Stable News

Stable News

June 26, 2017

GiveTheMan a Cigar breezed on Monday working 4 furlongs in 48.48 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 9th best out of 47 at the distance.

We spoke with assistant trainer Ray Flynn after the breeze. Ray said, “We worked him alone this morning and he went very well. He did it totally within himself. He came out of the breeze in good order. We’ll give him a little gate schooling later this week and we’ll look to breeze him next over the weekend, possibly in company.”

Steve will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 6 to 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut which we expect to be very early in the Saratoga meet.



June 25, 2017

Unusually Stylish breezed on Sunday working 5 furlongs in 1:02.60 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 42nd best out of 80 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “She worked very nicely and cooled out well. I plan to get her some gate work in the next week or so. She’s on track to run early in the Del Mar meet.”

Blaine will breeze Unusually Stylish on a 7-day work schedule preparing her for her debut early in the Del Mar meet.



June 23, 2017

Baby I'm Blue ran a strong 2nd on Friday at Charles Town. Breaking from the 5 post Baby I'm Blue was bumped by High End Gal shortly after the start then stalked the pace on the outside. She made a bid past the three-eighths pole, took the far turn in the three-path and assumed the lead at the three-sixteenths. She then dug in under moderate handling but was caught in the later yards and had to settle for second.

We spoke with trainer Brandon Kulp after the race. Brandon said, “She ran very well tonight. The distance might be just a bit too far for her. I only wish the rider had let her go as I instructed him to do.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “This filly clearly has a liking for the Charles Town surface. She’s now got a win and a second in two career starts there. She’s a very one-dimensional horse that needs the lead to have any chance. I think the 7 furlong distance might just be a bit beyond her scope. It’s good to know we can run her there as an option. We’d like to try her on the grass to see if that moves her up any. Our plan is to try her in a turf race at Penn National and then evaluate the best strategy for a summer campaign.”

Baby I’m Blue earned $2,000 for Friday’s 2nd place finish.

Brandon will see how Baby I'm Blue comes out of the race and he’ll point her accordingly, possibly to a turf race at Penn National.



June 20, 2017

Baby I'm Blue is entered to run in Friday’s 3rd race at Charles Town which is a $5,000 Claiming N3X race going 7 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up which have never won 3 races. She drew post position 5 and leading jockey Jose Montano is named to ride. Montano is currently ranked 3rd in the Charles Town jockey standings with 53 wins and a 24% winning percentage.

Baby I’m Blue is currently the 9-5 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects her as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $10,000.

First race post time is 7:00 PM and Baby I'm Blue's race is Race 3 which is scheduled to go off at 7:57 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Charles Town for a fun evening of racing.



June 18, 2017

Unusually Stylish breezed on Sunday working 5 furlongs in 1:01.80 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 23rd best out of 60 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “This was her first 5 furlong breeze and she went very nicely.”

Blaine will breeze Unusually Stylish on a 7-day work schedule preparing her for her debut this summer in Southern California.



June 17, 2017

Filius Scat is entered to run in Thursday’s 5th race at Belmont Park which is a Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 7 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 10 and jockey Dylan Davis is named to ride. Davis is currently ranked 10th in the Belmont Park jockey standings with 12 wins as a 12% winning percentage.

Filius Scat is currently 15-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $41,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and Filius Scat's race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 3:36 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont Park for a fun day of racing.



June 15, 2017

Zubi Zubi Zu (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 1st race at Gulfstream Park which a $10,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. She drew post position 4 and jockey Tyler Gaffalione is named to ride. Gaffalione currently leads the Gulfstream Park jockey standings with 85 wins and a 30% winning percentage.

Zubi Zubi Zu is currently 8-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $19,000.

First race post time is 1:15 PM and Zubi Zubi Zu's race is Race 1 As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Gulfstream Park for a fun day of racing.



June 15, 2017

Filius Scat breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 51.77 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 61st best out of 63 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I worked him nice and easy today with two goals in mind. One was to get him off the steward’s list which requires that he work faster that 52 seconds and the other was to breeze him in blinkers to see how he reacted to that equipment change. Both parts went very well. I’m planning to enter him on Saturday to a race for next Thursday.”

Steve will enter Filius Scat to the Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 7 furlongs on the turf on June 22nd.



June 15, 2017

GiveTheMan a Cigar breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 51.76 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 60th best out of 63 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “GiveTheMan a Cigar had been training exclusively on a synthetic surface while in Ocala so I wanted to work him nice and easy in his first work on a real dirt track. I worked him in company to the outside of another horse and he went well.”

Steve will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 6 to 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut which we expect to be during the mid-part of the summer at Belmont Park.



June 12, 2017

Ecliptical Jack (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 4th race at Parx which a Maiden $30,000 Claiming race going 5 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 7 and jockey Jorge Vargas is named to ride. Vargas is currently ranked 5th in the Parx jockey standings with 34 wins and a 17% winning percentage.

Ecliptical Jack is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $30,000.

First race post time is 12:55 PM and Ecliptical Jack's race is Race 4 which is scheduled to go off at 2:16 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Parx for a fun day of racing.



June 11, 2017

Unusually Stylish breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 48.60 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 21st best out of 93 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “This filly continues to impress me. Today she worked in 48 and change and she was never asked. She worked by herself and did it totally within herself. After the breeze she wasn’t breathing heavily. This was a very, very good work. Next week I’ll stretch her out to an easy 5 furlongs.”

Blaine will breeze Unusually Stylish on a 7-day work schedule preparing her for her debut this summer in Southern California.



June 4, 2017

Unusually Stylish breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 51.60 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 80th best out of 88 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “She breezed well and came out of the work in good order. This was her first 4 furlong breeze and she went nice and easy. She’s coming along very nicely.”

Blaine will breeze Unusually Stylish on a 7-day work schedule preparing her for her debut this summer in Southern California.



June 1, 2017

Filius Scat is entered to run in Sunday’s 9th race at Belmont Park which is a Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 6 1/2 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 10 and jockey Manny Franco is named to ride.

Filius Scat is currently 10-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. He’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race as his best bet of the day and one DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $32,000.

First race post time is 1:20 PM and Filius Scat's race is Race 9 which is scheduled to go off at 5:45 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont Park for a fun day of racing.



May 28, 2017

Unusually Stylish breezed on Sunday working 3 furlongs in 36.80 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 6th best out of 33 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “She breezed very well this morning. I asked the rider to pick it up a bit and she went very nicely. She galloped out in 49 and change. She’s doing fantastic.”

Blaine will breeze Unusually Stylish on a 7-day work schedule preparing her for her debut this summer in Southern California.



May 28, 2017

Filius Scat breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs from the gate in 48.34 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 4th best out of 92 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked fantastic this morning. He’s doing very well and I’m now going to look for a race for him to make his debut.”

Steve will continue to train Filius Scat preparing him for his debut which we expect to be in early June at Belmont Park.



May 28, 2017

Ecliptical Jack (Claiming Partnership) ran to a nice third place finish at Parx on Sunday chasing a runaway winner that drew off and won by almost 8 lengths. Ecliptical Jack chased the top three and responded well from the outside in the drive.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said, “He ran a very nice race. Despite it being a short race he charged up nicely in the stretch and only missed 2nd by a neck.”

We also spoke with jockey Jorge Vargas after the race and Jorge said, “The front three horses ran away from us and that separation allowed Ecliptical Jack to get sprayed with the kickback. He didn’t like it and backed out a bit. Knowing that I knew I had to swing him wide in the stretch to keep him out of the kickback and he responded full of run. He ran very well today.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “No one was going to catch the winner today. Despite our horse getting a slightly uncomfortable trip he only missed 2nd by a neck. With the Pennsylvania-bred bonus the partners pickup over $7000. It’s a great program.”

Ecliptical Jack earned $7,100 for Sundays’ third place finish.

Steve will see how Ecliptical Jack comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



May 27, 2017

Baby I’m Blue breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 49.23 over the Penn National track. That work was 18th best out of 46 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Brandon Kulp after the breeze. Brandon said, “She worked well. She’s entered to run on Thursday and this was a little sharpener for her.”

Brandon will continue to train Baby I’m Blue up to her next race on June 1 at Penn National.



May 27, 2017

GiveTheMan a Cigar, breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 49.1 over the GoldMark Farm track.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “He worked very well this morning and he looked good doing it. He’s getting very close to be ready to ship to New York and we may be able to get him there this week. I think the extra time we allowed this horse to mature is going to do him a great deal of good.”

Todd will continue to train GiveTheMan a Cigar and we’ll begin to make arrangements to ship him to Steve Klesaris in New York.



May 23, 2017

Ecliptical Jack (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 5th race at Parx which a Maiden Special Weight going 5 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 6 and jockey Jorge Vargas is named to ride. Vargas is currently ranked 6th in the Parx jockey standings with 29 wins and a 16% winning percentage.

Ecliptical Jack is currently the 5-2 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $46,000.

First race post time is 12:55 PM and Ecliptical Jack's race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 2:43 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Parx for a fun day of racing.



May 22, 2017

Filius Scat breezed on Monday working 4 furlongs from the gate in 49.09 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 5th best out of 28 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He put in a very nice work this morning. I worked him with a 2-year-old filly and just let him go easily and allowed her to keep up with him. He could have gone much faster if the rider had asked. He’s doing fantastic. This horse is perhaps a breeze or two away from a start.”

Steve will continue to breeze Filius Scat training him up to a debut which may be as early as June 1 at Belmont Park.



May 20, 2017

Unusually Stylish breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 39 flat over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 27th best out of 30 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “I continue to be extremely pleased with this filly. She’s doing exceptionally well. I worked her nice and easy this morning. At this point it’s still about putting miles under her and condition and less about speed. I’ll probably have her pick it up in a few weeks. Right now I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Blaine will breeze Unusually Stylish on a 7-day work schedule preparing her for her debut this summer in Southern California.



May 20, 2017

GiveTheMan a Cigar, breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 51.40 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 4th best out of 9 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “I stretched him out to an easy 4 furlongs. He worked very nice and relaxed. He’s doing very well. I’ll give him a little more gate work and work him another 4 furlongs next week and then I think he’ll be ready to ship to New York.”

Todd will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



May 20, 2017

Baby I’m Blue breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 50.27 over the Penn National track. That work was 26th best out of 46 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Brandon Kulp after the breeze. Brandon said, “She’s doing well. I’m keeping her ready for her next race. We have options both at Penn National and at Charles Town. We’ll put her in the spot that’s best for her.”

Brandon will keep Baby I’m Blue fresh as he looks for the appropriate race to next run her.



May 15, 2017

Filius Scat breezed on Monday working 3 furlongs in 37.63 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 16th best out of 22 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He breezed very well this morning and continues to do very well.”

Steve will continue to breeze Filius Scat training him up to a debut which we expect to be at Belmont Park before the end of the summer meet.



May 13, 2017

Unusually Stylish breezed on Saturday working 2 furlongs in 25.4 flat over the Golden Gate Fields track in an unpublished work.

We spoke trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “She’s been training well. This mornings was her first work in a little 2 furlong breeze and I was very pleased.”

Blaine will breeze Unusually Stylish on a 7-day work schedule preparing her for her debut this summer in Southern California.



May 13, 2017

GiveTheMan a Cigar, breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 37.80 over the GoldMark Farm track.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “I was very happy with the work and he came back well. He’s doing great.”

Todd will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



May 9, 2017

Filius Scat breezed on Tuesday working 3 furlongs in 38 flat over the Belmont Park dirt training track. That work was 8th best out of 26 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He breezed very well this morning and he’s doing great.”

Steve will continue to breeze Filius Scat training him up to a debut which we expect to be at Belmont Park before the end of the summer meet.



April 24, 2017

Ecliptical Jack breezed on Monday working 4 furlongs in 49.11 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 7th best out of 47 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked well this morning. He’s doing well.”

Steve will continue to train Ecliptical Jack preparing him for a return race.



April 22, 2017

Zubi Zubi Zu (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 48.75 over the Gulfstream Park main track. That work was 15th best out of 46 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “She worked very well this morning. She’s at the point now where we can start to look for a race for her.”

Steve will continue to prepare Zubi Zubi Zu while he identifies an appropriate race for her to make her next start.



April 22, 2017

GiveTheMan a Cigar, breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 38.80 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 13th best out of 15 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “I worked him an easy 3 furlongs. He went very smooth and did it within himself. I was very happy with the breeze.”

Todd will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



April 22, 2017

Baby I'm Blue is entered to run in Thursday’s 2nd race at Penn National which is a $5,000 Claiming N3L race going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. She drew post position 10 and apprentice jockey Cassidy Burg is named to ride.

Baby I’m Blue is currently 8-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $12,400.

First race post time is 6:00 PM and Baby I’m Blue's race is Race 2 which is scheduled to go off at 6:27 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Penn National for a fun evening of racing.



April 19, 2017

Ecliptical Jack breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs in 51.10 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 37th best out of 49 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I worked him in company with another horse and he went well.”

Steve will continue to train Ecliptical Jack preparing him for a return race.



April 19, 2017

Promise the Sky is entered to run in Saturday’s 6th race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 7 furlongs for 3-year-olds. He drew post position 3 and jockey Mike Luzzi is named to ride.

Promise the Sky is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. He’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. Two DRF handicappers select him to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $31,000.

First race post time is 1:20 PM and Promise the Sky's race is Race 6 which is scheduled to go off at 4:11 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



April 17, 2017

Yes Mz Adah (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 6th race at Parx which is a $12,500 Claiming race going 7 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up which have never won 2 races. She drew post position 7 and jockey Anthony Salgado is named to ride. Salgado is currently ranked 11th in the Parx jockey standings with 13 wins and a 13% winning percentage.

Yes Mz Adah is currently the 5-2 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. She’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects her to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects her as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $22,000.

First race post time is 12:55 PM and Yes Mz Adah's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 3:10 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us Parx for a fun day of racing.



April 15, 2017

GiveTheMan a Cigar, breezed on Saturday working 2 furlongs in 25.20 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was the only horse at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “He’s doing fantastic. Next week I’ll stretch him out to 3 furlongs and move him along.”

Todd will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



April 13, 2017

Zubi Zubi Zu (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 49.62 over the Gulfstream Park main track. That work was 10th best out of 15 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “She worked well this morning and she’s doing great. She’ll need maybe two more breezes before she’ll be ready to run.”

Steve will continue to train Zubi Zubi Zu preparing her for a return race.



April 12, 2017

Promise the Sky is entered to run in Saturday’s 5th race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden Special Weight going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 2 and jockey Mike Luzzi is named to ride.

Promise the Sky is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $55,000.

First race post time is 1:20 PM and Promise the Sky's race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 3:38 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



April 11, 2017

Baby I'm Blue is entered to run in Friday’s 2nd race at Charles Town which is a $5,000 Claiming N2L race going 6 1/2 furlongs for 3-years-old and up. She drew post position 5 and leading jockey Jose Montano is named to ride. Montano is currently ranked 2nd in the Charles Town jockey standings with 35 wins and a 27% winning percentage.

Baby I’m Blue is currently the 5-2 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. She’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. Two DRF handicappers select her as their second choice in the race and one DRF handicapper selects her as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $10,000.

First race post time is 7:00 PM and Baby I’m Blue's race is Race 2 which is scheduled to go off at 7:31 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Charles Town for a fun evening of racing.



April 8, 2017

GiveTheMan a Cigar, breezed on Saturday working 2 furlongs in 25.20 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 2nd best out of 3 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “He went very nicely this morning. I continue to be very pleased.”

Todd will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



April 6, 2017

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Sunday’s 3rd race at Aqueduct which is an Allowance N2X going 1 mile for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 3 and jockey Angel Arroyo is named to ride.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently 15-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $69,000.

First race post time is 1:20 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 3 which is scheduled to go off at 2:29 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



April 5, 2017

Zubi Zubi Zu (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs in 49.88 over the Gulfstream Park main track. That work was 11th best out of 16 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “She breezed well this morning. She’s been doing very well since she returned from the layup. I’m very pleased.”

Steve will continue to train Zubi Zubi Zu preparing her for a return race.



April 3, 2017

Baby I’m Blue breezed on Monday working 4 furlongs in 50.47 over the Penn National track. That work was 23rd best out of 25 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Brandon Kulp after the breeze. Brandon said, “She’s doing well. This was a freshener to keep her fit. I’ve been asking the racing secretary to write a race for her but so far they haven’t done so. She’s ready to run and on hold waiting for a spot.”

Brandon will keep Baby I’m Blue fresh as he waits for the appropriate race to next run her.



April 1, 2017

Yes Mz Adah (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Tuesday’s 7th race at Parx which is a $20,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up which have never won 2 races. She drew post position 3 and jockey Anthony Salgado is named to ride. Salgado is currently ranked 10th in the Parx jockey standings with 11 wins and a 13% winning percentage.

Yes Mz Adah is currently the 8-5 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. She’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. One DRF handicapper selects her to win the race as his best bet of the day and one DRF handicapper selects her as his third choice of the day.

The purse for this race is $26,000.

First race post time is 12:55 PM and Yes Mz Adah's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 3:37 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us Parx for a fun day of racing.



March 30, 2017

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 49.55 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 54th best out of 123 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked well and he’s doing great. Today was a tightener for a race next weekend.”

Steve is pointing FuryOfTheNorsemen to the Allowance N2X going 1 mile Aqueduct on April 9th.



March 28, 2017

Zubi Zubi Zu (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Tuesday working 3 furlongs in 36.2 over the Gulfstream Park main track. That work was 3rd best out of 5 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “She worked nicely this being her first breeze since returning from the turnout. I’m very pleased with the way she came in from the farm and she’s doing well.”

Steve will continue to train Zubi Zubi Zu preparing her for a return race.



March 26, 2017

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Sunday working 3 furlongs in 37.20 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 14th best out of 39 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “He worked well this morning. We’ve got him entered to the race next Friday and it looks like a good spot for him. It’s up to him now.”

Blaine has Back Sheared Anvil entered to the Claiming $3,200 N2Y race going 1 mile at Golden Gate Fields on March 31st.



