Category Archives: thoroughbred horses

What does it take to win?

Saturday’s Preakness really showed what it takes to win a horse race.  Of course you have to start out with a really good horse, but there is so much more to winning a race.  The old Irish saying is “The … Continue reading

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Good News & Not So Good

Our mare Yuma Thurman ran on Friday.  She was in the lead most of the way but got caught at the wire.  That was actually the good news — she ran well and pulled up good.  Coming in second also … Continue reading

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Just pictures

I promised to post pictures of Yuma Thurman after she won her race, so here goes: She is clearly in the lead all the way! Here’s our girl in full stride! This is a winning smile! In the Winner’s Circle … Continue reading

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A few curve balls

Life seems to have thrown me a few curve balls lately and I have had to put everything aside to deal with these problematic situations.  It’s time to shake the blues and think positive and enjoy life.  So here I … Continue reading

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4th Place Recap

Opening day at Turf Paradise was definitely a welcomed day.  We are finally home and ready to race.  All our equine kids made it home safely from New Mexico and are settled in. The first day of racing for us … Continue reading

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Still trying

Well Albuquerque has still proven to be a heart breaker.  The track has been so fast and our horses start so well but seem to weaken in the stretch. Our trainer, Drew Fulmer is a die-hard so he has been great. … Continue reading

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One More Time — Keeping the Faith

We managed to make it so far during the long summer of racing in New Mexico.  Our home base is Turf Paradise in Phoenix, AZ.  It’s been a tough summer trying to win a few races here and there. We … Continue reading

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Long Hot Summer — How many ways can you lose?

Every summer it’s time for our thoroughbred horses to leave home (Phoenix, AZ) and race in a more temperate climate.  The 100 degree temperatures of Phoenix are too stressful for our equine family. For the last few years, we have … Continue reading

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Off and running at Sunray Park

So the meet at Sunray Park in Albuquerque started on July 3rd.  It was a grand start for our trainer Drew Fulmer.  He entered his oldest horse Canard.  Canard is a wonder horse.  He is sweet and gentle.  He’ll eat … Continue reading

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Broken Hearted

Yesterday was a real heart breaker for me.  We had our horse Cut to the Front running at Sunray Park.  He was training so good and looked ready to win.  We had claimed him with the intent that he would do … Continue reading

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Back home in Phoenix, AZ

Our horses have all been settled for the new meet at Sunray in Farmington, NM.  Our trainer, Drew Fulmer did a wonderful job of getting all my equine kids moved and ready to go. It is time to reflect on … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day. Our trainer Drew Fulmer is a father and a grandfather, but he is even more.  He is a “DAD” to our horses. Here is a silly poem which I sent to him as a Happy Dad’s … Continue reading

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Look Out Sunray

The meet at Albuquerque Downs is over. It has been a little trying to say the least. The number of races for which our horses qualified were few so we didn’t have much opportunity to compete. The track at Albuquerque … Continue reading

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Keep the dream alive!

As I had posted a few days ago, our wonderful horse Inclined to Win was entered in a $150,000 handicap race because there were no other races for which he qualified. We knew that he was outclassed but it didn’t … Continue reading

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This is what DREAMS are made of

The meet at Albuquerque Downs is coming to an end and we will be happy to move on to Sunray. Sunray has always proven to be a more friendly track for our horses. There are more races for which we … Continue reading

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