June

Summertime

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Summertime

"Summertime and the livin' is easy" ??!!!-- I'm guessing Mr. Gershwin didn't have to wear a tie to work because there's nothing easy about putting a noose around your neck as you head out into sweltering heat.   Anyway, it is summer which means that Saratoga season is not far off -- and who doesn't live for the track?   We are excited about a number of things going on with our horses this summer, but before I get to the update, take a look at recent pictures (Thirtycandan pictures were taken this morning) and you'll see why there's cause for hope, anticipation, excitement, etc. .....  enjoy the pictures: Enough of the pictures, now on to the horses:  Strikealinethruit - The mare ran very well in her second race of the year to finish 2nd in a competitive field of NY Bred allowance fillies.  She came out of the race well and we are looking to run her back on July 4th -- we hope to generate our own kind of fireworks with a well-deserved win in that event.  Irishtocat - As the photos above attest (and yes, I am biased and included probably too many of her, but so what?), Irishtocat looks ...

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We'll Have Another

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We'll Have Another

I'm rooting for I'll Have Another on Saturday and you should too.  It has been 34 years since Affirmed beat Alydar for the Triple Crown and it is high time another horse took down the honor.  It is most certainly time for us all to "have another" triple crown champion -- wouldn't you agree?? I don't need to wait until Saturday morning to post my selection - I know who I'm rooting for and who I think will win.   Once again, do with my choice what you will . . . Belmont Selection: I am a bad bettor because I am often influenced by what I want to see happen vs. what I think will happen.  Dullahan is a fresh horse who ran a good race in Kentucky and looks to be able to go the 1 1/2 miles of the Belmont; nevertheless, I will stick with I'll Have Another in hopes history will be made.  He's a very good horse, so why not him?  The picks: 1. I'LL HAVE ANOTHER - triple crown winner2. DULLAHAN OK - on to the horses: Ishkabibble -- The two year old filly reached new trainer Michelle Nihei's stable at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday.   She looked fantastic as the photos ...

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