On Monday, Yodeler posted his first official “work” over the Emerald Downs surface. A “work” is a reference to the horse performing at speed over a set distance. It is traditionally captured by the track clockers that sit in the Stewards’ stand on the 6th floor with binoculars and stopwatches.
Yodeler worked an easy 1/2 mile (remember the red and white poles?). His time was 49.60 seconds. As far as times go, this was middle of the pack – 28th fastest of 54 works for the morning.
You can find all this information yourself by going to http://www.emeralddowns.com, Click on “Racing” tab, then “Workouts”.
The link will then take you to Equibase’s website where you can select the date (4/21) and then look for Dancing Yodeler’s name. The horses are listed in order of distance worked first so you have to scroll down past the two furlong and three furlong works first.
And there he is!