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