To RSVP for the Paddock, click here.
Paddock list will be posted late tonight so you have it for tomorrow morning.
Yodeler races in the 9th and final race on the card. The race distance is 6 furlongs (a 1/2 furlong shorter than his last race), and he will break from post 2 in a field of 7. The distance is shorter than we’d like, but he is feeling extremely good and is telling us he’d like to run. Rather than wait and hope for a 6 1/2 race to come up, Sharon opted to enter and run.
Entries are here.
A reminder that Emerald Racing Club tickets will be left at the Will Call gate for your guests under Emerald Racing Club.
Saturday is the first day of the EmD 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The North Preferred Parking Lot will be filled with basketball courts. Plan a little extra time to find your parking.
And if you get a chance take a stroll through the parking lots to watch the tournament. Teams range from elementary school kids up to seniors! It’s pretty impressive to watch and the event is modeled after Spokane’s Hoopfest.
I sent an email to those of you that RSVP’d. We had six spots open up with cancellations so if you’d like to add yourself last minute, please email email@example.com. The bus will be back in time for the afternoon’s races.
A reminder that there are no barn visits on race days. Just shoot an email any time you’d like to visit to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll clear with Sharon. Visits are before 1 pm on any day (except Tuesdays and race days).
See you Saturday!
Yodeler is entered in the last race on Saturday. I will post the RSVP for paddock on Friday.
If you signed up for the bus tour I will email you all on Friday.
I am away on an excellent work trip to Del Mar to recruit horses for the Longacres Mile. See you all on Saturday!
Dancing Yodeler appeared on the Training Day video for Thursday, July 31.
He appears at :58 seconds in the video. For those of you viewing on email, you won’t see the video. Visit http://www.emeraldracingclub.com to watch the video on the blog.
Sharon said that Yodeler came out of his race extremely well and to quote her, “He’s wild!”
Anelina also returned to the track this week after getting cleared by the vet on Monday. Sharon will monitor and let Ana tell us how she’s feeling. She is just jogging.
Farm Bus Tour Update
The bus is full! Thank you to all that RSVP’d.
The bus will be leaving Emerald Downs at 8 am.
- 1st Stop – Blue Ribbon Farm 9:00-9:45 am – Stallions and Broodmares will be shown. They will be seeing their offspring at the sale and at the track.
- 2nd Stop – Griffin Place 10:00-10:45 am – Demo on getting a sale horse to walk/stand, showing a sale horse. Bathroom facility on site.
- 3rd Stop – DiPietro Thoroughbreds 11:00-11:45 am – Eurocising demo. Bathing/grooming demo. Bathroom facility on site.
- 4th Stop – El Dorado Farms 12:00-12:45 – touch base on reading a catalog and showing them confirmation points on sale yearlings, stallions and broodmares will possible be shown, offspring will be seen at the sale and at the track. Bathroom facility on site.
Then back to the track for lunch and the races.
Will Brewer and Darrin Paul will be MC’ing the bus ride. Waters will be provided on the bus. Emerald Downs will be providing lunch upon your return to the track.
There will be snacks (cookies, juice, coffee) at various farms throughout the morning.
Sales Seminar Reminder
Reminder that the Sales Seminar on Saturday, August 2 is open to all. Starts at 1 pm in the Emerald Room (4th floor) at Emerald Downs. See you there!