Saturday, April 3, 2010

It's THAT Time of Year Again

Many of you know I'm a big fan of Triple Crown and Breeders Cup racing and it's coming into the 6 week period from the Kentucky Derby to the Belmont Stakes...
but, first, an update on the Whoodle situation!

Both Emy and Cotton are going to the groomer on Wednesday and getting all their hair removed. Once their bellies are smooth, I'll be able to keep a better watch for what's going on in that area. Em, of course, will be 6 weeks along on Wednesday, so I should be able to tell. But Cotton will be just 2 weeks in and there won't be any discernible changes, except maybe pinker than normal nipples. I'll let you know.

And now, back to horse racing!
Today was the Wood Memorial and the Santa Anita Stakes. The clear, unopposed winner of the first is Eskendereya. Last week, I got on some thoroughbred sites and check out horses that may or may not be in the Derby and Esken/etc was one that struck my eye. I was glad to see him have no trouble at all with the Wood. The Santa Anita did not have such clear results. The 2 year old colt of note (from last year) is Lookin at Lucky and he finished 3rd after a really terible run... boxed in tight most of the race (the officials held the results until they studied what had happened with him.) In first was Sidney's Candy who went to the front out of the gate and stayed there all the way around the track... and was pulling away from the other 9 colts at the end. Second place went to Setsuko who was pretty much dead last until given his head and allowed to run around the last turn and down the stretch. By that time, Lucky was clear on the rail and the two of them went pretty much stride for stride the rest of the way. The thing is, they weren't making up any distance on Candy. Just watching the post parade... I missed most of the 'up close and personal' parts of the telecast... I liked Candy and the #9 horse, Skipshot, who is absolutely stunning in appearance. Don't know where he finished though. Haven't taken the time to look up pedigrees yet... will wait until the field is more firmed up, after next weekend's Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes. Oh, one thing, Todd Pletcher has 6-8 possibles for the Derby, including Esken/etc, not that he gets all the good horses or anything....

And last but not least

The last of the Poodle pups left today, the apricot female. I had a lady inquire about her as soon as I posted the pups on a local website in early March and I've been holding on to her. It looks like a good match. Same for the other 3... at least, so far, they all seem to be fitting in. And now I have no puppies...

Well, there's Ost
I've decided... at least temporarily... if he's not sold by the time this little Goldendoodle backcross female I've found is old enough to come here, I'll just keep him....


Several of the Doodle forums are reporting the theft of 2 multi-generational Labradoodle females... one with a litter of pups and the other IN heat. This has happened in Central Florida. I don't have... or want all the details... but I do know the man who has the dogs is looking for Labradoodle stud service for the one in season and is attempting to sell the puppies from the other one. He called me earlier this week (for stud service) and I've talked with a couple other breeders he's contacted as well. None of us do "outside" stud service unless it's to dogs we've bred or those owned by people we know. (For instance, Chauncey who had Shadow pups and Brogue has a repeat breeding coming up to a SCWT female.) ANyway, if you have friend who are looking for a pup, you might warn them about this guy in Florida.

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