Monday, December 13, 2010

Another CVF Artist

We're happy to welcome another artist to the Castle Village farm partnership. Here's a painting by new partner Teresa Fasolino, of the Belmont paddock.

Barn Report - December 12, 2010

Iguazu finishes 2nd at Aqueduct 12-9-2010

Iguazu made a very nice return from a long layoff this past Thursday. He competed deep into the stretch before tiring and finishing second. It’s quite possible Iguazu will get another start before he reaches the age of four.

Iguazu was chomping away on his hay when Vinny, Steve and myself stopped by on Sunday to congratulate him on his big effort. Bruce Brown thinks Iguazu will be ready to race again by the end of the month. Iguazu had a 68 Beyer speed rating and that number has proven to be competitive at this level. Bruce is considering the Maiden Claiming $60k-$50k on 12/29 and the Maiden Claiming $35-$25 on 12/30. Probably only one of these races will be used, so Iguazu will be entered in both. Bruce and his staff have done a great job schooling Iguazu and now he needs to experience racing. Hope to see everyone at Iguazu's next race.

Castle Village Farm continues to be active racing and looking for new additions to our stable. Here is where we are:

Bruce Brown expects Bishop of Nola and Metrology to come back from their freshenings and have competitive four year old campaigns.

The Fall/Winter Claiming Partnership has exceeded its goal of $25K and continues to grow. Steve and Bruce have not seen anything so far that interests them, but the process continues.

The Two-Year Old Partnership information will be available towards the end of January.

Thank you all for your continued support and have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Barn Report - December 5, 2010

Iguazu with Joe, Mary Ann and John C.

Cold weather, the inner dirt track at Aqueduct and Iguazu is ready to race. Patience is a strong virtue to have when waiting for a young horse to develop. Partners seem to enjoy the anticipation and unknown potential in this type of partnership. Iguazu is entered in the fourth race this Thursday (12/9) at Aqueduct. We hope to see something positive in his first race off a long layoff and the second race of his career.

Bishop of Nola and Metrology are getting a winter freshening in upstate NY. Thank you all for your interest in visiting them, Mike Shrader at the In Front Training Center says he needs a day or two notice for a visit, so just get in touch with me and I'll be happy to set things up.

Fall/Winter Claiming Partnership has reached 90% of the initial monetary goal. Steve sent out the first evaluation a few days ago. If anyone didn't receive this information, either from Steve or myself, please let us know. Shares are still available for anyone interested.

The two-year old partnership is drawing quite a bit of interest as the list continues it's steady climb.

We will be in the Man of War room by noon on Thursday and hope many of you can join us.