Just a short note to commemorate the opening of training today at Emerald Downs. One horse in which we have a small share is resting and recuperating at Oakhurst Farm in Oregon after leaving the winter season at Portland Meadows. He'd run ten races since last April and the trainer decided that he needed a little r&r. Let's hope he's kicking up his heels and having a good time. He'll come back to Emerald Downs in a bit and begin training again for the meet which begins on April 17.
Meantime the barns are starting to fill. Almost 400 of the stalls are already full and horses have had a couple of sunny days to begin the daily regimen. Good luck to them all. The stalls, all 1420 of them, will be full by the opening day.