March 26, 2017

Promise the Sky ran to a game second place finish at Aqueduct on Sunday after racing wide the entire trip then making a strong run in the lane. Breaking from post 7 Promise the Sky raced along the outside throughout, travelled four wide on the far turn, was about as wide entering the stretch, proved no match, but won the place.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said, “He put in a great effort today. No one was catching the winner. He was the best of the rest.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “A little class relief and a little maturity did very well for Promise the Sky. The winner drew off and won by 10 lengths and that part of the race was a complete mismatch. But after racing wide the entire trip and still having all that energy to run down two other horses in the lane, Promise the Sky showed me something today. He picked up a nice check for the partners.”

Promise the Sky earned $8,200 for Sunday’s second place finish.

Steve will see how Promise the Sky comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



March 25, 2017

Back Sheared Anvil is entered to run in Friday’s 3rd race at Golden Gate Fields which is a Claiming $3,200 N2Y race going 1 mile for 3-year-olds and Up That Have Not Won Two Races in 2016-2017. He drew post position 4 and jockey Alejandro Gomez is named to ride.

Back Sheared Anvil is currently the 2-1 the Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $7,000.

First race post time is 12:45 PM and Back Sheared Anvil's race is Race 3 which is scheduled to go off at 1:43 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun day of racing.



March 25, 2017

GiveTheMan a Cigar breezed on Saturday working 2 furlongs in 25.80 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was the only horse at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “This was his first work and we gave him an easy quarter. He worked well and he’s doing fantastic.”

Todd will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



March 23, 2017

Promise the Sky is entered to run in Sunday’s 6th race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 mile for 3-year-olds. He drew post position 8 and jockey Mike Luzzi is named to ride.

Promise the Sky is currently 15-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. He’s the DRF Consensus third choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $41,000.

First race post time is 1:20 PM and Promise the Sky's race is Race 6 which is scheduled to go off at 3:50 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



March 21, 2017

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Tuesday working 4 furlongs in 49.66 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 12th best out of 31 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked well and he’s doing very well. For his next race we’re looking at the Allowance N2X going 1 mile at Aqueduct on April 9th.”

Steve will train FuryOfTheNorsemen up to his next race which could be the Allowance N2X going 1 mile at Aqueduct on April 9th.



March 20, 2017

Escape to the Moon breezed on Monday working 3 furlongs in 37.11 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 8th best out of 31 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze and Steve said, “This was his first breeze since returning to the racetrack. He worked well.”

Steve will train Escape to the Moon up to a return race which we expect to be sometime toward the second half of May at Belmont Park.



March 19, 2017

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 50.40 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 45th best out of 74 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “He worked well this morning. I think the clockers might have gotten it wrong because I clocked him going in 48.80 or 49 flat. I’ve got him ready to run and we’re just waiting for the appropriate race to show up and then fill. He’s on ‘go’.”

Blaine will keep Back Sheared Anvil fresh as we wait for an appropriate race.



March 15, 2017

Yes Mz Adah (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 5th race at Laurel Park which is a $16,000 Claiming race going 1 mile for 4-year-olds and up which have never won 2 races. She drew post position 6 and jockey Alex Cintron is named to ride. Cintron is currently ranked 7th in the Laurel jockey standings with 14 wins and an 17% winning percentage.

Yes Mz Adah is currently 8-5 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. She’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. Two DRF handicappers select her to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects her as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $27,500.

First race post time is 1:10 PM and Yes Mz Adah's race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 3:10 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us Laurel Park for a fun day of racing.



March 9, 2017

Promise the Sky breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs from the gate in 50.77 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 61st best out of 79 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I wanted to give him a little refresher out of the gate this morning and he went well. It looks like the next spot for us is the race on March 26th. We’ll point to that one.”

Steve will point Promise the Sky to the Maiden $40,000 going 1 mile at Aqueduct on March 26th.



March 1, 2017

Baby I'm Blue is entered to run in Friday’s 2nd race at Penn National which is a $10,000 Claiming N2L race going 5 1/2 furlongs for 3-year-olds. She drew post position 2 and jockey Angel Rodriguez is named to ride. Rodriguez is currently ranked 3rd in the Penn National jockey standings with 24 wins and a 16% winning percentage.

Baby I’m Blue is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. One DRF Handicapper selects her as his second choice in the race and one DRF handicapper selects her as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $15,200.

First race post time is 6:00 PM and Baby I’m Blue's race is Race 2 which is scheduled to go off at 6:27 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Penn National for a fun evening of racing.



February 25, 2017

Back Sheared Anvil is entered to run in Friday’s 7th race at Golden Gate Fields which is a Claiming $6,250 N3L race going 1 mile for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 2 and jockey Julien Couton is named to ride. Couton is currently ranked 4th in the Golden Gate jockey standings with 26 wins and a 21% winning percentage.

Back Sheared Anvil is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. He’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race.

The purse for this race is $9,500.

First race post time is 12:45 PM and Back Sheared Anvil's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 3:45 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun day of racing.



February 25, 2017

Promise the Sky breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 49.28 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 20th best out of 78 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Steve Klesaris. Steve said, “He breezed nicely. I’m going to be entering him later today for the race on Thursday.”

Steve will enter Promise the Sky to the Maiden $40,000 going 1 mile 70 yards at Aqueduct on March 2nd.



February 19, 2017

Promise the Sky breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 49.95 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 26th best out of 71 at the distance.

We spoke with Steve Klesaris’ assistant trainer Ray Flynn after the breeze. Ray said, “He worked well this morning. He’s doing great. We’re keeping him fresh waiting for his race to come back.”

Steve will keep Promise the Sky ready as we look for the appropriate race to run him back.



February 6, 2017

Baby I’m Blue breezed on Monday working 3 furlongs in 37.71 over the Penn National track. That work was 2nd best out of 5 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Brandon Kulp after the breeze. Brandon said, “I worked her relatively easily today and she went well. I’ll be entering her later today to a race on Friday.”

Brandon will enter Baby I’m Blue to the $15,000 Claiming N2L going 6 furlongs at Penn National on February 10th.



February 6, 2017

Baby I'm Blue is entered to run in Friday’s 4th race at Penn National which is a $15,000 Claiming N2L going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds. She drew post position 1 and jockey Jeremy Rose is named to ride. Rose is currently ranked 6th in the Penn National jockey standings with 7 wins and an 11% winning percentage.

Baby I’m Blue is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $19,000.

First race post time is 6:00 PM and Baby I’m Blue's race is Race 4 which is scheduled to go off at 7:22 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Penn National for a fun evening of racing.



February 4, 2017

FuryOfTheNorsemen put away a field of third level Allowance runners on Saturday at Laurel posting career win number 4 and pushing his earnings to just under $200,000. Breaking from the 2 post FuryOfTheNorsemen settled two wide and off of a hot pace, gained leaving the five sixteenths, shifted out to about the five path leaving the three sixteenths, closed strongly under hearty urging and just got up. FuryOfTheNorsemen now has 4 wins and 12 top-three finishes in 19 career starts and over $198,000 in lifetime earnings.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said, “This horse can do anything. He’s out of conditions now so we’ll have to get creative looking for future spots to run. I nominated him to the General George Stakes (G3) on the 18th. It might be too soon to bring him back but I wanted to have him nominated.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “I have to give a great deal of acknowledgement to Alex Cintron for a very, very heads-up ride. He didn’t get over-anxious and hook that ridiculous pace. The race set up perfectly for his patient tactics and it paid off handsomely. Let’s not forget to acknowledge the horse. He’s absolutely fantastic. He’s so versatile that he can run on dirt or turf going short or long. He’s such a cool horse to have in the barn. We love him a great deal and we’re very proud of him. This horse is a ton of fun and the partners all love him.”

FuryOfTheNorsemen earned $26,790 for Saturday’s win.

Steve will see how FuryOfTheNorsemen comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



February 3, 2017

Back Sheared Anvil is entered to run in Thursday’s 7th race at Golden Gate Fields which is a Claiming $4,000 N2L race going 1 mile for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 8 and jockey Alejandro Gomez is named to ride.

Back Sheared Anvil is currently the 9-2 Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $8,400.

First race post time is 12:45 PM and Back Sheared Anvil's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 3:45 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun day of racing.



February 1, 2017

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Saturday’s 8th race at Laurel Park which is an Allowance N3X going 6 furlongs for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 2 and jockey Alex Cintron is named to ride. Cintron currently has a 10% winning percentage.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently the 9-2 the Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race and two DRF handicappers select him as their third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $47,000.

First race post time is 12:30 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 8 which is scheduled to go off at 4:00 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Laurel for a fun day of racing.



January 31, 2017

Ecliptical Jack (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 7th race at Parx which a Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds. He drew post position 11 and jockey Antonio Salgado is named to ride. Salgado is currently ranked 9th in the Parx jockey standings with 5 wins and a 14% winning percentage.

Ecliptical Jack is currently the 4-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $50,000.

First race post time is 12:55 PM and Ecliptical Jack's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 3:37 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Parx for a fun day of racing.



January 28, 2017

Yes Mz Adah (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Tuesday’s 5th race at Parx which is a $20,000 Claiming race going 1 mile 70 yards for 4-year-olds and up which have never won 2 races. She drew post position 10 and jockey Anthony Salgado is named to ride. Salgado is currently ranked 10th in the Parx jockey standings with 3 wins and an 11% winning percentage.

Yes Mz Adah is currently 5-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $30,000.

First race post time is 12:25 PM and Yes Mz Adah's race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 2:13 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us Parx for a fun day of racing.



January 27, 2017

Yes Mz Adah breezed on Friday working 5 furlongs in 1:02.45 over the Parx track. That work was 3rd best out of 7 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “She worked well and she’s been training very well. I’m going to enter her tomorrow for a race on Tuesday.”

Steve is pointing Yes Mz Adah to the $20,000 Claiming N2L race going 1 mile 70 yards at Parx on January 31st.



January 16, 2017

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Monday working 4 furlongs in 48.40 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 3nd best out of 47 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “He worked very well this morning. He’s training very well and I’m planning to enter him later today to the Maiden $5,000 race on Saturday.”

Blaine will enter Back Sheared Anvil to the Maiden $5,000 race going 1 mile at Golden Gate Fields.



January 16, 2017

Promise the Sky is entered to run in Saturday’s 4th race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile for 3-year-olds. He drew post position 1 and jockey Mike Luzzi is named to ride.

Promise the Sky is currently 12-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $55,000.

First race post time is 12:20 PM and Promise the Sky's race is Race 4 which is scheduled to go off at 1:50 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



January 16, 2017

Back Sheared Anvil is entered to run in Saturday’s 4th race at Golden Gate Fields which is a Maiden $5,000 Claiming race going 1 mile for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 3 and jockey Alejandro Gomez is named to ride.

Back Sheared Anvil is currently the 8-5 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus second choice to win the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race and two DRF handicappers select him as their third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $7,000.

First race post time is 12:45 PM and Back Sheared Anvil's race is Race 4 which is scheduled to go off at 2:14 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun day of racing.



January 14, 2017

Foggy Mountain Cat is entered to run in Thursday’s 7th race at Penn National which is a Maiden $15,000 Claiming race going 1 mile for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 6 and jockey Clinton Potts is named to ride. Potts is currently ranked 9th in the Penn National jockey standings with 2 wins and a 13% winning percentage.

Foggy Mountain Cat is currently the 2-1 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race and tied for the best bet of the day. All three DRF handicappers selected him to win the race.

The purse for this race is $17,000.

First race post time is 6:00 PM and Foggy Mountain Cat's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 8:43 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Penn National for a fun evening of racing.



January 10, 2017

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Tuesday working 4 furlongs in 51.04 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 29th best out of 54 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “He put in a good breeze this morning. He’s on track for the Maiden race at Penn National next Wednesday.”

Rick will train Foggy Mountain Cat up to his next race which we expect to be the Maiden $15,000 Claiming race going 1 mile at Penn National on January 18th.



January 7, 2017

Ecliptical Jack (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Tuesday’s 5th race at Parx which a Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds. He drew post position 6 and jockey Jorge Vargas is named to ride. Vargas completed the 2016 season with an 18% winning percentage.

Ecliptical Jack is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race and two DRF handicappers select him as their third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $50,000.

First race post time is 12:25 PM and Ecliptical Jack's race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 2:13 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Parx for a fun day of racing.



January 7, 2017

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 50.29 over the Penn National track. That work was 28th best out of 41 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Brandon Kulp after the breeze. Brandon said, “I worked her in company with another horse. She had trouble keeping up at the end. Overall she’s doing well maintaining good weight and she’s sound. I plan to enter her on Thursday for a race on Saturday.”

Brandon will train Baby I’m Blue up to her next race which we expect to be the Maiden $10,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs at Penn National on January 14th.



January 7, 2017

Ecliptical Jack breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 36.56 in a work labeled “handily” over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 3rd best out of 23 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He breezed very well this morning. All systems are go for the race on January 10th.”

Steve will enter Ecliptical Jack to the Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs at Parx January 10th.



December 31, 2016

Ecliptical Jack breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 50.08 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 30th best out of 178 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I worked him in company and he went well. I’m pointing him to a race at Parx on January 10th.”

Steve is pointing Ecliptical Jack to the Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs at Parx January 10th.



December 31, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Thursday’s 7th race at Aqueduct which is an Allowance N3X going 1 mile for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 5 and jockey Antonio Gallardo is named to ride. Gallardo is currently ranked 8th in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 3 wins and a 17% winning percentage.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently 12-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in a very competitive race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $78,000.

First race post time is 12:20 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 3:20 PM. As always we will be in the Exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



December 28, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs in 50.10 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 45th best out of 75 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “He breezed well this morning. I’ll plan to get one more work into him then look to run him at Penn National in the middle of January.”

Rick will train Foggy Mountain Cat up to his next race which we expect to be the Maiden $15,000 Claiming race going 1 mile at Penn National on January 18th.



December 28, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Wednesday working 3 furlongs in 36.85 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 3rd best out of 25 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I wanted to give him a maintenance work, something in the 36 to 37 second range. I put a bug rider on him and he did very nicely. He worked by himself, went very comfortably, and in hand. It was an excellent work.”

Steve is pointing FuryOfTheNorsemen to the Allowance N3X going 7 furlongs at Laurel Park on December 3 1st.



December 26, 2016

Promise the Sky is entered to run in Friday’s 4th race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile 70 yards for 2-year-olds. He drew post position 5 and jockey Manny Franco is named to ride. Franco is currently ranked 6th in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 6 wins and an 11% winning percentage.

Promise the Sky is currently 12-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. He’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. Two DRF handicappers select him to win the race.

The purse for this race is $55,000.

First race post time is 12:20 PM and Promise the Sky's race is Race 4 which is scheduled to go off at 1:50 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



December 26, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil is entered to run in Friday’s 8th race at Golden Gate Fields which is a Maiden $8,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 2 and jockey Alejandro Gomez is named to ride. Gomez currently has 111 wins and a 15% winning percentage in 2016.

Back Sheared Anvil is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race, one DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race, and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $8,000.

First race post time is 12:45 PM and Back Sheared Anvil's race is Race 8 which is scheduled to go off at 4:15 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun day of racing.



December 23, 2016

Ecliptical Jack breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 51.26 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 109th best out of 129 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “We worked him by himself. It was mostly a maintenance work but he went well and came out of it well. I plan to have him ready for a race at Parx after the first of the year.”

Steve is pointing Ecliptical Jack to a Maiden race at Parx in January.



December 21, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Wednesday working 3 furlongs in 37.25 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 5th best out of 17 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “We worked him by himself. It was mostly a maintenance work but he went well and came out of it well. I’ll be entering him to the race at Laurel on Monday.”

Steve is pointing FuryOfTheNorsemen to the Allowance N3X going 1 1/16 miles at Laurel Park on December 26th.



December 15, 2016

Promise the Sky is entered to run in Sunday’s 6th race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs for 2-year-olds. He drew post position 10 and jockey Mike Luzzi is named to ride. Luzzi has 1 win and a 12% winning percentage at the current Aqueduct meet.

Promise the Sky is currently 15-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $55,000.

First race post time is 11:20 PM and Promise the Sky's race is Race 6 which is scheduled to go off at 1:47 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



December 15, 2016

Zubi Zubi Zu (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 51.38 over the Gulfstream Park main track. That work was 20th best out of 26 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “Today’s work was to blow off some steam. I had the rider work her under wraps. She breezed extremely well. I’m extremely pleased. We’ve got her pointed to a race on December 23rd.”

Steve is pointing Zubi Zubi Zu to the $16,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Gulfstream Park on December 23rd.



December 11, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Sunday working 5 furlongs in 1:03.63 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 15th best out of 21 at the distance.

We spoke with Steve Klesaris’ assistant trainer Ray Flynn after the breeze. Ray said, “Don’t be fooled by the recorded time. The track was extremely slow this morning. To put it in perspective the bullet went in 1:02.02. This was Promise the Sky’s first 5 furlong work and he went alone. In truth it was a good breeze.”

Steve will continue working with Promise the Sky preparing him for his debut in New York which we now expect to be the Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs at Aqueduct on December 18th.



December 10, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat is entered to run in Wednesday’s 8th race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 6 and leading jockey Jose Ortiz is named to ride. Ortiz is currently ranked 3rd in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 4 wins and a 17% winning percentage.

Foggy Mountain Cat is currently the 2-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. Two DRF handicappers selected him as their third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $31,000.

First race post time is 12:20 PM and Foggy Mountain Cat's race is Race 8 which is scheduled to go off at 3:43 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



December 8, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 49.93 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 22nd best out of 46 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “He worked well and came out of the breeze great. I’ll be entering him to the race on December 14th.”

Rick will train Foggy Mountain Cat up to his next race which we expect to be the Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles at Aqueduct on December 14th.



December 3, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil is entered to run in Friday’s 8th race at Golden Gate Fields which is a Maiden $8,000 Claiming race going 1 mile for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 7 and jockey Rocco Bowen is named to ride. Bowen is currently ranked 6th in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings with 15 wins and a 12% winning percentage.

Back Sheared Anvil is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $8,000.

First race post time is 12:45 PM and Back Sheared Anvil's race is Race 8 which is scheduled to go off at 4:15 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun day of racing.



