Well it felt great to have a nice break. Now it's back to business. Here's some recent news headlines from the past weeks.
Rachel Alexandra passing on Breeders' Cup-
Rachel to face only four on Saturday in Mother Goose- http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/51371/rachel-faces-only-four-in-mother-goose
Musket Man pointed to Haskell- http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/51367/musket-man-works-toward-haskell
Zenyatta to carry 129 lbs in Vanity-http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/51345/zenyatta-assigned-129-for-june-27-vanity
Eye of the Leopard wins Queens Plate- http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/51344/eye-of-the-leopard-pounces-to-queens-plate
Bullsbay to West coast- http://www.drf.com/news/article/104911.html
Sailor's Cap wins Poker against Kip Deville only to die in his stall a couple days later of Colitis X- http://www.drf.com/news/article/104854.html
Summer Bird's summer plans-http://www.drf.com/news/article/104814.html
Life is Sweet going against the boys-http://www.drf.com/news/article/104785.html
Whew...that's most of the major news stories for now. I'm already pumped for the Breeders' even though Rachel will not be there. I'm also excited for this year's Claiming Crown at Canterbury Park. I'm going again and it will be a blast. For those of you who don't know the Claiming Crown is like the blue collar version of the Breeders' Cup. It's for previous claimers to show their stuff. This weekend is going to be an awesome weekend for racing as well with Zenyatta and Rachel racing. Zenyatta is going into the Vanity Handicap and Rachel into the Mother Goose. They're both going to dominate. I'll be back to post my picks for this weekend's races and the lineups.
Have a great day!