Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Visit with The Pamplemousse at Santa Anita



I visited The Pamplemousse in his stall at Santa Anita on Wednesday morning, and I found him heartily devouring his breakfast. In fact, he was enjoying his meal so much that he barely came up for air or to get a pat! He looked absolutely marvelous, though.

The Pamplemousse, whose racing career was sidelined in April just before the Santa Anita Derby -- costing him a chance at the Kentucky Derby -- has been recuperating very well according to trainer Julio Canani. Tentative plans call for a trip north for "The Mousse," where he could spend some time in the snow -- a remedy for tendon problems such as the one he suffered.

Stay tuned for updates!

8 comments:

EquiSpace said...

Mary, thanks for the update on the Mousse. Hope to see you at the BC!

Anonymous said...

I cant wait for the "P" to get back on track.

Anonymous said...

Does he look good !

Whitney (Baltimore, MD) said...

I am so happy that The Pamplemousse is doing okay. Just curious...how does cold weather and/or the snow help with the tendon injury? His legs look good, though, on your video.

Thanks so much!

Sally said...

Wonderful to see the Mousse again. I'm in Colorado where there's snow on the mountains. Is he coming here? I promise carrots and peppermints every day!

Mary Forney's Blog said...

Hi Whitney, you're right -- his legs do look good. Not sure how the snow helps tendons, but I'm guessing that it is similar to using ice packs the way we do when treating injuries to human runners. Any trainers out there that want to offer a better explanation? :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing news on The Pamplemousse! I would love any more details when they become available.

Anonymous said...

is there any recent news about the pamplemousse on when he is coming back?

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