December 3, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 48.11 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 3rd best out of 22 at the distance.

We spoke with Steve Klesaris’ assistant trainer Ray Flynn after the breeze. Ray said, “We had him work in company with another horse. We told both riders to go out there and breeze, but don’t turn it into a match race. Promise the sky worked very well. He breezed totally within himself and wasn’t asked for too much. The other horse worked behind. He was able to keep up but Promise the Sky was in front. It was a very nice breeze.”

Steve will continue working with Promise the Sky preparing him for his debut in New York.



December 3, 2016

Yes Mz Adah (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Thursday’s 8th race at Gulfstream Park which is a $16,000 Claiming race going 5 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up which have never won 2 races. She drew post position 6 and jockey Tyler Gaffalione is named to ride. Gaffalione currently has 196 wins and a 16% winning percentage for 2016.

Yes Mz Adah is currently the 4-1 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. She’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects her to win the race.

The purse for this race is $19,000.

First race post time is 12:35 PM and Yes Mz Adah's race is Race 8 which is scheduled to go off at 4:02 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners Gulfstream Park for a fun day of racing.



December 2, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Friday working 3 furlongs in 39.11 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 3rd best out of 3 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “He worked well this morning and he came out of it in good order. I’m pointing him to a race on December 14th.”

Rick will train Foggy Mountain Cat up to his next race which we expect to be the Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles at Aqueduct on December 14th.



December 1, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue is entered to run in Sunday’s 4th race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 6 1/2 furlongs for 2-year-olds. She drew post position 7 and jockey Aaron Gryder is named to ride.

Baby I’m Blue is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. One DRF handicapper selects her as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $31,000.

First race post time is 12:20 PM and Baby I’m Blue's race is Race 4 which is scheduled to go off at 1:47 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



November 26, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Wednesday’s 6th race at Aqueduct which a $12,500 Claiming race going 7 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 5 and leading jockey Javier Castellano is named to ride. Castellano is currently ranked 3rd in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 15 wins and a 21% winning percentage.

Frazil is currently the 8-5 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. Two DRF Handicappers select him to win the race.

The purse for this race is $25,000.

First race post time is 12:20 PM and Frazil's race is Race 6 which is scheduled to go off at 2:45 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



November 26, 2016

Monster of Nature (IRE) breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 37.60 over the Fair Hill Training Center track. That work was 3rd best out of 8 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Graham Motion after the breeze. Graham said, “This filly has really improved with the short time off. There was a strong headwind this morning and that slowed the time down quite a bit. The bullet was 37 flat. She’s doing very well.”

Graham will continue to train Monster of Nature (IRE) preparing her for her debut.



November 23, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil is entered to run in Saturday’s 3rd race at Golden Gate Fields which is a Maiden $20,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 6 and jockey Rocco Bowen is named to ride. Bowen is currently ranked 7th in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings with 10 wins and a 12% winning percentage.

Back Sheared Anvil is currently 8-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $13,000.

First race post time is 12:45 PM and Back Sheared Anvil's race is Race 3 which is scheduled to go off at 1:41 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun day of racing.



November 23, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs in 48.87 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 8th best out of 19 at the distance.

We spoke with Steve Klesaris’ assistant trainer Ray Flynn after the breeze. Ray said, “He worked nicely this morning. This being his first breeze for us since he joined our barn we didn’t ask too much of him. He worked by himself and within himself. We’ll know more once we start to work him in company and ask him. For now, so far so good. ”

Steve will continue working with Promise the Sky preparing him for his debut in New York.



November 19, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen ran to a nice third place finish at Laurel Park on Saturday chasing a multiple stakes winner that was the post time 4-5 favorite. FuryOfTheNorsemen was taken to rate, advanced four wide past the five sixteenths, waited in traffic near the quarter pole, split a rival leaving the eighth pole and finished with good energy.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said, ”He ran a very big race. There was a big wind storm right at post time and it was blowing all the horses around. The conditions were less than ideal. He ran really good.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “He got caught in some traffic on the turn and then tried an outside-inside move in the lane. I can’t say he would have won with a dream trip but it’s nice to finish a length behind a stakes horse. The partners are having a ton of fun with this guy.”

FuryOfTheNorsemen earned $5,170 for Saturday’s third place finish.

Steve will see how FuryOfTheNorsemen comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



November 18, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Friday working 3 furlongs in 38.85 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 12th best out of 14 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris’ assistant trainer Ray Flynn after the breeze. Ray said, “Today’s work was deliberately slow. It was just a maintenance work. He went well.”

Steve will continue to train Frazil up to his next start. Steve is going to ask the raring office to write a $12,500 Claiming race going 7 furlongs.



November 17, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Thursday working 3 furlongs in 36.22 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 2nd best out of 4 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “He worked well this morning. I’m going to point him to the race next Wednesday.”

Rick will plan to enter Foggy Mountain Cat to the Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Aqueduct on November 23rd.



November 16, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Saturday’s 8th race at Laurel Park which is an Allowance N3X going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 7 and jockey Alex Cintron is named to ride. Cintron is currently ranked 8th in the Laurel Park jockey standings with 14 wins and a 13% winning percentage.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently 12-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in a very competitive race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $47,000.

First race post time is 12:00 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 8 which is scheduled to go off at 3:08 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Laurel Park for a fun day of racing.



November 13, 2016

The Unusual Heat filly, now named Unusually Stylish, breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 49 flat over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 4th best out of 26 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “She worked very, very nicely this morning. 49 flat over this track for a 2-year-old filly is very impressive. I continue to be extremely pleased with this filly.”

Blaine will breeze Unusually Stylish on a 7-day work schedule preparing her for her debut at Santa Anita.



November 12, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 51.23 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 28th best out of 32 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “She went OK this morning. By rule, after her last race, we have to breeze her once for the vet in order to get her off the list. So we sent her around nice and easy for the formality. She’s doing fine.”

Steve will train Baby I’m Blue up to her next race and point her accordingly.



November 12, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs from the gate in 35.60 flat over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was the bullet out of 19 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “He worked extremely well this morning. He’s settled in comfortably since he arrived here and he’s doing fantastic.”

Blaine will train Back Sheared Anvil up to his next race which should be the Maiden $20,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Golden Gate Fields on November 26th.



November 6, 2016

The Unusual Heat filly, now named Unusually Stylish, breezed on Sunday working 3 furlongs in 37.60 flat over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 14th best out of 27 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “She worked well this morning. This filly does everything right. She handles the gate very well, she trains forwardly, and she has a ton of class. I like her quite a bit.”

Blaine will breeze Unusually Stylish on a 7-day work schedule preparing her for her debut at Santa Anita.



November 6, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat ran a good 3rd on Sunday at Aqueduct. Breaking from the 5 post Foggy Mountain Cat was forwardly placed inside early on then inherited the front when Meatlocker Man took the scenic route out of the opening bend into the backstretch. He showed the way along the inside patiently handled through moderate splits under little pressure to the outside. He got set down spinning just off the inside into upper stretch, edged clear under a drive to the eighth pole under a growing threat from a pair to the outside. He dug in running on but was collared just inside the sixteenth marker while safely along for the show honors.

We spoke with jockey Kendrick Carmouche after the race. Kendrick said, “He’s a game horse but he is very evenly paced. When we’re in the stretch and we need him to kick in to the next gear he doesn’t really have it. He has the same way of going when we’re in warmups on the dirt as when he’s on the grass. He might be OK on either surface.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “This horse is a fighter. It’s too bad that he can’t kick in and carry his speed to the wire. I suspect that he’ll eventually get the perfect trip and win this race. He’s good at picking up minor checks and he gives the partners a lot of thirlls.”

Foggy Mountain Cat earned $4,100 for Sunday’s 3rd place finish.

Rick will see how Foggy Mountain Cat comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



November 4, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 50.94 over the Aqueduct main track. That work was 10th best out of 19 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Linda Rice after the breeze. Linda said, “He’s doing well. This morning he worked in 24.4, 50.4, and out in 1:04.4. He continues to move forward with no issues.”

Linda will continue working with Promise the Sky preparing him for his debut in New York.



November 4, 2016

Zubi Zubi Zu (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 48.66 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 2nd best out of 35 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the breeze. Chris said, “Today’s work was a standout. She’s 100% sound and continues to train impressively. I continue to suspect that her poor performances in the afternoons are mental and not physical. I’m pointing her to a race next Friday.”

Chris is pointing Zubi Zubi Zu to the $25,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on November 11th.



November 3, 2016

Yes Mz Adah (Claiming Partnership) ran to a disappointing second place finish on Thursday at Gulfstream Park West. Breaking from the 5 post Yes Mz Adah was rated near mid-pack, made move leaving the backstretch, vied three deep, came out of four path in final turn, continued to battle and took slight lead then was denied in final strides.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race. Steve said, “She gave up too much ground. She raced the entire trip very wide. The winner got the rail trip and that was the difference.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “It’s hard to imagine how we lost this race. This one is very disappointing. On the positive side she picked up another check for the partners and we’ll come back and try again next time.”

Yes Mz Adah earned $3,540 for Thursday’s 3rd place finish.

Steve will see how Yes Mz Adah comes out of the race and he’ll point her accordingly.



November 3, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 47.66 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was the bullet out of 40 at the distance.

We spoke with assistant trainer Ray Flynn after the breeze. Ray said, “We worked him by himself this morning. He went out and did that on his own without being asked and completely within himself. He’s doing very well.”

Steve is pointing FuryOfTheNorsemen to the Allowance N3X going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Laurel Park on November 18th.



October 30, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 50 flat over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 31st best out of 47 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “He worked well and came out of the breeze in good order. We’re good to go for the race at Aqueduct next Sunday.”

Rick will plan to enter Foggy Mountain Cat to the Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Aqueduct on November 6th.



October 30, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Sunday working 3 furlongs from the gate in 36.66 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was the bullet out of 4 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I wanted to work her in company but I couldn’t find any company to go with her so I had to work her by herself. She went very well and galloped out very nicely. She might be ready.”

Steve will continue working with Baby I’m Blue preparing her for her debut in New York which might be in the Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs at Aqueduct on November 5th.



October 30, 2016

The Unusual Heat filly, now named Unusually Stylish, breezed on Sunday working 3 furlongs in 38 flat over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 11th best out of 21 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “She worked very nicely this morning. I clocked her in 37.40. The time looks slow but it is very rainy and windy here this morning. So far I’m very pleased as this filly has done everything correctly.”

Blaine will breeze Unusually Stylish on a 7-day work schedule preparing her for her debut at Santa Anita.



October 29, 2016

Yes Mz Adah (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Thursday’s 1st race at Gulfstream Park West which is a $16,000 Claiming race going 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up which have never won 2 races. She drew post position 5 and jockey Matthew Rispoli is named to ride. Rispoli is currently ranked 11th in the Gulfstream Park West jockey standings with 5 wins and an 11% winning percentage.

Yes Mz Adah is currently the 5-2 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. She’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race as their Best Bet. All three DRF handicappers select her to win the race and one as his Best Bet.

The purse for this race is $17,000.

First race post time is 1:15 PM and Yes Mz Adah's race is Race 1. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners Gulfstream Park West for a fun day of racing.



October 27, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil ran to an encouraging second place finish on Thursday at Golden Gate Fields. Breaking from the 7 post Back Sheared Anvil was never far back to the second turn, rallied three wide to the stretch, then finished willingly for second.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the race. Blaine said, “I thought he might be a little short going into this race and going 1 mile. But he showed me that he was ready. He ran a very game race and galloped out very nicely after the wire. I’m very pleased with the way that he’s come around.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “This horse really took to the synthetic track after we moved him up north. The dirt tracks down south, especially at Del Mar, really didn’t do well for him. He seems to be coming around and this was a nice return race for him.”

Back Sheared Anvil earned $1,600 for Thursday’s 2nd place finish.

Blaine will see how Back Sheared Anvil comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



October 25, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Tuesday working 4 furlongs in 50.86 over the Aqueduct main track. That work was 12th best out of 17 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Linda Rice after the breeze. Linda said, “He’s doing well. This morning he worked in 13.2, 25.3, 50.4, and out in 1:04.4. He continues to move forward with no issues.”

Linda will continue working with Promise the Sky preparing him for his debut in New York.



October 24, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Monday working 3 furlongs in 36.22 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 7th best out of 14 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I continue to be very pleased with the progress and development of this filly. She’s right around the corner from running. I’ll give her maybe one more breeze.”

Steve will continue working with Baby I’m Blue preparing her for her debut in New York which we expect to be in early November at Aqueduct.



October 23, 2016

The Unusual Heat filly, now named Unusually Stylish, breezed on Sunday working 3 furlongs in 37.47 over the Golden Gate Fields track in an unpublished work.

We spoke trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “I worked her 2 furlongs in company with a strong gallop out. So I’m considering it a 3 furlong work. I like this filly a great deal. She’s big and gorgeous. She is very professional and has a nice way of going. She’s mentally very forward and is a pleasure to train”

Blaine will breeze Unusually Stylish on a 7-day work schedule preparing her for her debut at Santa Anita.



October 22, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs from the gate in 48.60 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 15th best out of 53 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “He worked very well today. In fact, it was his best work so far. It’s interesting but some horses actually work better from the gate than from the pole. He’s doing very well and I’m entering him today for a race next week.”

Blaine has enterd Back Sheared Anvil to the Maiden $8,000 Claiming race going 1 mile at Golden Gate Fields on October 27th.



October 21, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil is entered to run in Thursday’s 7th race at Golden Gate Fields which is a Maiden $8,000 Claiming race going 1 mile for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 7 and jockey Rocco Bowen is named to ride. Bowen currently has 134 wins and a 22% winning percentage for 2016.

Back Sheared Anvil is currently the 4-1 Daily Racing Form morning third choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus third choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $8,000.

First race post time is 12:45 PM and Back Sheared Anvil's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 3:45 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun day of racing.



October 17, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Monday working 4 furlongs in 49.34 over the Belmont Park main track.



October 16, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 40.60 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 22nd best out of 24 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “The work today was slow but I’m really upset with the riders. I had some horses working in company and they just allowed them lollygag around. This is much more rider error than anything to do with the horse. He came out of the breeze in good order. He’s ready to run and I’m looking for a race for him.”

Blaine will keep Back Sheared Anvil fresh as he looks for an appropriate race.



October 16, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs from the gate in 50.06 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 31st best out of 47 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I worked her from the gate today. She got out a little bit slow but overall she worked OK. I’d like to give her at least one more work from the gate. She’s maybe one to two breezes away from being ready. I have a feeling this filly might be good on the turf and I’d like to get a chance to try here on that surface while we still have it available to us this fall.”

Steve will continue working with Baby I’m Blue preparing her for her debut in New York which might be in late October.



October 14, 2016

Heartbreaker Girl (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Monday’s 3rd race at Parx which a $7,500 Claiming race going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. She drew post position 7 and jockey Anthony Salgado is named to ride. Salgado is currently ranked 8th in the Parx jockey standings with 41 wins and an 18% winning percentage.

Heartbreaker Girl is currently the 5-2 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. She’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects her to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects her as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $31,000.

First race post time is 12:55 PM and Heartbreaker Girl's race is Race 3 which is scheduled to go off at 1:49 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners Parx for a fun day of racing.



October 13, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 50.37 over the Aqueduct main track. That work was 5th best out of 8 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Linda Rice after the breeze. Linda said, “He worked OK. He’s doing well. He still needs more breezes but he continues to move forward.”

Linda will continue working with Promise the Sky preparing him for his debut in New York.



October 11, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Tuesday working 4 furlongs in 48.55 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 8th best out of 55 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “She continues to train and breeze very well. This morning I worked her in company with another horse. I had Baby I’m Blue begin in front and had the other horse come up on her outside. Baby I’m Blue dug and held off the other horse. That’s exactly what you want to see in a young horse.”

Steve will continue working with Baby I’m Blue preparing her for her debut in New York.



October 9, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Sunday working 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:03 flat over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 69th best out of 103 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “He worked OK and I’ve got him to the point where we can look to run him. I’m going to ask the racing office to put up an extra for us in the next few days.”

Blaine will keep Back Sheared Anvil fresh as he looks for the appropriate to spot in what to enter.



October 8, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen ran to a strong second place finish at Laurel Park on Saturday chasing a very talented 1-2 favorite. FuryOfTheNorsemen prompted the pace outside the winner in a sharp effort but was ultimately unable to get to him yet finishing 18 ¾ lengths in front of the third place horse.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said, ”He tried real hard today. He put in a very solid effort. The other horse was just too good.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “While there were some preliminary discussions about scratching FuryOfTheNorsemen from Saturday’s race due to the very strong field and the outside post I monitored the weather on an hourly basis on Thursday and Friday and I made the final call to keep the horse in the race and get him on the van on Friday specifically because of the possibility of the race coming off the turf. In horse management it’s always about making well-thought-out information-based calculated decisions. Doing as much fact gathering and then making the best decision at the time. This is one where everything fell into place.”

FuryOfTheNorsemen earned $9,870 for Saturday’s second place finish.

Steve will see how FuryOfTheNorsemen comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



October 6, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 2nd race at Belmont Park which a $16,000 Claiming race going 6 1/2 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 1 and jockey Angel Arroyo is named to ride. Arroyo is currently ranked 11th in the Belmont Park jockey standings with 7 wins and a 9% winning percentage.

Frazil is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. Two DRF Handicappers select him to win the race, one as his best bet of the day.

The purse for this race is $32,000.

First race post time is 12:55 PM and Frazil's race is Race 2 which is scheduled to go off at 1:28 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont for a fun day of racing.



October 6, 2016

The Unusual Heat filly, now named Unusually Stylish, breezed on Thursday working 3 furlongs in 36.80 over the Pleasanton track. That work was the bullet out of 2 at the distance.

We spoke advisor Greg Gilchrist after the breeze. Greg said, “Mike sent her out there to breeze on her own and she put in this very strong work. The rider didn’t ask her for anything and she did it totally on her own and within herself. Mike was extremely pleased.”

Mike Larson will continue working with Unusually Stylish preparing her for her debut in Southern California.



