Tribal Waters To Run Saturday – Dancing Yodeler to Retire

Tribal Waters

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 Thomas

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 Brian Allen, our regular exercise rider, broke his leg in a starting gate incident and he has been replaced by Gilbert Ramirez.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!

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Dancing Yodeler

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!

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12 thoughts on “Tribal Waters To Run Saturday – Dancing Yodeler to Retire

  1. That is so nice to honor “dancer.” I believe horses know when they are loved and treated well. The Ross’ are such good caring trainers.

  2. I am thrilled to hear that Dancing Yodeler’s second career could be as a pony horse! I know Dancing Yodeler loves the racetrack and I’m sure if he could run he would but I am so so happy he will have a second career!

  3. So glad to hear Tribal Waters will be running. Looking forward to seeing “Dancer for the first time.”
    We are definitely enjoying our membership in the ERC.

  4. Are there any other pictures from the day Charlie won? I saw the pics from the morning and the Winner’s Picture, but none of the candids from the Paddock?

    I hope Brian feels better soon! He was so nice when I came to visit, as was Sharon and the owners of Dancing Yodeler, whom I was lucky to meet!

  5. Hello Sophia!

    Would one be correct in assuming there are 2 races that we could potentially enter Charlie in on the 16th? I’d like to say 3, but I think the Longacres Mile is a bit of a stretch…. 😉 It would be awesome to see Charlie run on Mile day.

  6. Hi Sophia! Super happy to hear TW is in for the weekend! Virgil and I will be there to cheer him to victory with the amazing Leslie on his back! Quick question on the Yodeler picture in the paddock. Can one be just with last years owners, not all family/friends in attendance? See you Saturday!

  7. Get well fast Brian. Can’t wait to see Dancing Yodeler again. Come on Tribal Waters you got this. Thanks for everything you do along with the Ross’s team.

  8. We are flying up from San Francisco just to see Tribal Waters and Yodeler tomorrow!
    An update for last year’s club members: Miss Anelina is being transported right now back to the Bay Area to her new barn where she will continue her training as a fancy show horse. I will be greeting her late tonight with carrots in hand.
    See y’all tomorrow!

  9. Sophia, I have to share that I was asked if we were having a carrot cake at the retirement ceremony! I thought it was a good idea but maybe an apple cake would be better! I know this would be stretching things a little but I did think this was funny!

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