Yodeler’s Past and Present Plans

Many of you ask great questions about Yodeler’s past. I get the bulk of the answers for you from his official Past Performances (PPs) from the Daily Racing Form. Dancing Yodeler – Past Performance provides details such as his age, his breeding, how many times he has raced, and on what surface.

From this information we can make some generalizations as to what level of competition he is successful at, what type of surface he likes, and what distance he performs the best at.

We can even see that Yodeler has made over $100,000 on the racetrack – quite a successful career thus far.

There’s a wealth of knowledge in those PPs if you know how to read them. Rather than go into a lengthy explanation of each detail, I’ll link to the Daily Racing Form’s “How to Read Past Performances.” It’s a pretty good tutorial that covers the main points much better than I can.

UPDATE for this weekend’s activities:

We had initially planned to watch Yodeler train and do barn visits on Sunday. This has been cancelled and there will be no “official” Emerald Racing Club activities this weekend.

Yodeler will still train as usual, and you are welcome to come out and watch morning workouts and visit the kitchen, but we do not have volunteers available to help facilitate the barn visit like we did this past Sunday. I’ll do my best to post here when I know approximately what time he’ll train each day.


Yodeler came out of his easy workout in fine fettle. He jogged Wednesday morning over a muddy track in front of myself and ERC member Glenn and he looked great. He’s fit, so most of what he’s doing now is just maintenance and keeping him happy. Exercise rider Brian had a great big smile on his face as he went by!



7 thoughts on “Yodeler’s Past and Present Plans

  1. I really enjoy watching all the horses morning work outs. I don’t need to go back to the barns, but If its possible a rough idea of when he might work out Saturday and Sunday would be great. If its not possible I understand.

  2. Thanks Sophia.

    Are we going to see monthly statements on the cost of keeping The Yodeler at EMD? Food, training, housing, Vet bills, ect… I’m very interested using this year’s experience as a stepping stone possibly to purchase and race horses in years to come at EMD.


    Mike Waters
    WB Flooring, Inc
    11001 120th Ave NE
    Kirkland, WA 98033

    • Hi Mike!

      I trust that participation in the Emerald Racing Club provides you with all the knowledge you need to feel confident striking out on your own in the years to come! There are a few others that have similar goals regarding their future racehorse ownership. As always, if you have any specific questions ask here or send me an email at emeraldracingclub@gmail.com.

      To answer your question above – yes, we will be posting monthly statements. Yodeler was claimed April 4 so the only costs we incurred in March were the $51 charge by the Washington Racing Commission to register our stable name.

      Charges we expect to see for April will include the training fees, shipping costs to get him here from CA, worming and vaccinations and new shoes.

      It’s always good to dream big…Kentucky Derby contender Wicked Strong belongs to a 20-person ownership group syndicated by Boston-based Centennial Farms. Local business and community leader Peter Horvitz, his wife, Peggy Horvitz, his mother, Lois Horvitz, and Ed Barker, owner of Bellevue-based Capital Benefit Services are part of that ownership group!

  3. I keep seeing mention of a lanyard for members. Since i missed the orientation, is this something i need? I suspect it is not overly important but if so how do i obtain my lanyard?
    Also, as to licensing, i intend to get to the office in the next couple weeks. I have the app filled out. How does the racing office know i have already paid my fee thru the club?
    Thanks for help


    • Hello,

      Yes, you will need a lanyard. We ask that you wear it while in the barns so we can easily identify you as an Emerald Racing Club member. Hard for us to get to know all 128 of you and it makes it easier for the grooms.

      You can pick it up in my office in Administration when you come get your license. I’m in the office Wed – Sunday. Tell the racing commission you are in the Emerald Racing Club and they have the list of members so you can get licensed.

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