Week 4: Sights, sounds, musings

Week 4 is in the books. Today is Sunday, or at least it feels like it is, because the pace is a little slower, there’s a little more free time. Then again, it’s Travers week, so come tomorrow (Monday), we are full steam ahead. But for now, a look back at week 4…

I know the world doesn’t really need yet another photo of Mine That Bird, but I couldn’t resist. Apparently, despite all good reports following the gelding’s surgery, a Travers decision comes tomorrow…

Remember this guy? Vineyard Haven? The guy who so impressively won the Hopeful and the Champagne last year, and then disappeared to Dubai? Back on the work tab, and here he is last week…ambitiously, he’s supposed to make his return in what will likely be a pretty competitive King’s Bishop this Saturday…

Success! The corrected version appeared in the last week or so…

She’s my new favorite filly, Rick Violette’s Worstcasescenario, who crushed the Adirondack last Wednesday. I wish that she had a different name…and with a pedigree of Forbidden Apple – Stacie’s Apple, surely there were any number of tantalizing possibilities? But she’s my two-year-old filly…can’t wait to see her at Belmont…

A shot of the Alabama swag…


…and Canadian shipper Careless Jewel crossing the finish line 11 lengths ahead of her countryfilly Milwaukee Appeal…


No recap is complete without a cat horse winner, and this week the honor goes to Floyd’s aptly named pick, D’bigcat…

I’ll be appearing on Jeanne Wood’s Capitol OTB program Wednesday morning shortly after 10 am—topics will likely include racing history and resources, backstretch philanthropy, and racing and education.

And if you’re planning on attending the Belmont Child Care Association benefit on Wednesday night, please make sure to say hello…

Onward to the Travers!

3 thoughts on “Week 4: Sights, sounds, musings

  1. Go Canada Go!Rob Landry did a great job keeping Careless Jewel together in that first turn debacle.Nice pics…yes, even the MTB one! (Another ex-Woodbine horse)

  2. Worstcasescenario couldn't alas, have a better name. She belongs to Klaravich Stables' Seth Klarman, and he names every horse for some Wall St. phrase or other. See, e.g., Read the Footnotes.If you want good names, the best are from Claiborne Farm, which tended to follow through the female line with single -word sequences: Edge, Eave, Boundary, for example, or Preach, Pulpit, etc.

  3. You know me, Keith–any opportunity to give props to our northern neighbors. As always, Steve, thanks for the info–must know go check out some of those Claiborne names…

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