The weather here was more like September with cool nights and warm days. The fly problems are mostly gone. Also resemblance to September type conditions. If these types of weather conditions are any indication of the future, it should be a good season to start Fall conditioning in early September and get a good start for the upcoming racing year.
This week, we introduce the remainder of our two yearolds.
Teal is a terrific little female that will run anywhere in the team with enthusiasm. She has had some experience at Lead, but needs a strong partner to give her the confidence for head on passing. She & Sophie make a great pair of Point Dogs.
Cobalt, as well as being the mother of Hurit, Halona, Hinto & Hok'ee, is turning out to be a great little Leader. She started running Lead last Fall with Max and ended the season running Lead at the Wolburn Race (where we turned in the fastest speeds of the season). She loves running Lead & the extra attention she gets from me. Since she had the puppies, she has become devoted to me & has won my heart. It is not uncommon for her to speak to me to get my attention.
Willy ran Lead most of last season with the arrival here of Angel. He is a fast, powerful & focused Leader. He ran in all the races last year , but not at the Lead position. I felt he was a little to immature for the pressure of the Lead in a race. This year, he is more mature and will definitely get race experience at lead in suitable races. Nicky is Willy's brother and has been slower to mature. I feel he does not have the confidence to be a leader. However, with the right partner, he has displayed he has the ability to be great race dog. I expect him this year to come into being a great Team Dog. He is fast, strong and displays great determination when paired with the right running mate.
Next the three yearolds will be introduced.
Until next week.........