Sky Afleet had a steady three furlong breeze over the weekend and is scheduled to breeze an easy half mile within the next few days. “He’s making solid progress,” said Kip. “The time off has really helped him. He’s filled out and much more mature than he was last year.” We’ll be down in Camden within the next month to shoot some video of him.
Terry and Tom Albertrani conferred and agreed to ship Sky Afleet to Palm Meadows in Boynton Beach, Florida once he has a few more breezes under his belt on the farm. If all goes well, he could debut before the Gulfstream meet concludes in April.
Adventures in horse racing
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Sky Afleet breezed a steady three eighths in company in 39 and change over the weekend in Camden. “He has a lot of foundation underneath him,” so he’ll be ready to work a half mile with another three eighths under his belt. We’ll get a few works under belt on the farm before he heads back to Tom (Albertrani).”
Friday, January 11, 2013
Sky Afleet had a “two minute lick,” or strong mile gallop in about two minutes at just south of breezing pace earlier this week at Kirkwood. “He’s relaxed a great deal since we gelded him, but he’s still pretty darn aggressive and that’s a good thing,” says Kip. “He’s a big, strong horse who is very active. I expect he’ll be ready to ship back to Tom in February.”
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Sky Afleet is down to breeze early next week in company with Let the Cat Out in Camden. “I know I keep saying he’s close to a breeze, but he gets so much out his gallops. I’ve been sending him out for long, in hand gallops, and he’s thriving. He’s really settled down and relaxed since the gelding.”
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