We have raced only a few horses this past winter as planned. We will start getting some of the 3 year olds and the rested horses up to speed and qualified shortly. We primarily come to Florida to get out of the bad winter months up north and to train our 2 and 3 year olds and freshen up our race horses. Florida gives the horse’s a great place to train and stay healthy without all the obstacles of bad weather. There is a reason why spring training in baseball is in the south and not the north. I believe the same goes for the horse who also is an athlete. Stall rent in Pompano is only $125 per month for race horses and $200 per month for yearlings/2 year olds which is very reasonable for a great facility and race track and sunshine…..
We have not missed a day of training with our two 2 year olds we have in training. I have a Western Ideal colt named Palisades Hanover who is Pa. eligible and has been in 2:38. I have been taking it a bit slower with him since he is a big good looking colt with open knees and he is an April foal.
I have a nice Somebeachsomewhere filly named Lovetheoneyourwith who had some early quirks that had to be worked out mostly to do with wolf teeth needing to be taken out. After we did that she has been just great. She has been in 2:27 twice now and is way ahead of my schedule. She will train in 2:25 on Saturday 2/28 and then get turned out for 7 days to back her off a bit. Even though it is very early I am starting to have high hopes for her.
2014 Statistical Results
2014 DRIVING STATS
STARTS WINS PLACE SHOW EARNINGS UDRS
870 99 115 123 $1,220,097 .234
2014 TRAINING STATS
STARTS WINS PLACE SHOW EARNINGS UTRS
440 71 61 64 $828,507 .287