in good shape. Peter scoped him after the work and he said he did bleed a "trace" but did not seem concerned and just said he would up the bleeder medications for a few weeks. When we spoke he felt confident he would move forward in his next race, citing his fitness level after this last race. The new condition book will be out shortly so we will be able to take a look at our options.

Scott

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14186 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 4/13/14]]> Apr 13 2014 7:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs at San Luis Rey yesterday in 47.80, 3 of 11 at the distance. I don't think I have heard Peter talk so highly about Off the Deep End at any point in his training. He was saying how well he gets over the ground and that he feels he really has some talent. He was a little upset at the rider because he didn't want him going that fast with the tender shins but he pulled up ok so on we go. Peter thinks another 5 works or so and we will be looking for a race.

Scott

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18229 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 4/18/15]]> Apr 18 2015 9:32PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs at SLR today in 49 flat, 14 of 31 at the distance. Peter said he did it easy, cooled out good and he has given him a clean bill of health. We will enter tomorrow for the race on the 25th and I will get back to everyone as soon as possible. I will be working the OBS sale with Peter, traveling tomorrow and looking at horses Monday AM so I plan on sending out e-mails no later than Monday night.

Scott

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14285 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 4/20/14]]> Apr 20 2014 5:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs in company yesterday at San Luis Rey in 49.20, 20 of 29 at the distance. Peter was extremely happy with the work and said Off the Deep End dominated the work and did it effortlessly. I am starting to hear Peter say things like "he's a runner" and coming from Peter this definitely means the horse has talent. He pulled up in good shape and will move on to 5/8ths in his next work.

Scott

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14351 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 4/27/14]]> Apr 27 2014 8:59PM ]]>

Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End had another good work at San Luis Rey yesterday. He worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.40, 6 of 11 at the distance. Peter said he did it easy and was in a nice hold the whole time. He said we should be looking for a race in about a month and he said he will begin his gate work this week. He pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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14120 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 4/6/14]]> Apr 6 2014 7:19PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 3 furlongs yesterday at San Luis Rey in 37.20, 3 of 13 at the distance. Peter said it was a really good breeze and he said he did it easy. He also said no issues with the shins and he will move on to a half mile next week. This was a positive report.

Scott

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14446 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 5/11/14]]> May 11 2014 8:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 5 furlongs yesterday at San Luis Rey in 1:03.40, 7 of 7 at the distance. Peter wanted a nice easy worked because he had done some gate work with him during the week and his right shin was a little tender. Peter was fine with it and this work is still building the foundation we need. He came out of the work in good shape so on we go. We will be looking in the next condition book to see our race options.

Scott

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18554 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 5/11/15]]> May 11 2015 6:36PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End had his first recorded work at GGF yesterday. Off the Deep End breezed in 49.40, 22 of 59 at the distance. Steve said he was moving well and did it very easy. He felt he had no problem handling the surface which we expected based on his Del Mar form. He pulled up in good shape so we are now looking at races. The new book just came out and there is a 1st condition allowance race going 5 furlongs on the turf (we know he likes the turf as well) on 6/6. This will give him a bit more time between races which will give Steve a chance to get him really sharp and the 5 furlongs should be perfect. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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14510 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 5/18/14]]> May 18 2014 10:25PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 5 furlongs at San Luis Rey in 1:03.80, 14 of 14 at the distance. Peter work him slow again because he has been doing so much gate work with him during the week, popping him out and going an 1/8th etc. Also he said at this point he is fit. Unfortunately Peter says he is "a slow learner" at the gate. Peter says he just hasn't figured it out yet that he he is supposed to jump out of there. Peter said he is getting better but for such a quick horse he just hasn't showed the gate speed Peter thinks he should have. He will work 4 furlongs out of the gate next week and we hope to get his gate card. Assuming we do we will point to a race.

Scott

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18705 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 5/25/15]]> May 25 2015 12:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 5 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 1:00.60, 5 of 51 at the distance. This was a very quick work on the Tapeta and very quick for working solo. Steve said it was a really good breeze and he is pleased with where we are at at this point. He pulled up in good shape and will have one more work prior to the race on 6/6.

Scott

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14587 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 5/26/14]]> May 26 2014 12:03PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs from the gate on Saturday at San Luis Rey in 48.80, 7 of 35 at the distance. If you were to compare that to a non gate work you would subtract 1 second. Peter said he broke sharply, showing his quickness, and worked with only mild urging. Peter said prior to work he jumped out of the gate well and broke well when he worked so it looks like he's finally figured it out. He received his gate card so we will now start looking for a race. Ideally we would like to run in the Cal Bred 50K, he would be super tough in there and if he won he would be eligible for the Starter Allowance, another race we feel he could win. The condition book will be out in a couple of days and I will get back to you with our plan. He pulled up good out of the work, now we need to run!

Scott

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14419 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 5/4/14]]> May 4 2014 1:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at San Luis Rey in 1:00.40, 3 of 17 at the distance. This week Peter started Off the Deep End about 5 lengths behind his workmate so he could have a target. Peter said Off the Deep End easily made up the ground around the turn and came home head and head with the filly doing it well within himself. Off the Deep End also had some gate work last week, standing, walking out etc. The game plan will be to pop him out of there shortly then work after next he will breeze out of the gate. He came back in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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14643 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 6/1/14]]> Jun 1 2014 7:40PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs out of the gate yesterday in 49.80, 20 of 25 at the distance. The goal of the work was to break sharply and just relax and go easy. Before the work Peter said he was looking for 49-50. I guess the rider had a pretty good clock in his head. Peter was happy with how he broke and he pulled up in good shape so we are ready to go. Our race filled for Friday with 10 and Off the Deep End drew the 6 hole. This is the 8th on the card and Joe Talamo will be in the irons. We have a good post and a good speed rider and we will need it. As of a couple days ago all 11 races at 5 1/2 furlongs have been won by the horse that was 1st, 2nd or third at the first call. If you would like to join Blinkers On in the Front Runner please get back to me by Wednesday with your seat request. Good Luck off the Deep End!

