On December 15th, our long time favorite Pursuxit did it again. He ran a mile race and won by a nose. Our jockey was Ronald “The Rocket” Richard. Ronald is new to Turf Paradise and has done exceptionally well on the new track for him.
Pursuxit paid $31.80 on a $2 win ticket. He was far from the favorite according to the book makers, but we knew he could do it. Here is the official photo from Turf Paradise.
Our other entry this week was Berry Valid. She was the favorite at post time, but got out a little slow, was checked at the first turn and then taken wide. We have had some rain here in Phoenix and the track condition were awful. For reasons unknown to us, the track wasn’t properly conditioned before race time and it was hard as concrete. It was a difficult day for most betting fans. It was impossible to predict the conclusion of most races. Good news is that our girl Berry Valid pulled up good and was hardly tired after the race. I am confident that she will win next time out. Our other entry was Dress Blues. We decided to scratch her because of the track conditions. We have just got her in good shape for racing and were not willing to take a chance with her. She is getting older and needs more TLC.
Another exciting feature for our barn is that our trainer Drew Fulmer claimed a fabulous 3-year old filly named Twilightinpriddis. She is still just 3 years old, but she has won 4 races. I think she will be a great addition to the barn. We are going to try to run her in a 3-year old race before the end of the year when she turns 4. It will be a little short between races, but probably worth a shot.