Thursday, December 20, 2012


Thelma filly out of Bellameister was euthanized yesterday after contracting a form of  Lawsonia Intracellularis

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pleastanly Fit Finishes game 3rd in Grade 2 German Ruiz B   . His half sister by Cosmonaut has just been exported to Panama

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Sky Afleet continues galloping and is moving well. He’ll start breezing in a few weeks

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Pleasantly Fit is installed as the 6-5 morning line fav for the Clasico " German Ruiz B ' on Sunday at the Hipodromo Presidente Remon

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Sky Afleet has really shown improvement in his training over the past few weeks, and is getting close to an easy breeze.

Tom Bellhouse was down in Camden over the weekend and watched this dude train. “Kip was right, he’s really grown up and filled out,” said Tom. “Gelding has really helped him and he’s making nice progress.”

Marketfrontrunning  showed great inprovement in her scans and is going back under tack

Friday, November 30, 2012


Sky Afleet started galloping every morning in Camden. “Gelding this horse has helped,” says Kip. “He’s putting his head down, relaxing, and focusing. I’ll get a few weeks of good galloping miles underneath him before doing some easy breezes and making a plan to get him back to Tom (Albertrani).”

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Bellameister`s 2yo Pleasantly Fit  scores in his fourth attempt at Hipodromo Presidente Remon

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sky Afleet “grabbed a quarter” or grabbed his front hoof with his hind hoof, tearing the skin. You’ll see in the video below he takes a few awkward steps. This is not a serious issue, and he should be ready to head back to the track next week. Overall, he’s becoming more relaxed and making steady progress. We expect him to be ready to ship back to Tom Albertrani’s barn in early 2013.

Pleasantly Fit is going to make his 4th start on Sunday

Monday, November 12, 2012


Skyafleet started easy gallops in Camden. “I’m slowly starting to see the positive effects of gelding him,” says Kip. “He’s putting his head down and isn’t as keyed up. He goes for a long jog through the woods before galloping a little less than a mile on the racecourse.”

Monday, November 5, 2012

Delayed Updates

Due to Sandy and lack of power updates are behind

Sky Afleet is jogging every day and due to start galloping next week. “He does well when we train him on the trails through the woods,” says Kip. “Varying his routine keeps him settled.”

Oct 27 Pleasantly Fit ran 3rd but was promoted to 2nd on DQ of second place finisher   he ran back on Nov 3rd  finishing 3rd

Friday, October 26, 2012

Oct 6th  #5  Pleasantly Fit 2 year old colt by Pleasantly Perfect out of Bellameister making his debut in Panama he returns tomorrow Oct 27th in the 1st #9


Sky Afleet became a gelding on Monday. He’ll walk for a few days before resuming regular training next week

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Honeysuckle Vine worked out at Finger Lakes   going 4F in 50:00 12 of 24

Friday, October 5, 2012


Sky Afleet continues jogging in Camden, mostly through the woods. “He’s a very high energy colt,” said Kip. “Right now he’s a bit wired, and gets too eager when in the wide open infield of the racecourse. He’s become much more relaxed going in company with another horses through the trails around the property. I’m very happy with how he’s moving.”

Friday, September 28, 2012


Sky Afleet is back jogging in Camden. Dr. Brandon evaluated him and said, “His ultrasound looks great. There is no sign of a tear in the tendon.”

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Sky Afleet arrived at Kirkwood Stables in Camden, SC. Kip’s vet scanned his tendon and was very pleased with the results. The lesion is almost 100% filled in. He’ll start back under saddle in early October.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Sky Afleet is on his way to Kip`s in SC  

Friday, September 7, 2012

Betting Humor

Andy Capp


Honeysuckle Vine is entered Monday in a Allowance at finger lakes going 6F

Sky Afleet Update

Sky Afleet is very happy to begin turnout at Mill Creek. “He was getting a little wild being on stall rest,” said Mill Creek owner Anne Morgan. “We sedated him a little bit the first couple days so he didn’t get too wound up out in the paddock. He’s really enjoying himself.”

“What a difference in this horse since we bought him in March,” said Terry. “He’s big and stout, but athletic at the same time. We’ll give him plenty of time. His body type is more indicative of a three-year-old then a precocious two-year-old.”

Sky Afleet ships to Camden, South Carolina within the next seven to ten days.

Friday, August 31, 2012


Sky Afleet had his second PRP treatment this morning and will start turnout this weekend.

