I have arrived at my parents’ home in Louisville, Kentucky and I will be leaving with them and my sister in the morning to go to Saratoga. I’m extremely excited that I will be heading towards the Spa in just a few hours. Before I leave, here are some updates on things going on in my life.
My last day of work at Chesapeake Farm was yesterday. I only worked there for three months, but I learned more than I ever could have imagined. I’d like to thank the entire Chesapeake Farm team for a great summer and for teaching me so much about raising Thoroughbreds.
Today Sky was confirmed to be in-foal with a single pregnancy and everything looked good. It’s great news and tonight I will be registering the foal she is carrying with the Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund. The fund was created in 2005 and is financed through a sales tax paid for breeding a stallion to a mare in the state of Kentucky. If the foal turns out to be a runner and wins some races then I will receive money from the KBIF for being the breeder of the horse.
Speaking of registering horses; I registered Skype for the Breeders’ Cup a couple of days ago. I will be paid a 5% nominator award every time Skype places first, second, or third in any Breeders’ Cup stakes race or Breeders’ Cup World Championships race, even though I will not own her during her racing career.
****************************Now for a very exciting announcement**********************
I am going to be on TV on Monday, August 2nd. The show is called “Keyword: Saratoga” and is hosted by Seth Merrow of Equidaily.com and Steve Byk of Sirius radio’s “At the Races.” The show airs on Capital OTB-TV from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. I will be one of the guests on the show, along with Glenye Cain Oakford of the Daily Racing Form and Tommy Roberts of Roberts Communication. I’m being told that I will be the first guest and should be on around 10:45 AM. So if you’re in upstate New York, tune into Capital OTB-TV on Monday morning and check out my television debut.