Adventures in horse racing
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Mr. Fantasy continues daily turnout at Dr. Baker’s farm in Kentucky. Doc remains on schedule to x-ray his ankles in early January.
Phosphorescent remains on schedule to have his ankle x-rayed in early January by Dr. Baker.
The Defense Rests is set to work back within the next few days at Kirkwood.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The Defense Rests worked four furlongs in in 50:00 this morning at Kirkwood. Kip Elser said, "He went the first 3/8ths in 36 and change, and then got a little bit tired in the final furlong. This was a good blow for him and he should get a lot out of it fitness wise. We'll breeze him another four furlongs next week."The Defense Rests remains on target to ship back to Mike's barn in New York in January
The Defense Rests is scheduled to work four furlongs on Thursday morning at Kirkwood. More to follow after the work.
Phosphorescent had a routine week of turnout on the farm and remains on schedule to be x-rayed by Dr. Baker early in the New Year. We are just under 2 months into the projected 3-4 month out of training period.
Mr. Fantasy had a routine week of turnout on the farm and will be evaluated by Dr. Baker in early January.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The Defense Rests breezed three furlongs in 39:00 on Saturday at Kirkwood. Kip said, “He’s done very well with a ¾ shoe on his left front foot, so I am inclined to leave it on for a few more weeks before putting a full shoe back on, just to minimize the pressure on the area where he popped an abscess a few weeks ago. He looks great, and I’m very happy with how he is moving. I’ll likely work him again over the weekend.” The Defense Rests remains on schedule to ship back to Mike in January.
Phosphorescent continues daily turnout at Dr. Baker’s farm and remains on schedule to be x-rayed in January.
Mr. Fantasy remains on schedule to be x-rayed by Dr. Baker in January. He goes out during the day equipped with a heavy blanket to keep him warm before spending the nighttime hours in the barn.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The Defense Rests is back galloping after popping an abscess. The farrier advised that we keep the ¾ shoe on to make the bothersome area is completely drained. A full shoe will go back on in short order. If he continues training forwardly over the next few days, Kip plans to breeze him over the weekend or early next week. We plan to keep him in the milder climate of South Carolina for an extra couple weeks as the intensity of his speedwork is increased. We will get him up to Mike’s barn in New York in January. He will have a few breezes under his belt by the time. A late February/early March return to the races looks viable.
Phosphorescent is on schedule to have his ankle x-rayed by Dr. Baker in January. Lupe had nothing but positive things to say about our turf lover on yesterday’s “Tuesdays at Two” trainer conference call. Click here to listen.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The Defense Rests ended up having an abscess in his left front foot. Last week Kip and his team soaked the foot to try and draw out the inflammation and infection. The farrier thought something may have gotten lodged in one of his nail holes, and our colt’s body reacted by forming an abscess to try and get rid of the foreign body. He was outfitted with a ¾ shoe on Monday and jogged soundly this morning. It looks like we knocked this out. Kip’s farrier plans to put a full sized shoe back on him on Friday. If everything looks good, he will resume training over the weekend.
Phosphorescent had another IRAP therapy session on Monday. Click here to learn about IRAP. He’s been on stall rest for the past two days, and will resume turnout tomorrow. Don’t worry, on cold days he’ll head out with a heavy blanket on to keep him warm.
Mr. Fantasy had his final PRP treatment on Monday. He’s been on stall rest for the past two days, and will move into a small paddock tomorrow for daily turnout each day. He will wear a blanket to keep him warm while turned out, and will be brought into the barn each night.
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