For a long while now, our website has been about our entire stable instead of one horse, so we decided we should move to a domain that reflects this. We urge you to edit your bookmark for rockportharbor.com to reflect our new address: foxhillfarmstable.com.
We have more features we are working on, but the site’s tidy enough to welcome visitors. The most useful feature may be the BRIS watches. If you look above in the navigational bar, you’ll see “stable watch” and “stallion watch.” Click on “stable watch” for entries and recent results for our stable runners. Under “stallion watch” you can see entries and recent results for our two stallions, Old Fashioned and Kodiak Kowboy. You are able to get free past performances and charts at both places.
Give the new site a look around. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Chad and I have decided not to run in the Preakness. The horse is training well, eating well and is full of energy. I have carefully weighed the risk/reward of running in the Preakness two weeks after a grueling battle in The Derby. We are in a position of winning the Preakness but we also could run second or due to the short period between races throw in a bad run. He has never carried much flesh and we have decided to take the conservative approach and give him some time to put some weight on and get him ready slowly for either The Jim Dandy at Saratoga or The Haskell at Monmouth. They are both run near the end of July. This will set us up perfectly for Travers at Saratoga near the end of August. Time and patience are valuable in this sport and I feel the best for the horse is this route. I certainly could be making the wrong decision but I don’t have a crystal ball. I am doing what I think is the best business plan to make him a top race horse and a valuable stallion. Time will tell whether I made the right decision. Navy Cross ran a credible race at Penn National Friday night and will run next at PARX on the grass. Linchpin, the full brother to Quality Road, has been a slow learner and has been a real project for Larry Jones. Larry loves the horse and no one gets on him but Larry. He ran in a very fast race yesterday and Larry was happy with the way he ran his first race. We will stretch him out next time and I think that will agree with him. I will keep you up to date on any interesting developments at Fox Hill Farm.
Normandy Invasion arrived last night at Belmont in good spirits. He seems to have his normal amount of energy but will walk the shed row tomorrow as he did today. He will go to the track Thursday and Chad will see how he is doing. I would say it is 50-50 whether we run in The Preakness. Chad and I spoke on the phone quite a while this morning about our various options. If he is training at the top of his game and seems like he could handle another race on the 18th, we would think more positively about running him in The Preakness. We might let him rest for about forty five days and run him somewhere in mid June followed by The Jim Dandy and the ultimate goal of The Travers. We are also seriously considering training him right into the Jim Dandy. I will let you know as soon as Chad and I decide.