Gabe has joined Jordan Blair’s barn at Trackside at Churchill Downs and is settling in nicely. He continues to grow and mature daily.
I liken Gabe to that funny kid who would crack up the entire class, including the teacher, who would find it hard to keep a straight face. Dermot describes Gabe as a funny guy.
One cool afternoon recently, Dermot decided to blanket Gabe. But apparently, Gabe was too manly for that sort of thing and so by the time Dermot returned from the tack room with feed, Gabe had ripped the blanket clean off and shredded it! I also understand that Gabe has destroyed a few balls that were hanging in his stall and tore them in half and flung them over into the adjacent stall. I wonder what his stablemate thought when the ball came hurling over the wall! 🙂
While Gabe is pretty easy going in the barn, you never know what funny antics he’ll pull to toy with you. But for all of his playfulness, Gabe knows when it’s time to get down to business. He is described as a true professional who enjoys his job. He may be just your all around good guy in the barn, but don’t expect him to pay any horse a favor once they walk onto that track! Two words… Look out!