Sky Afleet ships to Kip Elser’s Kirkwood Stables in Camden, SC toward the middle of the month. He’ll go back under saddle on the farm this fall before rejoining Tom’s string.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mares and Babies

Place your bets with care


Honeysuckle  finished a distant and disappointing 9th  she became really tired and did not take to the polly at all  so we will re group and go back to the dirt

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Honeysuckle Vine is entered Friday in the 2nd at Presque Isle Downs


Friday, August 17, 2012


Honeysuckle Vine worked a bullet on Tuesday going 5F in 1:01:60   1 of 8

Sky Afleet will have his second round of PRP therapy next week before before starting turnout in a small paddock. Tom Bellhouse was out to see him earlier in the week and said, “This colt is a beast. He’s held his muscle tone really well and certainly looks the part. I think this time off will really help him as he’s certainly matured quite a bit since I saw him Belmont Stakes week.”

We went to see him on Sunday and he was a real handful full of himself and wantin gto be outside  he was calm in stall and munching on mints .

Friday, August 3, 2012

NY Bred Sales

Here are the pages from 2 yearlings we have in the sale and from article in New York Breeder with stakes winner from Six Zeroes


Sky Afleet is having laser therapy performed on his tendons every week. We saw this horse earlier in the week on the farm and he looks great. He’s holding his weight and hasn’t lost much muscle tone during the time off. We’ll rescan his tendon in a few weeks.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Update and Fun

Honeysuckle Vine worked  at  Finger Lakes today going 4F in 51:40  9 of 10

Horse Terms:

Auction: A popular social gathering where you can change your horse from a liability into an asset.

Colic: Gastrointestinal result of eating at horse-show food stands.

Colt: What your mare gives you when you want a filly.

Endurance ride: End result when your horse spooks and runs away with you.

Feed: Expensive substance used to manufacture manure.

Fence: Decorative structure built to provide your horse something to chew on.

Grooming: Fine art of removing dirt from your horse's body and applying it to your own.

Hock: Financial condition of all horse owners.

Lungeing: Popular training method in which a horse exercises his owner by spinning him in circles until dizzy.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Marketfrontrunnings scan came out good and she was due to resume jogging this morning

Monday, July 30, 2012


Sky Afleet is handwalking daily at Mill Creek.
He started his PRP therapy on friday .

Marketfrontrunning is due to be scanned by vet today hoping for good news that tendon has healed

Friday, July 20, 2012


Sky Afleet arrived at Mill Creek Farm near Saratoga. The WPT team will be out to the farm to visit him next week.

Dr. Leroux recommends PRP therapy during Sky Afleet’s time on the farm to accelerate the healing of the small tendon tear.

 Essentially blood is taken from the horse and processed so the fraction of the blood with the highest concentration of platelets is obtained. The plasma is the then injected into the injury site. Growth factors in the plasma help the body accelerate tissue regeneration and healing. This is the same treatment we used on El Gato Malo’s tendon last year. He has since come back to race soundly

Friday, July 13, 2012


 Originally communicated Sky Afleet would head to Kirkwood Stables for his sixty days of training. However, we’ve decided to send him to Mill Creek Farm near Saratoga. We’ve sent a few rehabbing horses to Mill Creek over the past year or so, and the care is excellent. This enables us to see Sky Afleet and have Partners visit during the race meet

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Honeysuckle Vine overcame rearing up at the gate and 2 jockey objections to win by a neck in her maiden yesterday at Finger Lakes paying a very handsome $19.40

On July 6th we reported, on the web, that Sky Afleet had "some inflammation in his left front tendon." Also, will be "scanned over the next few days"...

The results of the scan follow. Looks like Tom caught it before it turned into a bigger issue;

"Dr. Leroux scanned Sky Afleet and found a very small tear in his left front tendon. The vets recommended about sixty days out of training. He’ll ship to Kip Elser’s Kirkwood Stables in Camden, South Carolina before going back into training in September. Disappointing that he won’t run at Saratoga this summer, but fortunately Tom caught this before a more serious injury occurred."

Friday, July 6, 2012


Sky Afleet worked a half mile in company in 50:59 (19 of 22) on Monday at Belmont. “He’s gotten better and better with each work,” said Tom. “He was under a little bit encouragement from the rider down the lane, but I thought he finished up well.”

After the work Tom noticed some inflammation in Sky Afleet’s left front tendon. Soft tissue expert Dr. Annette Leroux will evaluate this horse and scan the tendon within the next few days. More to come.