October 5, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Saturday’s 9th race at Laurel Park which is an Allowance N3X going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 10 and jockey Danny Centeno is named to ride.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently 8-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in a very competitive race.

The purse for this race is $47,000.

First race post time is 1:10 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 9 which is scheduled to go off at 5:10 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Laurel Park for a fun day of racing.



October 5, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs from the gate in 49.63 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 17th best out of 44 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “Today’s was a very nice work in company from the gate. This filly handles herself very professionally around the gate and today she got her gate card. She’s training very well and I like her mental development just as much as her physical development. There are no negatives with her.”

Steve will continue working with Baby I’m Blue preparing her for her debut in New York.



October 5, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Wednesday working 5 furlongs in 1:03.92 over the Aqueduct main track. That work was 7th best out of 11 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Linda Rice after the breeze. Linda said, “He worked well and he’s doing very well. He has his gate card and he moves forward each day. He still needs more breezes and more experience around the gate. Overall I’m pleased.”

Linda will continue working with Promise the Sky preparing him for his debut in New York.



October 4, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Tuesday working 4 furlongs in 49.06 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 9th best out of 29 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked well. This breeze is a freshener for Saturday’s race.”

Steve is pointing FuryOfTheNorsemen to the Allowance N3X going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Laurel Park on October 8th.



October 2, 2016

Zubi Zubi Zu (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Thursday’s 4th race at Belmont Park which a $40,000 Claiming race going 1 mile on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. She drew post position 1 and jockey Kendrick Carmouche is named to ride. Carmouche is currently ranked 10th in the Belmont Park jockey standings with 9 wins and a 15% winning percentage.

Zubi Zubi Zu is currently 8-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. One DRF handicapper selects her as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $59,000.

First race post time is 12:55 PM and Zubi Zubi Zu's race is Race 4 which is scheduled to go off at 2:34 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont Park for a fun day of racing.



October 2, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Sunday working 5 furlongs in 1:04.20 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 57th best out of 65 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “I stretched him out to 5 furlongs and he did it nice and easy. He’s been doing well. I think I might work him one more time from the gate and then evaluate him to see if he’s ready to enter.”

Blaine will train Back Sheared Anvil accordingly preparing him for his next race.



October 1, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat is entered to run in Wednesday’s 1st race at Belmont Park which is a Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 1/8 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 3 and jockey Jose Lezcano is named to ride. Lezcano is currently ranked 9th in the Belmont Park jockey standings with 11 wins and an 11% winning percentage.

Foggy Mountain Cat is currently the 7-2 Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus third choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $41,000.

First race post time is 12:55 PM and Foggy Mountain Cat's race is Race 1. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont Park for a fun day of racing.



September 25, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 50.49 over the Aqueduct main track. That work was 4th best out of 17 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Linda Rice after the breeze. Linda said, “He’s doing extremely well. This morning he worked in 13.2, 37.4, 50.4, and out in 1:04. He continues to move forward with no issues.”

Linda will continue working with Promise the Sky preparing him for his debut in New York.



September 25, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 50.40 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 61st best out of 94 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “Today’s was his best breeze since he got here. He’s coming along and we’re hopeful we can get back to a race soon. Overall he’s doing well.”

Blaine will train Back Sheared Anvil accordingly preparing him for his next race.



September 23, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 50.69 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 41st best out of 44 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “He worked well and he’s doing well. I’m expecting to have him ready for his next race.”

Rick is pointing Foggy Mountain Cat to the Maiden race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Belmont on October 13th.



September 23, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 48.98 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 19th best out of 44 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “She’s been training very well and overall I’m pleased. She does everything she’s asked to do. She’ll need a few more works and I want to breeze her from the gate a few times, but she’s been training very nicely.”

Steve will continue working with Baby I’m Blue preparing her for her debut in New York.



September 22, 2016

The Unusual Heat filly, now named Unusually Stylish, breezed on Thursday working 3 furlongs in 37.40 over the Pleasanton track. That work was 3rd best out of 4 at the distance.

We spoke advisor Greg Gilchrist after the breeze. Greg said, “Mike worked this morning and she went well. She’s doing great and coming along nicely.”

Mike Larson will continue working with Unusually Stylish preparing her for her debut in Southern California.



September 21, 2016

Zubi Zubi Zu (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs in 48.25 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 4th best out of 25 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the breeze. Chris said, “She breezed well and she’s doing well. We’ve given her some extra gate schooling in the mornings. We’ll see how she does in her next race.”

Chris is pointing Zubi Zubi Zu to the $25,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on September 29th.



September 18, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) rather easily handled a field of 7 horses at Belmont on Sunday sitting comfortably just off the pace then closing in the stretch to get up for career victory number 21. Frazil, breaking from the 3rd post, kept watch on the leader from a slight distance from off the rail, rated until upper stretch, was given his cue angling to be outside Runs With Bulls coming to the eighth pole, struck the front after contesting that foe with vigor right around the sixteenth pole, then edged away.

We spoke with Steve Klesaris’ Assistant Trainer Ray Flynn after the race. Ray said, “I take great personal pride in today’s win. When the main string of horses was with Steve in Saratoga I was downstate recovering from an injury. I was finally able to push myself back to work in August right around the time that Steve sent Frazil back to Belmont because the horse was a bit off on one leg and he wasn’t going to race at Saratoga. It became my personal responsibility to get Frazil right and then train him up to this race. It’s always a team effort but in this case I was on the point and I couldn’t be happier for this horse, the barn, the owners and everyone involved.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “OK, I’m running out of adjectives for this horse. He’s 10 years old, soon to be 11! This was his 68th career start and his 21st career win. He brought his career earnings up to $612,921 of which $195,859 were earned on our watch. Some people refer to him as “the old man” but there’s nothing old about him. I prefer to think of him as the rugged veteran. A truly amazing horse that’s provided enormous amounts of fun for the partners. We’ve been battling with a suspensory with him all summer long, which is why we skipped Saratoga. But even in pain this horse tries.”

Frazil earned $19,200 for Sunday’s win.

Steve will see how Frazil comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



September 18, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 50.20 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 63rd best out of 79 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “He worked well again this morning. He’ll probably need at least 2 more breezes before we can look for a race for him.”

Blaine will train Back Sheared Anvil accordingly preparing him for his next race.



September 15, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 9th race at Belmont Park which a $16,000 Claiming race going 7 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 4 and leading jockey Javier Castellano is named to ride. Castellano is currently ranked 3rd in the Belmont Park jockey standings with 6 wins and a 19% winning percentage.

Frazil is currently the 7-2 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF Handicapper selects him to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $32,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and Frazil's race is Race 9 which is scheduled to go off at 5:45 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont for a fun day of racing.



September 14, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs in 49.49 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 16th best out of 28 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I worked her in company with another filly that’s pretty speedy. Although both riders were instructed to take it easy this filly hung right in there and galloped out well. I continue to be pleased with her.”

Steve will continue working with Baby I’m Blue preparing her for her debut in New York.



September 14, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Wednesday working 3 furlongs in 37.84 over the Aqueduct track. That work was 2nd best out of 4 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Linda Rice after the breeze. Linda said, “This horse has really improved a great deal since he arrived. He’s very happy. This morning he worked in 13.3, 25.2, 37.4, and out in 51.4. He’s coming along very well.”

Linda will continue working with Promise the Sky preparing him for his debut in New York.



September 11, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 50.40 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 50th best out of 78 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “He worked well this morning and came out of it in good order. He hasn’t worked since mid-July so we’ll have to see how many more breezes he’ll need to be ready to race.”

Blaine will train Back Sheared Anvil accordingly preparing him for his next race.



September 10, 2016

The Unusual Heat filly, now named Unusually Stylish, breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 38.80 over the Pleasanton track.

We spoke advisor Greg Gilchrist after the breeze. Greg said, “Mike worked her nice and easy this morning. It was more like a 2 furlong work with a gallop out. One thing I’ve noticed is how visually impressive this filly is. She’s grown up and matured very nicely. Although she’s only a 2-year-old she looks like an older horse. She’s really developed the right way.”

Mike Larson will continue working with Unusually Stylish preparing her for her debut in Southern California.



September 9, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 38.11 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 8th best out of 19 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I worked her in company with another filly. Baby I’m Blue worked 3 furlongs and split off while the other filly went on. This is Baby I’m Blue’s first breeze since arriving in New York so I deliberately had the rider go easy with her. She’s coming along very nicely and I’m very pleased.”

Steve will continue working with Baby I’m Blue preparing her for her debut in New York.



September 7, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs in 50.06 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 31st best out of 38 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He’s coming along very nicely. I’m looking to run him back in a race toward the end of the month.”

Steve will continue to train Frazil up to his next start which we expect to the $16,000 Claiming race going 7 furlongs at Belmont on September 18th.



September 5, 2016

Yes Mz Adah (Claiming Partnership) ran a troubled 3nd on Monday at Gulfstream Park. Breaking from the 5 post Yes Mz Adah pulled strongly and steadied in the first turn, moved back from between rivals near the half mile marker, sat patiently along the inside, lacked racing room along the rail upper stretch, altered course, then made move but was too late to catch top two.

We spoke with jockey Cornelio Velazquez after the race. Cornelio said, “She pulled very hard and she’s difficult to rate. If she can learn to ration out her speed she’ll be a much better horse. She had good run at the end. She’ll be even better once she learns to relax.”

We also spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race. Steve said, “Next time I think we’ll shorten her up a bit. If we run her at 6 furlongs the fractions will be faster and she’ll have no choice but to rate. She’s only a 3-year-old and is still learning the ropes. Overall she’s a nice horse.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “Despite the troubled trip she still managed to put up a career best Beyer Speed Figure. She’s a nice horse and we expect her to get better. She got nipped for second in a tight photo. It was an exciting race and a very fun day for the partners.”

Yes Mz Adah earned $2,400 for Monday’s 3rd place finish.

Steve will see how Yes Mz Adah comes out of the race and he’ll point her accordingly.



September 5, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Saturday’s 10th race at Parx which is the PTHA President’s Cup $200,000 going 1 1/8 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 4. The rider is yet to be named.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently the 4-1 Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $200,000.

First race post time is 12:55 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 10 which is scheduled to go off at 5:00 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Parx for a fun day of racing.



September 4, 2016

Escape to the Moon (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Friday’s 7th race at Belmont Park which an Allowance N2X going 6 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 7 and jockey Manny Franco is named to ride.

Escape to the Moon is currently 15-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning. One DRF Handicapper selects him to win the race.

The purse for this race is $65,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and Escape to the Moon's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 4:41 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont for a fun day of racing.



September 4, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat ran a strong 3nd on Sunday at Saratoga. Breaking from the 3 post Foggy Mountain Cat responded to some brisk hand encouragement to establish control, cut over to the inside, carved out the pace facing some, but hardly intense, pressure from the closest pursuer. With rating tactics being applied by now he saw the top one make steady progress throughout the run around the second bend, spun into the stretch with that one snugly alongside, had a stretch duel commence right afterwards, was the second to reach the furlong marker, but only barely, put up a good fight until under seventy yards to go, then fell short of second place in the last jump.

We spoke with trainer Rick Violette after the race. Rick said, “With the winner now out of the way the next running of this race should be that much easier. It seems like this horse needs to be on the lead as his best two efforts have come from front running tactics. We’ve got him going good now so hopefully it’s just a matter of time.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “This horse gets better with each race as he gets a bit older and a bit more mature. We forget he’s still only 3-years-old. Obviously I’d like to see him graduate sooner rather than later. Regardless we had a beautiful day at Saratoga, we had many partners out here, and Foggy gave us a thrilling race. I’m already looking forward to the next one. ”

Foggy Mountain Cat earned $5,000 for Sunday’s 3rd place finish.

Rick will see how Foggy Mountain Cat comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



September 3, 2016

Escape to the Moon breezed on Saturday working 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:00.06 over the Saratoga main track. That work was the bullet out of 19 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze and Steve said, “He’s been training very well since he arrived here. I’m hoping to be able to turn around his recent form and get him back going the right way.”

Steve will train Escape to the Moon up to his next race which we expect to be in September early in the Belmont Park meet.



September 1, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 50.93 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 10th best out of 11 at the distance.

We spoke with assistant trainer Ray Flynn after the breeze. Ray said, “The track was a little deep and slow this morning but he worked fine. This is a maintenance breeze to keep him fresh for his next race.”

Steve is pointing FuryOfTheNorsemen to the Allowance N3X going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Laurel Park on September 11th.



September 1, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 51.94 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 11th best out of 11 at the distance.

We spoke with assistant trainer Ray Flynn after the breeze. Ray said, “The track was very slow this morning and we worked him nice and easy. He’s doing well and he should be ready for a race as soon as the Belmont meet begins.”

Steve will continue to train Frazil up to his next start which may be in the early part of the Belmont Park meet.



September 1, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat is entered to run in Sunday’s 2nd race at Saratoga which is a Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 3 and jockey Jose Lezcano is named to ride. Lezcano is currently ranked 8th in the Saratoga jockey standings with 18 wins and a 17% winning percentage.

Foggy Mountain Cat is currently 12-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $50,000.

First race post time is 12:30 PM and Foggy Mountain Cat's race is Race 2 which is scheduled to go off at 1:03 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant and Hibiscus Stables owner’s boxes. Everyone is invited to join us at Saratoga for a fun day of racing.



September 1, 2016

Zubi Zubi Zu (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 10th race at Saratoga which an Allowance N2X is going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. She drew post position 5 and jockey Manny Franco is named to ride. Franco is currently ranked 7th in the Saratoga jockey standings with 19 wins and an 8% winning percentage.

Zubi Zubi Zu is currently 20-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $90,000.

First race post time is 12:30 PM and Zubi Zubi Zu's race is Race 10 which is scheduled to go off at 5:44 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant and Hibiscus Stables owner’s boxes. Everyone is invited to join us at Saratoga for a fun day of racing.



August 28, 2016

Escape to the Moon breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 47.55 over the Saratoga main track. That work was 4th best out of 88 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze and Steve said, “He breezed very well this morning. He’s a very nice horse and I think we’ll be in good shape with this claim.”

Steve will train Escape to the Moon up to his next race which we expect to be in September early in the Belmont Park meet.



August 26, 2016

Monster of Nature (IRE) breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 51 flat over the Fair Hill Training Center track. That work was 9th best out of 13 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Graham Motion after the breeze. Graham said, “She worked OK but she came out of the work a bit body-sore. This filly is growing very fast and would very likely benefit from a few weeks off. I’m going to give her 30 to 45 days to allow her some time to grow into herself and settle down a bit.”

Graham will send Monster of Nature (IRE) to a local farm for a month or so and then look to bring her back to Fair Hill to resume with her conditioning.



August 25, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 50.21 over the Saratoga main track. That work was 30th best out of 41 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “He breezed well this morning and he came out of the work in good order. If all goes well we’ll look to race him the last weekend of the meet.”

Rick will see how Foggy Mountain Cat comes out of the breeze and he’ll point him accordingly, possibly to the Maiden race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Saratoga on September 4th.



August 20, 2016

Yes Mz Adah (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Thursday’s 7th race at Gulfstream Park which a Starter Allowance going 7 ½ furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. She drew post position 7 and leading jockey Emisael Jaramillo is named to ride. Jaramillo is currently ranked 2nd in the Gulfstream Park jockey standings with 29 wins and a 25% winning percentage.

Yes Mz Adah is currently the 4-1 Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $34,000.

First race post time is 12:50 PM and Yes Mz Adah's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 4:09 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners Gulfstream Park for a fun day of racing.



August 19, 2016

Monster of Nature (IRE) breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 50.4 over the Fair Hill Training Center track. That work was 6th best out of 9 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Graham Motion after the breeze. Graham said, “I worked her in company with another 2-year-old and she worked well. She’s coming around.”

Graham will continue to breeze and school the filly, probably on a 7-day work schedule, preparing her for her debut which we expect to be in the fall.



August 18, 2016

Zubi Zubi Zu (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 47.66 over the Saratoga main track. That work was the bullet out of 49 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the breeze. Chris said, “I worked her in company with another horse and she worked nicely. She’s doing well.”

Chris will keep Zubi Zubi Zu fresh as he prepares her for her next race.



August 18, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 4th race at Golden Gate Fields which is a $5,000 Claiming race going 1 mile for 3-year-olds and up that have not won a race since June 1 or have never won 4 races. He drew post position 3 and jockey Francisco Duran is named to ride.

Empty Headed is currently the 9-5 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. Two DRF handicappers select him to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $9,500.

First race post time is 1:45 AM and Empty Headed's race is Race 4 which is scheduled to go off at 3:17 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun afternoon of racing.



August 16, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Tuesday working 4 furlongs in 51.67 over the Saratoga main track. That work was 43rd best out of 50 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “Today’s was a leg-stretcher to see how he’s feeling and to see how he comes out of it. Based on how he looks in a few days we’ll decide where to point next.”

Rick will see how Foggy Mountain Cat comes out of the breeze and he’ll point him accordingly.



August 13, 2016

Monster of Nature (IRE) breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 50.6 over the Fair Hill Training Center track. That work was 45th best out of 54 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Graham Motion after the breeze. Graham said, “It was really a 3 furlong breeze with a good gallop out. It got recorded as a 4 furlong work. She’s been training extremely well over the past few weeks. It seems that the little break we gave her did her a great deal of good.”

Graham will continue to breeze and school the filly, probably on a 7-day work schedule, preparing her for her debut which we expect to be in the fall.



August 13, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Saturday working 5 furlongs in 1:03.60 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 4th best out of 9 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “This was his first 5 furlong work so we went easy with him. He breezed well and he continues to do fantastic. He’s at the point now where he’s ready to ship to New York and move on to the next part of his training.”

Todd will make the arrangements to send the colt to Linda Rice in New York where she will prepare him for his debut.



August 13, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Saturday working 5 furlongs in 1:05.20 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 6th best out of 9 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “This was her first 5 furlong breeze so I worked her nice and easy. She went well. She’s at the point now where she’s ready to ship to New York and move on to the next part of her training”

Todd will make the arrangements to send the filly to Steve Klesaris in New York where he will prepare her for her debut.



