Mojo Runners Get Ready for Summer
June 8, 2008
HP returned to HighPointe and settled back in nicely after spending most of May at Kesmarc. Our Trainer said The Man looks good, he’s happy,
and John's ready to get Hollywood back into the program.
The plan is
to work Woodrow an easy half mile (four furlongs) later this week and see
how he comes out of it. If all’s well,
then HP will move forward with his training.
Patroness completed her last work (1/2 mile—four furlongs—in an easy :52.6) on
Friday at Diamond D Ranch.
steps for Sister Brigid will be to find a ride to Kentucky.
The plan is to ship SB this week and get her settled at HighPointe as
soon as possible. (For those concerned
about the heat, she’ll travel at night when the temperatures are cooler.) The goal is to have her ready to run at
Keeneland during their Fall Meet.
The Belmont Stakes
the best word to describe the results of the Belmont is:
redemption. While I’m indifferent
about the outcome of the race, I am glad a horse that is pumped up on steroids
did not win the Triple Crown. (I don’t
care if they are “legal” in that state or not.)
If you'd like to read my article
about banning steroids and other performance enhancing drugs from racing click:
Get Rid of Steroids
bounce in the Belmont will do three important things for
the industry: 1. Raise further awareness
about “juicers” (trainers who use steroids to get an edge), 2. Increase focus
on the Industry’s efforts to ban performance enhancing drugs, and 3. Fan the flames about modifying the Triple
Crown series (to make it easier to win). My article addresses 1 and 2; but on the
topic of changing the Triple Crown, I like (and agree with) what Nick Zito
(trainer of two Kentucky Derby, a Preakness, and two Belmont winners) had to
70’s spoiled us with back-to-back-to-back greats. The Triple Crown is one of the greatest
challenges in all sports that requires a good horse to prove its worth. Look at some of the legendary horses that
didn’t do it—Majestic Prince, Spectacular Bid, Northern Dancer. Racing is more competitive now—and that’s a
good thing. It (participating) used to
be big owners and big farms. Now, more
people want in and can participate.”