Farm Updates-My Messenger, our nine year old thoroughbred gelding, and Prepare the Way, a yearling filly, left for our trainer's place in Gordonsville, VA yesterday. My Messenger is going for a 30 day evaluation and Prepare the Way is to begin race training.
Progoney Update-Perfect Pet came in second yesterday at Laurel, earning another $5,000. She has now earned over $44,000
Other Matters-Maryland racing has been saved as 60% of Maryland voters told the nanny police to go away and allow slots in the state.
ADW Dispute in California-This is ridiculous. Another ADW (Advance Deposit Wagering, i.e. Internet-based bets) dispute between the track and horsemen? Didn't we learn anything from Churchill Downs' complete mismanagement back in the Spring? Churchill held out against a higher percentage of the take for horsemen. Purses went down, alot, fewer horses raced, and guess what? Churchill's spring meet tanked. This time, the fight is between Hollywood Park/ TVG and the horsemen with TVG being the particuarly bad faith partner. I do like TVG's coverage better than HRTV, but if this nonsense doesn't stop...I can always switch.