Circuitous is not going to withstand race training 07/09/2013 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 needs time off 07/11/2013 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.
Analysis entered 6/29 06/27/2013 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 06/19/2013
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 06/16/2013 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 06/01/2013 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.
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.
Circuitous poised to start training with a rider 05/15/2013 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 05/14/2013 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.
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.