Thanks to all the folks who sent congratulatory comments related to last weekend’s Minnesota Oaks win with Blazing Angel. Credit for this win goes to trainer Gary Scherer and jockey Geovanni Franco. Great preparation and ride can make all the difference in the world and we thank both men for doing such a great job.
I also received several messages from owners anticipating the MTA yearling sale this year. They are wondering how we purchased the Oaks winner for only $12,000, out of over 50 yearlings in the 2014 MTA sale. The answer is that statistical variation is a funny thing. There are no certainties in this business but higher “probabilities” of success are often based upon developed information and learned lessons.
Many of our buying principles are already published on this site. These principles have helped us pick out other stakes winners including The KB Kid, Timetobook, Ice Rocket, Sasha’s Fierce, as well as breeding stakes winners BJ’s Angel and Sugar Business.
I'm happy to say these concepts have helped other owners in the past and we hope they continue to help new owners looking for an honest opportunity in this great game. Here is a direct link to the updated ownership page containing many of the buying concepts.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.