Our Samstar ran again yesterday finishing 4th for the 4th straight time this season. I'm afraid his breeding was near the end of his mare's positive gene pool, though he keeps earning a check.
We had a fun day as some surprise guests showed up. The Sampsons who we partner with on Samstar were there as Russ returned from his Alaska trip, also the Lindquists showed up, the Daltons who were just married the day before and are heading off the Ireland today surprised us (formerly Page Osborne the daughter of Joyce and Rick) and my bodyguards were there (the Rizzardi boys) to teach their friends (Ellen) how to make money at the track.
On July 3rd, our BJ's Angel runs in the Princess Elaine Stakes. It should be quite a race with 11 entered. I make this a great race with any of 9 horses, including BJ who needed an outing the last race, capable of winning this race. We are lucky to get one of the highest win percentage turf jockeys in the country aboard in Geovanni Franco.
Future racing has PJ's Angel likely running on the 10th (Dina I think her namesake grandson Pryce Jordan should be here for that one), and Minnie Soda Nice on the 12th. The two year olds are still being brought carefully along as planned, shooting for a couple races before the end of the season.
Just so you know, the 3rd is always a busy big day at Canterbury. They put on one of the best fireworks displays anywhere after the races. You need to get there early and I hope to see you.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.