Meet Archie Graham!

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Congratulations! You are now the owners of Archie Graham, a 4 year old, grey gelding. He was claimed for $8,000 out of the second race at Golden Gate Fields in California (Full Chart).

Archie Graham broke well and ran evenly to finish third in the 1 mile race on the Tapeta surface.  archie_headshotHere’s what we liked (Archie Graham Past Performances):

He’s a consistent runner with a lifetime 18 starts, 3 wins, 3 seconds and 3 thirds for an in the money (ITM) percentage of 50%.

He has run primarily on turf and synthetic surfaces, but beat Mr. Takahashi back in May 2015. Mr. Takahashi came to Emerald Downs and won at $15,000 and $25,000 claiming levels. Archie has raced twice on dirt with two third place finishes.

He has run long and short with modest success and appears to be a versatile horse that could be a closing sprinter or route horse.

Trainer Larry Ross will advise us on the best time to ship him to Emerald Downs after we see how he comes out of his race.

Reminders:

  1. Get your license. Instructions are in the Welcome Email. If you haven’t received the welcome email, please send an email to emeraldracingclub@gmail.com.
  2. Save the date! Emerald Racing Club Orientation is Sunday, April 10. More details to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 thoughts on “Meet Archie Graham!

  1. Welcome, Archie! And a grey, too (I have a soft spot for greys). With the 45 day “jail rule” on claims at Golden Gate, we can expect him to race for the club on either May 8, or 14, depending on whether you count today as day one of the “in jail” time, and the race schedule here at EMD. Can’t wait to see him after he arrives!

  2. Super! I wonder if he was named for Doc Archie “Moonlight” Graham who was a story line in Field of Dreams. He was a real person who had one brief appearance in the majors, but made a career as a town doctor “If I’d only gotten to be a doctor for 5 minutes, that would be a tragedy.”

  3. We’ve obviously been excited for this coming season but after some downs this past offseason it’s been tough to feel ready.
    Seeing Archie Graham is so exciting, he’s so beautiful and I’m ready for racing.

  4. You can watch videos of his previous races at calracing.com. You’ll need to register, but it’s free. Just put his name in the correct tab,and you’ll see a list of available races of his to watch going back more than a year. He’s a handsome guy, for sure!

  5. Aw Man, not until the 8th – no possible chance of getting him in on May 7th so if we are there for the Derby, we can catch him!?! 🙂

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