Tag Archives: horse racing

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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Finally

It seemed like forever, but we finally got our win.  Yuma Thurman went wire to wire — gone good bye! We had an apprentice rider named Katelin Willey on her.  This young jockey is just doing so well and we … Continue reading

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No Place Like Home

Chase those flying moneys away, click your heels and repeat after me: “There’s no place like home!” We are down to our last week of racing in New Mexico and then all the horses will be heading home to Turf … 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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On the move in 2015

It may seem that I have been lax by not posting anything new.  Oh well, I started 2015 in the ICU and I am now recovering at home.  My health has been problematic for some time now, but that’s a … Continue reading

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Smile and say cheese

As promised, I have photos to share.  These are the last three horses that we claimed.  The first claim this season was Cut to the Front. Cut to the Front is a 4-year old California bred gelding out of Storming Fever. … Continue reading

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If wishes were horses, all men would ride!

As previous reported, we made an attempt to claim a few new horses but not very successfully.  Our trainer Drew Fulmer dropped a claim on a really good horse, but as expected so did three other trainers.  There was a … Continue reading

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The Dream is still alive!

There are things that dreams and fantasies are made of.  I think I found that in my favorite horse Tonight at Eleven.  Tonight at Eleven is a thoroughbred race horse with more potential than anyone but me seems to recognize. … Continue reading

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What would Dracula say?

Dracula would say: I want your blood!  Well, we are looking for some new blood — that is we are looking forward to claiming a few horses this weekend starting on Halloween. I always get excited about claiming horses.   … Continue reading

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Ready to Rumble

We definitely are ready to rumble — but the big question is “Will it be Rumble or Stumble?”  Horse Racing is a risky tricky business and we will soon see if we can keep the magic alive.  We have two … Continue reading

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Time for a little MAGIC

It’s the start of a new racing season and so I decided it was time to enlist some good old fashioned Magic!  Ha ha!  I have found that many owners and trainers are at least a little superstitious and so I … Continue reading

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Rock & Roll

It’s time to get ready to rock and roll.  All the horses are back home safely thanks to our illustrious trainer, Drew Fulmer.   I know he is singing and dancing, even if he won’t admit it.  It has been … Continue reading

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Pursue It

Finally success on Tuesday, September 16th.  One of my favorites, Pursuxit (pronounced pursue it — silent x) ran in the 5th race and won by over 3 lengths.  At the last minute, we had a jockey change which ended up … Continue reading

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