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Re: [RC] Kentucky Derby - Trailrite

You must work for the Media! If you would have copied both my sentences.  Here is what I said in total: Remember all TB birthdays are 01/01 for racing.  And yes, they do try and have early foaling dates, but still it is so close in "just-turned-two" that it's totally stupid! 
If you think they just jump on two to three weeks before a race then go to Santa Anita and watch them breeze horse's all morning....And there're are many "not quite two yet" in Feb & March.  Since we are only talking about months here, please take it to consideration that the horse is only 24 months old and if you take 2-3 months from that it IS STILL VERY, VERY YOUNG!
So whippee! their 2 years and 3 months by June....
Tammy Robinson (16,000 AERC miles)
Trail-Rite Products
18171 Lost Creek Road
Saugus, CA 91390
661/513-9269 office
661/713-3912 cell
661/513-9206 fax

In a message dated 5/4/2008 9:10:36 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, katswig@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
While I, personally, agree that racing horses as two and three year olds
is asking too much of them, it would be wrong to think that just because
race horses have their "official" birthday on January 1, that that means
people are out there racing horses that are, if you take their real date
of birth to calculate their ages, yearlings.

Orange County, Calif.

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