Scott

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18798 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 6/1/15]]> Jun 1 2015 2:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs by himself yesterday at GGF in 47.20, 2 of 71 at the distance. Steve said it was an excellent work and he did it all on his own. He also said he galloped out really strong so he is fit and felling good, we are ready. We enter on Wednesday for Saturday and I will get back to everyone after we draw. I have spoken to a couple of partners and it looks like we will have a large group so I imagine seating will be a problem with the Belmont. After we enter I will ask for seating requests and will do the best I can.

Scott

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14886 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 6/19/14]]> Jun 19 2014 8:06PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs at San Luis Rey yesterday in 47.80, the bullet work of the day. Peter was actually looking for 49-50 but Off the Deep End was feeling good and fighting him has never been a good idea. He pulled up in good shape and his shins are no worse than going into his last race. Then plan going forward is to run in the starter allowance at Los Alamitos on 7/5. This is at 5 1/2 furlongs on the dirt and carries a purse of 30K plus $3,360 for the Cal Bred bonus. He looks like a monster in this spot. There is a starter allowance race at SA on 6/29 going 6 1/2 on the turf and that will be a race we would consider if we hear it's a short field. Our ultimate goal is Del Mar on 7/23. This is a 1st condition allowance race going 5 furlongs on the turf for Cal Breds. By In Excess and the fact he is really quick we feel this is the perfect race, not to mention the 77K purse. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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19013 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 6/21/15]]> Jun 21 2015 1:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs yesterday in 49.20, 6 of 43 at the distance. Steve clocked him from the wire and had him in 47.3 so obviously the clocker missed him. 47.3 would be the bullet work of the day. Steve said it was a very good work, doing it easy with a big gallop out. It looks like he is fully recovered from his last race so we will be pointing to the Allowance race at Oak Tree Pleasanton on 6/27. If all goes well this will set him up for the Jess Jackson Owner Handicap at Santa Rosa on 8/15 (we know he runs well fresh). This is the 5 Furlong turf race I spoke about. Physically he is doing great so we should have a good shot on the 27. We enter on Wednesday and I will be back to you after we draw.

Scott

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14957 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 6/26/14]]> Jun 26 2014 8:20PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs at SLR yesterday in 47.80, the bullet work of the day. Peter said he did it easy and this was as slow as he could have gone. He is full of himself right now and the shins are in good shape. So, we entered the starter allowance going down the hill at SA on 6/29, closing day. This race gives us a chance to see if he likes the turf and he is doing good now so at this point the race is a go. Because the race over filled we had the option of scratching if he drew the rail or the race came up too tough but as I see it we are the controlling speed and should be one of the favorites. This also eliminates the starter at Los Al not filling. As of this posting I haven't spoke to Peter about the PP's so I will send out an e-mail tomorrow to confirm we will go.

Scott

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15082 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 7/12/14]]> Jul 12 2014 5:37PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End had a 4 furlong maintenance work a SLR yesterday. He worked in 49.80, 5 of 6 at the distance. Peter said he was in a hold and the work was no more than a strong gallop. He came out of the work in good shape so he will now move to Del Mar and we will see how he trains over the synthetic surface. If he he trains well we are leaning to the Starter Allowance then assuming we win we would move on the the Cal Bred first condition. We really don't want to give up the money that goes with the condition and we have been told by the racing secretary that he will write the 5 furlong grass race again before the end of the meet. I will keep you posted.

Scott 

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19275 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 7/12/15]]> Jul 12 2015 2:36PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs yesterday at GGF in 47.80, 3 of 33 at the distance. This was an excellent work with a big gallop out so he is obviously feeling pretty good about himself. He came out of the work in great shape. Steve will probably only get one more work into him before the race on 7/30. Again, this race is a 1st condition allowance race going 5 furlongs on the turf. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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15175 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 7/18/14]]> Jul 18 2014 7:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 4 furlongs out of the gate yesterday at Del Mar in 47.20, 1/45 at the distance and the bullet work of the day. This work was faster than Peter wanted but he pulled up good so no harm was done. Peter said he broke sharply out of the gate and got over the track beautifully. So, based on this information, we will enter next Wednesday for the Starter Allowance race on 7/26. I will get back to everyone after entries. Just an FYI, seating will be very limited for the owners so if you plan on bringing more than 1 guest you may want to make reservations on your own. Del Mar here we come!

Scott

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19374 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 7/19/15]]> Jul 19 2015 12:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End had another good breeze at Golden Gate yesterday working 4 furlongs in 47.40, 2 of 22 at the distance. Steve said he did it all on his own and again had a strong gallop out. He came out of the work in good shape and is a happy horse. Steve said he will have one more work before the race on 7/30, probably just a little 3/8ths blowout to keep him sharp.

Scott

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19450 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 7/26/15]]> Jul 26 2015 2:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the the Deep End worked 3/8ths at Golden Gate yesterday in 36.60, the bullet work at the distance. Steve said he just wanted to do a little something to keep him sharp. He said he was strong, just pulling the rider along. He came out of the work in great shape so we will be entering tomorrow for Thursday. I will get back to everyone after the draw.

Scott

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10859 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 7/30/13]]> Jul 30 2013 7:58PM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Off the Deep End got a clean bill of health and was cleared to resume training. Tom said the scan looked great so hopefully no setbacks. He did say his behavior needs an adjustment and as we discussed before, we don't want him acting up and hurting himself again so we are going to geld Off the Deep End. We will get this done ASAP so we don't have any break in his training. He should begin training within the next week or so. Good report, I will keep you posted.
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10860 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 8/11/13]]> Aug 11 2013 12:00AM ]]> Dear Partners,
 
Off the Deep End is back to the track and doing well. Tom took a nice video, please enjoy.
 
Scott
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19707 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 8/13/15]]> Aug 14 2015 7:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 5 furlongs at GGF yesterday in 1:00.60, 2 of 21 at the distance. Steve said he worked very good and finished strong. The horse is training great and is physically sound, we expect him to run a big race on the 22nd. No more excuses, he is at his home track where we know he likes the surface, he won't have to ship and he should get the to the lead at 6 furlongs without too much trouble. If he doesn't fire we will go to plan B. He will have one more work prior to the race.