Honeysuckle Vine is entered on Tuesday 2nd at Finger Lakes MSW going 5 1/2   hopefully this time she will get in and out of the gate with no issues

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Honeysuckle Vine  worked out going 4F in 50;40   5 of 8

Monday, July 2, 2012

Workout and Update

Sky Afleet worked out at Belmont going 4F in 50:59  19 of 22

Marketfrontrunning was scanned over the weekend tendon healing another 30days  should have her ready to go back under tack


Here are some pictures taken of Louise and  Mythical Yarn  yesterday at the farm  she is a little smaller than Thelma but is the trouble maker and the sprinter when they start to play in the feild in the evening . They both have the same head  long like Lemon Drop Kid


Here are a few pictures of Thelma and Bellameister taken at the farm yesterday she is nice and tall growing nicely  be nice when loses all her baby fuzz

Friday, June 29, 2012


Sky Afleet worked a half mile in 50:31 (5 of 12) Tuesday morning at Belmont Park. “Another nice, steady breeze,” said Tom. “He’s been to the gate a few times, and is just about ready to breeze from it, hopefully earning his gate card.” Sky Afleet is on target to run at Saratoga.

Honeysuckle  Vine came away with a few cuts from her exploits at Finger Lakes we wil re group and attempt to get her in the startign gate

Marketfrontrunning is due to have her tendon scanned in the next few days so fingers crossed for good news

On the sales front the Freud filly should be in the NY Sale in august at Saratoga , while the Bluegrass Cat colt will go to Maryland later in the year as he has not filed out as much as we would like

We are off the the farm this weekend see the girls Mythical Yarns foal appears to be turning gray like her dad pictures to follow after weekend

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Late Scratch

Honeysuckle  was a late scratch after rearing up on the track throwing the rider and breaking loose


Sky Afleet worked out at Belmont going 4f in 50.31   5 of 12

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sky Afleet

He looked good and very happy  could not coax him away from his hay after his morning work


Honeysuckle Vine is entered on Tuesday at Finger Lakes 1st race NY Bred MSW going 6 F  pp8 with Pedro Rodriguez up

Friday, June 22, 2012


Sky Afleet worked a half mile in 51:14 (78 of 89) Saturday at Belmont. “This was his first half mile here, so we had him go nice and easy,” said Tom. “He’s a big, strong horse that’s for sure.”

Sky Afleet continues on a regular breeze schedule. He’ll need a few five furlong breezes under his belt before being ready to run, but is all systems go for Saratoga at this point.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Saturday Workouts

Honeysuckle Vine  worked 5F at Finger Lakes in 1:02:60  2 of 18

Sky Afleet worked 4F at Belmont in 51:14   78 of 89

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Sky Afleet worked three furlongs in 38 and change in company with Toasting Friday at Belmont. The clockers missed the work, which is why it did not appear on the official worktab. He’s scheduled to work again on Friday.

“He’s got a beautiful long stride to him,” said Tom. “He loves to go around there and galloping, and actually acts quite precocious even though he’s a big horse. We’ll get him to the gate over the next couple weeks and if all goes well see him at the races in July.”


Thursday, June 7, 2012


Sky Afleet is galloping every morning over the Belmont main track. “He’s a big, strong horse,” said Tom. “I galloped him in company with Toasting for a few days and he was very competitive.”

Sky Afleet is down to have a three furlong breeze within the next few days. He’ll also be making regular visits to the gate through the month. Once he has a few breezes under his belt, we’ll have a better idea of a debut timetable.

Marketfrontrunning   is working on the Eurosizer to keep her conditioning before her next scan on her tendon

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Honeysuckle Vine worked out at Finger Lakes going 4F in 48:20 6 of 38  . I talked to  the trainer she has had more gate schooling she will stand in the gate fine its when there are people around her she gets worked up . She is ready to run going to have a start at Finger Lakes as Mike thinks she is a turf horse by way she is working

Friday, June 1, 2012


Sky Afleet arrived at Tom Albertrani’s Belmont Park barn and settled in well. He’ll walk the shedrow for a day or two to acclimate to his new surroundings before heading to the track.

Says Kip, “He breezed a nice half mile on Friday before standing in the gate on Monday. I don’t think he’s going to be a particularly early two-year-old, but he’s done about what he can do here as far as education goes, and it’s time for him to take the next step.

“I’m very pleased with him,” continued Kip. “He’s gotten taller and filled in that bigger frame since he got here. He covers a lot of ground.”

