As the days get shorter, the racing action gets hotter. It’s only a matter of weeks until the best of the thoroughbred world descends upon Louisville, Kentucky for the Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs. Blue Streak Racing will be attending the festivities, and as in the last two years, we will be participating in the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) annual owners conference. We’ll be networking and connecting with old friends and new. And after Breeders Cup weekend concludes it’ll be off to Keeneland for a few days of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale in Lexington. If you are in Kentucky at all during the Breeders Cup, feel free to give us a shout and maybe we can meet up.
As is often the case in the fickle, ever-changing landscape of thoroughbred horse racing, things can happen quickly. Blue Streak Racing went from a stable of three managed horses in training to none in a span of just over a month. Missle Bomb finished 2nd in our Saratoga debut and was promptly claimed. Viserion has been retired and is currently munching on the bluegrass of Kentucky on a farm in Lexington. And after hitting her leg on the starting gate in her 2-year old debut, Prairie Fire has been put on the shelf to recuperate and look forward to a 3-year old campaign next spring.
While disappointing, this is the perfect time to reflect and look forward to new opportunities. The NYRA action will switch to Aqueduct soon for the winter, where small fields and big purses await. There will be claiming opportunities aplenty. Year-round racing continues at Parx and Charles Town, and we will keep an eye on those tracks, as well as any other circuit where we can be competitive and there are partners who want to participate.
This is a great time to get involved in the game and watch some great racing from either the comfort of your living room or at the track. And before you know it, the 2-year old sales will be upon us in the Spring. As always, stay tuned for more to come, and don’t hesitate to contact us or keep up on Facebook and Twitter.