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Analysis an excellent second
Analysis ran a good second in a tough field which included a stakes placed horse who was 3rd last out in the Kingston. Analysis showed us that he can step up into this company and belongs there. He was well behaved in the paddock (thanks to Blair's schooling), he broke well and then he got a very good ride from Corey Lanerie. He rated just off the pace inside horses and then came outside to engage the leader. He raced with that horse until he put him away in the stretch and he gained the lead. The eventual winner came way wide and Analysis may not even have seen him. He kept going willingly for second.

Analysis allowed to coast home in an off the turf allowance race
Analysis became very upset in the paddock and most likely left his race there. The race was off the turf and the track was muddy. When it was clear he was not going to fire, Johnny V let him coast. He also reported that Analysis did not like the going. We will cross this one off and hope for good weather in the future.

ANALYSIS thrilled us all stalking a slow pace in second and then accelerating in the stretch to win by a length.

New trainer for MOSAIC
We have asked George Weaver to become the trainer of our horses. He and his wife Cindy are excellent horse people and also very personable. I think it will be a good match for us.

Electrified UPDATE
Electrified loves to train and is very agressive and quite precocious. We will go on with her if she keeps progressing at this rate. Her work mates are an Indian Charlie filly and a Super Saver filly and she is right there with them.

Analysis UPDATE
Analysis arrived in Aiken this fall still uncomfortable. Our trainer Cary Frommer suggested testing for Lyme Disease and he was positive for it. He has been treated over the last months and is now picking up speed on the track. We have mostly been communicating via e-mail and Face Book. When we get close to a race again, we will jump start the website.

Analysis needs time off
Analysis was off behind after his race and although he came to the farm just for some jogging and good eats, his lameness escalated. He has Plantar Metatarsal Disease which is good old fashioned bone bruising. It is effecting both hind fetlocks at the bottom of the cannon bone. He will require stall rest and then small paddock turn out, but he will be fine. Carrots and barn visits are in order.

Circuitous is not going to withstand race training
We are sorry to report that although Circuitous enjoyed his little faster gallop, his tendon did not. We do not want to risk him further and the veterinarian concludes that although he will be sound for lots of jobs, he will not withstand racing. He is a lovely horse and we are looking for a nice place for him to work on a new skill. As you all know, he has done some ring work and Heidi White worked with his too, so he already knows more than just turning left on the race track. We are sad to lose his racing ability but relieved to at least know he is not at risk.

Analysis entered 6/29
Analysis has Post 9 in the 6th race going 6 furlongs on the turf. He will have Luis Saez up and wear blinkers for the first time.

Circuitous works inside today

Circuitous worked in the ring today as the track was not perfect after all the torential rain. He hacked over from his barn and seemed to enjoy trotting and cantering and doing a few circling exercises and figure eights.


Analysis breezed a half in 48.91
Jimmy did not want him to go this fast but all is well. Jimmy does not have a race in sight yet.

Circuitous trotting and cantering 2 miles
David trots amd lets Circuitous break into a slow canter on the track now. Today he went 2 miles. If there is no filling or heat in the tendon we will very gradually do more cantering. So far things have been going really well. LeRoy Jolley was in the barn this morning and interestingly he could not see the profile of the injured tendon at all.

Analysis yesterday at Belmont
It was a rodeo but Analysis showed he will run on the grass.

New training photos up

New to the cast of characters is David Csesznok riding C this morning. David comes to Stone Bridge after riding for Darley in the early morning. He has been on Alpha who is deep in the female family of our horses.

You have met Virginia Verdecanna, but here she is again on Buck. Buck is an elderly outrider's pony and is often on the muscle to chase after his charges. Virginia is the farm's resident trainer and she oversees the training and feeding of Circuitous and other horses in training or coming back to fitness.

Crossing the stone bridge, it looks as though C has broken into a little canter. He is eager for more, but very happy to listen to David.  He is trotting 1 1/2 miles now - with the occasional little canter.


Analysis entered on 5/30 - last race PP 5
The race is a MSW 6 furlongs on the turf. His odds are 6-1 along with a lot of others.

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We are the lead on the Chronicle's Website and FaceBook page
The Chronicle of the Horse has posted our article on the top of its homepage on its website and Face Book and we are getting some wonderful comments. I certainly do not consider myself a trainer though.

Circuitous went to the track today!
He jogged once around like a perfect gentleman.

Analysis worked a half in 48 and change
He breezed on the training track for a half and then galloped out 5/8ths in 1.01 and change.

Circuitous poised to start training with a rider
Circuitous got his carrots from me today. Tomorrow he should go to the farm track and jog with a rider. I feel he needs to jog once around - 7 furlongs for a week or so and then if he is comfortable with that, move along to twice around jogging. I want him equally to go both directions. Gavin or Antonio may ride or possibly a girl from Bill Mott's barn.

First Race for Analysis
It was destined to be as Analysis with in the 4th Post Position in the 4th race on the 4th of May and of course he finished 4th.

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Date: 7-5-2013
Author: Marty Farnsworth writing about Deauville

DEAUVILLE: What a nice town and track. It's definitely the French Saratoga. The town is about the same size as S but like all French towns, more compact. So once you've parked you can walk anywhere. Think Saratoga squeezed up, and with the racecourse starting on the far side of Congress Park. (Sorry, Marilyn!)

The track itself is much larger; it's about twice as far between the front and back
sides. There's no screen in the infield so you can barely see them on the far side.
Now I know why Juddmonte has that pink cap; it is easy to follow their horses from
that distance. (Unfortunately, their gorgeous 2-year-old Empire Maker colt was easy to see anyway as he never left the rear.) There's a poly track inside the turf track and they used it for the lower level races.

It's all quite peaceful and dignified. And spotless! It's also a lot cosier, with
more of a communal feel. Olivier Peslier was hanging out with his friends during one of the two races limited to apprentice jockeys and there was a lot more back and forth between the race goers and the race people. Only downside was the cold! A stiff wind was coming off the channel.


Date: 5-22-2013
Author: Niki

Wow!! This website is a great testament to your and Marcelo's skills. Thank you.
Date: 5-17-2013
Author: Paula Clarkin

Great website Monica! Thank you for connecting us as well as providing great info and photos!
Date: 5-15-2013
Author: Monica Driver

The point of this blog is to give everyone a chance to write their thoughts about our experiences together. Please feel free to dive in. I need to find out but I bet we can add photos as well.

All comments will come through me so we will not get misuse by unfriendly aliens.

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