August 12, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Friday working 3 furlongs in 38.45 over the Saratoga main track. That work was 24th best out of 35 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “His turf race for Sunday didn’t go and was brought back for Wednesday so that gave me the opportunity to put this tightener into him. He’s ready to go and I’ll enter him back for Wednesday’s race.”

Steve will enter Filius Scat to the Maiden Special Weight going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf on Wednesday at Saratoga.



August 11, 2016

Heartbreaker Girl (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 4th race at Gulfstream Park which a $30,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. She drew post position 6 and jockey Cornelio Velasquez is named to ride. Velasquez is currently ranked 5th in the Gulfstream Park jockey standings with 16 wins and a 15% winning percentage.

Heartbreaker Girl is currently the 5-2 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. She’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. Two DRF handicappers select her to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects her as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $24,000.

First race post time is 12:50 PM and Heartbreaker Girl's race is Race 4 which is scheduled to go off at 2:27 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners Gulfstream Park for a fun day of racing.



August 6, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 49 flat over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 3rd best out of 7 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “She worked very nicely this morning. She continues to train well. She’s very professional and goes about her business like a veteran horse. She’s moving forward nicely. ”

Todd will continue to breeze Baby I’m Blue on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing her for her debut in New York.



August 6, 2016

The Freud colt, now named GiveTheMan a Cigar, breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 39.4 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 2nd best out of 4 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “This was his first 3 furlong work so naturally we went easy with him. He worked well and he’s coming along nicely.”

Todd will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



August 6, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 48.40 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was the bullet out of 7 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “Today’s was another really nice work. This colt continues to train well and he shows talent. I like him a great deal.”

Todd will continue to breeze Promise the Sky on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



August 5, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 49.98 over the Saratoga training track turf course with the dogs up. That work was 34th best out of 55 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I worked him in company to the inside of another horse and he went very well. It seems he can handle the turf just fine and we’ll look to try racing him on that surface at some point. He galloped out very nicely and he looks like he might be a horse that wants to go long.”

Steve will continue to breeze Filius Scat on a 6-7 day breeze schedule moving him toward his debut which we now expect to be the Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs at Saratoga on August 20th.



August 5, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen crushed a full field of second level Allowance runners on Friday at Laurel. Breaking from the 7 post FuryOfTheNorsemen rated close up while saving ground, eased out and was asked to go on leaving the five sixteenth pole, challenged between rivals entering the lane, struck the top under some right handed rousing leaving the three sixteenth pole, eagerly kicked clear and won under steady hand pressure.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said, “He ran a very nice race. We’ve got him going good right now.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “Early in the year Steve came up with the plan to keep him lightly raced and fresh so he’d be primed for a strong turf campaign as soon as they opened the turf later in the spring. Steve also advised that we geld him. That plan has paid off nicely as FuryOfTheNorsemen has put together two strong Allowance wins in a row. He’s only a 4-year-old and he should have plenty of good races left in the tank. The partners are having a great time with him and everyone is delighted.”

FuryOfTheNorsemen earned $25,650 for Friday’s win.

Steve will see how FuryOfTheNorsemen comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



July 31, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Friday’s 6th race at Laurel Park which is an Allowance N2X going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 7 and jockey Alex Cintron is named to ride. Cintron is currently ranked 10th in the Laurel jockey standings with 5 wins and a 9% winning percentage.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. He’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race as his best bet of the day and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $45,000.

First race post time is 3:40 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 6 which is scheduled to go off at 6:11 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Laurel Park for a fun day of racing.



July 30, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 48.80 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was the bullet out of 10 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “He worked very nicely this morning. In fact he went faster than I really wanted him to go. He’s training very well. He’s a very nice colt.”

Todd will continue to breeze Promise the Sky on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



July 30, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 49.40 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 5th best out of 10 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “She went well this morning. She continues to train very well and she does everything we ask her. She’s moving forward like clockwork.”

Todd will continue to breeze Baby I’m Blue on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing her for her debut in New York.



July 30, 2016

The Freud colt, now named GiveTheMan a Cigar, breezed on Saturday working 2 furlongs in 24.4 over the GoldMark Farm track in an unpublished work.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “I worked him in company with another horse and he went well. He’s looks great physically. He’s a very nice horse.”

Todd will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



July 29, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 49.09 over the Saratoga main track. That work was 14th best out of 52 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I worked him by himself over the main track with Jose Ortiz onboard. We had to get after him a bit but he breezed well. Next week I’m going to work him in company on the turf. Overall I continue to be pleased.”

Steve will continue to breeze Filius Scat on a 6-7 day breeze schedule moving him forward toward his debut which we expect to be in Saratoga around the middle of August.



July 28, 2016

Yes Mz Adah breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 48.25 over the Gulfstream Park main track. That work was 7th best out of 19 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “She put in a nice work. I had the rider get on her a little bit but overall it was a good work and she’s doing fine.”

Steve is pointing Yes Mz Adah to the Starter Allowance going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Gulfstream Park on August 5th.



July 23, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 51.40 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 11th best out of 17 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “This was his first 4 furlong work so we didn’t have him do too much. He worked nicely and continues to train very well.”

Todd will continue to breeze Promise the Sky on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



July 23, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 51.60 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 12th best out of 17 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “This was her first 4 furlong breeze so we didn’t ask too much of her. She went in 13.1, 13.0, 12.4, and 12.4 which means she finished well and she galloped out strong. This filly continues to train well.”

Todd will continue to breeze Baby I’m Blue on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing her for her debut in New York.



July 23, 2016

The Freud colt, now named GiveTheMan a Cigar, breezed on Saturday working 2 furlongs in 26.3 over the GoldMark Farm track in an unpublished work.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “We just moved him up to 2 furlongs and he went easy. He worked in 13.2 and 13.1. He went well.”

Todd will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



July 23, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 49.06 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 21st best out of 66 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked well. This was a freshener preparing him for a race next week.”

Steve is pointing FuryOfTheNorsemen to the Allowance N2X going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Parx on August 2nd.



July 22, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 52.81 over the Saratoga training track turf course. That work was 39th best out of 43 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I had originally intended to work him on the dirt but we had a firm turf course this morning so I called an audible. I worked him alone and basically had him walk around there. Pay no attention to the time. It was more to see how he liked the grass. He went well.”

Steve will continue to breeze Filius Scat on a 6-7 day breeze schedule moving him forward toward his debut which we expect to be in Saratoga around the beginning of August.



July 17, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 48.60 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was the bullet out of 57 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “He worked very well this morning and everything is in good shape. We’ll be ready to run on Opening Day at Santa Rosa.”

Blaine will continue to prepare Empty Headed for his next race which we expect to be the $6,250 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Santa Rosa on July 28th.



July 17, 2016

Wife Approved (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Wednesday’s 4th race at Del Mar which a $12,500 Claiming race going 5 1/2 furlongs for 3-year-old fillies. She drew post position 7 and jockey Tyler Baze is named to ride. Baze is currently ranked 3rd in the Del Mar jockey standings with 3 wins and a 14% winning percentage.

Wife Approved is currently the 4-1 Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in the race. She’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. Two DRF handicappers select her as their second choice in the race and one DRF handicapper selects her as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $23,000.

First race post time is 2:00 PM and Wife Approved's race is Race 4 which is scheduled to go off at 3:33 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant and Hibiscus Stables owner’s boxes. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Del Mar for a fun day of racing.



July 16, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 36.10 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 2nd best out of 9 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “I worked him today in company between two other colts. I had him come from behind, split the other horses, and move ahead. He worked great. We also took him to the gate on Wednesday. This horse continues to move forward perfectly.”

Todd will continue to breeze Promise the Sky on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



July 16, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 36.80 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 4th best out of 9 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “I worked her in company today and she worked really well. This time I had her on the outside of another horse and she went in 12.3, 12.1, and 12.0 and galloped out strong. The way she finished really impressed me. She continues to do extremely well.”

Todd will continue to breeze Baby I’m Blue on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing her for her debut in New York.



July 16, 2016

The Freud colt, now named GiveTheMan a Cigar, breezed on Saturday working 1 furlong in 12.4 over the GoldMark Farm track in an unpublished work.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “This was his second 1 furlong breeze and we had him pick it up a bit. He continues to move forward. Next week I might have him go an easy 2 furlongs.”

Todd will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



July 13, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat is entered to run in Sunday’s 5th race at Belmont Park which is a Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 1 and jockey Kendrick Carmouche is named to ride. Carmouche is currently ranked 9th in the Belmont Park jockey standings with 23 wins and a 9% winning percentage.

Foggy Mountain Cat is currently the 6-1 Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in a very interesting race.

The purse for this race is $41,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and Foggy Mountain Cat's race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 3:36 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont Park for a fun day of racing.



July 12, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Tuesday working 3 furlongs in 37 flat over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 6th best out of 8 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked well this morning and he’s doing well. He continues to move forward.”

Steve will continue to breeze Filius Scat on a 6-7 day breeze schedule moving him forward toward his debut which we expect to be in Saratoga around the beginning of August.



July 10, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Sunday working 5 furlongs in 1:01.40 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 40th best out of 73 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He put in a pretty nice work and, most important, he galloped out stronger. He’s doing well.”

Richard will continue to prepare Back Sheared Anvil for the Maiden $20,000 Claiming race going 1 mile at Del Mar on July 27th.



July 10, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) ran to a very game 2nd on Sunday at Belmont. Breaking from the 3 post Frazil chased the pacesetter from the two path, cut into the gap to take on that foe as the field neared the end of the bend, bid heading into the stretch, began to drift out from the three-sixteenths marker, and would continue to do so incrementally the rest of the trip to the finish line, but got nailed.

We spoke with jockey Jose Ortiz after the race. Jose said, “This horse never gave up. He fought all the way to the wire. When I asked him he found another gear.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “I can’t say enough about this horse. He’s got $593,721 in lifetime earnings and $176,669 for us since we claimed him. He goes out and puts in a race like that and an hour after the race he’s back in the barn totally unfazed. He’s the classiest horse I’ve ever seen. He’s been great fun, great excitement, and great ROI for the partners.”

Frazil earned $6,400 for Sunday’s 2nd place finish.

Steve will see how Frazil comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



July 9, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 50 flat over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 31st best out of 47 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “He worked well and came out of the breeze in good order. We’re good to go for the race at Aqueduct next Sunday.”

Rick will plan to enter Foggy Mountain Cat to the Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Aqueduct on November 6th.



July 9, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 37.60 over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 7th best out of 15 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “I worked him in company today and he went nicely. He picked it up a bit and he’s doing just great.”

Todd will continue to breeze Promise the Sky on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



July 9, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 38 flat over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 11th best out of 15 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “I worked her in company today and she worked really well. I had her on the inside of another horse and she went in 21.1 and 21.1 and she did it the right way. She worked very nicely.”

Todd will continue to breeze Baby I’m Blue on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing her for her debut in New York.



July 9, 2016

The Freud colt, now named GiveTheMan a Cigar, breezed on Saturday working 1 furlong in 13.2 over the GoldMark Farm track in an unpublished work.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “Today was his first real work and it was just 1 furlong down the lane to get him going. This colt is physically imposing. He has all the components to be a very serious horse. He’s been training well.”

Todd will continue to breeze GiveTheMan a Cigar on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



July 8, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 48.60 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 4th best out of 33 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “He worked really well this morning. I think the little freshening has done him a lot of good. He’s feeling good.”

Blaine will continue to prepare Empty Headed for his next race which could be the $6,250 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Santa Rosa on July 28th.



July 8, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 50.94 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 37th best out of 40 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “Today’s breeze was a leg-stretcher to blow off a little steam before Tuesday’s race. He worked nicely and he’s doing very well.”

Steve is pointing FuryOfTheNorsemen to the Allowance N2X going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Parx on July 12th.



July 8, 2016

The Lope de Vega (IRE) 2-year-old filly, now named Monster of Nature (IRE), breezed on Friday working 3 furlongs in 37.2 over the Fair Hill Training Center track in an unpublished work.

We spoke with trainer Graham Motion after the breeze. Graham said, “Today’s breeze was very straightforward. It was her first true 3 furlong breeze and she worked well and is doing well.”

Graham will continue to breeze and school the filly, probably on a 7-day work schedule, preparing her for her debut.



July 7, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 5th race at Belmont Park which a $16,000 Claiming race going 7 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 4 and leading jockey Jose Ortiz is named to ride. Ortiz currently leads the Belmont Park jockey standings with 67 wins and a 21% winning percentage.

Frazil is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus third choice in the race. One DRF Handicapper selects him to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $32,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and Frazil's race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 3:36 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont for a fun day of racing.



July 6, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Wednesday working 3 furlongs in 38.77 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 15th best out of 19 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I wanted the rider to go easy with him. However the rider went easier than I had wanted. That said, I’d rather he work the horse too slow than too fast. Overall it was a good work and the horse is moving forward nicely.”

Steve will continue to train Filius Scat moving him forward toward his debut which we expect to be in Saratoga around the beginning of August.



July 4, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Monday working 5 furlongs in 1:00.80 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 10th best out of 29 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “I worked him 4 furlongs and he went in 47.40 and out in 1:01 and change. The clockers recorded it as a 5 furlong breeze. Today’s was a very nice work.”

Richard will prepare Back Sheared Anvil for the Maiden $20,000 Claiming race going 1 mile at Del Mar on July 27th.



July 2, 2016

Man of Wiregrass (Claiming Partnership) easily put away an off-the-turf field of older claiming horses on Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking from the 1 post Man of Wiregrass was coaxed from the start, cut the pace under some pressure to the outside while lightly coaxed along the inside, spun just off the inside for home, roused for the stretch drive, and edged away under a drive to prevail kept to task. Man of Wiregrass was claimed out of the race for $40,000.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said, “He’s got a bit of a tendon issue going on so losing him isn’t the end of the world. I wish we still had him but I won’t be in a rush to take him back.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “This race was over before it started. With half the field scratching due to the surface switch we were left with a bunch of horses running on the wrong surface and no other speed in the race but us. On top of all of that we drew the rail. When I saw the first quarter go in 23.14 I started to walk towards the winner’s circle. Poor Zartax took on the role of trying to keep us honest and not let us get loose on the lead. However that horse was caught in no man’s land in that he isn’t fast enough to have pushed us into compromising splits yet was forced to go faster than he wanted to go thus costing only himself. Man of Wiregrass had one win and one second for us in two starts. I had discovered this horse back in the spring at Fair Grounds running for $25,000 and we tried to claim him in that race but the claim never got dropped. Instead we took him when he got to New York but we had to pay $40,000. Had we gotten him originally it would have been that much more of a home run. I like this horse and I’m disappointed to see him go but the tendon thing will always be lurking. As my buddy Sean Feld said, tendons are like pregnant woman. Man of Wiregrass is yet another profitable horse for our partners in New York.”

Man of Wiregrass earned $24,000 for Saturday’s win plus an additional $4,000 in New York Thoroughbred Breeding Fund Open Owner Awards.



July 2, 2016

The Sky Mesa colt, now named Promise the Sky, breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 39.80 flat over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 14th best out of 17 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “This colt is very impressive. He’s got the body to be a real competitive runner. Today was his first 3 furlong work and he went easy. I like this horse a great deal.”

Todd will continue to breeze Promise the Sky on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut in New York.



July 2, 2016

The Bluegrass Cat filly, now named Baby I’m Blue, breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 38 flat over the GoldMark Farm track. That work was 7th best out of 17 at the distance.

We spoke with farm manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “This was her first 3 furlong work and I wanted her to go easy. However she went out and went a bit faster than I wanted. She actually out-worked the colt. She’s maturing nicely and developing right on schedule.”

Todd will continue to breeze Baby I’m Blue on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing her for her debut in New York.



June 30, 2016

The Lope de Vega (IRE) 2-year-old filly breezed on Friday working 3 furlongs in 38.40 over the Fair Hill Training Center track. That work was 7th best out of 8 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Graham Motion after the breeze. Graham said, “I actually worked her 2 furlongs in 25 and change but the clockers recorded her with the gallop out. She went well but was a little green.”

Graham will continue to breeze and school the filly and prepare her for her debut.



June 30, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 48.55 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 10th best out of 32 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “He worked very well this morning. He definitely has improved.”

Rick will train Foggy Mountain Cat up to his next race which may be the Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on July 17th.



June 30, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Thursday working 3 furlongs in 36.88 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 2nd best out of 5 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked very nicely this morning. He’s doing well. I like what I see.”

Steve will continue to train Filius Scat moving him forward toward his debut which will probably be in Saratoga.



June 29, 2016

Man of Wiregrass (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 5th race at Belmont Park which a $40,000 Claiming N2L race going 7 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 1 and leading jockey Manny Franco is named to ride. Franco is currently ranked 2nd in the Belmont Park jockey standings with 42 wins and a 15% winning percentage.

Man of Wiregrass is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus third choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $40,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and Man of Wiregrass' race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 3:36 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont Park for a fun day of racing.



June 27, 2016

Man of Wiregrass (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Monday working 4 furlongs in 50.28 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 18th best out of 19 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “Now that he’s developed this tendon I worked him very easy this morning. I’m going to back him down into a claiming race for Saturday. I want to go as easy as possible with him.”

Steve is pointing Man of Wiregrass to a race at Belmont Park on Saturday, July 2nd.



June 26, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 49.40 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 76th best out of 130 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “I worked him an easy half this morning and he went well. I’m looking to bring him back in a two turn race early at Del Mar.”

Richard will prepare Back Sheared Anvil for the Maiden $20,000 Claiming race going 1 mile at Del Mar on July 27th.



June 20, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen crushed a full field of Allowance foes on Monday at Parx. Breaking from the 9 post FuryOfTheNorsemen well placed inside, angled out rallying in the stretch, and edged away.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said, ”He’s been training great and today he showed us what he can really do. He ran a great race. This win was long overdue for him. ”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “It’s no secret that this horse is my barn favorite. He’s got talent and a ton of heart. He always goes out there and tries his hardest. He’s been a consistent money earner but mostly underneath. He deserves this win and we’re all very proud of him. We had a good partner turnout at Parx and everyone had a great time. Congratulations to all the partners.”

