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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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Happy Derby 2017!

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Happy Derby 2017!

Happy Derby 2017!! It's Derby Eve, and I just watched the Kentucky Oaks -- I picked 2 horses that I thought had a shot. One was a huge favorite and the other had finished 2nd to her last time and was second to the highly talented Unique Bella before that. The other horse, Abel Tasman, won the race -- I tell you this to explain 1. why you should stay away from my Derby picks and 2. to prove that when I don't post picks, I do well and when I do post, I'm likely to not hit the board.  That said, I see this year's Derby as one in which the likely favorites will be tough to beat.  I have some chalkie selections I know, so do with them what you will: 1. Irish War Cry - I love the Curlin's and the way this horse ran his last race; Motion knows how to get it done and I expect a strong showing. 2. Classic Empire -- A bit of a whack job (who doesn't love that?), but also supremely talented -- he beat Not This Time in the BC Juvenile and I thought Not This Time was a superior race horse. He's had some ...

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Oh Happy Day!

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Oh Happy Day!

You may recall that our first baby grew up to win several races at Saratoga, raking in almost a quarter of a million dollars in her racing career, and went on to attempt a broodmare career.  Her first foal -- now her only foal - to reach the races is "Pete" or Prima Attrice.  The horse, of course, is Bella Attrice.  Once we knew it was in Bella's best interest to forego a broodmare career, we were fortunate to find someone who would care for and love her for what we hope will be many years to come.  While I never had any doubts about the match with her former groom, Ronnie, I was tickled, thrilled, over-the-moon - yea, I was excited -- to get pictures this week that demonstrate how terrific a match they are.   As you can see from the photos below, Bella and Ronnie look great together and the beautiful Bella has started her life with Ronnie in great fashion.  Ronnie reports:  "I just wanted to send you a message and let you know that Bella and I had our first rides this weekend!  She's doing fantastic.  She's settled in very nicely and we've been doing a ...

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