Trip Notes – Our New Section!
By Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans Co-founder
Welcome to our new section! Billed as “observations, notable news and other timely updates”, we hope to pick up where the Weekly Roundup lets off, bringing you occasional updates throughout the week. We’ll bring you up to speed on information that wasn’t available in the Weekly Roundup, such as next targets or post-race injuries. We’ll also point out any notable preparations for upcoming races.
The format will be a little more bloggish than the Roundup in that we’ll also bring you other things that catch our eye, such as photos, videos and useful information about handicapping, wagering and/or racing history. You know, stuff we’re interested! We also hope you’ll let us know what you’re interested in. Have ideas, questions, or just wanna say “hi”? Don’t be shy, that’s why we have comments! We’ll probably publish a couple of posts a week to start off and see where it takes us.
We had to juggle a few things around to fit Trip Notes (which you can find in the top-level navigation). Lists & Feeds, which included links to Mailing Lists, RSS and Twitter pages, has been disbanded. Those links now live under About. We’re always making little adjustments to site and now we can let you know about them here.
You’ll find the link to Trip Notes in the top-level navigation
And now for a few updates from earlier in the weekâ€¦ you may remember that J C’s Pride, one of the highly regarded starters in the Grade 1 Hopeful at Saratoga (replay), didn’t finish the race. Last we heard he came out of the race fine, but he turned out to have an slight ankle injury. He’s now on the mend and looking to resume training later this week. Trinniberg, the longshot who almost upset the Hopeful at 68-1, might make his next start at Belmont Park in the Grade 2 Nashua on Oct 2 or the Grade 1 Champagne on Oct 8.
Also getting ready to resume racing is last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner, Awesome Feather, who hasn’t raced since:
What happened to her? From DRF’s Dave Grenig (who you can follow on Twitter!)
Two days after the Breedersâ€™ Cup, Awesome Feather went through the auction ring at Fasig Tiptonâ€™s November mixed sale, where she was purchased for $2.3 million by Frank Stronach. Before Awesome Feather was able to get back into training, a lesion was found in a tendon that needed time to heal.
In that article her new trainer, Chad Brown, notes that she’s doing “really well” and that if things go well, “she could be ready to run in a month.” Here’s hoping things go well!
Looking ahead to this weekend, Sunday’s Woodbine Mile field is looking full and potentially deep. Courageous Cat, last out in the Shoemaker Mile (replay) on July 4th weekend, looks like the current headliner. We’ll bring you a Ten Things on the Woodbine Mile tomorrow. In the meantime, check out the Woodbine Mile site plus these write-ups:
Daily Racing Form: Turallure early arrival for Woodbine Mile
Miami Herald: Court Vision and Romans together for Woodbine Mile