It’s beginning to look like McDove will make her next start in the $50,000 Boeing Stakes at one mile on Sunday, July 16.
The Friday, July 14, race didn’t fill, and although there is a $20,000 claiming race at one mile for fillies and mares in the condition book on Sunday, July 16, it’s also doubtful to go.
So we’ll run McDove in the Boeing Stakes. It’s asking a lot, of course, to jump from a claiming race to a stakes race, but she needs to run and frankly there aren’t any world beaters nominated to the Boeing.
Citizen Kitty, winner of the Hastings Stakes, and Profound Moment, winner of the Washington State Legislators Stakes are probably the horses to beat, and Chronologic’sghost and Pyscho Sister will be formidable if they ship up from California.
But the Hastings was 6 furlongs and the Washington State Legislators was 6 1/2 furlongs; the Boeing is one mile in distance and that will help McDove. I’m not saying she will win the race, but she definitely can hold her own with these fillies and mares.
Meanwhile, McDove worked an easy five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 Saturday and is ready to roll.
Entries for the Boeing will be drawn Thursday morning and we’ll have much more to say about the race later this week.
E Z Larry is doing nicely up at Pegasus, and I will email a video of him training there later today.
I also emailed June billing information for Distinguishable and McDove this morning.
EQUINE ART SHOW THIS WEEK
The Equine Art Committee invites Emerald Racing Club members to stop by the Equine Art Show on the weekend of July 14-16. The show is located on track level and open during racing hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday–and if you wear your ERC lanyard you will receive an art show poster, suitable for framing ($5 value).
The Art Show has a long history with Northwest racing, and all of the art displayed is for sale. Also, a portion each item sold supports the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation (thoroughbredfoundation.org).
Courtesy of Larry and Karen Saxon, the Equine Art Committee provided coffee on our farm tours this spring.
BREAKFAST AT THE WIRE
Everyone’s invited to Breakfast at the Wire on Saturday, July 22. The free show is from 8 to 10 a.m. and features prominent trainers, jockeys and owners along with a tour of the jockeys’ room.
The Emerald Racing Club had a great time the last couple of years at BATW. Entry is via the paddock gate. We’ll send out a reminder and more details next week.