Scott

 

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15545 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 8/18/14]]> Aug 18 2014 3:36PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked a half mile at Del Mar yesterday in 47.60, 13 of 115 at the distance. Peter said he did it easy without urging, obviously a very good work. He came out of the work in good shape so we entered the 8/22 6 furlong Cal-bred 1st condition allowance race yesterday. The race came up with a lot of speed signed on so he will be tested. I will send out a separate e-mail regarding seating.

Scott

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20283 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 9/20/15]]> Sep 20 2015 4:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 5 Furlongs at GGF yesterday in 1:03, 28 of 32 at the distance. Steve said the work was very poor with a weak gallop out. Steve feels there is something wrong with the throat and it is getting worse. This time the rider said he heard noise, not a roar but noise. We scoped him again and things looked okay but Steve feels something is going on when he reaches a high rate of speed. The only way we can find out what is really going on is to use the backpack scope. The backpack scope will give us video of the throat while he is running. We will do this the next time he works then come up with a plan. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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20341 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End 9/26/15]]> Sep 26 2015 11:32AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Golden Gate in 1:02.40, 20 of 36 at the distance. Off the Deep End was wearing the scope during the work. Regarding the work, he again shut things down, getting out worked by a cheap maiden. Antongeorgi was on the other horse just to monitor Off the Deep End during the work. He said he could hear him start making a good deal of noise as he began to quit and during the abbreviated gallop out but not during the high speed part of the work which was kind of strange. I was there for the work and was back at the barn to watch him cool out and he was really breathing hard, not like a fit horse which he is. So, the video from the scope was down loaded and we watched the video at the hospital with the team from Davis that produced the video. This may be hard to explain but basically you are looking down the throat and a lot is going on but basically you want to see a nice open airway throughout the work which we knew we were not going to see. The most common thing is to see the left flapper (arytenoid) blocking the airway because it is paralyzed or not functioning properly. What was found to be happening with Off the Deep End was different and confirmed by our vet who is a throat surgeon after he watched the video. Basically below the flappers are the vocal cords and Off the Deep End's vocal cords were  getting sucked into the airway, partially blocking the airway. After trying to keep his airway open he finally shuts down because the muscles in the throat grow tired and then the vocal cords and flappers sort of collapse and the airway becomes very small. Why this is happening now is kind of a mystery but functionality can change over time as the body changes. The experts believe this is why he is stopping and it also makes sense that he is only making the noise at the end of the work and he scopes clean at rest. Here is what I will call the good news, of all of the throat procedures I am aware of what the surgeon is recommending is the least invasive and requires the least amount of time to recover from. The procedure will be to laser off the vocal cords, because they will not be sucked into the airway the muscles should not get fatigued causing the throat to collapse. This is much simpler than having to tie back the flapper which has only a fair success rate and requires more time. In fact the surgeon said his flapper is working fine at this point and doing a tie back could do more harm than good. Recovery time for the laser procedure is only 3 weeks and he will be back to the track. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

Scott

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14650 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End, a Blinkers On homebred, and jockey Joe Talamo team up Friday night in a 5 1/2 furlong sprint at Santa Anita!]]> Jun 2 2014 7:10PM ]]> Off the Deep End, our 3 year old son of In Excess, will make his debut at Santa Anita on Friday 6/6. This is a 50K Maiden Claiming race for Cal Breds going 5 1/2 furlongs on Santa Anita main track. Jockey Joe Talamo will be in the irons. He has been training great, all systems are a go! Nothing to Hide is being targeted for a 20K Maiden Claiming race at Santa Anita on 6/8. Nothing to Hide shipped in from Golden Gate after her race there did not fill. We think she may take a step forward when she gets off the Tapeta and returns to conventional dirt.

In other racing news...Humming Beethoven, True Visionary and Bullwhip will all be looking for a race in the next 30 days. We are excited to see our big boy True Visionary stretch out! Our undefeated stakes winner Red Outlaw continues to train forwardly and will be pointed to a stakes race at the upcoming Del Mar meet. Our 2 year olds, Chilled Mousse and Goose Bumps, (a few shares remaining) continue their training with conditioner Peter Miller at San Luis Rey and are also looking to Del Mar for their first race. Salute to Summer and Island Freedom are on their respective comeback trails and are doing well. Island Freedom has shipped into Mike Puype's barn at Los Alamitos and Salute to Summer is legging up at Magali Farm.

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15234 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End is the 5-2 morning line favorite in race 1 at Del Mar on 7/26, Red Outlaw tries to stay undefeated in the Real Good Deal on 8/1!]]> Jul 25 2014 1:42PM ]]> Off the Deep end will try for his 2nd win in 3 starts at Del Mar in the first race on 7/26. This is a Starter Allowance race going 6 furlongs on the main track. He is the Consensus pick by the handicapper's in the Daily Racing Form. Let's hope those guys got it right! He is training great with a 1 of 45 bullet work over the track, he should be tough especially with his speed and the track bias favoring speed. Joe Talamo will be along for the ride and 1st post is 2:00 if you have a chance to cheer him on. Red Outlaw and jockey Edwin Maldonado will team up to try and get the win in the 200K Real Good Deal Stake at Del Mar on 8/1. If he can get the job done it will be his 2nd stakes win in a row and he will have won his first 4 races, quite an accomplishment!

In other racing news...Chilled Mousse, our 2 year old colt by the Pamplemousse, will make his first start at Del Mar on the same card as Red Outlaw, a busy day for the Blinkers On team. Chilled Mousse has been training well but conditioner Peter Miller thinks his best races will be when he stretches out. He feels he will be a route horse like his daddy. Goose Bumps, our 2 year old filly by High Cotton, looks like she will make her first start at Del Mar on 8/8. She also looks like she can run all day so when we can stretch her out after a couple of sprints I think that's when she will shine. True Visionary and Humming Beethoven look like they will make their next starts in the middle of August at Del Mar or Golden Gate. Nothing to Hide will try and make it 3 in a row sometime in August as well. She has really stepped up her game when she has run on dirt, she will work this weekend over the synthetic at Del Mar, we hope she takes to it! Salute to Summer and Island Freedom are training forwardly for trainer Mike Puype at Los Alamitos. And finally, Our 2 year old fillies, Kiss at Midnight and Awesome and Ready arrived at Peter Miller's stable at San Luis Rey.

