In horse racing, the first Saturday in May always means its Kentucky Derby day.
But in addition to the 143rd Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs, Distinguishable also could have a race Saturday. The race–a $25,000 claiming race for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs–is an “extra” race that could be used if the races listed in the condition book do not fill.
It’s virtually the same condition as the race we have been planning to enter Sunday, May 14 (and the one we will enter if Saturday’s race doesn’t fill).
I realize you have plans to make, and pitching curve balls isn’t ideal, but an even worse scenario would be to sit out Saturday’s race and then the race on the 14th doesn’t fill. It’s doubtful there are enough horses in our category to support both races.
As I mentioned, Saturday is Kentucky Derby day and one of the busiest days of the season at Emerald Downs. I know many of you prefer to watch the race on the apron next to the racetrack, but since it will be crowded I will get us a section of reserved seats with a good view.
We should know whether it’s a go by late Wednesday morning.
Trainer Mike Puhich also said Distinguishable will have a workout Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. It will be three furlongs with jockey Javier Matias aboard, and hopefully you can swing by and catch the drill.
I’ll be at the paddock by 6:45, and after the work we can ask Puhich questions and perhaps go back to the barn and watch Distinguishable cool out, etc. Afterwards we can stick around and watch McDove gallop.