We have had a pretty nice week in our main racing stables (Astar Lindquist & Astar Thoroughbreds) thanks to trainer Gary Scherer and some great rides by Geovanni Franco, Denny Velazquez and Nik Goodwin. It started on July 3rd when BJ’s Angel moved her earnings over the $120,000 mark by hitting the board in the Black Type Princess Elaine Stakes. Then Thursday night 3 year old Minnie Soda Nice broke his maiden easily by 5 lengths when we dropped him down to a claiming level to get a win and develop some confidence. Then last night, 3 year old PJ’s Angel pulled away running on the turf for the first time to easily win a Maiden Special Weight.
A pretty nice week for family and friends, and our stallion Stormy Business who sired all three horses.
It’s also great to see Gary, one of the most thoughtful and patient trainers I have ever met, carefully develop our very young stable. We have been reloading the stable with babies over the last two years and he works as much on making them happy, and keeping their heads right, as developing them physically to run. Soon our two year olds (Demonte, Blazing Angel and Victory Ice) will look to get their gate cards in preparation for races over the next few weeks.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.