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Greetings from the West Coast!

October 21, 2008

Greetings from Sunny California!

A warm hello from warm California! I’ve left the land of golden fall foliage for the golden sunshine of California. I’ve left apple cider for In N Out Burger. No more dirt, I’m in the land of synthetic racing surfaces.

Things are gearing up for the Breeders’ Cup and the excitement level is high. Nice weather and nice horses make for a promising weekend of racing. The fields for the races look highly competitive- I have seen a few of the European invaders and they look fantastic. Spirits are high and the track feels great- I’m a total synthetic racing surface skeptic but ProRide seems like a big step in the right direction.

Photo below is of Idiot Proof testing out the downhill turf course- he was schooled over the surface break to ensure that he does not spook at the change in track when he’s racing. Now he’s really idiot proof ;^)

This is the Jersey Girl in California… signing off!

Idiot Proof schools on the downhill turf course

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  1. October 22, 2008 2:32 pm

    “How are things on the west coast?”

    Great photo…it’s going to be a world of firsts for all sorts of horses this weekend. Synthetic surfaces, downhill turf, hot sun when it should be cold….

    I look forward to seeing more great photos.

    Cheers

    Keith

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