Sooooo frustrating!! Avenue du Monde ran a very good race and ended up in our least-favorite place - 6th - and just by a nose! That's her with the jockey in the red cap, so you can see how close it was! On the upside just next to her is Saute, who finished 2nd, so we're happy for Kimara Hoste! Good run, and if she were a little closer to the pace and we had a little more cut in the ground, she would have made money. If, if, but a good run all the same. Orpello got out-footed in a race that was run at a crazy pace and won by a 100-1 shot, so he doesn't get to retire with another win, but retire he will now. He's a great old horse and leaves the sport with eight wins, including two Group 3s. We wish him very, very well in his new career! Details to come!! ... See MoreSee Less
Flers 3th of 18 runners in Saint-Cloud with C. Soumillon.
Beaten by Saute and Kimara Hoste. 😒😂
We head to one of our favorite racecourses tomorrow with two runners: Orpello and Avenue du Monde will line up at St. Cloud in the fifth and the seventh races. Orpello is now - really - running his last race for us. We have a deal for him to be a stallion that we're happy with. And as usual, he can go out the door a winner or not, but it's completely up to him. He's drawn 13 of 18. Avenue du Monde should like St. Cloud and is in good form. She should have every chance, and she's drawn 14 of 18. Both horses would prefer a little more cut in the ground, but I think we should still see good runs from both. ... See MoreSee Less
Gorki Park's comeback went extremely well as he fought hard in the stretch to take home fourth-place prize money. The objective was just to shake the cobwebs off, but he did more than that and ran a great race. You can hardly see his little nose in the photo but his heart is bigger than he is. He got jostled twice in the stretch by bigger horses but he shoved back! Nice to have gutsy Gorki back on form. He showed today he's ready for his main objective, which is the mile handicap at St. Cloud on May 1. ... See MoreSee Less