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17985 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End will be gunning for his 3rd win in Friday's 7th race at Santa Anita. Goose Bumps will tackle MSW foes at the Great Race Place on 4/4.]]> Mar 23 2015 4:42PM ]]> Off the Deep End and regular rider Joe Talamo will team up in a Cal-bred Allowance race on 3/27 at Santa Anita. Off the Deep End has been 1st at the first call in all four of his races and his early speed should serve him well based on the way the Santa Anita track is playing, fast! Off the Deep End drew the 6 hole in a field of eight. Friday's race is the 7th on the card and post time is 4PM PT. Good luck Mr. Deep End. Goose Bumps will debut at Santa Anita on 4/4 in a Maiden Special Weight race for 3 year old fillies going 5 1/2 furlongs. Even though Goose Bumps doesn't look like a sprinter she has begun to show a lot of early speed in the mornings so we like the 5 1/2. The race will be tough as expected but she has been training very well and deserves a shot. Go get'm girl!

In other racing news...Kiss at Midnight, fresh off her 3rd place finish, is doing well. We will see what the next condition book has to offer but our plan is the give her a little class relief. The Starter Allowance level is tough when you are a 3 year old and have to face older this time of year. We will find the right spot and get her back in the winner's circle! True Visionary has come in from the farm and now is in the Steve Sherman barn at Golden Gate. Steve plans to give him his first breeze over the surface this weekend. Four time stakes winner, Red Outlaw, is ready to ship into Peter Miller's barn in the next 2 weeks. Outlaw has recovered well from the minor surgery and we expect him back at Del Mar. Look Me in the Eye and Plane Lucky, our 2 year old's, have started their training at the track. Both are doing well and we hope to have them ready for their first starts in July.

Finally, Blinkers On will be attending the 2 year old in training sales beginning in late April so if you are not already and owner and have thought about making the move we will have offerings available on a first come first serve basis starting on 5/1. If you would like to be notified by e-mail when our offerings become available just sign up for Stable News on our homepage.

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14782 <![CDATA[Off the Deep End wins by 7 1/2 in smashing debut at Santa Anita, Nothing to Hide scores and makes it 2 in a row for Blinkers On!]]> Jun 10 2014 4:45PM ]]> Off the Deep End blew away the field at Santa Anita on Friday with a 7 1/2 length victory in a 5 1/2 furlong Cal Bred 50K Maiden race. With leading jockey Joe Talamo in the irons Off the Deep End had speed off the rail then angled in, dueled inside, inched away into the stretch then kicked clear and drew off under a long hold late to score. Off the Deep End earned a huge 89 Beyer Speed figure for the effort. I would think there will be a stakes race in his future. On Sunday Nothing to Hide made it two in a row for Blinkers On with a 2 3/4 length win against 9 rivals in Santa Anita's final race of the day. Sent off as the 6-5 favorite Nothing to Hide did not disappoint when she took the lead into the stretch and won clear for her Maiden score. Congratulations to the Blinkers On Partners!

In other racing news...Humming Beethoven and True Visionary will make their next starts within the next couple of weeks at Santa Anita, the new condition book will be out tomorrow and we will point to a race. Bullwhip will try and rebound at Charles Town on 6/20 in a first condition allowance race. We need Bullwhip to break on top like he did 2 back when he broke his Maiden. He gets a big heart on the front end! Our undefeated stakes winner Red Outlaw had his first 3/8ths work since his break and is on schedule for the stakes schedule at Del Mar. Great to have our star back! Island Freedom and Salute to Summer are back at Mike Puype's barn at Los Alamitos and are both looking at Del Mar for their next starts. Chilled Mousse and Goose Bumps, our good looking 2 year olds, are training with Peter Miller at San Luis Rey and are also looking to make their first starts at Del Mar. Finally, another promising 2 year old, Kiss at Midnight, has resumed training at Magali Farm, good news!

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15454 <![CDATA[Off The End 8/12/14]]> Aug 12 2014 5:56PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Off the Deep End went an easy half yesterday at Del Mar in 48.20, 5 of 31 at the distance. Peter said he couldn't have done it any easier. He said he is happy and feeling good other than his ouchy shins that flare up now and then. We have looked at our race options and the race that makes the most sense is the Cal-bred first condition allowance race going 6F on 8/22. We would love 5 1/2 but it looks like we are out of luck. Peter will get one more 5/8ths work in him on Sunday, the day we enter. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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14974 <![CDATA[On 6/28 Humming Beethoven tries to make it 3 in a row for Blinkers On, on 6/29 the smashing debut winner, Off the Deep End, faces allowance foes]]> Jun 27 2014 4:48PM ]]> Humming Beethoven will stretch out tomorrow at Santa Anita in a 1 mile race on the turf. We hope the slight drop in class is what it takes to get her picture taken. Tyler Baze will be back in the irons for this Maiden 50K Claiming race. The race is the 3rd on the card and goes off at 2:00 PM. The following day at Santa Anita our talented son of In Excess, Off the Deep End, will try and make it 2 wins from 2 starts in a 6 1/2 furlong Starter Allowance race on the downhill turf course. He is bred top and bottom for the turf and he looks like the speed of the speed so we think he has a BIG shot! This is the 1st race on the card with a 1:00 post. Off the Deep End will be coming out of the 5 hole with leading jockey Joe Talamo in the irons. If you can't make it to the track tune in to TVG to root him on!

In other racing news...True Visionary will make his 2nd start off the layoff in a MSW race on 7/6 during the new Los Alamitos meet. This race is a mile on the main track. He has been training great and we have always wanted to stretch him out, we feel this is a great spot. Nothing to Hide should also be making a start at the Los Alamitos meet. She improved when we moved her to dirt and she broke her maiden so getting her a start at this meet makes sense before they go to Del Mar and run on the synthetic. She is eligible for the Starter Allowance so we may go there. Bullwhip, fresh of his 3rd place finish in a MSW sprint, is doing well and it looks like we will fire back in the same spot. Our stakes winner, Red Outlaw, is on target for the Real Good Deal Stakes at Del Mar on 8/1. Salute to Summer and Island Freedom are back on the work tab for trainer Mike Puype and we hope to get them a start by the end of the Del Mar meet. Finally, our 2 year olds, Chilled Mousse and Goose Bumps are training forwardly for conditioner Peter Miller and should make their first starts sometime in August at Del Mar. Kiss at Midnight is back galloping at Magali farm and it is great to have her back, sky is the limit with this filly!

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18851 <![CDATA[Pane Lucky 6/5/15]]> Jun 5 2015 6:05PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked a half mile in company on Wednesday at SLR in 49.40, 9 of 26 at the distance. Peter said it was a good work and it was the time he was looking for for her first half. He did say she wanted to get out and was shying away from her company. This is all part of the learning experience but he did say he was going to put a ring bit on her to help the rider. She pulled up in good shape and will work another half next week.

Scott

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25666 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 10/15/16]]> Oct 15 2016 8:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 49 flat, 19 of 51 at the distance. Richard said this was a very nice work. Bejarano was up for the work and Richard said he was just a passenger, she was doing all on her own. He said this is just what he was looking for, 48 to 49 easy. She pulled up in great shape so now we are ready to run. The new condition book is out and what we think is the ideal race came up on 10/20. Allowance NW2 (CA) 5 1/2 furlongs. We enter tomorrow and I'll will get back to everyone on Monday regarding the race.

Scott

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25486 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 10/2/16]]> Oct 2 2016 6:54PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.00, 1 of 70 at the distance and the bullet work of the day at the distance. Richard said the work was excellent. Bejarano was up for the work and he just let her do her thing with no urging. He said she was strong and was traveling beautifully. She pulled up in great shape so all we need is a race. The new book is due out a week from Tuesday.

Scott 

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29681 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 10/23/17]]> Oct 23 2017 1:42PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita on Saturday in 47.80, 7 of 68 at the distance. P Val was up for the work and Richard said it was a nice work. He said she showed her usual speed early then cruised home. Patrick made a comment to Richard "this horse needs to be on the lead". Nothing we didn't already know but that was the first time he was on her and basically he's saying she kind of has one way of going. She pulled up in good shape and I will be sending out another email regarding race options.

Scott

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25577 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 10/9/16]]> Oct 9 2016 3:43PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.20, 28 of 49 at the distance. Richard said this was another very good work. Rafael was up and he said they went slow early then she flew home, going in 11.2 for the final eighth. He said this was just what he was looking for. She pulled up in great shape and we will see when our race shows up when the new condition book comes out Tuesday night.

Scott

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26053 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 11/16/16]]> Nov 16 2016 5:27PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 59.80, 3 of 23 at the distance. Richard said this was an excellent work. Easy and all on her own. He said she is really doing well now, physically and mentally. She came out of the work in great shape. As far as races...the new condition book came out at Del Mar and the open 1st condition allowance race was written at 6 1/2 furlongs, not the 5 1/2 to 6 as requested. So, we are 90% sure we will opt for the Bear Fan Stake at Golden Gate on 12/4. This is Cal-bred fillies and mares going 6 furlongs on the Tapeta for $75,000. Our concerns are the long shipping because she does want to tie up and how well she will handle the synthetic. I feel we can overcome those challenges so unless something changes at Del Mar, like an extra at  5 1/2 we will most likely be in the Bear Fan. Once we have committed we will ship her early to settle in and get a work over the track.

Scott

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25911 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 11/2/16]]> Nov 2 2016 4:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.40, 8 of 23 at the distance. Richard said it was a good work, nice and easy, all on her own. She pulled up in great shape and now we just want to keep her happy and healthy until her next start. At this point our options for her next start would be at the end of November at Del Mar in an open first condition allowance race or possibly the Bear Fan Stakes at Golden Gate on 12/4. This stake is for Cal-bred fillies and mares 3 and up going 6 furlongs. The purse is 75K. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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26123 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 11/23/16]]> Nov 23 2016 5:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 47.80, 1 of 7 at the distance. Richard said this was another good work, easy and all on her own. She continues to feel good. She came out of the work in good shape so we are down to the wire on races. Entries will be take tomorrow for the first condition allowance race at Del Mar on 11/27. We will monitor the entries and will try to get any inside information we can. Richard and I are friends with the racing secretary so we will be communicating. If we find out it is a small field, there are no monsters and we would be the controlling speed we will enter. This seems unlikely so we will then point to the Bear Fan at Golden Gate and try to put some blacktype on her resume. She would ship north ASAP so she can get a work over the track. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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26176 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 11/28/16]]> Nov 28 2016 3:08PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs at Golden Gate yesterday in 48.80, 12 of 69 at the distance. I was there for the work and it was very good. Plane Lucky worked solo with Antongeorgi in the irons and the instructions were to go easy in 48 to 49  just to get a feel for the track. Billy nailed it. She went in 24 for the first quarter, came home strong with Billy just chirping to her through the wire and galloped out big past the 5/8th's pole. She wasn't even blowing when we got back to the barn and seemed to be enjoying herself. She will walk today and gallop up to the race. She will also be schooled in the paddock a couple of days prior to the race. She pulled up in great shape so we are ready for the 4th. Based on the information we are getting we expect the race to only have 5-7 horses. Entries are on Thursday and I will get back to everyone to see who will be attending and who would like turf club seating. We are expecting a big group.

Scott

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25976 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 11/9/16]]> Nov 9 2016 3:12PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 50.00, 34 of 40 at the distance. Richard said he just wanted to give her an easy one and doesn't want to over train her. He said all want well and he was happy with the work. She pulled up in great shape The condition book will be out next Tuesday and we will see if David (Del Mar's racing secretary) will write the open allowance going 5 1/2 - 6 furlongs as requested.

Scott

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26691 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 1/19/17]]> Jan 19 2017 4:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.40, 28 of 97 at the distance. This was simply a maintenance work and the work went as planned. She did it easy all on her own. She pulled up in good shape and her energy level is good so we are ready to go. The new condition book is out and there is a 6 furlong Allowance race on 2/4 that we will be targeting. She will get a couple more works in weather permitting and then be ready to run.

