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July 2010

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July 30, 2010


Annie's Fourth Breeze!


WAA worked 5/16ths in 31.2 this morning at Diamond D Ranch.

Annie was asked to quicken her pace, and she responded by shaving off a couple of tenths from her time last week!  The Filly's breeze caps a successful month of preparation for the next stage of her training.

Photo by Carol Nichols

Several WAA Partners were onhand to watch the Mojo Filly's breeze and reward her with carrots!

Photo by Carol Nichols Photo by Carol Nichols Photo by Carol Nichols

Next week, Annie will breeze an easy 3/8ths of a mile.  The following week, she'll begin schooling from the starting gate.

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July 23, 2010

Annie's Third Breeze and Video!

WAA worked an easy 5/16ths in 31.4 this morning.

The goal today was to increase her distance without pressing the pace, and the Mojo Filly glided around the track just like she was taking a stroll in the park.  After the breeze, she galloped out nicely, hit the showers, and went to work on the feed bucket.

Photo by Fred Taylor, Jr.

In addition to watching Annie's workout, we also recorded the third Wild About Annie Mojo Video--which includes an interview with Diamond D Manager, Scooter Dodwell.  Scooter was kind enough to sit down with Managing Partner, Fred Taylor, to share his thoughts about Annie's progress.

Photo by Ben Taylor

You can watch the video by clicking:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp9pMvsj7Ck

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July 16, 2010

Annie's Second Breeze!

Annie completed her 2nd breeze since the layoff (no works last week due to the sloppy Diamond D track). 

WAA worked ¼ of a mile in 24.4—so, she shaved a few tenths off of her previous work on July 2. 

Photo by Carol Nichols

Annie started off in a nice pace/rhythm; she kicked in and took off at the ¼ pole; she was digging in down the stretch; and she galloped out nicely after she crossed the finish.

The Filly has an even temperment; demonstrates a propensity to rate; and runs with tactical speed.  Annie is relaxed when she’s on the race track and around other horses, and gets to work when called upon. 

WAA is doing all of the things we could ask from her at this stage of her training schedule.

Note:  WAA’s breeze times for the same distance and same stage of training are equal to, and a few tenths faster than, our first Mojo Runner, stakes nominated, Hollywood Pegasus.

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July 2, 2010

Annie's First Breeze since her R&R!

Several Partners spent the morning at Diamond D to watch Annie’s first work since her R&R this Spring.

Photo by Carol Nichols

Annie had been galloping for fitness during June.  This month, she gets back to business with timed breezes.

As you can see, the Filly looks great. Her steel gray coat is gorgeous—almost a purple sheen.  Prior to her workout, the Partners visited with Annie in the stall; gave her some carrots; and lots of well-deserved attention.  Then Annie was saddled up; warmed up; and sent out to the track for her first breeze since February.

Photo by Carol Nichols Photo by Carol Nichols Photo by Carol Nichols

Annie galloped ¾ around the six-furlong track at an easy pace; and, as the rider approached the ¼ pole, he called on the Filly to sprint home.  Responding to the rider’s command, Annie’s tail came up; she gathered speed into the turn; and, as if she understood what was coming, she took off at the top of the stretch!  Her breeze time was 25.1—not too shabby coming off of a break.

 
Photo by Carol Nichols Photo by Carol Nichols

Annie will continue her works throughout July (increasing the distance every two weeks); and then gate schooling in August.

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