Dortmund, the Santa Anita Derby winner who has not run since the Preakness, had a minor setback this past week when he was cast in his stall at Del Mar and wound up bruising some ribs, Baffert said. Baffert says he isn't sure how long the cast will be on for but say the ribs are getting better and he will return to work soon. Article on DRF
He sure is!! Was screaming down the stretch for him and he got it!! Amazing!!!
Charlie LoPresti liked what he saw in a five-furlong workout by Wise DanSunday, Aug. 2 on the Keeneland main track and the Kentucky-based trainer is pointing the two-time Horse of the Year toward an early September return. LoPresti is considering the Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) Sept. 7 at 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Saratoga Race Course and the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-I) Sept. 13 on the Woodbine turf for the Mort Fink homebred. After two half-mile moves for Wise Dan on the Keeneland turf in July, the 8-year-old Wiseman's Ferry gelding moved to the Keeneland main track for Sunday's breeze of five furlongs in 1:02 1/5. "We were really pleased with that work," said LoPresti, adding that Wise Dan ran out six furlongs in 1:15. The two races being considered for his first start back are both stakes Wise Dan has previously won, taking the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Woodbine Mile and last year's Bernard Baruch. The ultimate goal is this year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), which will be run on Wise Dan's home course Oct. 31 at Keeneland. Article on Bloodhorse
Brain, I was at Monmouth Park Sunday and tell you what, for a 19 year old kid, I don't think I ever got emotional over a win, memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for these photos.
Possibly, except both didn't win the crown
He is an interesting character and I can't wait to see his horses running again.
BREAKING NEWS: Sixty-five-year-old Michael W.
Dickinson--the former British
champion amateur jumps
jockey-turned-professional trainer; he of multiple
racing-related entries in the Guinness Book of World
Records who quit training to spearhead a synthetic
racing surface company--has announced a return to
active training. Dickinson will train
exclusively off his expansive
250-acre Tapeta Farm in the town of North East,
Maryland. Nicknamed AChantilly of the Chesapeake,@
the centerpiece of the lush, grassy facility is Dickinson=s
proprietary-formula synthetic training track that consists
of Tapeta (Latin for Acarpet@) footing. Dickinson
envisions between 20 and 30 horses will eventually be
under his care as the sole trainer on the property, and
he will target the top levels of U.S. racing.
Dickinson last saddled a horse as a licensed trainer at
Turfway Park on Dec. 8, 2007. Shortly thereafter, he
retired from conditioning at the request of his wife,
Joan Wakefield, so the two, in partnership, could grow
the Tapeta Footings track surface business. Since then,
they have traveled to 15 countries together--including
Australia, Britain, Dubai, Syria, Morocco, Singapore and
Japan--pitching, testing, and installing their synthetic
surface, whose ever-evolving compositional recipe is
now in its 10th iteration. Article on http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/pdf/tdn/tdn150804.pdf
Thank you Mary, I hope you are having a great time on vacation, you are so king and generous, this was the best weekend of horse racing I've seen in a long time.
I didn't hear that, but it only got up to $1.6 million.
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