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For Pete's Sake . . .

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For Pete's Sake . . .

Hopefully you enjoyed the terrific racing this weekend - the Breeders Cup longshots really made the day exciting and kept a few of us kicking ourselves for picking Saturday as the day to get off the Bar of Gold bandwagon! Anyway, I hope you cashed a few tickets and enjoyed all the racing and college football which made for quite a fine weekend. As some of you may know, one of the things Bliss Racing prides itself on is always finding a good home for our horses once their racing days are over.  We've done this through friends and friends of friends who are knowledgeable horse people who understand the outstanding athletes Thoroughbreds are and are committed to ensuring they are well cared for all their lives.  To that end, we are once again in need of finding a landing spot for one of our very special horses, Prima Attrice -- or Pete as we call her.  Pete has grown into an imposing, good looking specimen -- one who trained well enough, but never quite stepped her game up to compete on the NYRA circuit.  We are in the process of "letting her down" from racing, i.e., easing her ...

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A Win? . . . It's Bliss!

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A Win? .  . . It's Bliss!

On Monday, Crawfish Shorts got a big maiden win at Finger Lakes race track in an outstanding effort at a distance he had not tried before.  In the six furlong race, Shortie broke well and then ran down a loose on the lead winner who had set easy fractions up front -- Shortie was the only one to close and won going away, a much improved performance and an impressive win for sure! We were pleased with the win, but the day was made even more special with the fact that our partners, Cheryl, Michael and Sue will also receive a nice breeders check as a result of the big "W" the horse got this week.  Further, with the horse going from 6-1 odds when I bet him in doubles to 14-1 at post time, I've heard a few of the partners did quite nicely cashing tickets on our boy!  He certainly was proud of himself after the race as these pictures with trainers Ron and Deb Breed and partner Kathy will attest:   The big gelding stands proud with trainer Ron Breed after his first win.                 Kathy, Deb, and Ron are all smiles as Crawfish Shorts holds his head high ...

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Getting There . . .

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Getting There . . .

Happy Pre-Saratoga Season! Once we hit July, it's only weeks from the first race at Saratoga -- so enjoy the build up to the greatest racing event in the country!  For Bliss Racing, it looks like we'll definitely have a horse racing at the track this summer, which is very good news indeed.  Prima Attrice ran well on June 29 and appears she will be competitive at the level she has been competing during the Saratoga race meet -- she finished fourth in a nice effort and we're hoping with a better trip, she'll improve on that and possibly get us to the winner's circle at the Spa! (We can dream, right?) Anyway, here are a few photos of the lovely Prima Attrice -- or Pete as we've called her since she was a baby -- from her last start at Belmont. As you can see from the photos, she is doing very well physically, and we hope her racing success will soon match her looks:       Pete's calm before the race . . .   Warming up nicely . . .   She is a close up 4th . . .  She sure is pretty -- a little tired after the race, but man does she look good! And if you've never ...

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