Family and friends, well it may have finally happened. I just finished yalking with our trainer Gary Scherer and he is entering both BJ's Angel and PJ's Angel for races this morning.
While we never know which races will actually go, BJ (a 4 year old Astar Thoroughbreds filly) named after Grandaughters Bennett and Josie has been competitive in open two turn allowance turf races and will go there again, while little PJ (a 2 year old Astar Lindquist filly) named after our grandson Pryce Jordan, may get into a MN Bred only Maiden sprint with a bunch of other baby girls. BJ is a proven winner but PJ is likely just going to get some experience in her first ever race.
It's always fun to see these babies race because anything can happen. We've had 2 year olds we didn't think had a chance come out in their first race and blow away the competitionon at 6 to 1 odds or more.....like Stormy Tara, Mr. Brown, The KB Kid, Timetobook to name a few. Then we've had others be favorites based on their workouts and never get close.
Anyway, win, lose or draw, we look forward to watching our Angels run and first races are always a joy. It's also going to be fun to see if the analysts and announcers confuse the names.
FYI's, 1) Rapid Business goes Thursday night and is the morning line favorite. 2) In two weeks daughter Brianna and Nick's wedding is Saturday August 30th in Saint Paul. The next day, August 31st, is the Big Minnesota Festival of Champions racing day so family and friends, guess where we are going Sunday as Nick and Bri fly off for their honeymoon? Bring your wallets, and likely hangovers.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.