Friday, September 30, 2011


There have been some inquiries from Partners regarding the possibility of Mr. Fantasy standing at stud. Although the stallion market is very weak, we want to do some research before making any decisions. Therefore, we are postponing tomorrow’s conference call until next week so we can have a more thorough discussion of our path forward. More to come.
Marketfrontrunning arived and Kips on Tuesday . Kip called and said she looks well and is going to give her a couple of days to settle in then get to work on her

Friday, September 23, 2011

Mr Fantasy

Terry  a long talk with Mike Hushion this morning. Unfortunately, we’re not in a good spot with Mr. Fantasy. His last two works have been subpar and we’re struggling to hold him together. As we all know, his ankles have been an ongoing struggle. There’s some filling in his suspensory, and Mike feels that his breathing (which has been of concern in the past) is not where it needs to be. Mother Nature is trying to tell us something.
We’ve put a lot of money into this horse, and for good reason. He’s extremely talented and provided us with many thrills. Mike’s concern is that if we send him over to the frontside and he runs his eyeballs out (like we know he does each and every time), he could catastrophically injure himself. That’s what very good racehorses do - they run through their physical ailments. Mike has been a horse trainer for over 30 years. His gut tells him that this horse needs to see life away from the track.
It’s a tough pill to swallow. All of us at WPT love this horse. He runs hard every time he goes out there. Trust me when I tell you I had a knot in my stomach when Mike brought this up.
 We’re going to hold a conference call with Mike next Friday, September 30th to discuss this issue. We want everybody to feel comfortable with this decision and to understand that we’re looking out for the best interests of Mr. Fantasy by proposing retirement.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Mr Fantasy worked 5F at Belmont yesterday in 1:02:82  2 of 6

Friday, September 16, 2011


Mr. Fantasy worked five furlongs in 1.02:33 (5 of 7) on Monday at Belmont. “He did not finish as well as I would have liked,” said Mike. “He did come out of the work fine, but I will need to see him work better next week before we talk races for him.” Not the best news, but hopefully he just had a bad day in the office. More to come after his next work, which should come early next week.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Mr Fantasy worked out at Belmont going 5F in 1:02:23   5 of 6

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Mr. Fantasy arrived back to Belmont Park. The swelling in his ankle is down, and he is moving soundly. He’ll jog for the next few days due to the rainy weather. After three days of galloping, he is scheduled to breeze.

The Aftermarket Filly has been named Marketfrontrunning

Friday, September 2, 2011


Mr. Fantasy worked his first five furlongs since coming back off the bench in 1.02:07 (3 of 15) on Wednesday at Saratoga. It was a solid work, and he cooled out fine, but has some heat and swelling in a front ankle this morning. Mike’s vet will x-ray the ankle in 1-2 days. As soon as we have a report we will pass it along.

Phosphorescent’s breeder Nancy Waylett, has expressed an interest in retiring him to her farm in Maryland. We are working to finalize this, but are very happy to see this guy go to a good home.

The Defense Rests is resting comfortably at Mill Creek Farm near Saratoga after having knee surgery. Partner Keith McGraw has agreed to provide him with a good home once he is through with his recovery.

Honeysuckle Vine  had some stiffness in her knees after her work . She is going to be laid up for the winter to give her time to develop .

Aftermarket Filly after a disappointing sale where she did not receive a single bid we are now in the process of looking at training tracks to get her broken and trained . We do not think she is a forward type and do not expect her to run until 3 on the turf .

Six Zeroes is doing well on the farm and is in foal to Midshipman within the next couple of weeks her Freud foal will be weaned .

Affirm Promise wil be retired due to age after her Bluegrass Cat foal is weaned