Racing and Foals and Racing

Racing and Foals and Racing

Okay…I know it’s been awhile, but life has just been tooooooooo crazy! Our last blog ended with Miss Noble Rose in her first race at Santa Anita. Well, she broke from the gate great. From the ninth post position, she got right over and positioned herself fourth. She then decided to let everyone go ahead… She made a move at the top of the turn and, wow, were we excited. Then she decided to let all but two go ahead… Doug O’Neill thinks maybe she’ll like the turf better. Speaking of the O’Neill Team, they had a FABULOUS win in the Florida Derby with Nyquist and their star seems to have settled in at Keeneland. I hope Doug has a good Keeneland meet with the horses he is shipping in….and hope you don’t get tired of hearing about their good news.   As you may have learned by now, there are so many dips and dives in this business that you also come to appreciate your friends’ accomplishments as if they are yours. Two new babies…Bellezza Rosso delivered a strong Goldencents colt on April 5.  He weighted 116 pounds and I think his legs are as long as his mom’s.  As you can see from the photo, his mama thinks he is the most precious foal on the farm.  This is the fourth Goldencents foal we have delivered this year, and he certainly seems to be stamping them. OK, sorry…some of you are asking “stamping them”?  …This is a term used in the horse biz that means the stallion in question is producing offspring that all have similar physical characteristics,...