Saw this in my inbox earlier today. Felt the need to share…
This notice is to inform you that one or more of your horses has worked out.
Date: February 25, 2009
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 40:40 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
From: Equibase Virtual Stable
Aside from the obvious monetary interest I have in Mrs. Murphy, I will also cheer for her because her bloodlines run several generations back into our family stable. Her dam, Janies Enjoyment, and granddam, Janies Echo both ran under my grandpa’s colors at Great Lakes Downs and Detroit Race Course respectively. The fact that she was named in honor of my late grandma Murphy gives her sentimental value as well.
Of course, if she runs at Hawthorne, this gets me nothing but an excuse for a road trip, but it is still exciting to see her owner/trainer has her at the track and is getting her ready to start somewhere. For my bank account’s sake, I hope she holds off until Pinnacle Race Course opens up in June, but I have no problem driving to Hawthorne or her trainer’s other out-of-state base, Presque Isle Downs, to see her run her first race. Lord knows I haven’t driven longer distances to see a live horse race.
If and when she is confirmed to start, expect full and exhaustive coverage right here. I am fully prepared to blow off class to cover this.
Come on, people. Get excited!