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.
Castle Village Farm sales director Joe Wall visits our horses on the backstretch most Sunday mornings. If you’d like to join Joe to see the horses, watch morning workouts and talk with trainers and jockeys, just call 888-989-RACE (989-7223) or email Joe at CVFSales@gmail.com
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.