It is with much enthusiasm that I share news with my racing friends that I have launched my horse syndicate that has been 15 years in the making, Saturday Racing Stable. Back in April, I purchased a two year-old filly by Posse at the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale and named her Posse's Starlet. She is a leggy chestnut filly with a nice bottom (see for yourself at left) that we hope will debut at the Fair Grounds this winter.
Then last month we bought a yearling colt by hot sire Henny Hughes out of a Maria's Mon mare to be named Herbert Hughes. He is an early foal so we hope he hits the track early summer of 2012 at either Lone Star in Dallas or a Louisiana track since he is a LA bred eligible for their huge purse incentives. Both charges are being trained at Diamond D Farm in east Texas at the moment - the same training center that broke Rachel Alexandra as a juvenile! I will occasionally be posting updates of progress, particularly closer to actual racing days, so keep tabs on this blog if at all interested.
The 2011 racing season is still looking for an icon and for the third year in a row it could be another female, but Havre de Grace or Blind Luck? Or will European mare Goldikova reign supreme for yet another Breeders' Cup turf mile? It will be settled in the next couple of months.