My days are kept busy working out of two locations with horses in full training both at Woodbine Racetrack and at Kelynack Farm Training Facility in Milton. There is plenty of driving involved with this commute but it gives me the opportunity to make phone calls. When I'm lucky mom or dad will take the trip out to Milton with me and I can get paperwork and horse notes done in the passenger seat -my mobile office!
One of my favorites at the training center is Carolyn's Best who was with me in Florida. The filly has encountered a few challenges with her lower back and sacral region. Instead of the quick answer of injecting and or use of shock-wave, the filly's owners, Barry and Maggie McLeod opted to give their filly time to recuperate. Liw Bringelson, has made regular visits to work with the filly's muscles. With plenty of turn out time and a very patient and gentle increase in training, the filly has turned inside out and is traveling like a different horse. Some horses are not made to stay inside a stable 23 hours of the day and the ability to have a few out at this location has been hugely beneficial to me for this reason alone -access to green paddocks after training, allowing for the horse to get its head down and relax.
I am really very excited about the stock in the barn, we have some fantastic breeding and the talent is there to boot. While the barn is predominantly composed of 2yo's we have some older horses now who are ready to race. Hoi An, by Successful Appeal, is training very well and is nominated to the Ontario Damsel Stakes. The filly is well placed here and David Moran is very excited about how she has been training. Young Bohemian has been to the gate a few times and has some nice published works. "Bo", as he is fondly referred to by his groom, Dawn, just needs to get his gate clearance and is ready to race. Young Bohemian is a lovely big animal by Indian Charlie who will relish going a distance in a race; he eats up the ground effortlessly.
I gave my Head Lad, Bob Appleton, a good headache on Monday as we breezed 6 two year old fillies in sets of three, they are not far off from racing, I will write more about them as they approach their respective races.
Welcome to the barn! You are welcome to watch the action in the barn every morning on our webcam, I hope you enjoy it!
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