Tag Archives: race track

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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Hail Hail The Gang’s All Here!

Well, not only are all of our horses back at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, AZ, our home base, but they are all settled in and ready for the new racing season. As promised, here are pictures of some of our … Continue reading

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Off and running again

Well, we were fortunate to find a few races for which our horses qualify.  Pursuxit was off and running in the 9th race at The Downs in Albuquerque today, Saturday, September 6th.  He made a gallant effort but the track … Continue reading

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Time to rest

Well, we had a good run at Sunray Park in Farmington and now it’s time to rest.  The next meet is in Albuquerque, NM.  That meet starts the first week of August, so we have time for the horses to … Continue reading

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Oh no — No Jockey!!

On Tuesday, June 10th, we were all set to see Pursuxit run in the last race at Sunray. The horses were all ready and on their way to the starting gate. We had our bets in. We were watching the … Continue reading

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Finishing up at Turf Paradise

Our trainer Drew Fulmer has been working hard getting ready for the move to New Mexico. Everything has to be packed up and relocated. Equipment for the trip has to be inventoried so all necessary supplies are available. Drew can … Continue reading

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Tonight at Eleven — race results

Here’s the latest from Turf Paradise.  It’s me, Tonight at Eleven, affectionately known as 11.  Well, I ran on Wednesday.  I couldn’t believe the odds — I guess my recent races were pretty bad, but at race time the odds … Continue reading

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Ready Set Go

If you have previously read my posts, you know that my favorite horse is Tonight at Eleven.  He is off to the races tomorrow. I am so exciting about his race.  He is due to win and I talked to … Continue reading

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2014 — Time for Change!

Only a few more days to finish out the racing year.  I have to admit that this has been a lean year and we are anxiously awaiting a new and prosperous year.  2014 is the Chinese Year of the Horse … Continue reading

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Ain’t no baby anymore — I’m a Winner!!

Hey, it’s me Ocotillo. Hurray and Congrats!! Dorothy was right — I won my first race. It was such a great feeling. I really was the fastest horse in the race, just like Dorothy told me I would be. Tonight … Continue reading

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Another Chance — Hey it’s me Ocotillo

Well, they are giving me another chance to prove myself — my race date is Tuesday, November 19th. If you missed the last one, I was running like a champ according to Dorothy. Then suddenly, and it seemed out of … Continue reading

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Turn It Around

Well, we have had a slow start at the meet at Turf Paradise. Some of the race selections have not been the best, primarily because the right races haven’t been available. Yesterday, Pursuxit did his best in a race that … Continue reading

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Looking for a WIN

Just starting the third week of the meet at Turf Paradise. Everyone is working hard getting their horses ready. I understand that there are about 1,400 horses at Turf Paradise and by the end of the year there should be … Continue reading

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No place like home

As promised, here are some pictures of my equine family! There really is no place like home and everyone is settling down. We are ready for an exciting and profitable season at Turf Paradise. All the horses have been checked … Continue reading

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Ocotillo’s News from Fairplex Park, Pamona, CA

It’s me again, Ocotillo, the youngest horse in Drew Fulmer’s barn. As I have said before, I am a 2-year old gelding. Since I am not quite ready to race, I have time to observe and report the activity at … Continue reading

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