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Keeneland, 6th Race Friday, My 1st Start as Trainer

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  • Keeneland, 6th Race Friday, My 1st Start as Trainer

    So very, very excited. Race didn't come up as tough as it could and the filly has been training like the champ that I think she is this week. This filly came to me in March to be broke, and here we are now out for the loot at Keeneland. I am so thankful to the owners, Kent and Tracy Hersman, for letting me keep this filly to run her and hopefully it will be a good experience for all. Just couldn't help but mention this
    "Gallop as if you were to die tomorrow, jump as if you were to live forever."

  • #2
    Originally posted by olympicdreams04 View Post
    So very, very excited. Race didn't come up as tough as it could and the filly has been training like the champ that I think she is this week. This filly came to me in March to be broke, and here we are now out for the loot at Keeneland. I am so thankful to the owners, Kent and Tracy Hersman, for letting me keep this filly to run her and hopefully it will be a good experience for all. Just couldn't help but mention this
    wow how cool! best of luck!


    • #3
      Best of luck to all of you!
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      • #4
        Good luck. What an exciting day it must be for you and the owners.


        • #5
          How exciting! Good luck!!
          But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson


          • #6
            Fantastic. Best of luck to you!
            "If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em."


            • #7
              How very exciting! The very best of luck to you!
              If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
              Desmond Tutu


              • #8
                Best of luck and success! Kudos on landing Rosie to put in the ride too no less

                We all can watch the race on-line, live and free


                Missed it?


                Yep - its all that accessible and easy.

                The whole weekend is typical Keeneland - chock full of top horses and big fields with tons of folks expected. In all, nine graded races – seven of them Win and You’re In races – will be run during the opening three-day FallStars Weekend.

                One interesting race (of many) to keep an eye on on Friday is Race 9 G1 $400,000 Darley Alcibiades - breaking from PP 3: a $1,400 purchase named Rose to Gold. Per the DRF: her two career races – both of them ungraded stakes at Calder – have resulted in run-off victories of 13 and 13 1/2 lengths.


                • #9
                  Also on Friday ... "Hey, good buddy, remember that party we threw you, the gold watch you got, the talk of beautiful fillies and all the grass you want to eat back in Aiken, plus the 'enjoy retirement' cards folks sent to you? We'll let's just say we were tad premature."

                  Like an Onion headline: Phoenix marks Aikenite's first race since retirement

                  Pulled out of retirement and returning in Friday’s Grade 3, $175,000 Phoenix on opening day at Keeneland, he seems likely to receive more interest, albeit this time from the wagering public. He's compiled a record of 2 wins and 2 seconds from 5 starts over Keeneland’s synthetic Polytrack surface.


                  • #10
                    Best of luck! I hope your filly runs a terrific race for you.


                    • Original Poster

                      Thank you all so excited. Two days before my 25th birthday
                      "Gallop as if you were to die tomorrow, jump as if you were to live forever."


                      • #12
                        Wow this is great, I didn't realize.... Best of luck!!
                        We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.


                        • #13
                          Good luck! Since I can't bet (no close tracks for simulcasting and no on-line/phone wagering here) I'll just send good vibes!
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                          • #14
                            Speaking of betting -- should I bet? How much?
                            "If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em."


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bacchus View Post
                              Speaking of betting -- should I bet? How much?
                              20-1 morning line on olympicdreams04's runner.

                              I must say few could boast that their maiden as a trainer would be in the same race against the likes of Todd Pletcher, Wayne Catalano, Kenny McPeek, D. Wayne Lukas, Eddie Kenneally, Wesley Ward .... oh and Steve Asmussen.


                              • #16
                                I know the odds -- doesn't help me know if I should bet but I think I will!
                                "If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em."


                                • Original Poster

                                  Thank.you all. Glimmer, I've been training for a bit now but bided my time choosing tge right horse to be my maiden starter. I know she'll try her heart out and that's all I can ask for. Bacchus, I'm suggesting $5-$10 across (win/place/show) to everyone. Lukas is 20-1to too. We've got as good a chance as any.
                                  "Gallop as if you were to die tomorrow, jump as if you were to live forever."


                                  • #18
                                    Lots of luck! I remember my first starter, too! I think he was 3rd, but he went on to do very well in some state bred races early on when the slots just started in Delaware, then he got claimed -- but he was a cool little horse. Best of luck! (Hopefully she'll win!)
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                                    • #19
                                      Yay! I'll set me DVR. Hope she does well, but I'll be happy if she's anywhere ahead of assmussen's horse
                                      "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


                                      • #20
                                        Good luck! Rooting for you and her!
                                        It's a uterus, not a clown car. - Sayyedati