There will be no “last hurrah” for Yodeler on Closing Weekend with both races that were entered on Saturday and Sunday not filling.
We were fortunate that this didn’t happen earlier in the season but unfortunate that we were unable to get one final race in.
Sharon is welcoming all visitors to the barn on Saturday and Sunday if you’d like to say goodbye to Yodeler and Anelina and give them a final pat or carrot.
Both will be shipping out on Monday to the Ross farm in Maple Valley.
An agreement has been reached to sell Dancing Yodeler to Left Coast Thoroughbreds LLC for his $3,500 claiming price. The group is mainly comprised of existing Emerald Racing Club members and some new owners.
They plan to rest Yodeler over the winter and race him at Emerald Downs next year. We wish them the best of success campaigning Yodeler in the future! Who knows, next year’s Club just might be racing against Yodeler. He’ll be tough to beat.
Anelina will go to Sharon’s farm for continued layup and rehab. We have had a Club member interested in offering her a home and we’ll be working on those details over the next month.
Her ankle continues to look good and she is being hand walked twice a day. Dr. Stenslie also makes farm visits to the Ross farm and will be able to continue to monitor her progress and recommend her exercise schedule.
We’ve got a few more blog posts to wrap up the first year of the Emerald Racing Club:
-Guest blog post by Dr. Everett Macomber on drug testing
-Final financials upon the transfer of Anelina to a good home
Next Year’s Club
I plan to open registration for the 2015 Emerald Racing Club to existing members in January. In February, I’ll open it to the general public.
You will be notified by email when registration opens.
We are extremely grateful that Sharon has accepted the opportunity to train for the Club in 2015.
If you have friends or family that would like to participate next year, please have them email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the notification list.
If you have any additional questions please ask them in the comments or send an email to email@example.com.
Thank you for making this new endeavor such a wonderful experience for myself and for all the staff here at Emerald Downs. Our staff got so much enjoyment out of watching Yodeler and Anelina race for the Club. You were truly part of something special.
I sincerely enjoyed getting to know each of you and relished the opportunity to partake in your journey in racehorse ownership! We shared a lot of ups and downs and in my career in racing, this has been the most satisfying and rewarding project I have ever been a part of (and that includes being on the team for the 2007 Breeders’ Cup). So THANK YOU!