Dancing Yodeler Runs 4th

Dancing Yodeler ran a game fourth yesterday. Replay at http://www.emeralddowns.com > Racing>Race Replays.

Full chart here. He earned $480 for his 4th place effort. Your appreciation and applause for him when he returned to be unsaddled did not go unnoticed. Longtime horsemen were commenting on how impressed they were that all of Yodeler’s owners stayed to give him an ovation. Well done!


Dancing Yodeler (#2) closes steadily to finish fourth. Photo by Hilary Hutchison.


Dancing Yodeler returns after the race with jockey Leslie Mawing. His trademark tongue is in full display. Photo by Erin Palmer. 

Yodeler will get a short break before his next start. He’s been running hard every two weeks for two months and if you watched him yesterday, you could see that even though he was giving his best, he appeared a bit tired. He came back fine and appears to be good this morning.

Because the races had been cycling every two weeks, we can anticipate his next race coming in four weeks provided he bounces back with his usual gusto but Sharon will continue to monitor his health and attitude.

Anelina Update

Anelina had her first work since her injury – an easy 1/2 mile under jockey Leslie Mawing. She was 4 of 7 for the distance going in 49.80. Dr. Stenslie will evaluate her on Monday.


Anelina and jockey Leslie Mawing after their work. Photo by Hilary Hutchison.


Sharon watches Anelina after her work. Photo by Hilary Hutchison.

Yearling Sale

Reminder that the Yearling Sale is Tuesday, August 26 at 2 pm. Seating and admission is free. You’ll see me wandering around the barn and sales pavilion – say hi!

Yearling viewing is any time 8 am – 4 pm until the sale. For viewing, you can enter the North security gate (behind the Sales Pavilion) and there’s a courtesy golf cart that will run you back to the temporary stalls. Or you can walk back. “Window shopping” is encouraged so don’t feel awkward just strolling through and peaking in each stall. Pick up a catalog when you arrive and the horses will be noted by their hip numbers.

Keep your head up. On occasion a frisky yearling can get loose from it’s handler and we don’t want you to get run over.

You’ll likely see some familiar faces that you saw at the farms – Debbie Pabst from Blue Ribbon, Mary Lou Griffin from Griffin Place, Nina Hagen from El Dorado, and Rosalia DiPietro from DiPietro Thoroughbreds.

And because it’s Mile Day…it’s worth noting that Jebrica ($15,000) and Stryker Phd ($45,000) were purchased out of the WTBOA Yearling Sale. They have earned $327,576 and $182,751 respectively.

Happy Mile Day!

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