Volume 6,  Issue 2       OLYMPIC QUAD!               MARCH 2002

Almost a quad!   Eagle Point Farm's homegrown, bred, raise, broken and owned filly Wirt added number 4 last night.  The Purple Comet Miss is 4 for 5 this year.  That is close to an Olympic quad ( Since I have been watching the ice skating at the Olympic games.).  Wirt won on January 9th  in a  4 1/2 furlong race at Penn National. Then she came back on the raise and won again on February  6th in 1:11/2 time by 3 1/4 lengths.  The next step was an allowance race and Wirt won for the third time in a row on February 23 by 2 3/4 lengths.  The five year old mare shipped to Charles Town on March 13th and ran third in an allowance race on a muddy track.  Back to Penn National  and Flint Stites saddled Wirt for her fourth win in a starter allowance on March 23, 2002.  She split rivals at the head of the stretch and won by a length.

Another Purple Comet offspring won at Penn National on February 21st for Flint Stites.  Purple Martin, bred by Anne Tucker of Vontay, and owned by the Tuckers and the Bouses of Midlothian, won by 11 lengths in a 1 mile race.  He was amazingly quiet in the paddock but went out and got the job done. Purple Martin was broken at Eagle Point and is a 1998 gelding out of Glennie Martin.  I know the boys ( John and Bob) enjoyed that road trip to see the "Good Boy". Purple Martin  had a second on January 23rd, and a 3rd on February 2nd in addition to his win.

I don't even need to change the press for this horse, RECKLESS ABANDON,  1996 gray filly by Waquoit out of Skin Art,  who won  again at Turfway Park on February 16th after leading all the way in the 1 1/16 mile race.  Reckless Abandon also added a 3rd on January 17th and  February 2nd. She was a breaking graduate of Eagle Point Farm.

Another horse who is a regular feature on our newsletter is Takeitlikeaman who won again on March 21st in a 6 1/2 furlongs race on a muddy track at Charles Town. He also had a second on March 1st at Charles Town.

Glenraven b.g. by Zafonic- Pidona* GB by Baillamont won by 4 lengths in a Maiden Special Weight on March 14.  This was a well bred colt that arrived at Eagle Point Farm last fall with  some lameness problems.  Glenraven left a sound gelding.  I made an extra phone call before that gelding  and as always was on the spot since that is one thing that can't be fixed. We did work to get  Glenraven back fit and sound to the race track.

After viewing the tape of  his race that Jinne Cohn brought for us to watch, it was hard to believe that Blanc didn't win  on February 6th at Laurel.  He was on the inside along the rail and was bumped several times.  You could see him leaning into the other horse trying to find room and to keep from hitting the inside rail.  It was a gutsy performance and  he kept running even with a whip from the other jockey in his face.  Unfortunately, he lost by a nose.  But it was thrilling to see a horse keep coming with no where to run.  Blanc is an Eagle Point Farm graduate by Chenin Blanc.

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