Scott

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26388 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 12/20/16]]> Dec 20 2016 6:53PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.20, 10 of 83 at the distance. Bejarano was up for the work and Richard said she worked well. He said she was relaxed, doing it easily. He said she galloped out strong as well, going 5 furlongs in 1:00.4. Richard said she has been doing well since returning. He said she lost a little weight shipping which is normal but has gained the weight back and looks good. She pulled up in good shape so we will be pointing to the first condition allowance race at Santa Anita on 1/7. They wrote the race at 6 1/2 furlongs again for some unknown reason but we are not to worried about the distance on the Santa Anita surface. Bejarano has taken the mount for the race. I would think she will get 2 more works in before the race.

Scott

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26457 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 12/27/16]]> Dec 27 2016 6:08PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.00, 9 of 114 at the distance. Bejarano was in the irons for the work and Richard said it was a very good work. She broke off the pole in front by a couple of lengths and the horse she was working with couldn't make up any ground. Richard said she did it all on her own with no urging from Bejarano. She pulled up in good shape so we are still on target for the race on 1/7.

Scott

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26818 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 1/29/17]]> Jan 29 2017 3:21PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs solo at Santa Anita on Friday in 1:00.40, 13 of 93 at the distance. Bejarano was up for the work and Richard said this was simple a maintenance work. He said he was looking for a work in around a minute and Rafael nailed it. He said she was traveling well and all Bejarano did was remind her to finish strong. She pulled up in good shape so we will be entering Wednesday for Saturday.

Scott

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26523 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 1/4/17]]> Jan 4 2017 5:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 34.40, 1 of 18 and the bullet work at the distance. Richard's goal was to sharpen her up for the race on 1/7. He said it was just what he was looking for, a snappy work but well within herself. She pulled up in good shape so we are ready for the 7th. The race filled with 10 and Plane Lucky drew the 2 hole. Regular rider Bejarano will be in the irons. The race is the 8th on the card and post time is 4:00 PM. If you plan on attending and would like seating please get back to me by Thursday night and I will work on it. Good luck to us!

Scott

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27057 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 2/22/17]]> Feb 22 2017 7:18PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.40, 14 of 36 at the distance. The was just a maintenance work, nice and easy. Richard said all went according to plan, just a strong gallop. She came out of the work in good shape and the plan is to go easy on her, just keep her happy and freshen her up. The new condition book came out today and the 1st condition allowance race was written at 7 furlongs so we wouldn't go there anyway. The next race should be on or around 3/25. Richard is trying to get the racing secretary to write the race at 5 1/2 and if he does she gets the right distance and a little time to freshen up, it could set up perfectly for us. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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22452 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 3/10/16]]> Mar 10 2016 4:24PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked another 3 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 36 flat, 4 of 18 at the distance. Peter had her 2/5th's slower in 36.2. Peter said she worked well and it was nice to see her have a sharp work without urging. She pulled up in great shape and will work again next week. He may put another 3/8th's in her or go to a half based on how she trains this week.

Scott

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22570 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 3/17/16]]> Mar 17 2016 10:31AM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs at SA on Tuesday in 48.80, 8 of 17 at the distance. Peter was back at the OBS sale in FL but Ruben said traveled well and was doing it easily. She came out of the work in good shape and will go another half next week. At this pace we should be looking at a race in about 6 weeks, right after they get back from Los Alamitos.

Scott

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27328 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 3/17/17]]> Mar 17 2017 7:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs on Wednesday at Santa Anita in 49.80, 21 of 35 at the distance. Bejarano was in the irons and it was no more than a strong gallop to keep her fit. She pulled up in good shape and now we are looking for a race. The next first condition allowance will be run on 4/8 at 6 1/2 furlongs despite all of the requests for Richard to write the race at 5 1/2 or 6 furlongs. Very disappointing. Richard is now in the process for asking him to write an extra as a favor but I am not holding out hope. I don't want to run at 6 1/2 and I don't wan't to sit in the barn, I will keep you posted when I know more.

Scott

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27135 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 3/2/17]]> Mar 2 2017 6:51PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:01.20, 12 of 42 at the distance. Rafael was up for the work and Richard said it was very good. He said she did it all on her own, just cruising. She pulled up in good shape and is a happy horse. Just waiting for the next condition book.

Scott

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27407 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 3/25/17]]> Mar 25 2017 6:50PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.20, 28 of 75 at the distance. Richard said it was a nice work and she did it very easily with no urging. He didn't want anything faster with out a confirmed race in our sights. Having said that I can see us slowly getting pushed into running in the 6 1/2 furlong race on 4/8. If that is our only option it will be very important for us to try and find out who else is running. I would want to feel we were not totally compromised from a pace standpoint especially if there happened to be other quality speed. If it simply looks like we are up against it we will wait for another day. Physically and mentally she is doing well.

Scott

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22748 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 3/31/16]]> Mar 31 2016 6:04PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 46.80, 1 of 24 at the distance. Richard said this was a little faster than he wanted her to go but he said she did it easy. Rafael Bejarano was in the irons for the work and said he really liked her and also commented on how easy she did it. She worked with another 3 year old filly that Richard said was "okay". Richard had them break off together at the pole and Plane Lucky jumped to a one length lead. At that point Rafael just sat on her and the other filly was urged to keep up and they finished head and head with Plane Lucky not being asked. She pulled up in good shape and will work again next week. Also it looks like the new shoeing was helpful.

Scott 

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22374 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 3/5/16]]> Mar 5 2016 6:41PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 3 furlongs at SA on Thursday in 38.3. The clocker's missed the work  so it didn't show up on the work tab. Peter called and told them they missed it so it should pop up. Peter just wanted something nice and easy because this was her first 3/8th's. He said she moved well and did it without urging. She pulled up in good shape and will go another 3 furlongs next week.

Scott

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27233 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 3/9/17]]> Mar 9 2017 2:09PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs solo at Santa Anita yesterday in 48.40, 13 of 32 at the distance. Rafael was up for the work and Richard told him to go nice and easy. Richard and Rafael said she worked really nice and Richard said she is "getting good" which means she is ready to fire a big one. She pulled up in good shape so on we go. The new condition book will be out next Tuesday or Wednesday and at that point will will have a race to target.

