Backstretch Foundation Newsletter – September / October
Phil was rather impressed with the confidence that Keeneland management showed in their track crew leaving the major Graded races on the turf just 4 weeks before their first Breeders’ Cup.
While thoroughbred racing continues at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver and Northlands Park in Edmonton this weekend, there’s also plenty of action south of the 49th and across the Atlantic.
While watching the Vosburgh at Belmont on Saturday Phil was left wandering if some horses have clocks in their heads. The pace was fast but not scorching and Rock Fall moved into contention a touch earlier then you’d expect without Castellano appearing to ask.
Santa Anita’s Fall meet opens with a bang this weekend with 5 G1 races set for Saturday, September 26, 2015, all 5 being Breeders’ Cup Challenge races.
Phil’s starting with a question:
With Victor Espinoza dancing with the stars which gets more media cross exposure: thoroughbred racing or Dancing With The Stars.