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Ode To The Place That Made Me

Some people say that your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love and hold most dear, well to me my home has always been at Canterbury Park. I yearned for those summers every single day of my young life I literally had a countdown started on my phone from the moment the meet closed for the winter. It was the one thing that kept me going through those long tough winters in school, It helped me discover so many things about myself and taught me so many life lessons. It was the place that really shaped who I became.

My first experience at Canterbury Park actually happened before I could walk or even form memories, My Mom and Dad knew someone who worked at Canterbury and through that connection, we were able to get a photo in the winners circle. I was just a young child in the photo and I didn't even look at the camera, but it was just the beginning of my long future with Canterbury Park. Fittingly the horse that won the race we got the photo for …
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OBS June Sales Results!

Here is how my Selected Yearlings breezed and sold at the recent OBS June Horses of Racing Age Sale.

Hip 106 Uncle Mo- Paint Me Red sold for $105,000 to Olin Gentry and Dennis O'Neil causing a $55,000 loss off her yearling purchase price of $160,000. 

Hip 112 Quality Road- Party Chatter sold for $240,000 to Justin Casse making a $110,000 profit off her yearling purchase price of $130,000

Hip 232 Orb- Shine Forth was a $72,000 RNA

Hip 276 Strong Mandate- Starship Scarlett sold for $50,000 to Nick Hines causing a $90,000 loss off his yearling purchase price of $140,000.

Hip 332 Dialed In- Top Trick sold for $110,000 to Joe Sharp making a $10,000 profit off his yearling price of $100,000

Hip 411 "Random Number" Uncle Mo- Afleet Lass sold for $27,000 to Uncle Mo Racing causing a $213,000 loss off his yearling purchase price of $240,000

Hip 494 Speightstown- Blueeyesintherein sold for $100,000 to Eddie Plesa JR. and Carl and Kathi Glassman causing a $100,000 loss off his year…

Triple Crown Reactions

I got into horse racing way back in 2004 thanks to a plucky little chestnut horse named Smarty Jones who swept through the Kentucky Derby and Preakness with devastating ease I thought for sure even with my limited horse racing knowledge at that time that he would be racings 12th Triple Crown winner. My hopes were dashed as another plucky little colt named Birdstone swept on by him and dashed all my hopes in that final heartbreaking furlong.  The Triple Crown is part of what fueled my love for this sport at such a young age, and after Smarty Jones I spent most of my life thinking I would never have the privilege to witness a Triple Crown winner. So when American Pharoah came along I relished every hoofbeat, every race-call, and every heart stopping moment along the trail. I probably have watched his Belmont over a hundred times, and I could probably recite it word for word by now. I remember exactly where I was when he crossed that wire first I was hot walking a horse named Castlederg …

Belmont Super Saturday Stakes Selections

Race 2 The Easy Goer Stakes 
Win: #3 Rugbyman
Place: #7 Dark Vader
Show: #2 Mask
Complete Super: #5 Prince Lucky 

Analysis: I'm thinking this is going to be a break out race for the royally bred Rugbyman I was very impressed with his last out and think he'll handle the jump to stakes company with flying colors.

Race 3 Ogden Phipps Stakes 

Win: #4 Pacific Wind
Place: #6 Abel Tasman
Show: #3 Highway Star
Complete Super: #1 Unbridled Mo

Analysis: Pacific Wind like a typical Curlin has gotten worlds better with age and I think she's still going to make leaps forward she's that good. Honest opinion she is easily the best Older Female on the East Coast.

Race 4 Acorn Stakes 

Win: #3 Monomoy Girl
Place: #7 Talk Veuve To Me
Show: #5 Caledonia Road
Complete Super: #1 Moonshine Memories

Analysis: Monomoy Girl is simply to good to be beaten especially at a flat mile. Caledonia Road is going to have better luck running in some longer distance races down the line. Talk Veuve To Me loo…

Fasig Tipton Midlantic Two Year Old Sale Update!

My Selected Yearlings recently went through the ring at the Fasig Midlantic sale heres how they worked and how they sold. (Click the links for workout videos)

Hip 61 Jimmy Creed- Arizion sold for $57,000 to DM Cooper making a $7,000 profit off his yearling price of $50,000.

Hip 109 Speightstown- Blueeyesintherein  was a $190,000 RNA

Hip 212 Goldencents- Fallseed was a $49,000 RNA

Hip 220 Will Take Charge- Fast Tigress  was a $19,000 RNA

Hip 252 Union Rags- Heavenly Pride sold for $20,000 to Trin-Brook Stable causing a $180,000 loss of his yearling purchase price of $200,000.

Hip 278 Mucho Macho Man- Itsagiantcauseway sold for $625,000 to Michael Lund Peterson making a $530,000 profit off his yearling purchase price of $95,000.

Hip 359 Street Sense- Miss Emelina sold for $200,000 to Kagele Bros, Ken Shaw, Mike Machowsky, Agent. Making a $80,000 profit off his yearling price of $120,000.

Hip 565 Medaglia D'Oro- Tapicat sold for $1,200,000 to Dennis O'Neil making a $725,000 profit off hi…

Upcoming Sale Update

These 13 Yearlings are the next ones scheduled to sell at the Fasig Tipton Midlantic two year old sale starting on May 21st! The under tack portion is on May 15-17th!

1.Hip 565 Medaglia D'Oro- Tapicat sold for $475,000 at Keeneland September
2.Hip 454 Maclean's Music- Quick Temper sold for $190,000 at Keeneland September
3.Hip 436 "Royal Family" Cairo Prince- Precious Princess sold for $350,000 at Keeneland Sept.
4.Hip 403 "Father Bryan" Quality Road- On The Podium sold for $95,000 at Keeneland Sept.
5.Hip 359 Street Sense- Miss Emelina sold for $120,000 at Keeneland Sept.
6.Hip 278 Mucho Macho Man- Itsagiantcauseway sold for $95,000 at Keeneland September
7.Hip 252 Union Rags- Heavenly Pride sold for $200,000 at Fasig Tipton Saratoga
8.Hip 220 Will Take Charge- Fast Tigress sold for $100,000 at Keeneland Sept.
9.Hip 212 Goldencents- Fallseed sold for $47,000 at Keeneland September.
10.Hip 150 Quality Road- Christmas Lass sold for $290,000 at Keeneland Sept…

Selected Yearling Update for 5/2/2018

These 31 Selected Yearlings have now been named

1. 16' Just Joking has now been named Babael
2. 16' Visavis has now been named Admire
3. 16' High Style has now been named New And Improved
4. 16' Hunting Hill has now been named Pakhet
5. 16' Nathans Mom Becky has now been named Prince Pierce
6. 16' Forestelle has now been named Azrael
7. 16' Trensa has now been named Coastal Defense
8. 16' False Impression has now been named Standard Deviation
9. 16' Dina Gold has now been named Herbies Toys
10. 16' Her Lady Grace has now been named Brees Bayou
11. 16' Cambiocorsa has now been named Power Player
12. 16' Running Creek has now been named Khrysos
13. 16' Azorina has now been named Strugar
14. 16' Fruhl's Gold has now been named Mutineer
15. 16' Helena Bay (GB) has now been named Barnstar
16. 16' Sittin At The Bar has now been named Club Car
17. 16' Hung The Moon has now been named Brill
18. 16' Rosangela has now b…