Well we had three horses start over the weekend at Albuquerque with no real success. Well, not exactly true. The horses are new to the track and they needed a good chance to get acquainted with the track.
Sometimes it take a race or two to get a real feel for the track. Our horses have at least until the end of September to show us that they either like or dislike this track. That still gives us a lot of races.
The good news is that all the races ended safely — that’s number one with me. That surely is something to smile about and I try to always look at the sunny side. As long as they pull up sound, they can continue to race. When I first got into thoroughbred racing, I would worry about the horses just being safe. I don’t fret as much any more, but their well being is still foremost in my mind.
We also tried a new young ride in these races and although I believe he is enthusiastic, I think he may need a little more seasoning. Although I know there is no such thing as a perfect ride, there are some rides that are better than others. It will be up to the trainer to make any necessary adjustment in this respect.
Although we got a slow start, at least we got started and I look forward to some success at Albuquerque. Keep your fingers crossed for us and we will be doing the same.