Scott

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22921 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 4/15/16]]> Apr 15 2016 7:13PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.40, 20 of 53 at the distance. Richard made a couple of changes for this work. He worked her without blinkers and put her down on the inside. Everything was about teaching her to relax. She worked with a 3 time winner Pico Chick. Pico Chick just won for 25K. He said she held her own against the more experienced runner working head and head all the way around. At this point we are still looking at the MSW race on 5/1. She came out of the work in good shape and will work again next week.

Scott

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18231 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 4/18/15]]> Apr 18 2015 10:00PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked an eighth today at SLR in 12.60 and then galloped out a quarter. Peter said mentally she is handling it all well but still needs to physically mature. She is learning but still needs work on "the basics". She cooled out good and we will keep moving forward unless Peter feels we are "pushing too hard". I will keep you posted.

Scott

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27502 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 4/2/17]]> Apr 2 2017 2:47PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita on Friday in 1:01.60, 16 of 43 at the distance. Another good, easy work as we wait for entries on Wednesday for the race on the 8th. As I mentioned in the previous update, we will try to find out how the race is shaping up and make a decision on entering. Physically she is doing great and is ready to run so there is a good chance we will enter.

Scott

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23005 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 4/23/16]]> Apr 23 2016 12:44PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita on Thursday in 59.60, 3 of 55 at the distance. In this work he had her on the inside working with a pretty good older horse. He said she kept to her task and finished strong holding her own against her workmate. She again was no blinkers. So now our thoughts on the race. The Santa Anita condition book is now out so the decision is do we run in the 3 year old (CA) MSW race at Los Alamitos on 5/1 or do we wait for the 3 and up (CA) MSW race at Santa Anita on 5/8. At this point we are leaning toward Santa Anita. Richard is a little worried about shipping. She can be a bit nervous and he is worried she might not handle the shipping. He would also like one more work to get her dead fit. Another plus of course is the bigger purse. The downside is running against older horses this time of year. So, I would say it's 80-20 we run at Santa Anita. She came out of the work in good shape and I will keep you posted.

Scott

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18329 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 4/26/15]]> Apr 26 2015 6:08PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked a quarter mile at SLR yesterday in 26.40, 3 of 3 at the distance. Peter put blinkers on for the work and he said she took a step forward. He also said over the past week she is starting to figure things out and is stronger when she is training. One foot in front of the other. She pulled up in good shape and will work again next week.

Scott

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23111 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 4/29/16]]> Apr 29 2016 6:26PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky had a 6 furlong solo spin yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:14.80, 4 of 5 at the distance. David, Richard's assistant trainer said the work "was not eye catching". She started the work fine but finished the last eighth with out a lot of enthusiasm. He said she worked evenly the last sixteenth in a slowish 13 and change. There may be a couple of reasons, she did not have company and she may be getting sick. She didn't eat well last night so they took her temperature and it was slightly elevated, 101.2. She is being closely watched and will have blood pulled in the morning. So, we should know more in a couple of days but the chances of running on the 8th are slim. We need to be sure she is ready having come off this layoff. I personally would really like to see a strong 6 furlong breeze out of her because I never really have. I will keep you posted.

Scott

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22808 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 4/7/16]]> Apr 7 2016 2:29PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:03.20, 19 of 22 at the distance. The idea behind the work was to get her to relax and rate so she will have something left at the finish. Richard said he knows she's quick and will probably get the lead but he doesn't just want her running off as she has done in the past. Rafael was up for the work and Richard put her a couple of lengths back and they went slow and easy early then Rafael asked her and she easily went by the other filly with a strong finish. Richard and Rafael were very happy with the work. She pulled up in good shape and will work sometime next week based on weather. Richard and Rafael both commented that she seems a little tight because  she is so stout with so much muscle mass. Richard is now working on getting her looser which he thinks will help her travel more fluidly, longer stride etc. This is done with a chiropractor, meds etc. There is a 3 year old CA MSW race going 6F at Los Alamitos on 5/1 and at this point this is the race we are targeting.

Scott

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18556 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 5/11/15]]> May 11 2015 8:59PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 2 furlongs out of the gate at SLR on 5/9 in 23.80, 1 of 2 at the distance. She actually breezed in company but they did not pick up her workmates time. Peter said she broke well, looked stronger and said this was her best work to date. Because she broke so well she is now gate ok'd. He said she moved forward in this work and will move on to 3/8ths in her next work. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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23309 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 5/13/16]]> May 13 2016 7:33PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:00.80, 11 of 29 at the distance. Rafael was up for the work again. The goal as usual was to get her to finish and the goal was accomplished. She went the first quarter in a pedestrian 25.2 and finished up in a snappy 35.1. Hopefully getting her to relax will leave something left if she has to go 6 furlongs. She pulled up in good shape and we are ready. I was incorrect when I said the condition book would be out this week, it will be next Tuesday night. At that point we will point to a race.

Scott

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18593 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 5/15/15]]> May 15 2015 4:14PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky had her first 3 furlong work yesterday at SLR, 2 days early because of the rain that moved into the area. Plane Lucky breezed in 36.20, 2 of 10 at the distance. Peter said she keeps moving forward, showing more quickness and speed. Our preliminary plan would be to get a race at Santa Anita before the end of the meet, hopefully in about 5 weeks. She pulled up in good shape so on we go.

Scott

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23378 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 5/18/16]]> May 19 2016 5:35PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:01.20, 8 of 21 at the distance. The goal in this work was the same, finish. Richard said she sat back and finished strong, passing her workmate with a good gallop out. He said he liked the work and she seems to be much better at relaxing early. She pulled up in good shape so we are set. The condition book came out and the MSW (CA) race is on 5/30. The racing secretary wrote the race at 5 1/2 after Richard asked so we have what we believe is her preferred distance. Rafael Bejarano has taken the mount and will be aboard for a final 4 furlong work next week.

