July 22, 2013

Saturday Racing Stable LLC enjoys first victory

Saturday Racing Stable LLC experienced their inaugural victory at Louisiana Downs on July 4th with IGETSOENOTIONAL. Although it was the third horse campaigned by the purple and green silks stable based in Dallas, TX, the 3YO gelding affectionately known as "Whitney" won at first asking over 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf course in an impressive 1:31.1.  Follow this link and scroll to bottom and select "Track" tab, July 4, Race 7... http://www.harrahslouisianadowns.com/racing/Live-Racing.html#.Ue2_co2Tia8

Whitney had a bit of trouble being fanned five wide on the first turn, but a patient Kevin Smith allowed his charge to regroup and by the top of the stretch the track announcer declared "And here comes I-get-so-enotion-al rocketing by them" as he won by 2 1/2 lengths going away. Trainer Brian House reported that the chestnut son of Notional out of Macellya (FR) came out of the race in fine order and will be pointed to a return on the turf at one mile or greater towards the end of July.

The naming of this horse reflects the camaraderie among the partners of this two year old stable consisting primarily of friends and co-workers of managing member Eric Kordsmeier from his investment background. Eric wanted to get partner feedback before naming the colt acquired from the Fasig-Tipton Texas two year old in training sale in April 2012 while keeping with tradition by using part of the sire or dam's name. After "Ace" Bernstein submitted "Dontgetsoenotional" that gave Eric the idea of naming their recent addition as a posthumous honor to Whitney Houston, who tragically died just weeks prior to SRS acquiring this horse. Putting the sire's name together with Ms. Houston's most iconic song, the result was "Igetsoenotional." Partners Matt and Rocco immediately had visions of a Derby caliber horse that would bring in Whitney Houston look-a-like performers in sequenced dresses to sing after his victories.  But after months over months of shin splints and being a late maturing horse, Whitney was patiently trained up to his first race in winning form by Brian House. It was a fitting victory considering one of the key reasons Eric identified Mr. House as a top trainer candidate was his high win percentage developing young horses, particularly distance horses.

Saturday Racing Stable LLC currently has two horses in training - the other being Hollywood Hughes, who has been sidelined with various ailments since an off-the-board finish at Fair Grounds this spring. In addition, they own a Kentucky bred yearling filly by first crop sire Afleet Express as well as a retired race mare by Posse that is now a broodmare in Louisiana. SRS plans to add one additional runner at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale to race on the Arkansas - Kentucky circuit.