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Honeysuckle Vine

Honeysuckle  was scratched from her races on both Monday and Tuesday after she flipped over in the starting gate while schooling on Saturday . Her injuries are serious some cuts to her rear end but not too deep she should be back in training today and look for her in about 2 weeks in her debut

Friday, May 25, 2012


Honeysuckle Vine  is entered Monday in the 2nd at Finger Lakes MSW going 5 1/2


Sky Afleet breezed three furlongs over the weekend at Kirkwood and is down to breeze a half mile this weekend. “I planned on having him go a half, but decided to get one more solid three eighths,” said Kip. “He’s doing really, really well and is ready to ship north.” Sky Afleet ships to Tom Albertrani’s Belmont Park barn the middle of next week.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Honeysuckle Vine worked out at Finger Lakes going 5F in 1:03:00 10 of 14

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Sky Afleet breezed a solid three furlongs in 37 and change over the weekend at Kirkwood and is scheduled to breeze a half mile this weekend. He also schooled in the starting gate. Kip reports he’s getting better and better about relaxing in his gallops and breezes. We’re excited to get him into Tom’s program in about two weeks.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Sky Afleet breezed three furlongs in 37 and change over the weekend at Kirkwood. “I was very happy with the breeze, but he went just a bit too fast early,” said Kip. “I kept him without company for a few weeks to get him to settle. Now I’m reintroducing other horses with him on the racetrack and trying to get him to relax. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great thing that he’s eager to run, but at this point in his education, learning how to settle and rate is huge.”

Sky Afleet is scheduled to join Tom Albertrani’s string later this month.

Honeysuckle Vine  worked out at Finger Lakes going 4F in 48:80  15 of 61

Monday, May 7, 2012

Marketfrontrunning Update

Marketfrontrunning is going to be out of training  for a further 30 to 45 days after being ultra sounded on weekend to allow time for left tendon to heal correctly . Kip is going to blister the leg then keep an eye on her although is is a set back it does not appear to be career ending .

Betting Humor


Sky Afleet breezed three furlongs in 40 and change on Friday at Kirkwood. He’s moving really well, and has been full of energy in his training. Says Terry, “This is a solid colt. Physically he’s quite mature. He’s got a good mind on him, but tends to get excited when he gets on the racetrack. We’ll give him a few weeks to settle before shipping up to Tom A.”

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Another Baby

Mythical Yarn was ultrasounded yesterday  and is in foal to Parading


Honeysuckle Vine  worked out at Finger Lakes  going 4f in 50:20  18 of 35

Monday, April 30, 2012

All kinds of wrong


Sky Afleet breezed a nice three furlongs in 38 and change over the weekend at Kirkwood. “This is a high energy colt who has settled in really nicely down here," Kip said. "I love his long stride.”

Sky Afleet is on target to ship to Tom Albertrani’s Saratoga barn in May

Sunday, April 22, 2012



Friday, April 20, 2012

NY Bred Sales and Updates

Fasig Tipton excepted both our yearlings to the NY Sales in Saratoga Aug 11-12

A colt by Bluegrass Cat  very leggy and a filly by Freud  big and muscular

Mythical Yarn  was covered by Parading on Monday

Sky Afleet (Sky Mesa colt) “is really doing well,” according to Kip. “He’s been really keen in his daily gallops, which is great to see in a young horse. I’m hesitant to work him in company just yet because he’s very competitive and I don’t want him overdoing it.”

“This colt covers a ton of ground,” said Terry. “He’s probably got the longest stride of any of our two-year-olds.”

Sky Afleet is scheduled to breeze over the weekend.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mythical Yarn

Mythical Yarn was covered by Parading yesterday

Monday, April 16, 2012


Marketfrontrunning has ease dup on her training as her tendons have become thickoned  she will be looked at again at the end of the month .

Sky Mesa Colt

Sky Mesa colt working Sunday at Kirkwood Stables

Friday, April 6, 2012


Honeysuckle Vine worked out at finger lakes going 3F in 37:8  24 of 41


Its been a busy time  just back from a wonderful trip to the Dubai World Cup . This Saturday off to Aquaduct for the wood followed by trip next weekend to South Carolina to catch up on progress of Marketfrontrunning and see new addition to stable a 2yo colt by Sky Mesa  purchased by Westpoint at OBS Sale .

Bird doing  some shopping

Welcome to Dubai World cup

Lucky Chappy and Royal Delta working  out at Meydan

View from balcony of our room

World Cup Winner

The Canadians invade
the Irish coming out to work Game on Dude on big screen

Bellameister is booked to Cape Blanco today

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cosmonaut Daughter

Mythical Yarn with her first foal a daughter from Cosmonaut , she is such a sweet little filly born on her due date she is smart and moves so lightly over the ground leaping in the air


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