Another emerging star appears to be on the rise. Big Oak Farms graduate, Blackrock Castle, barely gets nipped at the wire in his magnificent debut for owners Mike Neatherlin and Tony Cummins. Offers are already coming in to buy the big Declaration of War gelding for a substantial amount.
Another Big Oak Farms graduate, Crafty And Ready, scores impressively at Caymaness Park in Jamaica. Congratulations to owner Michael Edwards. We're scoring all over the world.
The 2019 weanlings have arrived from Lexington, fifteen available for sale. We try to select foals with the potential to win the big races.
Another big win for Union Ride, this time at DelMar. Four wins and a second in eight starts. Notice the surge at the end to get the win.
Moving out yearlings this week. Eleven colts and fillies sold to Morriston, FL, Grand Isle, NE, Seymour,TX, and Benton,LA. The feed bill just got lighter.
Congratulations to all the connections of Union Ride on the win today in Santa Anita's 3rd race. This makes three wins and a second in seven starts. Also at Monmouth (Meadowlands) the fiĺly, Kelcie's Mandate, ran a game second and barely beaten. Both are Big Oak Farms graduates.
very summer at Big Oak we try to have at least one major project. This year we tore down and replaced about 2,500 running feet of wood fencing. My good friend Matt Taylor,FNP, calls it THE NEVER ENDING FENCE. Thanks to very good workers the past several years we have managed to get a lot accomplished. These include Taylor Phillips, Mason Montgomery, Austin Craig (aka Scooter Bob), Garrett Beyer (aka Tater Tot), Bud Davis, Jesus Solis Ayala, Megan Guntharp (Cell phone expert) and Ben Moore (Head of Security).
Yearling colts by KY Derby winner Orb (3), Tapiture, and Jimmy Creed are enjoying the cooler temps today.