Well, I had hoped that we would have added two new faces to the barn. Our trainer, Drew Fulmer picked a wonderful mature horse named Remus who I think will have some quick success. Unfortunately, I don’t see a long-term investment in Remus and prefer putting my money on a younger horse.
So yesterday Drew put in the claim for Honestly Occifer. The horse ran a good race and won by a nose. Too bad someone else saw the value of the horse besides me. As a result, there was a three-way shake. For those of you unfamiliar with claiming, if more than one trainer or owner puts in a claim for a horse, then names are drawn to see who won the horse. This time it wasn’t us.
Initially, I felt bad because I was excited about getting a new horse. After a brief period of disappointment, I realize that not only is it part of the game, sometimes its good luck when you don’t get a horse. Of course, only time will tell and I will follow Honestly Occifer and even bet on him. Anyway, I am still looking. I saw a horse that I like that is running on Wednesday, so keep reading for an update on our claiming endeavors.