With Stephanie's Secret working down at Belmont -- she didn't seem to relish the going on the Oklahoma track -- we don't have a lot to report. However, I do have some purdy pictures to share. The latest with Stephanie's Secret is that she worked from the gate on Saturday, 10/19/13 and appeared to do it well. We still have hope that she will race at 2 -- that decision will be made shortly.
In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of the beautiful Stephanie's Secret at bath time on the Oklahoma track:
The very pretty Stephanie's Secret gets a bath at the Oklahoma track prior to heading down to Belmont for training. Stephanie's Secret's last work -- 10/19/13 will hopefully set her up for her first trip to the races. If only she can run as good as she looks!!!
Farm life is quite different from on-track training as the photos below demonstrate. Our former runner Bella Attrice, winner of over $230K during her racing career, now enjoys the life of a broodmare on the farm in Fort Edward. She is seen below taking carrots from visitors and posing with a little mud on her after her recent roll in the paddock -- just enjoying being a horse. She is in foal to exciting young stallion Discreetly Mine for 2014 and we're already thinking about which stallion she'll be sent to for her 2015 foal. More on that in December!
The horses on the farm are all doing well, though we're still searching for a home for Ishkabibble. Our yearling filly, Pippa is our farm name for her, but she is by Justenuffhumor out of Dixie Bluebell -- she will be selling on Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton, Kentucky sale. We wish our friend and consignor Paul S. all the best for a speedy recovery after one of his charges did a number on his jaw. We also wish the best for Cheryl & Michael's consignment down at the same sale -- let's go NY Breds!
Finally, I need to congratulate my friends Billy and Aimie on their new arrival this week: Caitlin was born on the 16th and will be a game changer in the life our friend the Coach! Best of luck and CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done!
OK, that's it -- enjoy the beautiful Bella Attrice: