Distinguishable Arrives

Both of Emerald Racing Club’s 4-year-old fillies–Distinguishable and McDove–are now stabled at Emerald Downs. Distinguishable arrived safely Monday night and appeared to be adjusting nicely to her new surroundings Tuesday morning at Emerald Downs.


Dani Griggs, Javier Matias and Distinguishable at Emerald Downs

Five Emerald Racing Club members and myself visited her at Barn 3 West, home to trainer Mike Puhich’s runners at Emerald Downs. Groom Dani Griggs said Distinguishable acts “classy” and enjoys visitors.

Javier Matias, the veteran jockey who has been aboard Distinguishable in two recent workouts at Pegasus, also visited Distinguishable. Matias, 46, has 375 career wins at Emerald Downs and is going to ride Distinguishable when she races. Speaking of which. . .

We find out Wednesday if Saturday’s race is a go or not.  I don’t want to guess one way or the other, but I understand people have plans to make and I shall update as soon as possible.


McDove and Gilbert Ramirez head back to the barn

McDove, meanwhile, galloped strongly again Tuesday morning with exercise rider Gilbert Ramirez aboard, and Sharon Ross said a workout is likely in the next few days in advance of a possible race Sunday, April 22.

If anybody would like to see the fillies train, I will be out at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Hope you can make it!


3 thoughts on “Distinguishable Arrives

  1. Breeding is the most important factor when determining if a horse is more suited for dirt or turf (grass). Statistically these were the top turf sires in North America in 2016: Kitten’s Joy, Tapit, English Channel, Medaglia D’oro, War Front, Giant’s Causeway, Hard Spun and Sky Mesa. The shape of the hoof is reportedly another factor, as is body size. Sometimes a trainer might experiment with a horse on turf simply because they haven’t performed well on dirt, or vice versa.

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