Lazy, much less crazy, days of Summer

Lazy, much less crazy, days of Summer

It’s Sunday morning and while enjoying a cup of Lil’s coffee, I’m looking out on a sundrenched field where Sassy Rose and Varlabena are taking a much needed nap.  Tough morning for them, they woke up to a beautiful sunrise, cool temperature and grazed a little… make that a lot… then ran over to get a better look at the three youngest foals chasing each other playing tag.  That was it, down they went for their midmorning nap, not exhausted but living the life of a retired race horse at Rosecrest Farm. We watched the historic Belmont Race yesterday cheering for the horses as they charged down the stretch with empty stands, two weeks later than normal and…WOW…the first leg of the Triple Crown.  These are CRAZY times.  The owners, Sackatoga Stables and trainer Barclay Tagg win the Belmont. They were thereat Belmont Park 17 years ago hoping to win the third leg of the crown with Funny Cide.  Unfortunately, Funny Cide did not win the Triple Crown, but his story is one for the ages.  When Chuck and I purchased our farm, it was the beginning of my education of the Thoroughbred world.  Chuck had the business plan and background for this new chapter in our lives and I knew a horse had four legs… but I was going to design the racing silks for Rosecrest Farm.  Back to my education, one of the first books I read was the story of Funny Cide.  It was not only a great read but gave me a glimpse of the Thoroughbred business from many different aspects….breeding, sales, trainers and racing. ...