Tribal Waters is in! He is entered in the 9th race on Saturday, August 1. It is a Claiming $12,500 – $10,000 going 6 1/2 furlongs. Jockey Leslie Mawing is aboard.
If you have not been to the paddock yet, please RSVP for the Paddock, click here. Please do so by 5 pm on Friday, July 31.
Charlie was entered for Sunday and the race did not fill. It only had four horses. Now we must wait to see if the racing secretary will bring the race back as an extra, otherwise the next race in the book is two weeks away.
We got some great photos of Charlie this morning. You may notice that he has a different exercise rider. Brian Allen, our regular exercise rider, broke his leg in a starting gate incident and he has been replaced by Gilbert Ramirez. We wish Brian a speedy recovery!
Dancing Yodeler was instrumental in kicking off the first Emerald Racing Club. At the end of last year Dancing Yodeler was sold to a spin off group from ERC called Left Coast Thoroughbreds. Dancing Yodeler would be their first foray into racehorse ownership independent of the ERC.
Left Coast Thoroughbreds kept him in training with the Ross’ and brought him back to Emerald in the spring. He was claimed in his first start of the season and they subsequently claimed him back two starts later.
Upon claiming him back, they learned that he had an injury that would necessitate retirement from racing. Yodeler will be retired to Sharon’s farm and after recovery will pursue a second career.
We are honoring Dancing Yodeler with a retirement ceremony on Saturday.
He will come over with the horses for the fourth race, then parade to the Winner’s Circle with jockey Leslie Mawing aboard for a final time.
After the parade, he will return to the paddock for a photo with the original Emerald Racing Club members.
Many of you were part of the club last year. As his original owners, you are invited to join us in the paddock for a photo. You may enter through Will Call gates under “Emerald Racing Club”.
We wish Yodeler the best in retirement, and who knows…we might see him back next year as Sharon’s new pony horse!