Happy New Year!! Cassatt is training well and is very sound after her tune-up win in the Tiffany Lass. She is pointed for the Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston Race Park on January 24th. Larry is very excited about the way she is training and her race to race improvement of getting worked up in the paddock. She really has improved a lot each race. Our goal is to win a Grade 1 with her this year.
Coup de Grace is back with Larry after turning him out for 60 days for a much needed rest. He has just started galloping. The goal for him is the same as Cassatt. He needs to win a Grade 1 this year. Thirteen Arrows is still turned out but should be back in training in about a month. Normandy Invasion’s fracture has improved but we will get a better idea if he can return to training or be retired when Dr. Bramlage examines him in about 10 days. General Ike took a little time off but is back in training and doing well. Texas Two Step had a couple unlucky breaks in his last two races but Larry is ready to run him long now. Broadway Show is doing great and is ready to run as is Exodus, who Larry is thrilled with. He is a very fast horse. The Trunk Monkey is improving with every work. He is a couple works from starting. Bluff is running today and even though he drew the 11th hole, we look for him to run a good race today. The Sandman got left at the gate and was out of the race from the start. He is a nice horse and will be much better when he is stretched out. Cinnamon Spice and Poetry are both training extremely well and are about a month from a race. We retired Blitz due to an injury. We are looking for a home for him hopefully in the New Orleans area. Clark Kent is also retired with a serious injury which we are working with Dr Bramlage to try and save him to give away as a riding horse.
Jeff Runco has Ballad running well for him and is racing tomorrow at Laurel. He also is training Bettlebomb, Kicker Bond and Jubilation. He is doing a great job working with these horses.
Bronze Star came up a little lame and Dr Bramlage thought we should turn him out for 60 days which was about a month ago. He is already feeling much better and is sound as can be now. Ideal and Glory have run good races for Jerry Hollendorfer and are due to run back within normal intervals. Kentuckian has a quarter crack and lost a lot of time training but is back at the track at Golden Gate and is doing great. Jerry is very high on this Tiznow colt.
Ruby’s Escapade and Fame and Fortune will be bred soon as will Song of Solomon. I am going to sell them in November. I think I will do the same with Boston Lady unless Normandy returns to the race track.
Mary Rita is retired and will be bred and sold in November also. The two year olds in training with Bill Recio in Ocala are doing great. He loves the Tapit filly that is a half sister to Mucho Macho Man. She is her favorite. We are about to name the two year olds of today. That should cover all of my horses. I am looking for a great 2015 for Fox Hill Farm.