Tag Archives: Turf Paradise Race Course

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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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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Never say never — still looking for the right horse

Claiming a good thoroughbred horse is more difficult than you might think. The first step is to find horses in the appropriate price range. Once we have selected a few horses to look at, it’s time for some investigating.  Fortunately … Continue reading

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Lady Luck

Well Lady Luck thumbed her nose at us on Sunday. On Sunday, we had one of my favorite runners race.  His name is Pursuxit and he is probably the most intelligent horse in our barn.  At least I think he … 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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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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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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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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Jesus has a horse!

The film Heaven is for Real is a nice down home film. Nothing exciting or thrilling — no sex or violence — just a simple family story. My son visited us from Georgia and we wanted to see a movie. … Continue reading

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Time to shine

Finally Fulmer Racing is settled down at Sunray Park for the remainder of the meet. Our trainer, Drew Fulmer made two trips with the horses so they are all set. A few of our horses were turned out for the … Continue reading

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Recipe for Success

Hurray for California Chrome!  Congrats to the owners!  They definitely had the recipe for success — oh yeah, even cookies.  I’d love to have that recipe for horse cookies — they worked.  But what really works for thoroughbreds is the … Continue reading

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Real success

How do you define success? In horse racing it’s a win! But is that really the only standard for success. I guess as a quintessential optimist, I can try to at least put a positive spin on almost anything. We … Continue reading

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