As most of you know by now, Emerald Racing Club added a second horse to its roster Friday. We claimed 5-year-old mare Diamonds Dena out of Friday’s 6th race for $15,000.
Diamonds Dena absolutely loves Emerald Downs, as she proved again Friday with a 1 & 1/2-length victory over Ronda Rocks in a very respectable 1:36.97 for one mile. Diamonds Dena is now 6-for-8 at Emerald Downs (8-for-24 overall) and gives us a an older filly or mare that perfectly complements Archie Graham in our barn.
We taped a video with Sharon Ross filling out the claim slip, explaining why Diamonds Dena is a good fit with Emerald Racing Club. When making the video, we still weren’t sure we would make the claim as Sharon and Larry wanted to take a closer look at Diamonds Dena when she came over to be saddled for the 6th race.
This was the second claim we’ve dropped in the last two weeks. Last time, however, there were three claims in on the horse we tried to acquire, and we lost the subsequent shake and came away empty-handed.
This time, ours was the only claim on Diamonds Dena and all of us–Larry, Sharon, Jacob Pollowitz and myself–were excited to see the red tag placed on Diamonds Dena. We got her, we like her and we’re confident you’re going to like Diamonds Dena too!
Diamonds Dena wins Friday’s feature race at Emerald Downs!