Frank Denton - The Rogue Raven

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Our Thoroughbreds

I don’t recall whether I have ever talked about our horses on this blog. Well, they are only partly our horses. Several years ago we got involved in a partnership which owns a number of thoroughbreds, race horses. The particular partnerships we are involved in own horses which mainly race at Emerald Downs in Auburn, WA. Currently we are involved in four horses.

Appealing Resume and Boogie to Seattle are racing at Golden Gate Fields in northern CA. They are fillies, aged 4 and 3 respectively. AR raced at Emerald last year, took some time off from late August to March was then was sent to run at Golden Gate. Seven Demons is a 2-yr.-old who has been broken and been to the track to train, but was sent to his home farm to let his knees develop. He should be back in June to resume training at Emerald and could race by July. Our fourth is a mare, Bella Cavalla, who is to be bred to Grindstone, the winner of the 1996 Kentucky Derby. We will have to wait several years to see what the offspring will do at the track.

Appealing Resume has had some success at Golden Gate, winning four in a row and stepping up in class each race. Last time out she met horses of her own level, running third. Boogie was ready to race up here, but couldn’t find a race so the partners shipped her to Golden Gate also where she will become accustomed to the track before racing.

Currently we are disappointed to have no horse to watch. The partners attempted to claim a lower level horse last Friday. She won her race, but there were several claims in on her and we lost the draw. Gizmo Girl went to another barn. We’re still looking. Wish us luck. I’ll keep you posted. Maybe I won’t neglect this blog so much if I write about the horses and the track.