Sunday, July 25, 2010
They're All Growing Up!
It's been kind of a significant week here at the farm. Last Tuesday Gracie went from the training centre into Woodbine - there have been plenty of days in the last year and a half I didn't think that would ever happen. There are no guarantees she'll make it to the races, but this is a big step. I went in to visit her this morning. She's just going to the sand ring right now, and working through things like tire marks and puddles, because you know, those things are scary! When the water comes out of a hose, however, it's all good, as long as she gets a drink first.
Gracie's arrival means there are three homebreds at the track now. She's next to her old buddy Billy. Next to Billy is Medz, aka Rupert, and then we have Maria, and Peaker (the oldest homebred). It was pretty cool to see them all.
Friday, the two yearlings left for the training centre. They won't start the next stage of their education till September, but it was a big step in that direction. They both looked so handsome in their shiny new halters with nameplates...which they promptly checked out.
Jubie's little girl is a mere two months old now, though she trains herself every day, tearing around. A year from now it will be her I load on the trailer. She is growing up so fast - I can't believe how big she is already! By then, we will have welcomed a new crop of babies to keep the dream alive. Maybe one of them will make it big!