Scott

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18667 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 5/21/15]]> May 21 2015 1:34PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 3 furlongs in company yesterday at SLR in 37.40, 14 of 22 at the distance. Peter said she continues to improve and out worked her company. He also said she looks like more of a sprinter even though Lucky Pulpit's can do both. He said she looks quick, with a shorter stride that reaches out, recovers then reaches rapidly. She pulled up in good shape so on we go. Peter plans to go another 3/8ths then move on to a half mile. At this point Peter thinks she will be ready for the first book at Del Mar,

Scott

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28030 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 5/22/17]]> May 22 2017 2:35PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked four furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 49.0, 29 of 65 at the distance. Richard had her in 48.3. Richard said he went right to a half instead of going three eighth's because he felt she had lost very little fitness at the farm. Rafael was in the irons and Richard said she did it very easily and still had plenty left in the tank. Richard and Rafael both felt it was a really nice work. She pulled up in great shape and will work again next week. If I were to guess 3 more works and we will be ready to run.

Scott

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23474 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 5/25/16]]> May 25 2016 8:07PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 48.60, 12 of 27 at the distance. This was basically a maintenance work because she is fit. Richard said she traveled well and finished strong. She pulled up in good shape so we are ready to enter this Friday for Monday. I will get back to everyone after entries regarding seating.

Scott

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18771 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 5/29/15]]> May 29 2015 2:02PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 3 furlongs in company out of the gate at San Luis Rey on Wednesday in 35.80, 2 of 22 at the distance. If you were to compare this to a non-gate work you would subtract 1 second. Peter said she is improving and this was her best work to date. He said with the rapid fire stride she has developed she looks like a pretty quick sprinter. In this work she worked with an older veteran claimer that was going 5/8ths and she held her own for her 3/8ths. She has now been gate ok'd and will move on to a half next week. We are targeting Del Mar for her first start.

Scott

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28093 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 5/29/17]]> May 29 2017 3:01PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:01.40, 34 of 58 at the distance. Richard said she was moving really good and he thinks the time off helped get rid of the body soreness that he contributes to her lackluster performance in her last race. He said she pulled up in good shape and said he will again start pushing the racing secretary for a 5 1/2 furlong race in what will be Santa Anita's final condition book.

Scott 

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18420 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 5/3/15]]> May 3 2015 1:46PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked a quarter mile at SLR yesterday in 25.40, 7 of 13 at the distance. Peter said she is figuring it out but is still a bit green. He also said she is getting stronger and this was her best work to date. She pulled up in good shape so Peter said one more quarter then he will move on to 3/8ths. In addition, he said she has been introduced to the gate and will start working in company when she has a work or two at 3/8ths. On we go.

Scott 

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23213 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 5/7/16]]> May 7 2016 7:49PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 6 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 1:15.40, 2 of 4 at the distance. Rafael Bejarano was up for the work and started 5 lengths behind a a non starter that the Baltas team feels is a 30K maiden claiming horse. David said Plane Lucky drew along side at the 1/8th pole and out finished her workmate doing it easy. He said she wasn't blowing much so it seems she is fit. This is still not the most encouraging work if you are planning on facing MSW foes. At least she did it the right way in this work even though the time was slower. I will be speaking to Richard in more detail about her on Monday and we will also have some more feedback from Raffi. Physically she has recovered from what was bugging her, it turns out it was pretty minor. She had a little filling in her right ankle after the work but it looks like it's nothing. The new condition book will be out next week so we will look at our options. I am curious to see if Rafael will take the mount.

Scott

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18920 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 6/12/15]]> Jun 12 2015 2:45PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs in company at San Luis Rey on Wednesday in 49.60, 13 of 18 at the distance. Peter said he was happy with this work. He said she did it real easy with a good gallop out and handled her company. He said she is getting fit and looking good. She came out of the work in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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23757 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 6/14/16]]> Jun 14 2016 1:52PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita in 48.20, 8 of 23 at the distance. Richard had her in 47.3. This was a solo spin with Rafael aboard and they started slow and finished strong with a good gallop out. Richard said she did it easy and said she is feeling great. She pulled up in good shape so on we go. As far as races, we are going to try and give her as much time as possible so she doesn't bounce but if they are hurting for races the last couple of days of the meet and will write something that fits we may go trying to get a short field and possibly an easier group. If not we will be looking at the beginning of the Del Mar meet.

Scott

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18991 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 6/18/15]]> Jun 18 2015 6:04PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs by herself at San Luis Rey yesterday in 1:02.60, 11 of 14 at the distance. The work was actually a half mile work in 48.1 but the clocker picked up the 5/8ths gallop out. The work won't look so fast on paper which should work to our advantage when we enter. Peter said she did it very easy and said this was her best work to date. There is a MCL 50K sprint for CA-breds at Del Mar on 7/22 that we think hits her right in the sweet spot so that is a goal. She pulled up in great shape so on we go.

Scott

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23854 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 6/20/16]]> Jun 20 2016 7:08PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 5 furlongs in company yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:00.00, 9 of 78 at the distance. Richard had her in 59.3. Richard said it was a really good work. Plane Lucky and her workmate broke off from the pole and 2 other workers joined in so it was a set of 4. Richard said Plane Lucky was traveling well and doing it easy. He said he was most impressed by how she reacted when challenged. He said twice they rolled up to her and she scooted away both times ultimately dominating the other 3 workers. She pulled up in good shape and will point to the race on 7/10. Richard also commented on how her demeanor is changing, just seems like a happier horse.

Scott

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28402 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 6/25/17]]> Jun 25 2017 7:15PM ]]> Dear Partners,

Plane Lucky worked 4 furlongs in company at Santa Anita yesterday in 48 flat, 10 of 61 at the distance. Cory Nakatani was in the irons with Rafael serving his suspension. Richard said he was happy with the work and said we are trending in the right direction. He also said Cory was impressed. After new glue on shoes on the front, a special blanket, a new exercise rider etc things seem on the improve as far as the body soreness. He said she was striding out and hitting the ground better, not 100% but much better. The good news is she pulled up in good shape and was not stiff today. She will work again next week.

Scott

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19080 <![CDATA[Plane Lucky 6/26/15]]> Jun 26 2015 11:09AM