Friday, October 24, 2008
I visited the barn of trainer Gary Sherlock Thursday morning to take a look at his filly, INTANGAROO, who will run in the kick-off race for the 2008 Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships today, the $1 Million Filly & Mare Sprint. Sherlock brought her out for a photo, and she looked absolutely gorgeous - really filled out and healthy, with a beautiful, shiny coat.
Sherlock is really high on INTANGAROO, who had just galloped out a mile and a half at 6:00 a.m. (in the dark!). He said she's as good as she's ever been. In her most recent start, she won the Grade 1 Ballerina at Saratoga on Aug. 24.
When asked what "Intangaroo" means, he said, "Nothing, really." It's just a loose combination of her sire's and dam's names that owner Carl Grether came up with (she's by Orientate out of Tasso's Magic Roo). Best of luck to the Grethers and Gary Sherlock!