FuryOfTheNorsemen earned $31,200 for Monday’s win.

Steve will see how FuryOfTheNorsemen comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



June 18, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Monday’s 7th race at Parx which is an Allowance N1X going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 9 and leading jockey Frankie Pennington is named to ride. Pennington currently leads the Parx jockey standings with 52 wins and a 25% winning percentage.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus third choice in the race. Two DRF handicappers select him as their second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $52,000.

First race post time is 12:55 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 3:37 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Parx for a fun day of racing.



June 15, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 9th race at Belmont Park which a $25,000 Claiming race going 7 furlongs on the turf for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 8 and jockey Manny Franco is named to ride. Franco is currently ranked 3rd in the Belmont Park jockey standings with 26 wins and a 14% winning percentage.

Frazil is currently 20-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. One DRF Handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $47,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and Frazil's race is Race 9 which is scheduled to go off at 5:45 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont for a fun day of racing.



June 12, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat is entered to run in Thursday’s 5th race at Belmont Park which is a Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 3 and jockey Kendrick Carmouche is named to ride. Carmouche is currently ranked 8th in the Belmont Park jockey standings with 13 wins and an 8% winning percentage.

Foggy Mountain Cat is currently 20-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in a very difficult race.

The purse for this race is $41,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and Foggy Mountain Cat's race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 3:36 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont Park for a fun day of racing.



June 8, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil is entered to run in Saturday’s 4th race at Santa Anita which is a Maiden $20,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 5 and leading jockey Santiago Gonzalez is named to ride. Gonzalez is currently ranked 6th in the Santa Anita jockey standings with 12 wins and a 12% winning percentage.

Back Sheared Anvil is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus third choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $19,000.

First race post time is 12:00 PM and Back Sheared Anvil's race is Race 4 which is scheduled to go off at 1:30 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant and Hibiscus Stables owner’s boxes. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Santa Anita Park for a fun day of racing.



June 8, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 1st race at Golden Gate Fields which is a $10,000 Claiming race going 1 mile for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 1 and jockey Julien Couton is named to ride. Couton is currently ranked 9th in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings with 48 wins and a 16% winning percentage.

Empty Headed is currently the 4-1 Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $13,000.

First race post time is 11:45 AM and Empty Headed's race is Race 1. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun afternoon of racing.



June 3, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Friday working 5 furlongs in 1:02 flat over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 16th best out of 24 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He went OK this morning. I’m pointing to a race next weekend. He should be ready to go by then.”

Richard will prepare Back Sheared Anvil for the Maiden $20,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs at Santa Anita on June 11th.



June 2, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 48.91 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 19th best out of 55 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “This morning’s was his best work in quite a while. If he stays this good we’ll look to run him in the maiden race on June 16th.”

Rick will keep Foggy Mountain Cat fresh for his next race which may be the Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on June 16th.



May 29, 2016

Asset Inflation (Claiming Partnership) ran to a very reasonable 3rd on Sunday at Belmont Park. Breaking from the 5 post Asset Inflation pressed the issue from the two path, narrowed in to draw directly the runner up as the half was being reached, got put to a drive, appeared to be the first to reach the eighth pole, albeit by a slim margin, was still engaged in a spirited tussle with Polar Axis when overhauled by the winner in the final stages. Asset Inflation was claimed out of the race.

We spoke with jockey Javier Castellano after the race. Javier said, “I didn’t want to go to the lead with Polar Axis going in 21.2 and 44 flat. He was going well the entire race.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t win this race. I had hoped, being more fit in the second start off the layoff, that he’d be able to give us a top effort. The fact that he didn’t win and let the second place horse come back on him concerns me a bit. As such I’m not terribly disappointed that he was claimed from us. I think we can take the claim money and roll it into a better position.”

Asset Inflation earned $6,500 for Sunday’s 3rd place finish.



May 28, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Saturday working 5 furlongs in 1:01.40 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 31st best out of 50 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He breezed a little better this week than last week. We’ll do some work on him to improve him before his next race.”

Richard will work Back Sheared Anvil on a 7-day work schedule preparing him for his next race.



May 26, 2016

Asset Inflation (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 6th race at Belmont Park which an Allowance N2X going 6 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 5 and leading jockey Javier Castellano is named to ride. Castellano is currently ranked 4th in the Belmont Park jockey standings with 13 wins and a 19% winning percentage.

Asset Inflation is currently the 5-2 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $65,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and Asset Inflation's race is Race 6 which is scheduled to go off at 4:09 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont for a fun day of racing.



May 23, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen ran to a reasonable third place finish at Parx on Monday after being slow into stride on a speed favoring track. Breaking from the rail FuryOfTheNorsemen broke sluggishly and lacked speed, saved ground to the stretch, and closed well.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said,”This race came up on the Ragozin sheets tougher that it initially looked. He looked like he didn’t like the surface at the start and he was slow to get going. The track was very speed favoring and he had a lot of work to do at the end. He was running on a short turnaround and then add in the ship and we were asking a lot of him.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “We tried shipping him to a slightly easier venue looking for a win. Things didn’t exactly go his way today but it wasn’t exactly a slack field. Third place money is good here so we’ll bank the check and try again next time.”

FuryOfTheNorsemen earned $5,610 for Monday’s third place finish.

Steve will see how FuryOfTheNorsemen comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



May 21, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 36.80 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 15th best out of 26 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He worked a little better this morning. I’ve been addressing some things that have been bothering him and we’re ironing them out.”

Richard will work Back Sheared Anvil on a 7-day work schedule preparing him for his next race.



May 20, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Monday’s 7th race at Parx which is an Allowance N2L going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 1 and jockey Angel Arroyo is named to ride.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. He’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $51,000.

First race post time is 12:55 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 3:37 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Parx for a fun day of racing.



May 20, 2016

Asset Inflation (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 50.66 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 27th best out of 35 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the work and Chris said, “He worked well this morning. I’m looking at a race next weekend and thinking about running there next.”

Chris will prepare Asset Inflation for his next race which could be the Allowance N2X going 6 furlongs on the turf at Belmont Park on May 29th.



May 20, 2016

Man of Wiregrass (Claiming Partnership) ran to an extremely game 2nd on Friday at Belmont. Breaking from the rail he raced in hand on the pace inside, came under coaxing five sixteenths from home under threat from a pair outside, got headed cutting the corner into upper stretch, dug in under a drive inside a pair to the eighth pole, got shaken off a bit then reasserted himself to come again and garner the place honors in the final jumps.

We spoke with jockey Manny Franco after the race. Manny said, “He ran really well. He was going along very comfortable on the lead. The winner took over late in the race but it wasn’t because our horse got tired. That horse is just a faster horse. Our horse fought back very strongly.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “We had this horse sniffed out back in March when he was running at Fair Grounds. We tried to claim him there for $25,000 but the slip didn’t get dropped. He’s a nice 3-year-old New York-bred that can run on dirt or turf. We picked up a nice purse today and preserved the condition. This was a nice score for the partners.”

Man of Wiregrass earned $12,400 for Friday’s 2nd place finish.

Steve will see how Man of Wiregrass comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



May 18, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat is entered to run in Saturday’s 12th race at Belmont Park which is a Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 7 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 9 and Jackie Davis is named to ride.

Foggy Mountain Cat is currently 20-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $41,000.

First race post time is 12:40 PM and Foggy Mountain Cat's race is Race 12 which is scheduled to go off at 7:36 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont for a fun day of racing.



May 18, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 7th race at Belmont Park which a $25,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs on the turf for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 8 and jockey Jackie Davis is named to ride. It’s Davis that has ridden Frazil for two consecutive wins in March and April.

Frazil is currently 10-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. One DRF Handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $47,000.

First race post time is 12:40 PM and Frazil's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 4:17 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont for a fun day of racing.



May 18, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 6th race at Golden Gate Fields which is a $16,000 Claiming race going 1 mile for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 7 and jockey Kyle Frey is named to ride. Frey is currently ranked 4th in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings with 53 wins and a 16% winning percentage.

Empty Headed is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $17,000.

First race post time is 11:45 AM and Empty Headed's race is Race 6 which is scheduled to go off at 2:34 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun afternoon of racing.



May 16, 2016

Man of Wiregrass (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Monday working 3 furlongs in 39.05 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 34th best out of 42 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked nicely. It was a leg-stretcher for Friday’s race.”

Steve has entered Man of Wiregrass to the Allowance N1X going 1 mile on the turf at Belmont Park on May 20th.



May 15, 2016

Man of Wiregrass (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Friday’s 8th race at Belmont Park which an Allowance N1X going 1 mile on the turf for 3-year-olds. He drew post position 1 and jockey Manny Franco is named to ride. Franco is ranked 6th in the Belmont Park jockey standings with 10 wins and a 12% winning percentage.

Man of Wiregrass is currently the 7-2 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $62,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and Man of Wiregrass's race is Race 8 which is scheduled to go off at 5:13 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont for a fun day of racing.



May 14, 2016

Filius Scat was scratched from Saturday’s race at Belmont due the decision of trainer Steve Klesaris. Steve will look for another appropriate race for Filius Scat to debut.



May 12, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Thursday working 5 furlongs in 1:03.80 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 33rd best out of 35 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He did not breeze very well this morning. We’ll go over him and find out what’s bothering him.”

Richard will evaluate Back Sheared Anvil in order to prepare him for his next race.



May 11, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs in 50.40 over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 2nd best out of 12 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “He worked very strongly this morning. It was a very nice breeze and he looked good.”

Blaine will continue to prepare Empty Headed for his next race which might be the $16,000 Claiming race going 1 mile at Golden Gate Fields on May 21st.



May 10, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Tuesday working 3 furlongs in 38.02 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 13th best out of 32 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked nicely this morning. This was a tightner to have him prepped for his race on Saturday.”

Steve is pointing Filius Scat to his debut which will be the Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs at Belmont Park on May 14th.



May 10, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Tuesday working 4 furlongs in 52.02 over the Belmont Park main track. That work was 58th best out of 58 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “The clockers got this one totally wrong. I worked him past the wire and he went in 50. It was a good work.”

Rick will keep Foggy Mountain Cat fresh for his next race which may be the Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on May 21st.



May 5, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Sunday’s 7th race at Belmont Park which is an Allowance N1X going 1 1/16 miles on the turf 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 10 and jockey Angel Arroyo is named to ride.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently 12-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in a very competitive race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $80,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 4:41 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont for a fun day of racing.



May 5, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Thursday working 5 furlongs in 1:02.40 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 42nd best out of 50 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He worked well. I’ll breeze him every 7 days keeping him fit as we prepare for his next race.”

Richard will breeze Back Sheared Anvil on a 7-day work schedule preparing him for his next race which we expect to a Maiden race at Santa Anita on May 21st.



May 4, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) ran to a very competitive 2nd on Wednesday at Belmont. Breaking from the 5 post he took up the chase three to four wide on the turn and finished willingly to garner the place.

We spoke with jockey Jackie Davis after the race. Jackie said, “I got him to relax and settle not too far off the pace. He finished very gamely but we just couldn’t get to the winner.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “We’re a few dollars shy of $170,000 in earnings since the initial claim and exactly $32,000 since the re-claim in March. I’m running out of adjectives for this horse. He’s so professional in the way that he goes about his business. We love him. It was another nice purse for the partners.”

Frazil earned $9,400 for Wednesday’s 2nd place finish.

Steve will see how Frazil comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



May 4, 2016

Asset Inflation (Claiming Partnership) ran to a very impressive 2nd coming off a layoff on Wednesday at Belmont. Breaking from the 6 post he was involved in an abbreviated spat with the winner early, was granted the front end after that opponent got eased back into a pocket-sitting journey a short distance from the quarter pole, showed the way with a pair of rivals in attendance parked out in paths two and three respectively, drifted into the two path getting set down for the drive, held out with distinction before reluctantly releasing the lead in the last strides.

We spoke with jockey Javier Castellano after the race. Javier said, “He handled the soft footing very nicely. He just got a little tired inside the 1/16th pole. He was comfortable all the way around.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “When he opened up the two-length lead inside the 1/8th pole I thought we were home free. Chris said that he might be a bit short going into this race and might need one. Apparently he was right because the horse just got tired at the end. Overall he ran a big race and it was a great return race for the horse and the partners. We’ll look for the win next time.”

Asset Inflation earned $13,000 for Wednesday’s 2nd place finish.

Chris will see how Asset Inflation comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



April 30, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Wednesday’s 9th race at Belmont Park which a $25,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs on the turf for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 10 and jockey Jackie Davis is named to ride. It’s Davis that had ridden Frazil for two consecutive wins in March and April.

Frazil is currently 10-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $47,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and Frazil's race is Race 9 which is scheduled to go off at 5:45 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont for a fun day of racing.



April 30, 2016

Asset Inflation (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Wednesday’s 7th race at Belmont Park which an Allowance N2X going 6 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 7 and leading jockey Javier Castellano is named to ride.

Asset Inflation is currently 4-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $65,000.

First race post time is 1:30 PM and Asset Inflation's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 4:41 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Belmont for a fun day of racing.



April 27, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs in 49.13 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 4th best out of 34 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He’s training very well and he put in a very nice work this morning. Right now we have him in a holding pattern waiting for the race on May 14th.”

Steve will continue to breze Filius Scat on a 6-to-7 day work schedule preparing him for his debut which we’re not targeting as the Maiden Special Weight on May 14th at Belmont Park.



April 27, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Wednesday working 5 furlongs in 1:02.60 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 35th best out of 44 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He looked good this morning. I’m targeting the race on May 6th for his next spot.”

Richard will train Back Sheared Anvil preparing him for his next race which we expect to the a Maiden race at Santa Anita on May 6th.



April 25, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Monday working 4 furlongs in 49.66 over the Aqueduct main track. That work was 8th best out of 13 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette after the breeze and Rick said, “He worked well and came out of it in good order. There’s a race for him on May 1 and I’m looking at it. It might be a bit too soon to bring him back so we’ll have to see how he does out of the breeze.”

Rick will prepare Foggy Mountain Cat for his next race which may be the Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on May 1st.



April 25, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Tuesday working 4 furlongs in 48.88 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 6th best out of 33 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked well and he’s doing very well. I might want to work him one more time before we run him. I’ll decide that next week. The plan was to keep him lightly raced over the winter so he’d be fresh for the summer turf season. There are a couple of turf races the first weekend in May at Belmont and I’m pointing him to one of those. ”

Steve will prepare FuryOfTheNorsemen for his next race which we expect to be the Allowance N1X going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on May 6th or the Allowance N1X going 7 furlongs on the turf at Belmont Park on May 7th.



April 23, 2016

Asset Inflation (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Saturday working 5 furlongs in 1:05.55 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 15th best out of 16 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the work and Chris said, “He worked well and he’s doing fine. I want to give him one more breeze and then he should be ready to go.”

Chris will breeze Asset Inflation on a 7-to-10 day breeze schedule preparing him for a return race in early May at Belmont Park.



April 20, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Wednesday working 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:02.65 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 4th best out of 11 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He put in a good work this morning. I worked him from the gate by himself. He worked well and did it completely within himself. I like this horse. He has a nice way of moving.”

Steve will continue to breze Filius Scat on a 6-to-7 day work schedule preparing him for his debut which we’re not targeting as the Maiden Special Weight on May 14th at Belmont Park.



April 20, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs in 50.40 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 37th best out of 39 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He’s doing well. He came out of his race pretty rattled and he’s just now starting to come around so I went easy with him. We have a couple of options for his next race early at Santa Anita and I’m going to target one of those spots for his next race.”

Richard will train Back Sheared Anvil preparing him for his next race which will be at Santa Anita and we expect to be sometime in early May.



April 19, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Tuesday working 4 furlongs in 49.75 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 11th best out of 25 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked well and he’s coming along nicely. Provided there are no setbacks he should be ready to go in the first turf Allowance at Belmont in May.”

Steve will prepare FuryOfTheNorsemen for his next race which we expect to be the Allowance N1X going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on May 6th.



April 16, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) ran to a very solid 3rd on Saturday at Aqueduct settling to the rear of the pack and then closing strongly attempting to run down a leader that escaped with an uncontested pace. Frazil chased two to three wide coming under coaxing midway on the turn, swung just off the inside into upper stretch, kicked on belatedly, and missed for the place honors.

We spoke with jockey Jackie Davis after the race. Jackie said, “I thought Be a Hero would have gone after Gentrify to keep him honest but Cornelio kept a stranglehold on him. I allowed Frazil to get very comfortable and settle in and he rallied like I expected him to. He ran a very good race.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said,”Steve and I discussed the race strategy at length in the paddock. We then spoke with Jackie and we all had somewhat differing opinions of how we should run the race. In the end you have to respect the jockey because she’s the one out there riding the horse and she knows how the horse is moving. Personally I would have liked to have lain closer to the pace, especially when it was obvious that Gentrify was getting away uncontested. But, like Steve said, horses are not like cars where you can just have them accelerate on demand and still have something for a stretch drive. It’s more art than science so I’m not terribly disappointed with the outcome. The partners still pick up $4,000 for the day and that’s very nice.”

Frazil earned $4,000 for Saturday’s 3rd place finish.

Steve will see how Frazil comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



April 14, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 9th race at Golden Gate Fields which is a $20,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 12 and jockey Alejandro Gomez is named to ride. Gomez is currently ranked 10th in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings with 29 wins and a 14% winning percentage.

Empty Headed is currently 10-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $23,000.

First race post time is 2:15 PM and Empty Headed's race is Race 9 which is scheduled to go off at 6:15 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun afternoon of racing.



April 14, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Thursday working 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:01.88 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 4th best out of 15 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked very nicely this morning. I worked him in company with one other horse and he did well. I continue to be very pleased with him.”

Steve will continue to breze Filius Scat on a 7-day work schedule preparing him for his debut which should be either late April at Aqueduct or early May at Belmont.



April 13, 2016

Asset Inflation (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs in 48.11 over the Belmont Park training track in a work labeled as “handily”. That work was 6th best out of 40 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the work and Chris said, “He worked nicely and he’s doing very well.”

