Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Lovely Unusual Heat Colt in Friday at Santa Anita

Charlie and ChrisCharlie and Chris, Santa Anita paddock

Charlie and Chris is the name of this very nice looking 3-year-old colt by Unusual Heat. I watched him schooling Tuesday morning in the Santa Anita paddock, and was impressed by how healthy and muscular he looked. He was apparently a very busy boy, having breezed 4 furlongs earlier that morning in :47.60.

Owned by Huston Racing Stable, Johnson and Stol and trained by Howard Zucker, Charlie and Chris is entered to run in Santa Anita's 5th race on Friday -- a maiden special weight for Cal-bred 3-year-olds, at 5-1/2 f. on the main track. Good luck Charlie and company!


Sally said...

Oops, just returned from Santa Anita. Bet a group of combinations with Charlie and Chris. My friend and I were standing at the rail as the horses headed for the gate, when-- could that be?-- our horse, running in the wrong direction, and there's his jockey walking back!

All our bets were refunded, so it was just a goofy lark which my friend and I enjoyed. We called out to the jockey, "What happened?" and he said, "the horse spooked at the light and shadow." We said, "But we bet on the horse!" He said, "Bet next time! Still too green!"

Mary Forney's Blog said...

Poor Charlie... trainer said he spooked at the shadow from the grandstand (not something he would have seen in the mornings!). But he made it back to his barn okay, and we'll see him another day at the races!

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