Got this in the inbox earlier today…
This notice is to inform you that one or more of your horses has worked out.
Date: May 19, 2009
Track: PINNACLE RACE COURSE
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 56:80 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Okay, so last out of 60 isn’t exactly the sexiest number on paper, and that time is downright crawling, but a return to Michigan gives me reason for optimism. Even at its lowest maiden claiming levels, Chicago can be a tough place for a Michigan-bred to start out compared to like-priced maiden claimers at Pinnacle. She’s probably got a while before her next start (Pinnacle’s meet doesn’t open until June 5), so she can afford to be brought along at a slower pace. Just as long as she goes all out when they start to count, that’s all that matters.
If anything else, at least I’ll be able to get some pictures of her this time around.