Chris will continue to breeze Asset Inflation on a 7-to-10 day breeze schedule preparing him for a return race in May at Belmont Park.



April 13, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 3rd race at Aqueduct which a $20,000 Claiming race going 6 1/2 furlongs for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 6 (Program Number 5) and jockey Jackie Davis is named to ride. It’s Davis that has ridden Frazil for two consecutive wins and we’re shooting for a third.

Frazil is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. He’s in a three way tie for the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $40,000.

First race post time is 1:20 PM and Frazil's race is Race 3 which is scheduled to go off at 2:26 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



April 10, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat is entered to run in Friday’s 9th race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 mile on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 10 and leading jockey Irad Ortiz is named to ride. Ortiz is currently ranked 2nd in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 15 wins and a 28% winning percentage.

Foggy Mountain Cat is currently 15-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in an evenly matched race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $41,000.

First race post time is 1:20 PM and Foggy Mountain Cat's race is Race 9 which is scheduled to go off at 5:44 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



April 9, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 50.90 over the Aqueduct inner track. That work was 2nd best out of 6 at the distance.

We spoke trainer Rick Violette and Rick said, “We needed to put a tightener into him for the race that we’re targeting next week. He’s doing well.”

Rick will enter Foggy Mountain Cat to the Maiden $40,000 Claiming race going 1 mile on the turf at Aqueduct on April 13th.



April 7, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 49.75 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 39th best out of 81 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked well. We recently gelded him and this is his first breeze since the gelding. So we didn’t ask too much of him. We just worked him by himself and had him stretch his legs. He’ll need a few more works and we expect to have him ready for his next race around the beginning of the Belmont meet.”

Steve will gear up FuryOfTheNorsemen for his next race which we expect to be in early May at Belmont.



April 7, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 49.26 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 32nd best out of 81 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “The clockers got this one totally wrong. He actually worked from the gate in 48.90 which would have been 15th best out of 81. It was a very nice work. I worked him by himself and he went very nicely. We’ll work him a couple more times asking him to step it up and then he should be ready for a race.”

Steve will continue to breze Filius Scat on a 7-day work schedule preparing him for his debut which should be either late April at Aqueduct or early May at Belmont.



April 2, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 37 flat over the Golden Gate Fields track. That work was 6th best out of 9 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the breeze. Blaine said, “He worked well this morning. They put up an extra for $16,000 going 1 mile on the main track. I’ll look to enter him in that spot.”

Blaine will continue to prepare Empty Headed for his next race which might be the $16,000 Claiming race going 1 mile at Golden Gate Fields on April 8th.



April 2, 2016

Asset Inflation (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 50.10 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 61st best out of 88 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the work and Chris said, “He worked very well. I’m very pleased with the condition in which he came in off his winter layup.”

Chris will breeze Asset Inflation on a 7-to-10 day breeze schedule preparing him for a return race in May at Belmont Park.



April 1, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) ran to a very handy victory on Friday settling comfortably behind the pack and then rallying 4-wide in the turn and through the lane to drive ahead and win by open lengths. He broke without mishap, raced from off the inside throughout, was gradually sent from the two path into path four during the run from the top of the turn to the five-sixteenths marker, picked up interest after reaching that station, moved up together with the second place finisher towards the front runners, swung into the stretch one path wider yet, outfought a pair of opponents to the left to emerge as the new leader by the conclusion of the furlong grounds, shook free, primarily hand urged late.

We spoke with jockey Jackie Davis after the race. Jackie said, “I seem to have a special communication with this horse. I love him.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “We had this horse for a year and a half before they took him off of us in December for $16,000. Steve and I both looked at each other and we both instantly knew with the other was thinking. We’d sit tight and wait as we were fairly confident we’d see him back in for $10,000 or $12,500 somewhere along the way and then we’d take him back. Sure enough we claimed him back for $12,500 last month. Frazil now has 20 career wins and 4 of those were on our watch over the last 18 months or so. Congratulations to the partners on this nice win.”

Frazil earned $18,600 for Friday’s win.

Steve will see how Frazil comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



April 1, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) ran a game second at Santa Anita on Friday. He broke well, chased a bit off the rail then inside on the hill and into the stretch, bid along the fence in the drive and was edged for the place. Infinite Magic was claimed out of this race.

We spoke with trainer Jeff Mullins after the race. Jeff said, “He’s a very nice horse. But the turf options going forward are going to be very spotty with the racing moving to Los Al and also the maintenance on the Santa Anita turf course in June. We felt this was a very good time to spot him aggressively.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “He’s a really nice horse and he always tries. I’ll miss having him but we’re going to be challenged to find the right races for him for the next few months. The partners had a lot of fun with him. He’s a cool horse.”

Infinite Magic earned $3,840 for Friday’s third place finish.



April 1, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 50.09 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 52nd best out of 87 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I sent him out there this morning to work by himself but a group of other horses that were working together behind him came around and passed him. Filius Scat jumped in and chased them and ate some dirt. He worked exceptionally well and handled the dirt like a professional. He was unfazed. He came in from Ocala in excellent condition and the team at Gold Mark did a superb job with him. I couldn’t be more pleased. I’m thinking he might only need a couple more works and he’ll be ready to go.”

Steve will continue to train Filius Scat up to his debut which could be sometime in April at Aqueduct.



March 31, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil is entered to run in Sunday’s 9th race at Santa Anita which is a Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds. He drew post position 5 and leading jockey Flavien Prat is named to ride. Prat is currently ranked 2nd in the Santa Anita jockey standings with 47 wins and a 17% winning percentage.

Back Sheared Anvil is currently 12-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in an extremely competitive race.

The purse for this race is $56,000.

First race post time is 12:30 PM and Back Sheared Anvil's race is Race 9 which is scheduled to go off at 4:46 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant and Hibiscus Stables owner’s boxes. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Santa Anita Park for a fun day of racing.



March 28, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Monday working 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:00.60 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 9th best out of 39 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He worked a nice 5 furlongs from the gate in 1 minute and change and he did it pretty handily. We’re ready for the debut on Sunday.”

Richard will enter Back Shared Anvil to the Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs at Santa Anita on April 3rd.



March 27, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Friday's 5th race at Santa Anita Park which is a $25,000 Claiming race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 1 and jockey Tyler Baze is named to ride. Baze is currently ranked 8th in the Santa Anita jockey standings with 27 wins and a 10% winning percentage.

Infinite Magic is currently the 9-2 Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. One DRF handicapper selects him win the race and two DRF handicappers select him as their second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $32,000.

First race post time is 1:00 PM and Infinite Magic's race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 3:04 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant and Hibiscus Stables owner’s boxes. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Santa Anita Park for a fun day of racing.



March 26, 2016

Frazil (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Friday’s 2nd race at Aqueduct which a $16,000 Claiming race going 6 1/2 furlongs for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 3 and jockey Jackie Davis is named to ride.

Frazil is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $31,000.

First race post time is 1:20 PM and Frazil's race is Race 2 which is scheduled to go off at 1:53 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



March 25, 2016

We’re delighted to report that our retired race mare and now broodmare, Your Time Is Up, gave birth to her very first foal on Friday morning. This foal is a nice colt by Waldorf Farms’ own Bustin Stones. The colt is a typical Bustin Stones; chestnut with long legs. He’s an “A” nick and is a New York-bred. He’s mated based on the same cross of Bustin Stones with a Freud mare that produced Bustin Stones' #1 runner Hot Stones. We’re extremely excited. Both mom and baby are doing very well at Waldorf Farm in New York. Your Time Is Up is booked to be bred back to Bustin Stones.



March 25, 2016

Asset Inflation (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Friday working 3 furlongs in 38.58 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 10th best out of 14 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the work and Chris said, “He came in off his winter layup in good condition. This was his first breeze back and he looked very good.”

Chris will train Asset Inflation toward a return race in May at Belmont Park.



March 23, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Wednesday working 5 furlongs in 1:02 flat over the Santa Anita dirt training track. That was the only work at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Jeff Mullins after the breeze. Jeff said, “He worked well. The new condition book came out and I’m pointing him to the $32,000 Claiming race on April 2nd.”

Jeff will train Infinite Magic accordingly keeping him fresh for his next race which we expect to be the $32,000 Claiming race going 1 mile on the turf at Santa Anita on April 2nd.



March 19, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Saturday working 5 furlongs in 1:02.1 at Gold Mark Farm. That work was 7th best out of 12 at the distance.

We spoke with Farm Manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “Today was another good, professional work. I put him behind a pair of other horses to eat a little dirt and he handled it well. I was happy with the work today.”

Todd will continue to breeze Filius Scat on a 7 day breeze schedule getting him ready for his debut in New York.



March 18, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Friday working 6 furlongs in 1:13.20 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 6th best out of 22 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He worked a very nice 6 furlongs this morning. I worked him in company with two of my other horses and one other horse jumped in so it was almost a race. There’s a Cal-bred Maiden Special Weight going 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf on March 27th. If I don’t see something soon after that I may run him in that spot. Otherwise it could be 3 or 4 weeks before something comes up.”

Richard will keep an eye on the condition book and the overnights as he points Back Sheared Anvil to his debut which could be the Maiden Special Weight going 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf on March 27th at Santa Anita.



March 16, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Wednesday working 4 furlongs in 49.60 over the Santa Anita dirt training track. That work was 2nd best out of 5 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Jeff Mullins after the breeze. Jeff said, “He worked well. We’re waiting for the next condition book to come out to see if there’s an appropriate race for him.”

Jeff will train Infinite Magic accordingly keeping him fresh for his next race which we expect to be in April at Santa Anita.



March 12, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs from the gate in 49.80 at Gold Mark Farm. That work was 6th best out of 12 at the distance.

We spoke with Farm Manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “He worked well again today. I took him 4 furlongs from the gate. He was green around the gate and a little slow to react but he did well. He’s very close to being ready to ship to New York.”

Todd will continue to breeze Filius Scat on a 7 day breeze schedule getting him ready for his debut in New York.



March 12, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) ran a very legitimate third on Saturday against an evenly-matched field of tough claiming horses at Golden Gate. Empty Headed came out of the gate clean but showed no early speed. He settled to the half, was fanned out to the four-path on the second turn, then could not muster the needed late response.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the race. Blaine said, “I think the jockey let him get too far behind. I would have liked to have seen him closer to the pace in the early stages. It left him with too much to do at the end.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “Leslie won with Empty Headed from far out of it so I think he thinks he can fall far behind and still have enough of a closing kick to get up. However, he let Little Jack get away on a very easy lead with very soft fractions in a very small field. In this instance I think he outsmarted himself because there’s no way Empty Headed was going to make up that much ground. We’ll have to take the third place money and try again next time.”

Empty Headed earned $2,040 for Saturday’s third place finish.

Blaine will see how Empty Headed comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



March 11, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Friday working 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:01 flat over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 24th best out of 88 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “I worked him by himself and he went well. He always works better when he’s in company and I’ll work him with other horses next week. He’s progressing nicely and I’d estimate we’re looking at a debut in about two and a half weeks.”

Richard will breeze Back Sheared Anvil on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut at Santa Anita which may be in late March.



March 9, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 1st race at Golden Gate Fields which is a $16,000 Claiming race going 1 mile for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 1 and jockey Leslie Mawing is named to ride. Mawing is currently ranked 9th in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings with 20 wins and a 14% winning percentage.

Empty Headed is currently the 9-5 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race, one DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race, and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $17,000.

First race post time is 12:45 PM and Empty Headed's race is Race 1. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun afternoon of racing.



March 8, 2016

We’re elated to report that our stakes-winning broodmare, Heavenly Humor, gave birth to her ninth foal on Tuesday morning. This foal is a nice, big colt by 2015 #1 New York sire Big Brown. The colt is very big, has long legs, and a very nice hip. He’s an “A” nick and is a New York-bred. We’re delighted. Both mom and baby are doing very well at Waldorf Farm in New York. Heavenly Humor is booked to be bred back to the red-hot Twirling Candy.



March 5, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 50.24 over the Aqueduct inner track. That work was 5th best out of 13 at the distance.

We spoke with Rusty, trainer Rick Violette’s assistant, after the breeze. Rusty said, “He worked well this morning. We’re going to enter him later today for Thursday’s race.”

Rick will enter Foggy Mountain Cat to the Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs at Aqueduct on March 10th.



March 5, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Saturday working 5 furlongs in 1:02.80 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 113th best out of 133 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He worked nicely. Don’t pay attention to the time because it was meant to be easy. I had him schooling with another horse. He’s doing well.”

Richard will breeze Back Sheared Anvil on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut at Santa Anita which we expect to be sometime in April.



March 5, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Saturday working 5 furlongs in 1:01.80 at Gold Mark Farm. That work was the bullet out of 4 at the distance.

We spoke with Farm Manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “I’m very happy with his work this morning. He worked very nicely in a good time and he did it the right way. He continues to train well.”

Todd will continue to breeze Filius Scat on a 7 day breeze schedule getting him ready for his debut in New York.



March 5, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat is entered to run in Thursday’s 9th race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds. He drew post position 1 (program number 2) and jockey Aaron Gryder is named to ride. Gryder is currently ranked 11th in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 12 wins and a 10% winning percentage.

Foggy Mountain Cat is currently 10-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in an evenly matched race.

The purse for this race is $31,000.

First race post time is 1:20 PM and Foggy Mountain Cat's race is Race 9 which is scheduled to go off at 5:20 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



March 3, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday's 2nd race at Santa Anita Park which is a $32,000 Claiming race going 6 ½ furlongs on the turf for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 7 and jockey Tyler Baze is named to ride. Baze is currently ranked 6th in the Santa Anita jockey standings with 20 wins and a 10% winning percentage.

Infinite Magic is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line.

The purse for this race is $35,000.

First race post time is 12:30 PM and Infinite Magic's race is Race 2 which is scheduled to go off at 1:00 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant and Hibiscus Stables owner’s boxes. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Santa Anita Park for a fun day of racing.



February 29, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Monday working 4 furlongs in 49.40 over the Santa Anita dirt training track. That work was 4th best out of 6 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Jeff Mullins after the breeze. Jeff said, “He worked perfectly. We’ve got him set up for the turf sprint on March 6th.”

Jeff will plan to enter Infinite Magic to the $32,000 Claiming race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Santa Anita on March 6th.



February 28, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 50.42 over the Aqueduct inner track. That work was 6th best out of 15 at the distance.

We spoke with Rusty, trainer Rick Violette’s assistant, after the breeze. Rusty said, “He worked well and came out of it in good order. In fact he looked so good we let him gallop on Monday.”

Rick will continue to train Foggy Mountain Cat keeping him ready for his next race which we expect to be the Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs at Aqueduct on March 10th.



February 27, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Saturday working 5 furlongs in 1:05.2 at Gold Mark Farm. That work was 6th best out of 8 at the distance.

We spoke with Farm Manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “We stretched him out to 5 furlongs this week. Since it was his first 5 furlong breeze we worked him by himself nice and easy. He went very well with good finish. I’m again happy with the week’s training.”

Todd will continue to breeze Filius Scat on a 7 day breeze schedule getting him ready for his debut in New York.



February 27, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Saturday working 5 furlongs in 1:01.20 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 43rd best out of 102 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “The recorded time is a mistake. He actually worked in 1:00.3. He got a little tired at the end but not too bad. He continues to progress nicely.”

Richard will breeze Back Sheared Anvil on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut at Santa Anita which we expect to be sometime in April.



February 22, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Monday working 4 furlongs in 49.60 over the Santa Anita dirt training track. That work was 2nd best out of 3 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Jeff Mullins after the breeze. Jeff said, “He worked well and he’s doing well. I’m pointing him to the turf sprint on March 6th.”

Jeff will train Infinite Magic up to his next race which we expect to be the $32,000 Claiming race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Santa Anita on March 6th.



February 21, 2016

The Big Deluxe (Claiming Partnership) ran a heartbreaking second at Aqueduct on Sunday racing on the front end only to get caught in the final strides. Breaking from the extreme outside The Big Deluxe quickly established control and cut over to the rail and carved out the pace. The rider, keeping something in reserve for the initial half, then called upon for more just as Bass River Road was himself launching what proved to be a decisive move. The pilot lost the whip right around the three-sixteenths pole and was determined to the end but had to settle for being second best. The Big Deluxe was claimed out of this race.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race. Steve said, “This is one of those tough ones. It’s a race we should have won. It’s just bad racing luck to have the rider lose the whip.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “This game can be so frustrating. Today was a heartbreaker. No disrespect to Bass River Road but I believe we had the best horse today. The Big Deluxe likes to be on the lead and we had a somewhat easy setup. How infrequently does the rider lose the whip? We’ll have to settle for 2nd place money today. It’s all we can do. Irad apologized up and down and genuinely feels very bad. We’re all human and none of us have never made a mistake. Riding isn’t as easy as it looks. I told him to shake it off, which he obviously did by winning the next two races.”

The Big Deluxe earned $9,400 for Sunday’s 2nd place finish.



February 20, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 49.2 at Gold Mark Farm. That work was 3rd best out of 6 at the distance.

We spoke with Farm Manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “He worked very nicely in company with another nice colt. I like this horse’s competitiveness. He’s been totally sound and very straightforward so far. I’m very happy again this week. ”

Todd will continue to breeze Filius Scat on a 7 day breeze schedule getting him ready for his debut in New York.



February 20, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs from the gate in 47.60 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 5th best out of 94 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He broke pretty well and worked well. He continues to improve with each breeze. I’ll look to work him 5 furlongs next week.”

Richard will breeze Back Sheared Anvil on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut at Santa Anita which we expect to be sometime in April.



February 20, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen ran to a good third place finish at Aqueduct on Saturday after being a little slow into stride on a speed favoring track. Breaking from 2-post FuryOfTheNorsemen was sent over to the rail approaching the half mile pole, rode it, angled sharply three wide into the stretch, was between rivals in mid-lane, and rallied for the show award.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said,”This race came up very strong. There were plenty of horses in this field with numbers in the low single digits on the Ragozin Sheets. The first two finishers ran away with it. The way our horse rallied up for third was very nice considering that it was against the bias. I tend to like him coming from off the pace. I’m pleased with today’s outcome.”

We also spoke with jockey Angel Arroyo after the race and Angel said,”He didn’t get going as quickly as we thought he would. Sometimes they get confused when they go from a route to a sprint. I just let him relax and let him out a little bit at a time. I wanted to save ground so I kept him inside. I think he’ll be in a better situation when we move to the main track and we can go 6 ½ or 7 furlongs with him. I love this horse.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “Prior to the race Steve and I discussed tactics. I saw very little other speed in the field and I wanted to see our horse on or near the lead. I was thinking that we might find ourselves on an easy lead. Steve was more cautious pointing out that sometimes in a paceless race others have the same idea and you may see some unexpected horses gunning. We instructed Angel to get him out of the gate and go to the lead if it’s available but don’t get burned up dueling with anyone. As it turns out Fury was slow to get into stride. That’s not uncommon when a horse is cutting back from a route to a sprint. The jockey did an excellent job allowing the horse to relax and not use him up chasing what turned out to be very hot fractions. He rationed out the speed and most importantly didn’t get sucked into fanning wide on these sharp turns. He saved ground and then set down in the lane and made up ground against the grain. Angel gave us a very, very smart ride. What is most impressive is how many lengths he made up and still battled gamely to the wire. He’s such a cool horse.”

FuryOfTheNorsemen earned $6,700 for Saturday’s third place finish.

Steve will see how FuryOfTheNorsemen comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



February 19, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 51.10 over the Aqueduct inner track. That work was 5th best out of 7 at the distance.

We spoke with Rusty, trainer Rick Violette’s assistant, after the breeze. Rusty said, “We worked him nice and easy this morning and he went well. If he comes out of it in good order we’ll look to do something more aggressively next week and get him ready for his next race.”

Rick will continue to train Foggy Mountain Cat keeping him ready for his next race which we now expect to be the Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs at Aqueduct on March 10th.



February 18, 2016

The Big Deluxe (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Thursday working 4 furlongs in 51.12 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 57th best out of 77 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked well today. This was a leg-stretcher to prepare him for Sunday’s race. I’ll be entering him later today to the $25,000 Claiming race on Sunday.”

Steve will enter The Big Deluxe to the $25,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs at Aqueduct on December 21st.



February 18, 2016

The Big Deluxe (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 6th race at Aqueduct which is a $25,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 10 and leading jockey Irad Ortiz is named to ride. Ortiz currently leads the Aqueduct jockey standings with 56 wins and a 24% winning percentage.

The Big Deluxe is currently the 2-1 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF Handicapper selects him to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $47,000.

First race post time is 12:50 PM and The Big Deluxe's race is Race 6 which is scheduled to go off at 3:20 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



February 15, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Saturday’s 9th race at Aqueduct which is an Allowance N1X going 6 furlongs for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 2 and jockey Angel Arroyo is named to ride. Arroyo is currently ranked 9th in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 14 wins and a 9% winning percentage.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently 15-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in a very competitive race.

The purse for this race is $67,000.

First race post time is 12:50 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 9 which is scheduled to go off at 4:50 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



February 14, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Sunday working 4 furlongs in 48.40 over the Santa Anita dirt training track. That work was 2nd best out of 7 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Jeff Mullins after the breeze. Jeff said, “He worked well. We’re pointing to the $40,000 Claiming race next Sunday and this should set him up nicely.”

Jeff will point Infinite Magic to the $40,000 Claiming race going 1 mile on the turf at Santa Anita on February 21st.



February 13, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Friday’s 3rd race at Golden Gate Fields which is a $25,000 Claiming race going 1 mile for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 6 and jockey Leslie Mawing is named to ride. Mawing is currently ranked 11th in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings with 11 wins and an 11% winning percentage. It’s Mawing that’s piloted Empty Headed to back-to-back wins in his last two starts.

Empty Headed is currently the 2-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $23,000.

First race post time is 12:45 PM and Empty Headed's race is Race 3 which is scheduled to go off at 1:45 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun afternoon of racing.



February 13, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 51.3 at Gold Mark Farm. That work was 8th best out of 10 at the distance.

We spoke with Farm Manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “He worked very well. We slowed him down as we increased the distance to a half. He went in 51.3 which is just what we were looking for. Next week we’ll do a more serious half in company.”

Todd will continue to breeze Filius Scat on a 7 day breeze schedule getting him ready for his debut.



February 12, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 48.60 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 15th best out of 42 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He worked a very nice half this morning in 48.60. He did the last eighth in 11 and change. This horse gets better with each work. I’ll probably work him 5 furlongs next week. ”

Richard will breeze Back Sheared Anvil on a 7 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut at Santa Anita which we expect to be sometime in March.



February 6, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 36.4 at Gold Mark Farm. That work was the bullet out of 6 at the distance.

We spoke with Farm Manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “He worked very nicely this morning. He went in 36.4 and out in 51.4. He worked well within himself and moving nicely. He was blowing after the work but he recovered quickly. Next week I’ll look to work him an easy half. Overall he had a very good week.”

Todd will continue to breeze Filius Scat on a 7 day breeze schedule getting him ready for his debut.



February 5, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs from the gate in 48.40 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 11th best out of 48 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He worked very well this morning. He broke a bit slow but finished up in 36 flat. He improved quite a bit from last week. This was his best work so far.”

Richard will breeze Back Sheared Anvil on a 5-6 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut at Santa Anita which we expect to be sometime in March.



February 3, 2016

We’re elated to report that our broodmare, Salt Water Reign, gave birth to her fifth foal on Saturday morning. This foal is a superb filly by leading sire Scat Daddy. The filly is nicely balanced and has a very nice shoulder. She’s an “A” nick and is a New York-bred. We’re elated. Both mom and baby are doing very well at Waldorf Farm in New York. Salt Water Reign Reign is booked to be bred back to Mineshaft.



February 2, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Tuesday working 3 furlongs in 38.68 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 15th best out of 18 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “He worked well. He worked by himself and just went easily down the lane. It was just a maintenance work to keep him fit for his next race.”

Steve will keep FuryOfTheNorsemen fresh until his next race which we expect to be the Allowance N1X going 6 furlongs at Aqueduct on February 20th.



February 1, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Monday working 4 furlongs in 49.20 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 5th best out of 8 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Jeff Mullins after the breeze. Jeff said, “He worked well. Although the track is labeled as fast it’s still wet so we went easy. He’s doing well.”

Jeff will train Infinite Magic accordingly keeping him fresh for his next race which we expect to be in February at Santa Anita.



January 30, 2016

Filius Scat breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 38.1 at Gold Mark Farm. That work was 5th best out of 9 at the distance.

We spoke with Farm Manager Todd Quast after the breeze. Todd said, “This is his first formal breeze since his return to training after his layup. I wanted the rider to work him in 13, 13, and 13 but it went a little quicker than I had expected. Filius Scat came off the track like it didn’t faze him. It was completely within himself so it’s all good. He’s doing great.”

Todd will continue to breeze Filius Scat on a 7 day breeze schedule getting him ready for his debut.



January 30, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs from the gate in 37.00 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 12th best out of 35 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He actually worked 4 furlongs in 50+ from a hand-opened gate. This is the first time he worked from the gate since he’s been back to the racetrack and it caught him a bit by surprise. He’ll do better next time. He’s doing real well.”

Richard will breeze Back Sheared Anvil on a 5-6 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut at Santa Anita which we expect to be sometime in March.



January 26, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Tuesday working 3 furlongs in 37.40 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 2nd best out of 4 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He worked a nice 3 furlongs this morning in 37.2 and galloped out the 4 furlongs in 51. He’s doing fine and we’re ready to start pushing him a little harder now.”

Richard will breeze Back Sheared Anvil on a 5-6 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut at Santa Anita which we expect to be sometime in March.



January 24, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) posted his second win in a row in very game fashion rallying from last to first against a field of salty $20,000 claimers at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday. Empty Headed was unhurried out of the gate. He initially showed no speed, however he advanced three wide on the second turn, closed determinedly in the final furlong, and was along in time running down the lone speed loose on the lead odds-on favorite.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the race and Blaine said, “He’s such a neat horse. Going into the race I was concerned that Hidden Zensation on an easy lead would be very difficult to reel in. Our rider showed determined patience and gave Empty Headed the perfect trip.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “Empty Headed is a grizzled older claiming horse with a ton of heart. We just needed to get him to his proper level and he’s now showing us what he capable of. It’s also clear that the move to the synthetic has paid off. With two wins in a row the partners are having a great deal of fun with this horse.”

Empty Headed earned $14,400 for Sunday’s win.

Trainer Blaine Wright will see how Empty Headed comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



January 23, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) ran a game second in his downhill debut at Santa Anita on Saturday. He was a bit slow to begin, chased three deep, was in a bit tight past midway on the hill, came four wide into the stretch, and gained the place late.

We spoke with trainer Jeff Mullins after the race. Jeff said, “We didn’t know what to expect running him down the hill for the first time. He ran great. I’m very proud of him.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “The winner of the race was the lone speed and he was loose on the lead going the entire trip unpressured. He was going to be very tough to beat today. Our horse closed gamely as he usually does. He has a ton of heart. He’s a nice honest horse. The partners had a lot of fun and picked up a nice check too.”

Infinite Magic earned $7,000 for Saturday’s second place finish.

Jeff will see how he comes out of the race and point him accordingly.



January 23, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat is entered to run in Thursday’s 9th race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-olds. He drew post position 6 and jockey Aaron Gryder is named to ride. Gryder is currently ranked 11th in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 8 wins and a 14% winning percentage.

Foggy Mountain Cat is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in an evenly matched race. He’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. Two DRF Handicappers select him to win the race.

The purse for this race is $31,000.

First race post time is 12:50 PM and Foggy Mountain Cat's race is Race 9 which is scheduled to go off at 4:50 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



January 22, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 50.61 over the Aqueduct inner track. That work was 6th best out of 26 at the distance.

We spoke with Rusty, trainer Rick Violette’s assistant, after the breeze. Rusty said, “He’s missed two races in a row due to weather related cancellations. We put this work into him to keep him fresh. They brought his race back for Thursday and we’re going to enter him tomorrow to that spot.”

Rick will continue to train Foggy Mountain Cat keeping him ready for his next race which we now expect to be the Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 1 1/16 miles at Aqueduct on January 28th.



January 21, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 3rd race at Golden Gate Fields which is a $20,000 Claiming race going 1 mile for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 5 and jockey Leslie Mawing is named to ride. Mawing is currently ranked 9th in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings with 7 wins and a 12% winning percentage.

Empty Headed is currently the 9-2 Daily Racing Form morning line fourth choice in the race in a competitive race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $20,000.

First race post time is 12:45 PM and Empty Headed's race is Race 3 which is scheduled to go off at 1:45 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Golden Gate Fields for a fun afternoon of racing.



January 20, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Wednesday working 3 furlongs in 38.40 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 10th best out of 15 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He worked a nice 3 furlongs in 37+ although the clockers recorded it in 38+. He worked in company and he continues to do progress nicely.”

Richard will breeze Back Sheared Anvil on a 5-6 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut at Santa Anita which we expect to be sometime in March.



January 20, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday's 1st race at Santa Anita Park which is a $32,000 Claiming race going 6 ½ furlongs on the turf for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 6 and jockey Tyler Baze is named to ride.

Infinite Magic is currently the 6-1 Daily Racing Form morning line 3rd choice in a very evenly matched race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $35,000.

First race post time is 12:30 PM and Infinite Magic's race is Race 1. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant and Hibiscus Stables owner’s boxes. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Santa Anita Park for a fun day of racing.



January 18, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat’s Monday race was canceled due to high winds and extreme cold at Aqueduct. The racing office indicated that they would re-write the race as an extra for Sunday. We’ll look to re-enter to that spot.



January 16, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 47.60 over the Santa Anita dirt training track. That work was 2nd best out of 2 at the distance. The other horse was the G1 winner Obviously (IRE) who worked in 46 flat.

We spoke with trainer Jeff Mullins after the breeze. Jeff said, “He worked well this morning. It was a nice breeze and he did it on his own. He’s sitting on a race and he needs to run.”

Jeff will train Infinite Magic up to his next race which we expect to be the $32,000 Claiming race going 6 ½ furlongs on the turf at Santa Anita on January 23rd.



January 15, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat is entered to run in Monday’s 9th race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden $25,000 Claiming race going 1 mile 70 yards for 3-year-olds. He drew post position 4 and jockey Aaron Gryder is named to ride. Gryder is currently ranked 10th in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 8 wins and a 16% winning percentage.

Foggy Mountain Cat is currently 5-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in an evenly matched race. He’s the DRF Consensus third choice in the race. One DRF Handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $31,000.

First race post time is 12:20 PM and Foggy Mountain Cat's race is Race 9 which is scheduled to go off at 4:20 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



January 14, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Thursday working 3 furlongs in 39.80 over the Santa Anita main track. That work was 6th best out of 7 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “This is his first 3 furlong breeze so I just worked him easy. He looked good and is coming along very nicely.”

Richard will breeze Back Sheared Anvil on a 5-6 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut at Santa Anita which we expect to be sometime in March.



January 14, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Sunday’s 8th race at Aqueduct which is an Allowance N1X going 1 1/16 miles for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 1 and jockey Aaron Gryder is named to ride. Gryder is currently ranked 10th in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 8 wins and a 17% winning percentage.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in a very competitive race. He’s the DRF Consensus third choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $67,000.

First race post time is 12:20 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 8 which is scheduled to go off at 3:50 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



January 13, 2016

Foggy Mountain Cat breezed on Wednesday working 3 furlongs in 39+ over the Aqueduct inner track in an unpublished work.

We spoke with Rusty, trainer Rick Violette’s assistant, after the breeze. Rusty said, “Although you wouldn’t know it by looking at the time it was actually a very nice work. The track is wet and heavy this morning and there is a strong wind. All the breezes are skewed to the slow side. We have another horse that usually works in 48 and today breezed in 52. Under normal conditions Foggy Mountain Cat’s breeze might have gone in 36. We’re planning to enter him on Friday for Monday’s race.”

Rick will continue to train Foggy Mountain Cat preparing him for his next race which is likely to be the Maiden race going 1 mile 70 yards at Aqueduct on January 18th.



January 10, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen’s Sunday race was canceled shortly before post time due to unsafe racing conditions at Aqueduct. The racing office indicated that they would re-write the race as an extra for Saturday. We’ll look to re-enter to that spot.



January 9, 2016

Back Sheared Anvil breezed on Saturday working 2 furlongs in 24+ over the Santa Anita track in an unpublished work.

We spoke with trainer Richard Mandella after the breeze. Richard said, “He worked a nice quarter this morning. I’ll give him about 5 days and then look to stretch him out to 3 furlongs next time. Without any interruptions he should he ready to go around March.”

Richard will breeze Back Sheared Anvil on a 5-6 day breeze schedule preparing him for his debut at Santa Anita.



January 9, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 48.80 over the Santa Anita dirt main track. That work was 37th out of 95 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Jeff Mullins after the breeze. Jeff said, “He actually worked in 47.4. The clockers totally missed the work. He worked very nicely. They didn’t write a turf route for $32,000 in this condition book so I’m going to run him down the hill. I had the rider wake him up this morning and put some zip into him which will help him sprinting.”

Jeff will train Infinite Magic up to his next race which we expect to be the $32,000 Claiming race going 6 ½ furlongs on the turf at Santa Anita on January 23rd.



January 7, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen is entered to run in Sunday’s 8th race at Aqueduct which is an Allowance N1X going 1 1/16 miles for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 3 and jockey Aaron Gryder is named to ride. Gryder is currently ranked 8th in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 8 wins and a 20% winning percentage.

FuryOfTheNorsemen is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in a very competitive race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $67,000.

First race post time is 12:20 PM and FuryOfTheNorsemen's race is Race 8 which is scheduled to go off at 3:50 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



January 6, 2016

The Big Deluxe (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 8th race at Aqueduct which is an Allowance N1X going 6 furlongs for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 5 and leading jockey Jose Ortiz is named to ride. Ortiz is currently ranked 3rd in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 19 wins and a 19% winning percentage.

The Big Deluxe is currently 6-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line in a very contentious race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $67,000.

First race post time is 12:20 PM and The Big Deluxe's race is Race 8 which is scheduled to go off at 3:50 PM. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.



January 2, 2016

FuryOfTheNorsemen breezed on Saturday working 4 furlongs in 48.25 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 13th best out of 117 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the breeze. Steve said, “I wanted to ask him for a serious breeze today so I worked him behind another horse and had him really put out. He breezed very nicely and he’s been doing great. This should set him up for the next race on January 10th.”

Steve will train FuryOfTheNorsemen up to his next race which should be the Allowance N1X going 1 1/16 miles at Aqueduct on January 10th.



January 1, 2016

Empty Headed (Claiming Partnership) scored a very game win on Friday prevailing over a field of 8 other horses at Golden Gate Fields. Empty Headed came out of the gate well, settled mid-pack to the second turn, bid three wide, then swung out four deep into the stretch, rallied steadily in the drive and was along in time.

We spoke with trainer Blaine Wright after the race and Blaine said, “Empty Headed has been training very well since he arrived here a few months ago. He’s been very happy and has done everything we’ve asked him. He’s trained very nicely on the synthetic so I had an idea that he might race well on the main track. He came over today with a look in his eye that had me believe that he was going to give us a good effort.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “Empty Headed is a talented, classy horse. Being a son of Unusual Heat, that’s not a surprise. He’s an 8-year-old now and getting on in years and the class relief was something he needed to get back to the winner’s circle. Now that we’ve found the right place for him we’re looking for some fun races from him going forward.”

Empty Headed earned $10,200 for Friday’s win.

Trainer Blaine Wright will see how Empty Headed comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.



January 1, 2016

Infinite Magic (Claiming Partnership) breezed on Friday working 5 furlongs in 59.80 over the Santa Anita dirt training track. That work was the bullet out of 5 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Jeff Mullins after the breeze. Jeff said, “I worked him in company with a 3-year-old named Tinderella. He worked very well.”

Jeff will train Infinite Magic accordingly keeping him fresh for his next race which we expect to be in mid-January at Santa Anita.



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